19 August 2010
Seriously! How could you not fall in love with those TEXTURES! The colors? The complementary patterns? Oh sweet love! So, for the August week at Lakeview Cottages, I decided I would 'let' Mom teach me about making a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. I, of course, started with the same fabric combination that I fell in love with.
I gotta tell ya--these sexy little hexies are addictive!!!
In my blog following, I have noticed a Hexie trend going on that, while fun and modern, is not really my style. Althought I can appreciate it from an artistic standpoint, it doesn't reach out, grab me by the throat and say "MAKE ME!"...so for now, I will stick with the more traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden. Who knows...with my luck, I will probably decide in 5 years, just as this new trend is on its way out, that I desperately need a "modern" hexie quilt.
And just for your linking pleasure, here are some of my favorite "sexie hexie" projects:
Lovely Little Handmades
another Lovely Little Handmades (this lady is seriously crafty! and...based on her playlist, I think we could be good friends)
Live a Colorful Life (a Hexi swap! How fun!!! Just think of the possibilities)
Urban Patchwork (bright fun colors!)
Sew Take A Hike
SimplySandy (check out her blog header...beautiful Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt)
17 August 2010
Pattern is Knotty but Nice from Knitty
And Erika likes it too!
16 August 2010
See how nervous and withdrawn he looks??? Yeah...me neither.
On the one hand I'm excited that he was so excited and independent because it makes me feel like I'm going about this whole parenting thing the right way...on the other hand, it makes me sad that my baby is growing up.
When I picked him up from school he was chattering away about all the new friends he made, the activities they did and the fact that he fell asleep during homework time. He had a BLAST! And the thing that was fun to hear was that periodically, out of the blue, he would say (with a bit of amazement), "I'm a Kindergartener." He did this several times...like he was still trying to convince himself that this day was NOT a dream. Love it!