Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Duke's scarf and a sewing room tour!

Duke's newest scarf is finished! I sewed on the hearts while watching the Academy Awards. I spent waaay to many hours watching the pre show, then the show. But I enjoy it. My Mom and I text all the way through it.

one of her texts: OMG Crowe is horrible!
Mine back: I had to rewind and hear how awful, and ahead of the music, drowning out the rest, Crowe was!

Yeah we are real supportive like that! :-)

My x-plus blocks are about to be a quilt top! You can find all kinds of variations of this block on IG with the hashtag #xplusalong.

I've also done some organizing in my sewing room which feels great!

I'm linking up to Quilt Story and WIP Wednesday! The buttons are in my sidebar.


Monday, February 25, 2013

The rug is braided!

It seems like it was awhile ago that I started this braided rug (my second) but I know it hasn't been a year. That's looking on the bright side! I've been enjoying stitching together the braids on the back of this rug while watching some evening TV. The Psych slumber party marathon was a blast! We DVR'd it and watched it over the weekend.

It was winter break this week which means Jack was off school. We went to Seattle for the day and I brought along Mr. Braided Rug for some photos.

This last photo is the back of the rug. Marginal Way is a skatepark built under a bridge. It's more of a "hard core" skatepark. There's no fancy park sign or entrance. In fact, we climbed on this bucket to get in!

We also checked out a new park near Capitol Hill which was fantastic, according to Jack.

He's skating a Welcome board now - they are the latest top seller at our shop.

I'm sticking to the running app and slowly learning to enjoy running. Here are my new shoes!

And my faithful running partner, Duke, come rain or shine!

My Mom has this mini Duke at her house in Texas now. She and Dad love their Grand-dog!

I am linking up to Plum and June's Monday lets get acquainted link up for the first time today.

<3. Kris

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Free Motion Quilting with Duke

I've had my first go at FMQ and I love it! There is a wonderful free class happening over at PileO Fabric and I decided to join in. I'm not sure if I will make both blocks each month but I WILL be following the FMQ teachings. Here is lesson #1.

I ordered my walking foot on Amazon but now realize I need a few more tools to get this flowing correctly. (Gloves, slider, proper needle). I loved doing pebble quilting. Here is my very first attempt :

The good news is I have all kinds of quilt tops to be quilted. :-D

I'm working away on the xplusalong quilt and trying to finish it before starting something new. I hope I can do that!

Just when I thought it was hopeless to find Duke on his dog bed and off of the couch...

Ah ha! He snuck on this morning when I wasn't looking! My son actually noticed and said, "Mom, look!"

He has been enjoying the hum of the sewing machine on his kitchen bed.

I did some FMQ practice on a new scarf for him! I have felt hearts all ready to hand stitch onto this. He posed for placement.

Time to make Superbowl food preparations for six 5th graders. Jack is having a party!