Monday, December 29, 2008

Tidying up

Yesterday I spent all afternoon tidying up. My sewing area hasn't been this neat since last summer. It was fun to refold some of my stash. I got ideas just by seeing the colors together.
We have two babies due at work in May.

So I got started on a quilt. This is the pattern Jodie (http://www.vintagericrac.blogspot.com/) showed us when she was making her husband's granny a 100th birthday present. It started as nine patch squares, then I followed her instructions and cut each one into fourths.

I just found out today that one of the babies is a girl, so the next one will be pink!



7 comments:

Daisy said...

Diana, your sewing room looks great, all neat and tidy and organized. The quilt is beautiful! Those will be a couple of lucky new moms and babies who receive your handiwork. :D

ladydi said...

Thanks, Daisy! My sewing "room" is actually part of our dining room. It is just ten steps from the stove, so I can easily prepare a meal and sew at the same time! It is two steps (if you take short steps!) from the computer, and half a step from our dining table which I use for an ironing table while I'm sewing. Most of the time I enjoy being part of the household hubbub while I'm sewing.

Suzanne said...

Oh I just love seeing your sewing room, it looks so good, I need your help here.
Those quilts will be happily received.

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2009.

Tine said...

You sewing area looks so nice!! You are inspiring me toclean up my own sewing area :)
Those blocks for the baby quilt are gorgeous, I bet the mom (and the baby) will be very happy!!

Connie W said...

What a nice neat room you have, looks perfectly in order. The quilt is looking great and will be a super gift.

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, I couldn't believe it but I also have a "Futura" and I refuse to get rid of her with all the other "fancy smansy" ones I have. She does most everything I need, I even know how to take her apart and put together again :o) I got rid of the console she was in, the latch broke...The blue baby quilt looks pretty....now on to the Pink one, so you can mess up the sewing room again :o) Ginny

Jodie said...

Isn't the pattern just so simple. I learnt it from Annie at flowergarden and she has used it a heap of times - but it looks different every time.