hope you've all been enjoying giveaway day and finding lots of great blogs! i have only entered a couple - i've won enough fabric to keep me busy for awhile!
i finally finished a circle of geese block for bee vintage. i have wanted to make this block for awhile, but i'm not in love with paper piecing!
it took me awhile because i either kept forgetting to trim my seam allowance before stitching the next piece on, or i'd stitch it on backwards, or i'd think i had enough to cover the piece only to iron it and see it was missing a corner. and tearing out those teensy stitches is a chore! i'm sure with enough practice, i'd get better though, and i love all the perfect points and edges! i wish i'd paid more attention to my fabrics - the bottom left needs some green to balance. but it was the last block, and i was ready to be done, so finished is better than perfect, right?! :)
i also made another pillow - i can barely take credit for this one, i thrifted the embroidered satin. another one of my "save the supplies" purchases! it was in a cheap frame, and when i took it out, discovered it had extra fabric. so i stitched the edges and stuffed it. i really like it! it will go great in sawyer's room - i have a nature theme planned for it. if we ever get the walls put up, that is! anyways, i'm glad to have given this lovely handiwork a new life!
on the list for today:
testing an adorable swimsuit(!) pattern for peek-a-boo pattern shop - i'll share as soon as i can! sewing + knits = nerves...
finish planting my garden - all i have left are my hanging baskets and a few annuals for the beds! woohoo!
setting up the baby pool
the kids got out of school tuesday, so i imagine a big part of my day will be spent asking them to stop fighting. ugh. any tips for helping them get along?!