I've decided that I am going to learn how to sew - more specifically, I'm going to learn how to quilt. It took me a week to be able to buy anything more than fabric - I was paralyzed every time I went into a craft store. Shopping and Crafting are both in my bones, and have NEVER intimidated me. It was a feeling I was not used to. I'm also a person who likes to jump in and do things - so this quilting business was cramping my style - I had to slow down, read, and try to learn what to do.
I've still only quickly read what is essential and what I need to do - I am who I am. This weekend I'm on call, which means I need to stay close to home - so I thought it would be a good project weekend. Knowing I can't start sewing away a quilt the way I want to (I haven't even tried to use my sewing machine yet) - so I went and bought a pattern for an owl quilt I saw online. I figured I could at least start cutting the applique's. These are the beginnings of an owl quilt designed by Amy Bradley (The Hoots Pattern). I found someone had taken this pattern and made it a little more adult - which is my aspiration. (Adapted).
I'm also still enjoying my Unity Stamp Company Stamp of the Week. Here's my 2nd project with the 2nd stamp of the week. I have weeks 3 and 4, and hope to show you 4 cards by the end of the weekend. I'm also hopeful to get to know my sewing machine - by making some 2 sided cloth napkins. I bought my first 2 yards of fabric today - it's a big step.