Hi! Here they are…almost finished! I just have to put on the piping/binding. Am so excited because they have been sitting in an unfinished state for months. I’ll be teaching a class on this Wonky Little House design (as a mini-quilt or pillow) this spring over here and I am publishing the pattern soon. My fabulous and wonderful dad swooped in over Thanksgiving and bought me a Bernina. He believes in me. Always has. In fact, he knows way more about fabrics and sewing and construction than I ever will- so he gets it. He totally gets why I needed a really good machine. And he is the best dad in the whole world. Want to go into business with me, Pops? I need a partner. We could sell pillows and puppets?
Here is what I have been working on. They are my original designs for pillows. Casitas de los Chuparosas (Little Houses of the Hummingbirds.) Stay tuned for more and you will soon be able to purchase things in my new virtual commerce division. Here is my little dream shop. O.K., so I made it out of Legos, does that count as “bricks and mortar?”
I asked my son if he wanted to sew something with me. First, he drew the plan. And then he said it could be a t-shirt. I have a fresh stack of new fabrics ready to go for my first quilt project (and it happens to be for him)- he chose the placement of the fabrics in his design and we made it happen. He had an old plain t-shirt that worked. He got to push the gas pedal 🙂 Glee. Delight. SPEED! (Note to moms: hard to maintain even tone and cool temper when your child’s foot is controlling the speed of the needle and your fingers are so close…gentle, loving voice becomes rather sharp in this situation…a la drill sergeant…feels like the fuzzy feel-goodness thwarted temporarily by said momentary tone.) I thought he would want to sew the cotton patchwork down to the shirt but he told me that he is the designer and I am the sewer.