joy is…

A blog full of awesomely-talented crafters! Some of my favorite craft/sewing bloggers and some that are new to me (hooray – new treasure!) have teamed up and created a virtual quilting bee.

They’re calling themselves Common Threads, and there are links to their individual blogs as well as the chronicling of their bee projects, which are just getting started. I can’t wait to see what these girls cook up.

Keep the pictures coming, girls!

weekly events

moo package

My Moo cards arrived this week! I really love the packaging. I think that sleeve around the box would make an excellent quilt design. Here’s a sampling of my cards…I got the pack of 100, with 10 different photos from my flickr.

moo cards

On the back, they have my name, number, email and website. Pretty cool. I also got a fun little carrier for them, but the picture is blurry. Trust me, it’s cool.

watercolors

William has been doing lots of painting lately. He’s really getting more imaginitive. I mean, all the paintings kind of look the same to me – masterpieces, of course – but he says things like, “Look, Mommy, waves! A bird! A whale! A road!”

haircut

Today, we took him to a cool little barber shop on Main Street and got all of his sweet messy hair cut off. I was a little sad to see it go, but he does look pretty great with shorter hair too. He didn’t cry at all – probably because of the orange lollipop he had a death grip on throughout the entire process. His second lollipop ever.

wee wonderfuls!

And I’ve been hard at work stitching up some Wee Wonderfuls stitchettes. For Pauline: I’m using 3 strands of floss for most of them – sometimes less strands on their eyes or mouths. My backgrounds are 10-inch squares of mostly white cotton. I plan to copy dontcallmebecky’s awesome quilt eventually.

hexes

And finally, my hexes are pinned, and I’ve already appliquéd the big one and three little ones down. Not in this picture. But they’re coming along great. I’m excited that the whole project will be done by hand. Hand pieced, hand appliquéd, and eventually, hand quilted.

So that’s it for me. What’s happening with you?

today’s link

What a wonderful day! A sew-in at Quiltygirl’s…some sewing, lots of blabbing and snacking. Then Pauline sent me this great link…a new blog to love: http://www.dontcallmebecky.com/. Not only is it full of awesome crafts, but she does a lot of tutorials, offers her patterns, and even offers some fixes for published patterns. Unfortunately, I tried to post some links to specific posts, but I couldn’t figure it out. Thanks, Jay! Thanks, Pauline!