Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Covert Robin!

I'm sorry this is so late.  It in no way reflects my excitement over giving or receiving the Covert Robin.

the covert robin button

What I sent:

A roll of un-paper towels to Bonnie over at Fishsticks Designs.

I'll admit, y'all, I was a tad intimidated.  She's an amazing sewist.  Designs her own patterns.
She also has a focus on conservation/minimizing waste.

So, I thought and thought.  Then I found a cool tutorial on un-paper towels.

I got to try out some new skills.  I'd never sewn with terry cloth before.  I hadn't put in snaps before either.  That was WAY harder than I thought it would be.  (I used one of those hammer it on dealies.  Next time, I might try the plier/squeezy tool.  I was just worried my hands would be too wimpy.)

Bonnie's pictures are far nicer than mine.  Check it out on her blog in action.  Here's my subpar photo:

covert project

I also sent her a journal because I feel I must share my lust for journals with others.

Green Journal Cover

I got an amazing package from Cindy over at Spin the Bobbin.
I've met her at the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.  She made me a gorgeous clutch for my wedding!

Covert Robin gift rec'd!

In all my to do list, I never had a clutch for myself on the list.  Now I don't have to!
Also, she knows of my love of all things Tula and sent me some Salt Water.  I HAVE to do something with that kraken.

Thanks to all the lovely women who organized the Covert Robin!

growing to do list....

Seriously, y'all, my to do list is like a room of bunnies.  I turn my back for a few minutes...and there's a herd.

Which is not to say that I haven't gotten some stuff done.
(The wedding stuff just seems to keep multiplying...even as I tick off my list.)

What's done:

The Must Dash quilt has been gifted.  The dad teared up.

Must Dash done!

This was my April finish for the Year of Lovely Finishes.

A Lovely Year of Finishes
I'll be linking up!

Other finishes:

I'm plugging away at my bags.  I had 14 on my to do list.  Got through a bunch and have a few more in progress.  I'm trying to finish my project for the "I love the 80s swap" to mail out Fri, so other pieces are on hold.

Here are the done ones:

Bags cont.
More bags!

I need to baste my Heal top and my Orbit top.

Here's the Heal:

Heal Circle quilt

I don't have a pic of the Orbit one on my camera yet.

I finished my Heal blocks for April.

Heal Blocks, April and mailed my last 4x5 block for this quarter.

4x5, Hive#3 for quirkyhannah

I still have a TON to do.  I've been dealing with wedding stuff still.  I have a crapload of crayons to finish casting and mail, hopefully with the swap item on Fri.  I want to mail them north before it gets too hot and they might melt.

I'm trying to finish up parent conferences this week...and not sleep too much because of my allergies.  I'm trying to retain my sewing mojo.  To be truthful, I really miss sewing with a crew.  I need to break out the big machine.  I started a quilt at StashBash to try to get more acquainted with it.  I'm ordering a low tension bobbin to see if I can overcome some of the FMQ trauma from before.

Also, my stack of quilts I want to be making now include:
A Retro Flowers
the Steampunk one from Amitie
The Marcelle Medallion
Tula's blocks

ACk.  Can someone make the days longer?