Yes, it’s back to school time! I am nearly done with my second week of school for the winter quarter. As part of my preparation, I had to get my new books, book bags, and supplies. While I was at the bookstore, I saw this colorful JanSport book bag and I said, “That’s me!” 🙂
Happy New Year everyone!
I can’t believe another year has already gone by! This past sewing year, 2014, was a very productive one for me. Not only did I sew forty Christmas presents, two dresses, and initiate a charity project, but I also finished a total of nine quilts, two of which I kept, as well as lots of other quilts I worked on.
Two-thousand and fourteen also contained my biggest life moments yet, of graduating and starting college. I am going to be very busy in 2015, so New Year’s resolutions are really important.
This year I want to:
- Sew small quilts for a crisis pregnancy center
- Knit a large supply of dishcloths
- Make quilts for all my grandparents
- Volunteer and meet new people
- Develop my drawing skills
- Try a new activity
For my blog, I would also like to catch up on my posts; after I stopped posting back in August I made six more quilts, and they each deserve their own posts. 🙂
Thanks for reading!
For three or four years now, we’ve had milkweed planted by the house, which always attracts monarchs. Earlier this week, I noticed a caterpillar happily chewing on the milkweed leaves. Here it is!
Yes! It is finished! If you recall, it was back in January when I started this, so it took a good half year from start to finish.
I’ve decided now that I will give it to my sister for her birthday, which is in September.
Three days ago, I went to a concert in Toledo, OH, which is about an hour or so away. The weather was really bad going there and back, but fortunately the storm didn’t touch Toledo. After I got back and the storm stopped, the sun came out and everything was beautiful. I decided to look out the window, and there it was! A double Rainbow!!!
How blessed I am to have seen it! 🙂 I hope this inspires you somehow, as it has inspired me in remembering God’s love for us and his promise to never flood the earth again, with the rainbow as the sign of His covenant. (Gen 9: 11-17)
God bless you!
If you’ve been following my posts this past week, here’s an update on the dresses I’ve been making: It was either Monday or Tuesday that I finished the bridesmaid dress, and then I worked like the wind to get my fashion show dress done.
Because of poor timing, I didn’t get to see my client in her bridesmaid dress; however, I should see her soon.
For my gingham dress, It took me two days to make the bodice muslin fitted properly and a day to make the actual one. Yesterday I cut out the skirt in the outer fabric and lining; I gathered, with both, a total of 40 feet of material to my 27 inch waist. 🙂 After 10 hours of working, I went to bed at 2 a.m. At 7, I sprang from my bed, very determined, and went back to work! I finally finished my dress only an hour before leaving to the event. 😀 It’s crazy, I know. It’s done it’s done it’s done! In the next few weeks I’ll post the progress photos of this dress.
Now it’s time to move on to different things!
I now have 30 followers for Kawaii Quilter! 😀 Thank you to everyone who finds what I do interesting enough to receive my post updates. ❤ Since the launch of my blog in October 2013 to now, April 2014, I am proud to have almost 60 posts and 30 followers.
Again, Thank you! You encourage me to post often.