Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Catch up

Wow, I haven't blogged in a while! Here's what I've been up to:

Favorite quilts at PIQF:
Beautiful Quilt closeup
Dear Jane-ish Quilt
And a few more on my flickr.
Here is what I bought:
PIQF Duck Loot
Template and Pounce
And this I bought to make a Denyse Schmidt "Day at the Beach" quilt like this one. I'm SUPER excited. When I found the template, I told the lady I was so excited to find it even though it's pretty plain compared to the rest of them and she said "Yes, that's pretty plain." Oh well.

And look what the nice people from Soak sent me!
Soak Samples
Can't wait to try it out. I've been hearing good things about it.

And last but not least, June tagged me over a week ago, so here it is:

I'm only doing the name game since I did the other one before.

Tag 2: The Name Game

The Rules

List one fact relevant to your life for each letter of your name. Her instructions are “to write your own blog post containing your name game facts. At the end of your post, choose one person for each letter of your name to tag. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.”

L - Lacrosse player. I played lacrosse in college and I still referee now.
Y - Yarn. I started knitting back in my second year of college, and it's really fueled all the other things that I do now. I can't imagine that I'd be sewing, quilting or crocheting now if I didn't start with the yarn and knitting back then.
N - Naptime. I LOVE naps. Actually, I just love sleeping. I'm one of those that believes that any sickness can be solved just by sleeping some more :)
N - Nintendo. As nerdy as it sounds, I've been spending a lot of time with my nintendo ds.

Man that was hard. Why doesn't my name have easier letters? At least it's short.
Ok, I'm not really one for tagging, but I'll tag Kristine, Oiyi, Sara and Liz, although you guys all have good excuses not to do it what with the fire and babies and sucky october and what not.


flanthrower said...

Wow! Lacrosse? That is badass! Where did you find that template? I've been looking for one like that forever now but can't find it anywhere!!

Rebekah said...

those quilts look amazing. I'm always stunned at how nice great quilting looks...and how time consuming it must be also.

I've been looking for something like that template for a while to try out those figure 8's. I was practicing drawing them for a while, but never got confident in them, so that template looks perfect.

Junie Moon said...

I love the quilts and your new project looks like fun to me. I'm glad you did the tag because I learned interesting new things about you.

Oiyi said...

Those fabrics are super cute!!! I have a bottle of citrus Soak and I like using it.

Kristine said...

Those quilts are AMAZING! LOVE the duck fabrics!

Maybe I'll play tag a little later...like after my homework is due (no school cancellations due to fire)...

Liz Harvatine said...

Well, I'm not going to pretend that the fire has affected me personally but if there were an "N" in my name I think it would stand for "not a joiner". But still, since you are so sweet I will do my name right here. Don't be too mad!

L - Lillian and Stabone. I really really really love our cats.
I - Ibus/Ibuhduh. My first attempts at saying my name as a baby. (Elizabeth, not Liz)
Z - Zoo. Ummm...I really like the zoo. Z is a really hard letter! I do love the zoo though.

sulu-design said...

I'm waiting with baited breath to see what you do with the Denise inspired quilt. The one you linked is gorgeous, and I imagine that yours will be even better. Nice find, that template!

African Kelli said...

That tree of life quilt is unbelievable. WOW! What work.

rdrop said...

i love my nintendo ds too... i have been recently addicted to harvest moon but now i'm play the new zelda game that came out ^_^

Yeah you're right it's weird what stands out to different people from the quilt show.

well anyways see you at the meeting tonight. ^_^

Marisa said...

These quilts are so pretty. I loved the red and green one. I'm a huge sucker for red and green! Looks like you had a great time at PIQF too!