Working on a new quilt during any available free time, which is not much, but occasionally there is a minute here and there. I think that is the beautiful thing about my studio. I can leave a project out and work on projects when I have a minute and then walk away and lock the door. (This also means I haven't done much scrapbooking.)
My current quilt is probably a pattern somewhere I just don't know the particulars. Linda Brannock created something similar only in circles. Her quilt was my inspiration, only I had a few squares cut and decided to make it work.
So I cut out a "few" more squares... large 8", medium 6" (I need a few more), small 4 1/2". I need 340 in each size for a king size quilt.
working in groups of four, mix and match squares
Sew squares leaving the edges raw. When this quilt is washed it will have really great "fuzzy" edges. I am using brown thread because it seem to look a little more homespun.
Cut each sewn block into four 4" blocks
Use one side of each of the four blocks to create the new block and sew back together using a quarter inch seam.
As I watched the children this weekend I thought again about birth order, this is independent of biology. Most birth order information only includes up to 4 children. As we have doubled that we look our our family in pairs: 1. Big girls 2. Little girls 3. Big Boys 4. Little boys.
The children in pairs are close in age and there is some time between each pair. I will admit that there was NO planning in the way this all turned out, it just happened.
The oldest of each pair (the babies are still forming their personalities but thus far this holds true) is typically the guardian and caretaker in the pair. The youngest of the pair is all about the fun. It creates a fun sense of balance to watch the different pairs work and play together.
The oldest of each pair is more organized (not necessarily more clean) and typically more introverted. The younger of the pairs do great in social situations and thrive around people.
These are generalizations of course, but it's surprising to see the similarities. We had a couple of the oldest children play exclusively together over the weekend and their younger counterparts play together and it was quite fascinating to see the changes in the way play happened.
Makes me think about my family and our growing up and how much of my personality was affected by my birth order? Or if it's just who I am? (I'm the oldest by the way).
I love this photo display. It makes me happy every time I walk into the room. (7gypsies clipboard frames) (photos by Jessi Stringham and Candice Stringham... I do not think they are related, we just have a thing for Stringham photographers.)
Walked into the office today to find this.... not quite 18 months and he's on the computer taking photos. He LOVES the computer, any computer and apparently he's quite good with the mouse. or he just likes to see himself... "Photo booth" was left open but the culprit will remain anonymous.
I'm taking a photography class and the assignment this week was framing. The other student have these amazing architectural locations and are producing some amazing photos. Then there is me... waiting until the last minute for the children to get healthy (flu... yuck) and some inspiration as to what I could do here at home. Nothing like turning in the assignment at the last minute. this might also give you a glimpse of what I've been working on...
trying a little back light situation from the only tiny window in my studio. I think I like the next one a bit more. It's really been fun to experiment and try new things. Light is very fascinating to me. Can a person study light?
This could be record for me at least in the last few years. I can remember a time when I was creating 4 or 5 in a day. It was an insane pace, but I it was fun at the same time. I have learned that I most creative when I have a starting point and that rarely comes from a photo. I think I'm a backward scrapper. I have something I want to say or try and so I find a photo to work with the layout.
If anyone is interested I have a huge list of random themes or starting points that I could add weekly. It might give me incentive to create a layout each week. I not trying to compete with the hundreds of other wonderful inspiration blogs that are out there. I don't have illusions of anything like that... just an informal thing. Let me know.
(at layout it a bit blurry because the slide protector was really hard not to get a glare from)
Jessi took nearly all of the family photos. I love the personalities she has captured.
He still won't sit. Not on his own, but he is crawling and moving everywhere. I also feel like I can say that he is the cutest baby ever (only because I didn't have anything to do with this genetic makeup.) Love this baby... look at his dimples. So cute. Okay... I'm done.
just finished downloading the Conference talks to the ipod. I'm excited to do a little late night work and really listen and soak in some inspiration. Waxing again about an inanimate object... but I love that little piece of equipment!