In a blink of an eye....

...almost two weeks have passed. AH, spring quarter.

Here's what I have been meaning to tell you about!

I received this beautiful little quilt from Ginger of Paisley & Polkadots in the Four Seasons Quilt Swap for Spring. Ginger was inspired by a bib of her daughter's -- and I have the same bib for Jaxon in blue! Kismet! I can't decide what my favorite part of this quilt is: the sweet pink hand quilting around the squares or the pieced back that makes the binding pink AND green. Thank you so much Ginger, I love it!!

And speaking of sweet gifts, here is a collage (because the pictures came out so poorly) of my Mother's Day gifts. The necklace on the left was made for me by Jaxon at school. Wooden beads + finger paint + glitter = gift goodness!! The necklace on the right is from Charlie and Jaxon (and I assume the pets) and was purchased from The Vintage Jewelry Box on Etsy. The bottom shot is of a tote bag and notepad (and sweet Jaxon) from my sister–in–law. The bag is super cute and the perfect size for carrying Jaxon's things to and from daycare.

And here are a couple more works in progress. If only I could finish something....

A sneak peak of my Ohio Sky quilt, began in class and finally assembled. Now I need to add the border and the top will be done.

One completed square of what I am calling my funky star quilt. This was begun WAY BACK when I took an online quilt course and I just now have the confidence to start assembling. I would have 6 more squares to show you but something is up with the tension on my machine. *sigh*

For those of you stateside, enjoy the long weekend. I have lots of grading to do, but first we have tickets to see Indiana Jones tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to the film, but I think I am even more excited to visit a movie theater!


ANOTHER Black Hole

Don't worry -- I wasn't swallowed by a black hole. Our film premiered at the film festival, I survived multiple awards banquets (AH, Spring Quarter...), and I spent a couple of evenings last week interviewing students for a summer project. Things should slow down *slightly* (besides grading) before the end of the quarter. I logged into Google Reader and I have over 500 new entries in the blogs I subscribe to!! I am way behind.

Here's a little of what I've been up to...

This will soon be a belated wedding gift, the back is ready to go, just need to baste and quilt.

My Aunt Beth starts her new job this week, and unfortunately her favorite bag has the logo of her old company. She asked me to do something to cover it. I embroidered her initials on some matching fabric, turned the edges using Steam-A-Seam and hand stitched it to the bag. Here's a closer look:

Mother's Day gifts...the ones on the left are sewing kits, on the right just pin cushions.

This is the quilt I made for the Spring Four Seasons Quilt Swap. I might have been a little too ambitious on this one, but I still think it's cute. I haven't heard from Nicole yet and it's been a couple of weeks so I hope she has received it.

In my next post...the beautiful quilt I received in the FSQS, my first quilting class and the resulting blocks, and my Mother's Day gifts! I leave you with my sweet boy trying to wink at me.

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