summer vacation

Posted by on August 16, 2009 in other things | 7 comments

It seems that every year around this time I get a little lackadaisical about blogging. I guess we all need a break now and then. It was a bit of a stressful week, since I had to spend a few days with my mother-in-law, but yesterday I engaged in a little fabric therapy, and worked on one of my current quilt projects. I feel much better now.

Triangle quilt

I thought I had made 204 three-piece triangles (200 and 4! that's a lot of triangles!), but I seem to be short a few. My wall is not quite big enough for the entire quilt, so the bottom three rows are on the floor. By the end of the day I was getting a little confused, so I decided to take a little break, and I think I'll start sewing rows together next weekend.

Meanwhile, it was time for a little iPhone accessorizing. I needed a small pouch for my charger and earphones, so I whipped up this little number, and I think it will be quite useful. The one complaint I have about my phone is that the battery charge doesn't last long at all, so I feel like I need to keep the charger with me at all times. Oh, wait, two complaints, the earphones are terribly uncomfortable, I need to get a new pair, preferably with a microphone.  Especially since I downloaded a couple sleep apps (SleepStream, Ambiance, and Sleep Machine Lite). I have the free versions, so when I decide which one I like best, I might just splurge for the paid version. It saved my from having to listen to a basset hound barking all night last week, which probably also saved the basset hound's life. Instead I listened to Tea Garden windchimes layered with a light rainfall, and drifted right off. Lovely!Do you iPhone users out there have any favorite apps to recommend? I'd love to hear about them!

Rose pouch2

Back to the pouch. I got the little clasp from the jewelry section of the craft store. I think it's for making a key ring. I would have preferred that the round hook be a small D-ring, but it works well enough as is. I made the lining a tiny bit longer so it was like a bit of piping around the edge. Of course I had to do a little applique on the back, just for fun.

Rose pouch

Despite the fact that I may be blogging less this month, I am starting to get the hang of this twitter thing, so feel free to follow me, if you'd like. I'm not super interesting, but I'm working on it. That's another thing I love about my iPhone, I can tweet anytime, from anywhere! Blogging is a little harder, I am working on my phone camera skills and my phone typing skills.


  1. Wow!
    That is going to be an incredible quilt! What a great design!!!

  2. I love the quilt design as well. Even if design is not involved it seems as if simply touching fabric is therapeutic. I’m in the process of sorting fabric for a Postage Stamp Quilt–very healing.

  3. Thanks! I can’t take too much credit, I’m following a pattern, but I just love it! I can’t wait to see it finished!
    Sent from my iPhone

  4. It is therapeutic! I often design my own quilts, but this time I just wanted someone else to do all the thinking for me :o) I bet your postage stamp quilt will be so special for you, using your grandmother’s fabrics. What a wonderful tribute to her!
    Sent from my iPhone

  5. Wow your quilt is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it all done. Your pouch is so cute. I love the flower. Yay for twitter! I am easing into it slowly.

  6. Thanks!
    I’m easing into Twitter slowly too, it’s starting to get fun :o)
    Sent from my iPhone

  7. Beautiful quilt!!!

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