Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Where did you go?

It has been a crazy couple of months.

To sum it up as quickly as possible -

-In early March, broke my hand. :( Needed surgery. :(  :( Couldn't sew. :(  :(  :(
(This is why the summing up needs to be quick!)
Still not back to 100%, but have hope for the very near future!

The night after surgery! :(

-So! Broken-hand Michie Lee needs something to do! GREAT IDEA! Join theatre company! Anam Cara Theatre to be exact. Big Love was the play. Awesome. Met LOTS of amazing people. Has sucked all my free-time away from me. But! Kept me distracted from not being able to sew!

Short post! But hand needs some more time before typing up the big blogs!

Piece Out,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I stole my own idea...

In Spring 2007, I bought an insane amount of April Cornell fabric.  It was a line of Moda fabric called the Sonnet Collections, and I kid you not, I must have bought at least two to three yards each of the ENTIRE collection.
From the blog:
And of course, I started cutting some half-square triangles, and then stuck them away for a REALLY long time. I refused to get rid of any of the fabric that I had bought to go with it, and this mess of April Cornell followed me around three different moves, in two different cities. Finally!, as of last week, I can say it's finished.  Note the teeny tiny size! 30" x 30". 

All the yards and yards of fabric I kept?  All donated to a good home! :) On Etsy for sale... here.

So...this pattern was inspiration for my B for Bicycle Quilt!  It's a little bit bigger than the above one...about 38" x 38" It too is for!  Pattern soon available. B is also for Button and Boat!


Piece Out,

Monday, January 31, 2011

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week

In honor of Ellen, my resident book geek, I give you Etsy seller BeanForest!

Piece Out,

Monday, January 24, 2011

In loving memory...

This week was a hard week. On Monday, January 17, we lost my Grand-Dad, Wilbur Presley Allen. We called him "Pop Pop".  He was only 71. He will be missed.

With love,

Geek of the Week


This week's Geek of the Week is a day late...but that's okay! Lately, we've been working on the house, trying to make it more homey and have more things around that make us smile.  That's why I picked Etsy seller KnobCreekMetalArts this week. I can totally see these on our bookshelves in the living room!

Piece Out,

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week

This week's Geek of the Week is Etsy seller littlebluebirdstudios. Let's just say that I will be owning one of the following very very VERY soon. These are all on up-cycled dictionary pages.

Piece Out,

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fallin' Out of Love With Snow

WARNING: By writing this post, I am fully admitting how much of a geeky gamer girl I am.

Remember when you were a kid and it snowed. It was probably the best day of the year. No school, plus you get to don all these water-proof layers of clothes, roll around on the ground, throw snowballs at your siblings, and ride a slippery sled down a really steep hill.

I REALLY miss those days. Now... I am just ready for it to be all over.

Since Friday January 7th, it has snowed about three different times and has accumulated about 10-12 inches of fluffy white beautiful snow. I have only been to work ONCE since then, and my car hasn't moved in a week.

I have been a giant slob of a human being, not being at all productive, and playing too many hours of video games to admit.

Plants vs. Zombies... on the iPad. Check it out here. Just go ahead and play. I blame World of Warcraft for my addiction. They snuck in a teaser version of this game as one of their quests. I think Blizzard and PopCap are working together. :)

While playing, E and I watched all 3 Lord of the Rings movies, the 3 original Star Wars movies, Rugrats, Spongebob, and Top Chef.  Plus! We finally watched Howl's Moving Castle...which was amazing! Based on the book by the same name.

All in all, it has been pretty.

Piece Out,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Geek of the Week

GEEK OF THE WEEK we are switching this to every Sunday, but this weeks Geek of the Week is Etsy seller, sewZinski with this most awesomest headband. At first glance, I thought it was a Harry Potter reference, but then when I looked closer and saw that is a Super Hero Lightning Bolt, I was hooked!

Check out the rest of sewZinski's Etsy shop here!

Piece Out,

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

26 Quilts in 52 Weeks - The Alphabet Quilt Project

26 Quilts in 52 Weeks
To make and design a quilt every two weeks, 
based on the alphabet.

26 quilts in alphabetical order:
The Alphabet Quilt Project

So, this is a challenge to myself. One crazy year of quilt design and quilt making, all based on fun appliques in alphabetical order. Do I think I'm crazy? Yes! But, it's also very motivational.

First up?

Quilt Measures 44" x 44"

Fun Apple Applique!

Pattern coming very soon! But right now, the quilt is for sale on The Etsy Shop.

Don't like apples? That's okay! A is also for Atom and Airplane.  Each pattern will come with 3 different appliques, so you can customize your own quilt.

Quilt #1 Finished...but still working on the pattern.

Have an idea of what B should be... Just fill in the Blank:
B is for _______.
(Bicycle, Bee, Bear?)

Piece Out,

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Otto the Bear-dog

Our sweet dog Otto, eating some doggie ice cream.
Yummy doggie ice cream from The Hop West.

Piece Out,

Renovating the Kitchen

Yes! Among all other things I do, I am also in the process of renovating my house.  We bought the house in June 2009 and have been slowly upgrading little things here and there.  It's a small cottage, only about 850 square feet, in West Asheville.  So I give you the kitchen! About 85% done!

Wall Art from Patty Bilbro
Check out Patty Bilbro's amazing work on her website here. If you love pottery, then you'll love her.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Etsy Geek of the Week

Another one of my New Year's Resolutions? 


My choice this week: Etsy Seller mydragon with these amazing Hair Clippies! They are only $10 and you can find them here!

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Happy New Year!

New Years Resolutions:

1.  Blog more! This, of course includes posting more updates, but also commenting on lots of other blogs as well! :)

2.  Take more photos. :( Didn't take a single one today. Going to blame it on the rain.

3. Use the stuff I have. No, I'm not talking about fabric or UFOs (Unfinished Objects), but more along the line of the amazing tools I have access to! My wonderful Bernina and all of it's embroidery features, my serger, and embroidery software!

4. No soda or sweet tea.  The lack of sweet tea might actually kill me! I did this once in High School where I stuck just to water and milk, but now I'm adding coffee and hot teas to the list.

5 Year Journal!
5. Keeping a food journal.  If you don't know me personally you may not know that I'm allergic to a variety of things, and every once in a while I'll eat something at a restaurant and later end up being sick as a dog.  Hopefully, this list will give me some idea of what to stay away from.

6. Keeping a 5 year journal.  Yesterday I purchased a year journal from an Etsy seller, J.J. Boyles. Vist her Etsy shop here and brace yourself for some drooling.  So for 5 year journaling, you take a year long journal and write brief statements about what you do each day.  That way, when you pick the same page the next year, you know what you were really thinking/doing the year before.  Thanks to Gwen @ Crow's Eye Studio for lending me the idea. I can't wait to get the journal and start!

I think I need this shirt.
7. Be more of a geek. Being a geek is great, but being a geek quilter is even better.  This year I'm going to embrace my nerdy-ness more and make more things that make me really happy. And, of course, admit more of a geeky side. Yes, I do play video games, yes I do wear glasses, yes I do read sci-fi books...and....well you get the point.

The awesome shirt can be found here.

Well, that's about it for today. Do you think I need to add any to the list?
Piece Out,