Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Embroidery: Take One

In an attempt to make a Babushka doll for my DQS10 partner, I tried my hand at embroidering for the first time.  Here she is in all her monk-hairdo glory:

I like her.  But I'm still not sure of the total quilt plan.  I tried putting a second one next to her or even a set of three.  Nah, didn't look right.  Some of it is fear of clashing fabrics.  Funny problem for a quilter to have.  I need to stretch out of my color comfort zone!

So of course, in true WIP schizophrenia mode, I started a completely different one.  This one is a quilt I've been wanting to start for a while.  A doll quilt with an applique scene.  A tree, a house, and a clothesline.  Yes, it's been done before.  But I LOVE IT.  So we'll see.  I'll show you that when I make more progress on it.

In other news, I've become a Twitterholic.  Like, my iPhone gets more action than any teenage boy under the bleachers.  It's a sickness really.  I'm going to need an intervention (no, Mom, that doesn't mean I actually want an intervention.  You can pry this phone from my cold, dead hands.)

Speaking of cold, dead hands, I have been hired on to be an official assistant to The Carrie Ryan.  You know how we all wish we had minions? (John/QuiltDad, I'm talkin to you)  Well, I just became one.  Apparently when you become a New York Times Bestselling Author, you get to put a The in front of your name and have People.  So now Their People can call Her People and Her People is me.  This cracks me up to no end.  I figure my first and foremost job will always be staking my claim as her big sister which means giving her a hard time whenever possible ;-)


  1. LOL! Wait, minions? I had no idea you were available! So when can you move to NC and start? I have some cutting that needs to get done, and I still can't grasp a rotary cutter!

  2. What a lovely Babushka, I really love her!