Step 1: Observe beautiful fabric and decide you're going to cut the crap out of it.(and not be afraid)
Step 2: Cut 5 of the 8 fat quarters into 6 1-2 inch squares. Randomly sew squares together. (you are becoming less scared of beautiful EXPENSIVE fabric)
Step 3: Get crazy and cut triangles. (You are now a brave, fabric cutting goddess)
Step 4: Randomly sew triangle halves together. Ta Da!! Now realize you don't have enough fabric to make anything bigger then a baby blanket and fret about ordering more beautiful, EXPENSIVE Amy Butler on-line....(to be continued).
.......while they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
It snowed a meager 3.5 inches on Tuesday......It felt like a lot more, but I measured it (that too much time thing again). It took Chuck 3 and 1/2 hours to get home. Today all the weather people are screaming about another storm that is headed our way. 7-12 inches of the white stuff is what they're calling for here in Elgin. Oh.... and a layer of ice, too....yippee! Shoveling all that snow has GOT to make my ass smaller, right?!
Well, I finally found my LQS (Local Quilt Shop). It's over in Carpentersville about 7 mins from my house.It's called That Quilt Shop. I spent the afternoon there yesterday. They had a small class teaching reverse appliqué which was cool. The lady that owns the quilting side of the shop (its a sewing machine store as well.....I'm sure they'll be convincing me I need a new machine soon!) is super nice and was really helpful. I spent way too much money....including purchasing a $30 walking foot which they assured me I couldn't possibly live without. Also bought a 1/4 inch seam straight stitch foot which I don't know how I lived without. It really helped sew a straighter line.I'm going back today for another little class today if I don't have to work.
Words to describe me: Mom(to Eric & Danny),wife(to Chuck),Auntie(to Grace, Jessica, Jack),big sister (to 5 sibs),crafty, scrapbooker, new quilter. Homebirth nurse/baby catcher,friend (I got a pocketful of friends!), early morning person,coffee drinker (all day!)happy,and much more to be added later...oh yea...I love books and wine and Jesus!