I joined my first ever Flickr swap, Spicing Up the Kitchen. Each person is given a partner, and then you stalk them and try to figure out what they'd like. This swap was all about kitchen items. Pictured here is the last minute little extra that I added to my package. I made a set of placemats and an oven mitt, so this little guy is just for fun, since he has no real practical purpose.
I find myself loving the look of selvedges, and have started a 'long-term' quilt with all the selvedge strips I save. It's going be star shaped like this one, but maybe each star will have a different background color. That was one of my goals this year: To have a few larger quilts on the go that I could pull out and work on here and there. I tend to make lots of smaller quilts, and work at them till they're finished, simply because I'm so impatient and want to see the finished quilt. Now, mostly that's a good thing right? I don't have so many things on the go at once. But sometimes I'd like to slow down and just enjoy the process. And maybe I'll end up with a few bigger quilts if I take them one step at a time.
If you hadn't noticed, this yellow-gold fabric (Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket) is my current favorite, and finds it's way into many of my latest projects.
As relating the the quilty-bloggy world, this post is SO much like me. (Except for the part about no infants or toddlers, since I have two. And the part about hating shopping, I still kinda like it:) But a lot of what she said is so true for me.