Friday, July 22, 2011

vacation all i ever wanted...

I just got back from a trip to see my mom who happens to live in Utah fabric shop mecca.  I took a bunch of projects with me, but didn't get as many finished as I'd hoped.  I was too busy hanging out with family, friends and sewing bloggers in real life!  It was so fun!  But I'm afraid 2 weeks wasn't quite long enough.

I have over 500 pictures to go through, so I'll leave you with a few snapshots of some of the things we did.

lemon cake
It was my mom's birthday while we were there. So I made a little cake. Lemon cake mix, lemon curd filling (recipe here) and cream cheese frosting. And yes, that is basil on the top - just for decoration. The cake was a hit! The boys (and there were a lot of them) ended up cleaning up the leftover lemon curd out of the bowl with their spoons.

another top!

I finished another one of these tops. This time I made it a bit longer, and I like the length better. I also used bias tape to finish the neckline like it says too. Once again I used elastic thread to finish off the sleeves. I also learned that I like my serger (a White) better than my mom's Hobby Lock. It's probably because I know my machine better.

working on the pieced back of my ginger blossom quilt

I finally got the back of this quilt figured out. I was hoping to quilt it on my aunt's longarm while I was there but I didn't get it put together. Luckily I have an awesome mom who said she would do it for me! THANKS MOM!!

adult skirt turned sundress

My sister-in-law made this cute dress out of a size 14 thrifted skirt. She just took chunks out of the sides and then sewed some pleats in the top and added the straps. Genius!

that's for real.  Utah sunsets are pretty awesome.

I tried to spend as many nights as I could watching the sunsets from the back deck. Seriously gorgeous.

There are some other fun things I was able to do, people I met and fabric I bought. I'll share more soon!

12 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Kim said...

Just beautiful...EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to see your other pictures!!!!!! I am so happy you had a good time :o)

Kati said...

I love that top. I've been looking for a pattern like that and will have to try this one out sometime. Very cute.

Nicole said...

We do have some awesome sunsets around here. Ever since you and your Mom were here I've been dreaming of taking sewing lessons from your Mom. You two are very inspiring. :)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Sounds like fun! And I adore the AH top!!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Sounds like a really fabulous vacation! How wonderful for you!

Di~ said...

Wow, I love your girl's cute sundress! Good job sister.

Material Girls said...

It was so fun getting together!! I didn't write the number of the shirt pattern down what was it? I might need one or two of those.
See ya soon:)
Nadine

pinksuedeshoe said...

I am so making that cake. Holy delicious!

ktquilts said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful visit! Glad you are home safe. The cake is killing me! Your lemon curd is a favorite at my house. Guess I will have to make the cake. I'll let you know how hurt my family is that I made it for them. ;0)

The top is seriously cute. I have searched for the pattern and come up short. Bummer!

Sunset---speechless!

amy smart said...

Yes- I also did not write down the # for that top. I think I need to make one too.

SO great to see you! One day we need to hang out more. Maybe I will come stay in your "Help" quarters.

Isis said...

i love it all. you, your shirt, your cake your daughter, the sunset...sigh, but I'm so glad your back because I've been dreaming(more thinking) of a robe and don't know how to get started. *evil smile* so needless to say I have been thinking about you...lots.

Chelle said...

I love the top you made! And using elastic thread instead of casing is brilliant! One day I will make myself tops like that, for now I've only made them for my girls. Love reading your blog!

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