Wednesday, August 01, 2007

inspiration



I've been changing little things around the house over the past few days, and it feels great! I've made curtains and rearranged things... I found these letters at a dollar store almost two months ago and loved them. Only in the middle of the night as I was up with the wee one did I think of the perfect place to put them! Sorry the pics are so dim - Phillip was sleeping and I didn't want to disturb him.

I also found a pattern for my next big crafty project - a quilt. There are tons more free patterns here. I think I'm going to make this one just for me, as a trial run for one for Phillip. The idea is that I'm going to make in in true traditional quilt fashion - from scraps and remnants. Yay for recycling things into useful things! For now I love the bazillions of little squares - I may change my tune as I'm making it. The pattern makes a quilt about 4 feet by 4 feet - perfect for a cuddling blanket for reading a good book.

2 comments:

ingrid said...

That's awesome! I'd love to quilt someday. That one looks so pretty. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Cheryl said...

Nice to meet you sherrieg and boy am I sorry to hear about your husband's laceration! I am no florence nightengale so i got a bit woozy changing the dressing on mine this morning.

Phillip is a doll and kudos to you for loving breastfeeding. I nursed my daughter for nearly 3 years and had to wean due to some necessary travel. It was such a great bonding time and I think it has reinforced a mother-daughter connection and made her appreciate the concept of giving. At least I think that is how she processes it now that she is older.

Good luck on the quilt and thanks for the link to the free patterns.

Cheers,
Cheryl
www.stashstudios.com