I finished quilting the 'Couch Cuddling Farm Quilt' for my son and DIL, who next year will be moving to a 25 acre farm in NC.
My sewing machine will sew through 8-10 layers of denim like butter, but quilting, it does not like to do!! I am a novice at quilting, so between the machine not wanting to stipple quilt and my newness to it, made for a long process! I am very happy with the end result, and very happy it is done. This was the biggest job on my 2013 Christmas list.
I love the back, one lonely wandering cow.
I had envisioned a lovely hand embroidered label, but after the M for Merry, I realized, I can not embroider. CAN NOT. The thread knotted endlessly and the result was sad. So instead I freehanded script on my machine. It is not perfect, but it is the best I could do!!
And now.... a little something for ME!! I have been tempted by the Minoru for quite some time, and with all of the recent makes, I just could no longer justify not having one!! "Notes From a Mad Housewife" made an awesome jacket.. notesfromamadhousewife. I love her version. Love the addition of the chest zipper pocket and I am definitely going to try her method of the 3 piece hood. It fits her so nicely. Definitely copying those front pockets!! So I bought some beautiful denim, looks like a Monet watercolor.
I also dove in and bought the Sewaholic Renfrew. I have tried tweaking my own Tshirt pattern to copy hers, but the fit was always, just almost.... So, I figured if I start with her pattern, my odds are so much better!! I have two beautiful knits in line for that one. It will probably be first, as I need something quick and satisfying.
and if you can't sew
Enjoy doing what you can!
and for a little Grandma eye candy...
Look who's walking..