As for my own productivity -- well, I have been sewing. And I got some great goodies in the mail. And I took my first ever quilting class -- so stuff to say about that and a photo of the project. And a fun invitation I got. But, my, way too much for one post so instead of my usual marathon posts -- I will spread out the joy a bit and post a little at a time. Tonight's menu includes progress on my June goals.
First up tonight (omg -- I just looked at the clock. Ok, so it's this morning!) is my god daughter's jacket. DONE. DONE. DONE. (well, except for the buttons. But I need to go to the local national chain fabric store and buy some. That is on tap for tomorrow -- but those will be purchased and sewn on this weekend and it will be off in the mail on Monday -- plenty of time to get to her for her actual birthday) I really do like how this one turned out. The crosshatching was a pain, but it was so worth it in the end. I also got to play with some free motion quilting and I really like how that turned out as well. And would you believe, that except for the buttons, this one is entirely from scraps and stash! (this says something about my stash, but I'm not entirely sure what) The picture doesn't show the back of the hood -- but I used some of the orange stripe and the hot pink/orange dot for each 1/2.
I've also been working on some embroidery and blocks for the Christmas quilt I'm making for myself. No pictures of the blocks yet (I've only got one done as a test -- the others are in the partial construction stage so not very photo worthy) BUT I have finished the first embroidery and am 1/2 way done with the second. I found the pattern for this little cutie as a free download from Wee Wonderfuls. When I saw them I just knew they needed to play with the Holly Jolly charm packs I bought on the last shop hop. I chose all of the colors from those in the fabrics and just had fun stitching her and her little dolly up. Her brother is about 1/2 done -- so I should have a picture of him in a day or so. She was so much fun to do and I can't wait to see what she looks like with the blocks I am making. I'll try and finish up a few more of them and get a picture.
Other than that -- I finished the project I started in my first ever quilt class (more about this later) but no picture right now and worked on putting together some more embroidery designs for the Christmas quilt. More of those as they get finished. And while it was a slow week for mail of the techie sort -- I got some other squishies I will share with you in another post. I just realized how very late it is -- and that I am going to need all of my energy in the morning to try and keep up with the boundless energy of my own darling toddler. Is it possible to mainline caffeine?