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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You know the old saying "My eyes are bigger than my stomach"...well...what do you say when...

...your eyes are bigger than you crafting speed?  I guess that's what you'd say.  I have been busy making a baby quilt, trying to fit in a little cross stitch (and not having much luck) and preparing to go to a rug hook-in this coming Saturday (April 20) down in Amish country.

This is the fabric of the baby quilt I'm working on.  I'm actually hand quilting it now and that part is almost finished.  I did not add the zig zag fabric, though.

This is a book from Kathleen Tracy that I bought because my friend started making these small quilts and putting them on her end tables and I love them so of course I had to get the book!

This is another one of Kathleen Tracy's books.  Again - loved the patterns in it - had to have it - just had to!

Then while I was purchasing the two books above, of course Amazon had to add the "people who ordered these books also ordered...." and this was another book I bought.  It's by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt, and Sylvia Johnson. 

So, while I'm quilting I'm thinking I need to go buy some civil war fabric and I need to buy some 30's fabric, and, and, and.  

And I'm thinking I need to not do anything more with rug hooking for a while.  Then I get the newest issue of Primitive Quilts and projects and they have a rug in there called "Down Home" that I feel I just must make!  But I told myself that I would not buy any wool this weekend at the hook-in.  Then in the same thought I was hoping this one vendor (can't remember the name) that was there last time would be here again.  They had some really cool cabinets, drawers, etc.  The drawers are perfect for wool dye.  WHAT?!  I don't have time to dye! 

So - see what I mean by "my eyes are bigger than the speed I craft"?!

I'll post a picture of the finished quilt.

Hope you all have had a good week so far!  Thanks for stopping by!