Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Small projects -- Yep, I'm still sewing!

Some of my projects for the #HogwartsSwap I love all of these things so much!
I'm not one to mention how absent from my blog I've been -- I have been -- but I try not to spend time whining about it. I blog for myself... and I wish I had more time to devote to it. If you're wondering though, I HAVE been blogging an awful lot recently... over on the Chicago MQG blog. I've been the tech/blog/forum officer for the past two years, and it's been a time hog here recently. I love helping with my guild, but I'm looking forward to next spring when I'll be back to just managing my own blog! 

A little binding action. 
Another factor in my lack of blogging, has been that I have been working on some projects I can't share just yet. These are mostly projects for magazines. It is still pretty unreal to be preparing projects for a publication. I'm really happy about this step in my professional sewing. I really love writing up patterns and I'm hoping to branch into publishing a couple quilt patterns. I'm pressing myself to grow. I don't want to play it safe all the time. It's fun and exhilarating to try something new and challenging! 

Happy Halloween! Simple raw edge applique pillow using Pellon Wonder Under! - This fabric glows in the dark!
So though, many of my recent projects are not ready to be shared just yet, there are some fun sewn items I've been working on here and there. 

A tiny finish. Voile is amazing. Machine binding is my friend.
For the most part these smaller projects are getting posted to Instagram (@mommysnaptime) - but for the less tech savvy I'll share them here too. 

In case you wondered, the best two books I've found about Cochlear Implants (and I've read a ton of them): "The Parents' Guide to Cochlear Implants" by Patricia Chute, and "Let's Hear It For Almigal"by Wendy Kupfer.

Oh yeah. This is happening too -- Allie is getting a Cochlear Implant soon! We're super excited / a little nervous. I think it's going to be a great thing for her. Also, she is EXCITED that her processor will be waterproof. She can't wait to be able to hear while at the pool!!!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Emily! It has been almost a year since I've read any quilty blogs. Not much sewing going on :(. But I decided to visit my old friends, and saw here that Allie is getting a CI. Very exciting! If you want to be hooked up with somebody localish, I have a very good friend with two boys who have had CIs for 9 and 14 years. She is super connected and has probably the most CI knowledge/auditory developing skill of anybody outside of the CI makers. Let me know if you would like to hook up with her.