Tuesday, February 12, 2013

{Happenings}

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What 245 boxes of Girl Scout cookies looks like. I don't even know where to start so we can get all these delivered...

There hasn't been much sewing going on around here.  But that doesn't mean that we've been sitting around doing nothing either!

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us.  Chaney sold the most in her troop which was her goal... I don't know where that competitiveness comes from. ;)  So what you see up there is what 245 boxes of cookies look like!

And last week I got tired of my curly mop and got brave enough to get a pixie cut that I've been contemplating for a long time.  With the right stylist, it can work surprisingly well with curly hair... or at least I think so.

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Now I'm just about the last person who likes to post pictures of themselves but I know as soon as I blog about it, I'll get requests for a picture of the hair.  So here you go!

And last but not least, Steve was out of town this past weekend which meant I had little control over any person or animal in our house.  Everyone listens better to him... sigh.

Someone is being a very good sport while someone else is obviously not practicing her violin...

But in an attempt to assure him that I had everything under control, this is the picture I sent him.   See??  Chaney is clearly practicing her violin and Gus is being a very good dog! ;)



Monday, February 4, 2013

A Scrappy Time

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I think this is my favorite block so far. Is anyone else using strips long enough to make two blocks from each strip set? #scrappytripalong

This past weekend was the first time in almost three weeks that I actually had some time to sit down and sew! 

Sewing is happening today! It's been way too long...

I've been slowly cutting strips and piecing these scrappy trip around the world blocks.  I'm using this method and I love how fast the blocks come together.  Way faster than sewing a million 2.5" squares together! 

The only thing I'm doing different is that when I can, I'm cutting my strips width of the fabric so that I can get two blocks from each strip set.  By doing that, you do end up with a few extras so I'm setting those aside because I'm planning on making a scrappy border with the leftovers.

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This is the first scrappy quilt I have ever made. Strange but true. This is a stretch for me not only because I'm using scraps but also because of the colors and values.  I'm paying very little attention to the prints and more attention to the color values.  It's mindless and challenging at the same time if that makes any sense at all.

I have ten blocks 12" completed now and I really want to make this into a queen sized quilt for our bed.  I have Steve's approval for it not looking too girly {very important} so let's hope I can be patient enough to keep making blocks until I have enough!

I know things have been pretty slow around here and that might not be changing anytime soon.  Work has been incredibly busy and it's going to stay that way for the foreseeable future.  And while that's a good thing, it seems like more and more I'm doing good just to get home, work out, eat dinner and supervise homework, etc. 

So if I'm a little quiet, no need to worry... I'm just busy! :)



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