Sunday, January 13, 2013

So far, it's a good start....

To the New Year!!! I've had a lot go on in such a short time this year! Most importantly, I'd like to introduce everyone to...

Miss Abby who is my newest niece! She was born Jan. 4, 2013 weighing 8lbs 5.7 oz and was 21 1/4 in. long! She's perfect!!! Had a rough first week but is home now and doing great! She's such a good baby so far too! I just want to eat her! LOL! That's been the most exciting news!

On another note, I lost my job! :( But the only reason that happened is because I found a new one, the new job called the old job, and the old job....well.... let's just say got a little mad. But it's for the best, really! I'll be working dayshift (THANK GOD!) instead of nights, pay is better, and I'll get to spend more time with my babies! Hopefully, this will work out the way I have planned! *fingers crossed*

I've been sewing quite a bit this year too! If anyone follows me on IG (craftnursequilt) then you guys already know! Let me show ya a little bit of what I've got going on!

I started on the Lucky Stars BOM last night! This is the practice block, I decided to do this quilt out of all solids! Hopefully I'll get to use up a lot of those charms from my Kona Rainbow swap! I'm going with a grayish background too....I don't think I'm going to stick to a specific gray, just different grays that I have on hand. I think it'll look pretty good!

I've got Miss Abby's quilt top all sewn together (no pic of the completed top! Sorry!) and am working on the backing.

I finished my Bee block, which I love!!!! I think Samantha did a FANTASTIC job designing this quilt block, she calls it "Momma Goose" and I can NOT wait to see the finished product! You can find the tutorial here and she's also got a drawing of what she wants the finished quilt to look like!

I am enrolled in Vanessa Christenson's Craftsy class called Sewing Texture and I absolutely LOVE her ideas!!!!
I've gotten this far on my pillow top! It's super easy!!! And I love her ideas of using texture so much that I've designed a mini quilt top for the DQS13 using pleats!
The rainbow of color in the center will be pleats, I'm hoping I can figure out how to pull this off! I think it'll be really cool looking if I can do it! So wish me luck!!!!

Also, this baby girl turned 5!!!!!!! I can't believe how big she is getting! Where has all the time went??????
I finished this lovely for her baby doll and gave it to her as a b-day gift! I love how it turned out! The colors are so much brighter than this pic shows! And she LOVES it!!!
So this year so far, has been pretty good!!! I'm hoping everything works out the way I want it to! I know it's gonna be a lot to adjust to, but I've got a good support system backing me 100% so I think it'll all work out!
Now, I'm off to sew, not sure what, but it will involve me & my machine!!!!!
~Hope y'all are having a great day!!~


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Little Abby is adorable!! I like the star block

Nurseli said...

Abbey is the cutest! Congrats on the day shift job!!! I couldn't work nights. Can they fire you for looking for a new job? Most nurses I know work a second job. Sounds fishy. Sounds like you made the right decision anyhow!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

You've been busy! Little Abby is too cute! :) Congrats auntie. and Congrats on the new job too. Excited to see your DQS quilt come to life.

rubyslipperz said...

Congratulations on all you have accomplished this year!!! That's great that you can work days and be home at nights (and better pay too!!). And, belated...Happy New Year!


Lisa C said...

Congratulations on your new job! Abby is adorable. said...

Congratulations on the baby and for the new job.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making it to the day shift!! I hope your new job is awesome!
I really like your idea of using various grays as a background for your stars. It should add movement and visual appeal to your quilt :)