Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 28: working on...

Remember this sketch from the other day?  Well, now there's a quilt to go with it!  I'm getting ready to start quilting this quilt, and the pattern's about half-way done.  I can't wait to show off the pattern and finished quilt! 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 23: Pow-Wow and a doll

I've actually had these two things finished for awhile, but haven't had the chance to post the pictures.  First up is my sample for Pow-Wow, which is a class I'm teaching in April from the Pow-Wow pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.

Next up is a fun little doll.  She's from the Kit, Chloe, and Louise pattern by Wee Wonderfuls.  I've decided to name her Arianna.

I've actually been finishing a lot of things lately.  It feels really awesome.  I need to get back into blogging, so that I can show them all off (that is, after all, the point of a blog).  I'm also really jumping into designing.  I have about 10 sketches waiting, and 2 that are actively being worked on.  I can't wait to show them!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

February 16: "woke up this morning..."

Sketches in the snow-lit morning
Yesterday I finally came to the realization that I wasn't going to transfer to a four-year university in the fall.  And it was hard.  It was hard because I really thought this was going to be easier.  It was hard because I have been procrastinating for weeks.  So, in some ways, this is really all my fault.  And you know what?  I feel pretty stupid.  I feel like a failure.  But, at the same time, I've spent a lot of the last few weeks examining my motivations for returning to school.  And I was beginning to realize that a lot of the interest in school actually had nothing to do with me.
Last night I went home after a crazy day of work, and with some very early classes this morning, and I expected to lose it.  But after a late dinner with my wife, I started designing.  And by the time I went to bed last night, I'd designed a whole new sewing/quilting pattern.  And it felt.... Right.  Like maybe this was the right place to be.  Then, when I woke up at 2:30 am (and was awake for 2 1/2 hours), I designed some more.  So yes, I'm disappointed.  I feel like I've let myself down.  But, at the same time, maybe this where I'm supposed to be, after all the agonizing over my decisions.  And you know what else?  I can still apply for the spring semester.
So, be on the lookout for up to 6 new patterns from me in the coming weeks.  I can't wait to show you what I'm working on!
* lyrics from Woke up This Morning by A3

Friday, February 1, 2013

February 1: cold and wet

I've started (and finished) so many awesome things in the last few weeks.  I guess the reason I haven't been blogging as much is because I really don't have anything to say right now.  Hopefully February will give me more to share....