Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP Wednesday #9

How can it already be Wednesday?  It seems like it was just last week and I had two weeks until school started...Now I've got 5 days until Emma goes back and 6 until Oren starts kindergarten.  We're on a staggered enrollment the first week for kg, meaning only 4-5 kids come each day the first week so it's less stressful for both teacher and student (and possibley teary-eyed Moms!!)  I LOVED it as a kindergarten teacher.

I'm not sure if school starting back is what's caused it or not, but my kids are stuck to me like I'm a fly trap lately, so my sewing is down to almost nothing.  Seriously, I can't even check my email without them almost touching me asking what I'm doing.  (As I type, Oren is in here telling me about his latest ship he's built out of tinker toys...)

So, this edition of Work-in-progress Wednesday won't take long.  That's for sure...

  Other than a cute dress for Emma that is completely done, but doesn't fit, nothing.   At least it will be ready next year (or the next...)

In progress:
  Summer Sampler Series Quilt--I think this one is going to have to wait till they go back to school.  Hang out fabrics, I'll be back in 6 days!!  I'd love to finish it up, but I don't think I have it in me to concentrate on paper piecing and my two leeches right now.

no progress this week...I miss you Summer Sampler!

   Embroidery Sampler--Back in the day, I used to cross stitch a lot with the occasional delve into embroidery.  I mean, if a friend got married or had a baby, I whipped out intricate samplers or scenes for them.  I'll see if I can find any old pictures, but that was back before I thought to photograph all of my projects.  Since I've had kids, I don't seem to have the patience for cross-stitch, but have been wanting to get back into embroidery.  When Bari J. from Moda fame started a new blog We Love French Knots, and offered a contest for making the sewing sampler, it seemed like the perfect time to get back into it.  The flickr group is amazingly inspiring!

Tops Needing Quilting/Untouched (for some time...):
--"Sent with Love" postage stamp quilt.  It look so sad peeking out of my WIP basket knowing it's not far from being done and just needs a little love.

--Mosaic Swap quilt.  Actually, I think this one needs one more row sewn on before I can quilt it.  But I haven't touched it in like 2 months, so I'm not sure on that one.  ;)

--Fall Pops quilt.  This one goes back before blogging...  Oops!

Go check out Lee's linkup to see what she's been up to and all of the other great bloggers that link up too!  I'm hoping for a little more progress by next week...



  1. Your Sampler blocks are looking good! Can't wait to see how you finish it. That embroidery looks like fun! I'm going to have to check out that group, and hope to not be tempted to try it!

  2. Your Summer Sampler blocks are so beautiful! And that's a bummer about the dress not fitting, but at least it's too big and not too small! : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

  3. oh can't wait to see you continue on the summer sampler! It is looking great!


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