Monday, February 20, 2012

Overcommitted... that one word or two?  Right now I am going so fast trying to finish projects and keep up with my obligations that it seems fitting to make it one word. It looks as in a hurry as I feel... did that happen? Last time I popped in here, I was halfway finished with little J's star quilt. Wanna see it?

I was doing so nicely and then I saw this gorgeous afghan I wanted to crochet.
So I ordered the yarn and got started on it...while I was still quilting the star quilt. And then my sister asked me to make this cute little baby cape for a friend of hers...
I found the pattern at Yeppar on and it's too cute. Reversable, too.
You should go visit her shop. She is soooo talented!

So now...I am quilting, crocheting and sewing...all at the same time. See what I mean? Over...committed!  Hopefully, I'll finish all of them at the same time.
Until then...I'm busy, busy, BUSY!  

I'll be back soon and chat some more. Until then...stay happy, and love those around you like there's no tomorrow... Kate~

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Working on a quilt for little J this past month...and I just looked up and found that it was February already!  Sheeesh... I didn't even write anything in January. :( Sorry...   I can tell you why, though, if your wondering.   Three days before Christmas I got sick with the flu. Then it went into Bronchitus and lasted til after New Years!  yuck...  

We had to postpone Christmas with the children and grandchildren so they wouldn't catch anything, and we ended up leaving the tree up so long I had to dust the ornaments!  

So anyway...that's what happened to January. 

About mid way through I started on this sweet quilt for little J.  It's stars with a black and white checked border.  I'll get a photo up here for you soon.  I wasn't feeling well enough to sit at the sewing machine when I began I hand pieced it!  Now, I'm hand quilting it...which I did not intend to do. I wanted to do learn free motion quilting and use the wonderful new foot my sister, Joy, gave me for Christmas. 

Unfortunately...I found that free motion quilting is not as easy as it looks! Sooo, not wanting to mess up the pretty star quilt...I decided just to hand quilt it. I'm exactly halfway finished today!

Gotta run for now, sweeties...   I have church tonight and I'm teaching the little girls to crochet!  They are so excited about learning.  I'll let you know how that goes... have a blessed day!  Love and happiness...Kate