Sunday, October 6, 2013

its been awhile

Time manages to slip by, doesn't it?  Let's see...

In the past month, Elise turned 4!  As she likes to tell me, she's a big girl now.  :) 
 She celebrated with the new and improved version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, which was Stick the Freckle on the Pony (or something to that effect).
And there was a pinata too.  That thing was huge!

I've been working on the string quilt-as-you-go.  Overall I'm pleased with it, considering this is my first time with this method.  I can see myself doing more.   I changed my mind on what I thought the layout would be, and went with this design.  It's a little tedious joining rows together, but when I consider that it will be totally finished without quilting a huge top (or sending/paying to have it quilted by someone else), it's worth it.  And I can see ways to make the next one a bit easier.

Here's a picture prior to joining the top two rows to the bottom section.   I really need to put side borders on for some more width, but I'm somewhat ready to leave it at this size.  I'm setting it aside for a week or two to see what I decide on.
I found this twin bed frame at a garage sale, and thought it might work to replace the crib/toddler bed. 
I refinished it by sanding, staining, and varnishing.  It was pretty dry and rough, but good wood.
So here it is.  Came out fine, and I got it in the room.  Then I decided it was bulkier than I wanted, and gave it to my neighbor.  Ah well, it was a nice project, and Elise enjoyed helping with it.

There's a lot to say when I don't post for a month, isn't there???

Last but not least, I made a couple of Barbie dresses this week from free instructions on the internet.  They had more cleavage than I particularly wanted, so they both were turned around and put on backwards.  They're wrap dresses, so it worked fine.  :)

Okay, that's it for now.  Have a good week everyone. 

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