Thursday, March 05, 2009

A Quilters Day Journal...

{i've been inspired by jen's simple woman's daybook posts and thought i would start my own version and share with you what's going on in my sewing room. enjoy}

A Quilter's Daybook for March 5th, 2009

For today, March 5th, 2009 ...
Outside My Sewing Room Window...i can smell the sweet scent of jasmine. spring is coming...
I am thinking...about all the things i want to be working on but i need to focus on the things that need to get done.
I am thankful for...the opportunity to do something i love for my 'job', while staying home with my children.


I am grateful for... a husband who works so hard so our children can have their mom home.

One of my favorite things...is this jar of yo yo's. i bought these at a yard sale years ago for $3.



I am working on... this pattern for my class

and these little easter blocks, i've got one more block to do then i can make the wall hanging.

and finally, i am trying very hard to put aside time each day to get these siggy blocks done for the block swap going over at cootie bug 2. i'm getting there!

I am looking forward to...making a quilt with this fabulous fabric.
i'm getting a pattern today that is easy and cute!

On the Longarm is...another version of the second hand clothes pattern. (can you tell that it's being taught at the quilt shop. i think i have one more in line.)

and look how cute her label is. LOVE it!!!

A tip from the sewing room...actually comes from anne from bunny hill designs. a group of us are working on the bunny hill blocks of the month and i had one gal ask me about the bias tape makers. anne has a great tutorial for making the handle.

I thought I'd share...this book with you. i found it at joanne fabrics several months ago and i LOVE it! it is full of sew many wonderful projects, i don't even know where to begin. enjoy the photos.

have a wonderful day!

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15 comments:

Rachel and Christian said...

WD-40 huh? I'll give it a try. it sounds like that will work. the nobs aren't turning at all anymore. so frustrating.
Rachel

Tina D said...

Love your "A Quilters Day Journal" - what a great idea and great look. I too adore Tilda Books - have you seen "Crafting Christmas Gifts" and Crafting Springtime Gifts - just right for Easter?

Katherine said...

Those pictures remind me of your wonderful sewing room. What a great post this was---I love the smell of jasmine too. :)

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Great post! Beautiful book~love the pictures.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

This is so inspiring! After this post, I wish I was a quilter!! My mom does beautiful work with quilting...somehow I didn't get that talent from her!

Marie said...

I just loved your Quilter's Day Journal!!! I miss quilting so much. I just don't have the time much anymore. Instead I admire others!!

Betty aka Fudgie said...

Great idea...I have been to the daily thingy and never thought of directing it to quilting. Let's see how else could one use it...mmmm One could get into trouble with this one.

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

I loved the post. Even though I don't quilt I love all your little hints. I try to pass them onto my my all the time and my aunt is now getting into the blogging world so she visits you often. Aren't you just so happy that spring is coming! Have a blessed day!

Sherri said...

This was such an inspirational post...I'm going to have to do a quilter's day journal one of these days!

LAQuilts said...

love both of those quilts!!! maybe i'll finish mine someday... still working on my sewing room! thanks for that little pattern...so love it! loisann

Simply This and That said...

Beautiful Post! ooxx`jodi

Rita said...

The cupcakes are deliziose. I wish I could sew but I purchased "sew pretty homestyle" and mail it all the way to Sicily to my sister-in-law. Ciao Rita

Stina said...

Love your post...!!! :o)
A true inspiration... and good luck with your bunnies... mine are on their way too...:o)

Deb said...

Oh, I enjoyed reading this journal. I've participated in the regular Simple Woman's DayBook before and like this idea even more. I can't remember where I found your link, but today is my first visit. :)

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