Sunday, July 08, 2018

Looking back and looking forward...

Six years ago, something new and amazing came into my life. This blog. There was definitely a learning curve... inserting links, joining link-ups, staging pics for posts. After not too long, blogging was a integral part of my craft. I'd think my way through projects in a post. I'd be writing posts while I sewed.

And then there are the friends. Ladies all over the world whom I've never met that have shared so much with me. Not just praise for my creations and fixes for my quilting troubles, but their lives from afar.

It's been a good while since I wrote a post... almost a year in fact. I've flipped over to the quick and easy platform of Instagram, though I did put up a valiant fight. I don't have to ponder my posts quite so much, but I've missed my friends. You know who you are!
So I'm back.... at least for the moment. I've been creating. Mind you, I'm not so prolific as I once was.  So if you're an Insta-follower, you're likely to have some deja vu going on. I'll do my best to mix in some fresh stuff for you too!
This past March, Himself, DT, and the extended fam jam traveled to Hawaii. Himself gifted me a Hawaiian quilting workshop. It doesn't get much more traditional than this, but I'm liking it!
I've been really into hand-stitching lately. I know. Try not to fall over. But DT have gotten to the stage where they play fairly independently. Not so independently that I can go inside and sew happily for hours at a time. It's more likely that I can cram in some EPP or a little sashiko before the next "Mammaaaaaa!!!!!"
And it's portable! I sit and stitch as the helicopter parents swoop.

Speaking of DT, they've moved to big kid beds. WTF. And those lovely wee crib quilts I made served them well in toddler beds, but they look pretty shrimpy on their new beds.
So I've been picking away at some new ones for them. I figure that I might have them done by the time we extend those beds to the length of twin beds! For GT, it's the Release the Kraken quilt that I posted about way, way back. It's come a long way!
And for BT, it's a hybrid of Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Forest and Delightful Desert. Here's my most recent block finish, wee Freya Fawn. Isn't she a sweetheart?

See you soon!



  1. It was a nice surprise to see your post in my bloglovin feed. Welcome back to the blog. You are working on some lovely projects there. The quilts for the twins are both awesome.

  2. Welcome back! You've had your hands full with DT so sewing/blogging had to take a back seat. Looking forward to our fabric shopping expedition this week. ☺

  3. You’re back! Yay!
    I can see the appeal of portable handsewing. I think that is why I am getting a bit of knitting done – it is portable (even surviving crushing in the bottom of the handbag) and works in any light.
    Perfect fabric choice for the fawn. The spots are so Bambi! GT will love the mermaids.

  4. Welcome back! I think that hand sewing sounds like just the right thing to have on hand (hee hee). I completely understand blogging needing to take a back seat to DT. It sounds like your Hawaii vacation was really lovely, and I bet DT will be thrilled with the new quilts you make them.

  5. Welcome back. Hawaii and hand sewing go together.

  6. I'm so glad you're back! You've stayed on my list of regular blogs all this time & I've wondered how you've been faring,so great to have a little peek into your adventures this past year.

  7. It's good to see you back here although I do follow you on Instagram. I love your Hawaiian. xx

  8. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.


  9. If you can take a year between posts then it's totally okay for me to take a month to comment. Glad to have the update on what you're up to! And welcome back to blogging.

  10. Great post, Jenn! Bad enough I don't post regularly but obviously I don't read regularly anymore. Need to get back to taking care of my blog.

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