Thursday, January 28, 2010

What happened?

I ended up with an unplanned for blog break thanks to the crashing of our computer. I lost all my lovely links to many blogs and sadly, all my email addresses. Wah.... Not happy news. Please bear with me as I try to catch up and reconnect with you all.

The good news is that I am now on a up to date system. Wahoo! Also, I have a bit of sewing to share. Here's proof that when I finally cut into my extra special hoarded fabrics I will make something that I truly love. Have I mentioned how much I love wristlets? I find them so handy and a fun project for combining fabrics. I used mostly Amy Butler fabrics in the latest one - with a bit of freehand machine applique on the front.

A layer of quilt batting makes the appliqued leaf shape look puffy. On the flip side, I added a piece of vintage ric rac to tie those stripes and paisleys together.
A close up of my machine applique. I really wanted to let go of my usual style of applique and make this one more organic looking. I can say my "neat freak" tendencies almost made me reach for the seam ripper to redo this. I mean, look at the wobbly looking stitch lines and fraying raw edges. LOL It was fun!

It is so good to be back in blogland. I'd love to hear from you ( my email box is empty and sad without you...;o)



10 comments:

  1. I was wondering about what could be happening...
    Wellcome back!
    I don't know if you've received an e-mail telling about my new virtual home, if not you can catch me through this comment :)

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  2. Wondered where you were! Looks like you've been busy.

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  3. Too cute!! Great machine sketching too.

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  4. Sending you ((cyber hugs))...never good to lose all those links..I'd be lost without my daily reads!

    Hope you find everyone!

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  5. well you are NOT alone with being a neat freak! My husband has learned to live with me being that way. I made a baby bib for a friends almost baby and had to make it twice because the first one wasn't good enough. I have figured myself out these day... I have to be at least 95% happy with something to just let it be. Hopefully I will be 95% happy with the baby blanket I have undone and redone 3 times soon so I can post pictures of it!
    pssst...I actually like the wonkiness of the lines... just tell everyone it was done on purpose!

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  6. In truth, I was starting to wonder where you were.... glad you're back up and that you're outfitted with a new system.

    Happy Day!

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  7. Welcome back - wonderful little wristlet, a great little project for a quick giftie.

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  8. Lovely to see you back!

    Computers are great util they misbehave, aren't they. I've lost most of my addres book in the changeover to a new computer, too.

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  9. Hi Katherine! Computers are great when they work without complications.

    Good to see you’re back! Love your little gift project!

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