Tuesday, October 16, 2007

birthday goodness!

my mom bought me last-minute patchwork gifts! yeah! it is so beautiful and it is really inspiring me to make a quilt! i have always been kinda partial to functional art so i like making clothing, toys, etc. but wall hanging quilts don't appeal to me as much. i want to use them, cover up with them, get all cuddly. my mom once had to find one word to describe me and her word was "cozy." i think she is definately right! so maybe i will make the wall hanging quilts larger or make it for miriam to use. but the day after i got the book (which joelle signed! i felt so special! i know she probably does it for all the books, but i don't care i loved it) i made the puzzle ball! it was really easy to follow her instructions. i didn't quite understand why she said to do certain things but i just did it and it turned out perfect! i didn't have any safety pins to hold it together while i sewed it but i made it work. i just sewed a few pieces at a time.

and bethany at bitty betty sent me some awesome shoes and a cutie little doggie for my birthday. she was doing a birthday give-away and i shared the same birthday as her son so she made me a little something! isn't he adorable!!! thank you bethany!


  1. Oh... He looks right at home in your new studio!
    The puzzleball is gorgeous!

    Happy birthday!

  2. That ball looks majorly complicated - well done!

  3. The puzzle ball is great! I love the colours of the fabric that you used! I have Last Minute Stitched and Last Minute Knitted maybe I need to get Last Minute Patchwork too!

    You should look for the Danish word "hygge" - apparently it's really a way of life - and it means cozy!!

  4. That puzzle ball is gorgeous! Great combo of fabrics...

  5. Wow. Your puzzle ball looks waaaaay better/nicer/neater than any of mine did. I made three, and I wasn't happy with a single one, but yours looks perfect. Bravo!