I'm finally back on my sewing machine after a hiatus of over a month. I had my baby! She's beautiful and wonderful, and everything went great. But the adjustment of going from a family of four to a family of five has been a challenging one and not much time was left for sewing. Fortunately she's started taking longer naps, which means I can sneak downstairs with the other kids and get some sewing in.
My August bee block is underway!
I think this is the first block in the bee that I'm actually sad to mail off...I wouldn't mind keeping it! I'm still working on piecing it together (and I actually made more progress since this photo was taken this afternoon) but I already really like it. The colors are really pretty to me. I hope the recipient likes it too.
I also got some work in on my mom's quilt. I'm over a third of the way done quilting, and I'm going to show it to her this weekend. Hopefully she'll like the direction it's going, since I don't want to rip out all of that quilting.
I also got an urge to start another mini-quilt...a paper pieced Mariner's Compass. We'll see if I actually get around to doing it...I feel like I have too many WIPs, and I want to finish some before I start some more.
It feels so good to have my hands back in fabric and my feet back on my treadle.