Saturday, April 9, 2011

Projects' progress

I am working on my five.

I joined in the "Pay It Forward" status message on facebook. It was this fun little exercise where you post in your status window that the first five people to comment will receive something handmade from you over the course of the next year, but in return they have to post the status as well, so they will be making something for five people and so on and so on.

I have my five and I have very clear ideas on what they will be receiving from me. In fact two are done already and the third is on a friend's long arm machine being quilted as I write.

This was the first, a lovely green bag for my dear friend Maggie. I adapted a pattern to quilt-as-you-go because I love piecing but am not as wild about machine quilting. This way as soon as it is pieced it is done. Love it.

This was a Valentine table runner I had originally thought to keep for myself. After I finished and posted the picture, my oldest sister, who is one of my five, fell in love with it. I realized these colors are much more her than me, so I am sending this one to her. I have cut one in stronger reds on a cream background for me.

I am mom to a three-year-old boy who I am home with most days. Quilting and sewing are my outlet from the craziness of being Liam's mom. I love him to death, but he is a very busy little boy. My craft room is my sanctuary where my God-given and -directed talents can have free rein.


Odie Langley said...

Those 5 will be very lucky to receive the labors of love you have been working on. A very interesting idea for sure.

Doozyanner said...

You do beautiful work, no doubt about it. But were you really up at the crack of dawn to write this?? (Looking forward to a fun day of gabbing together!)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What great gifts of your talent these 5 people are going to receive! Love that bag! I love how you put it... "My craft room is my sanctuary where my God-given and -directed talents can have free rein." YES! I am so glad you joined the 'studio sneak peek' on (in)courage this week. I would love for you to join us every Friday on my blog for the fun! :)

Maggie Bieritz said...

Love. Love. Love. Love. And did I mention ... Love?