Wednesday, February 24, 2010

some embroidery (and just a bit of complaining)

So I've been trying to decide what to share with you all the last couple of days.  I've been a little sidetracked from blogging.  I have been helping a friend make a bag.  And she's been very clever.  I love working with other people on the same projects I do and see their twist on my design.  Here's what I'm talking about:

She's says to me, "it would be cute to embroider around the flowers".  I say, "Why, yes it would.  And maybe a few beads in there too!" and just look at what she did!

Now I'm a little jealous I'm not making this bag for myself.  Full reveal to come soon.  We've got to make some more time for another lesson.

I really love helping people learn to sew.  I mean really, what better way to make your home more beautiful, your accessories more personal, and have a creative outlet you can do in your free time (when not taking care of life's other demands)?
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I'm excited to be participating in this (click on the button for more info):

Over-used Recipes Swap
Tiffany emailed me and asked if I would contribute a recipe.  Of course, I picked the least photogenic food to share: meatloaf.  But what it lacks in good looks it makes up for in flavor.  I'll be sure to let you know when I'm up next week!

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I really think I'm entering the cranky, ornery, crying stage of pregnancy.  I watched this movie the other night and cried for Mr. Thornton (here's a clip - don't worry, it's not a spoiler).  I've been spending a lot of time on the hamster wheel that is laundry, food prep and kitchen clean-up, it's getting old.  And I'm feeling stressed by not knowing EXACTLY where we'll be moving in a few months.  And yet, every time I finish a small sewing project, or feel an elbow sticking out of my side or hear my daughter say something funny and my baby boy give me a big kiss, I think it's not all bad.

I've felt a little distracted from the blogging community lately.  Much due to the aforementioned time consuming tasks. I hope you will forgive less frequent comments and visits, but know that I appreciate everyone of you and your enthusiasm and creativity which is infectious!

I did finish those other two bags this weekend and have Penny's bee block to finish this week.  Maybe I'll have a lot to share on Friday!  I also need some help deciding what to do for my baby's quilt.... Care for any suggestions?  I have a stack of Amy Butler Love fat quarters.  I would love your input on simple quick designs I could use....

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And is it just me, or does Flickr run slow on Firefox?

16 crafty mcCrafters commented:

allyn said...

it always adds a bit of pizzaz to add texture to the flat fabric. fun idea. can't wait for that meatloaf. my kids were begging for meatloaf the other week. never thought i would see the day.

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh my gosh, I loved that movie! Sometimes I feel like the only person who has ever read it (other than my sister). She just loaned me the book.

Lesly said...

I LOVE North and South - and that is a really good adaptation of it. I have Mothers and Daughters out from the video store now and watch it on my laptop over the top of the sewing machine. When I'm done I'll have to get North and South again. P.S. Bring on the meatloaf!

Dee said...

The bag is the bomb! I love it! Furiously thinking how I cant steal the idea for whatever I want to do next! LOL

Meatloaf?

As for Life, I try to thank Him for children who are alive, happy and healthy to do laundry for. A family that is whole and growing to cook for and I loved elbows in the side, from the inside, except to the bladder or rib cage!

Hang in there! God is good!

Dee said...

The bag is the bomb! I love it! Furiously thinking how I cant steal the idea for whatever I want to do next! LOL

Meatloaf?

As for Life, I try to thank Him for children who are alive, happy and healthy to do laundry for. A family that is whole and growing to cook for and I loved elbows in the side, from the inside, except to the bladder or rib cage!

Hang in there! God is good!

Scott said...

Wow, North and South - is it contagious? Tiffany just finished reading it and she is watching the movie with her book group next week. Tiffany is at 34 weeks - only six to go...

Laura said...

Oh North and South. What a fabulous movie. Sorry you are in such a rough stage. I am sure you are exhausted! But if it makes you feel a tad better, that flower is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!

Julie said...

Amy, I love reading your blog! You are amazing & even your complaining is funny in a way :) I really love the embroidery on the flower. It is so pretty & does add a fun touch.
Addi is clomping around in her dress up princess shoes...priceless! It is great when our kids make everything better with a kiss or a funny smile or an off the wall comment :)

Have a better day. xoj

Karen said...

Mr Thornton is the bomb!!! It is one of the few DVD's that I can watch over and over again. Oh Mr Thornton...

V and Co. said...

dude you ARE cranky! what is up? oh yeah.
;)
as for the recipe thingy...i'm doing it too.
yay!
and as for the not commenting thing. been there my friend oh yes i have!
as for show and tell friday...BRING IT ON!
but i may forget so just nudge me and i'll show up sooner or later! ;)
ps i *may* go to ikea this weekend. i'll be up *there* this weekend...really sad you wont though! -V

Rene' said...

Amy, the embroidery and beading on that bag is terrific. Oh the joys of the ups and downs of life! You are handling everything amazingly well. I am sure anything you make with the Amy Butler Love fabrics will be great.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Holy cow do you have a lot going on! I'm sure no one will fault you for slowing donw on the blogging.

I totally love that embroidered flower, what a great idea! I also love, love, love to teach others - it is such a great feeling when someone accomplishes a new task and is so excited about it.

sewtakeahike said...

ahhhhh, I know Amy!! it's always such a balancing act to give everything you need to some attention! I've been in a blogging slump lately too, haven't opened my google reader in months (I'm so serious) and may end up just deleting the emails in my inbox and starting fresh. I really love sending a personal email back to everyone who comments on my blog and then leaving them a comment if they have a blog, but if i'm going to get ANY sewing done, eat, sleep, work, and spend any quality time with my husband, something's just gotta give!
I cannot wait to see what you come up with for the block. I've gotten a few back and am so excited for this quilt!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

The embroidery is so fun!

We are meatloaf lovers here. I'll be looking for that one!

My first born came into this world 28 years ago today. I still remember being cranky and bawling like it was yesterday. Pamper yourself a little:)

Rebecca said...

just found your blog this morning...after having a crying fit because i can't breathe because baby is growing up into my diaphragm....so i am so with you!!

Jenny said...

What a lovely project and a beautiful blog.

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