Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

busy bee

It's so funny with these online bees: you work and work and then you have to send all your handiwork away. Don't get me wrong: I love online bees! I feel like I've been challenged in so many creative ways. And I'm having fun along the way! They just tend to add to that know-I've-been-busy-but-don't-have-anything-to-show-for-it feeling. Ever get that feeling? Either way, here's a quick recap.
A few Common Threads blocks:

A (looong) strip for Rossie in our first round of the Mid Mod Quilt Bee (bottom left):

Oh yeah, and there was my potholder for Carrie (for our Asheville Modern Quilt Guild secret potholder swap-a-roo).

More in the works and coming soon... feeling the sewing and quilting bug taking over again! Oh, and the plus signs...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

before & after: minty dresser

It's almost the end of summer... and I'm STILL dealing with the mighty furniture makeover bug. My latest installment is headed for my sewing room. I think I'm just in love with the transformation aspect. And then there's the getting something for cheap and turning it into something you love factor... It's been keeping me from my sewing machine for sure, but it feels like a creative process nonetheless. I'm especially proud of the little wooden piece I added at the bottom.

I'm working on an old desk now that will soon become my sewing table... and, of course, have a little minty minty of its own!