Sunday, September 5, 2010

Just Call Me Slacker ~

Yes, I am feeling like the biggest blog slacker ever!  There is so much that has happened since I last posted anything that I don't even know where to begin so I will just go with it and we'll all see what I have to say.  So here it goes to winging it~

First off, our summer vacation:

We spent almost 5 weeks visiting family and friends in Northern Nevada and California.  Yes, that's a LONG time but there were lots of people to see and I couldn't think of a better way to not have to deal with the Vegas summer heat than to just go away from this hot desert.  And, this year was record setting heat here at home.  My poor fellow Vegas people. 

For any of you who have little ones or for those of you who remember all too well vacationing with your little know it's not alway a "vacation" to go somewhere else for that long with young children who rely on the comforts of home and don't quite get why we are not home for that long.  I felt like I needed a vacation from our vacation when I got home and it really made me realize how much I love my home even if it's so far from all of my extended family and in a town I don't really like.  Our house really is our home!

I also realized that I really missed creating things and was craving my sewing machine by the end of our trip.  I guess that's why I've been a little busy bee sewing away some new rag quilts and cutting lots of fabric for even more quilts!  Which leads to...

What I've Been Creating:

I have two new rag quilts in my store

First, I created a stroller/carry around size rag quilt I've named A Little Whimsy made with the Whimsy fabric collection by Fig Tree and Co. 

That got me motivated to make a crib size rag quilt that I've been dreaming of for a while but just never seemed to have the time to put together until we got back.  The Bright and Playful Baby Rag Quilt is made with one of my favorite lines by Amy Butler and I love how it came out.  Of course, trying to get a good picture of it proved to be more difficult due to the crazy wind this afternoon.  I added a picture just so you could view a little of what I experienced today while photographing it.  I have way more pictures of the quilt tossing back and forth in the wind than I do of it just looking pretty! :-)

The Bright and Playful Baby Rag Quilt

A Close Up

A Crazy Windy Mess

and of course...

A Little Whimsy Baby Rag Quilt

So, while I've been a slacker blogger...I have been busy! ;-)

Not to mention we are starting up the new year of homeschooling!!  Oh, I already feel my brain feeling very heavy.  I think I need to go lie down now...

I hope you all have a very BLESSED Week!

~ MC


traceyjay said...

very pretty Mary! :)

I have never done a rag quilt before...but my mom wants one (in wool). I've got to get it done by Christmas!

Mary Carole said...

Oh, they are so much fun and your mom will LOVE it! Fortunately they are pretty simple to put together but definitely time consuming with all the snipping! ;-) Have lots of fun making it. I've been "making" one for my mom for the last two years...oops! Isn't it funny how your personal projects get pushed to the side so that you can fill orders? I guess I should get moving on that one!!

Have a SUPER Day!