Hello!

Hello everybody, how are your weeks going? I personally am ready for Friday, because we have a teacher rest day, and then we all get a break from school.

-Sparkle

Well, If Nothing Else….

So, as many of you know, my mom and I are big into thrift shopping. Weather it be thrift stores or garage sales, it’s kinda what we do. We’ve always had really good experiences with this (Including prom dresses), so frequently, that’s just how we shop. I’m going to be moving into high school, and this means one thing: Totally new wardrobe.

You may be wondering “Why would moving into high school require a new wardrobe?”. There is a simple answer to this. The middle school has a uniform, the high school has a “dress code”. All of my school wardrobe is the uniform, so I am lacking any clothes to go to high school with. My mom’s challenge: Can we buy your whole wardrobe with $100?

Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but it’s really not. Saturdays are shopping days, and we did quite well I think. I’ll give you all full details, later, but here’s a basic rundown.

6 Tops/ 2 pairs of jeans - Garage sale - $3.00

(one pair of the jeans not shown)

1 Top – Garage sale – $0.25

2 Tops/ 1 adorable jacket – Thrift store – $10.00

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I am so pleased! Not a bad start for a first weekend, and I have all summer to finish the work started.

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle

 

No way….

As I signed in today, I saw something amazing. I have been blogging 2 whole years! No way, I had no idea that it’s been that long. Of course, that might be due to my shameful neglect of you all during my schooling months, (sorry) but still, two years, no way! Thank you all for being so patient with me, and for helping me so much with your encouraging and helpful comments.

I’ve grown so much over these years, and I thank all of my faithful readers. You deserve quite a bit of praise for all you have done to help me become a better quilter, sewer, and, upon occasion, fashion model (kinda). 

I also want to say thank you to my mother, Deanna. She started this blog for me (setup and such) for my twelfth birthday 2 years ago, and I could not have done any of what I do with out her help. She’s taught me everything I know about quilting, in some way or another. Even the things I have self taught were caused because she encouraged me to be curious and take chances and make mistakes (of which there were many when I first started). So thank you Mom for everything you do. I love you. If any of you want to check out my Mom’s blog, it’s called weddingdressblue.wordpress.com

I’ve really enjoyed these two years, and hope to enjoy many more to come. 

Thank you all,

Sparkle Jane

 

Hello!

I hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday! It’s a little cold here in Utah, and it’s snowing/raining/slushing/I-don’t-know -whating outside, which is nice. We definitely need the moisture.  Water is any form at any time is welcome in a desert. I’ve been quilting on the wave quilt some more today.  Funny how much warmer you are when you’re buried under the quilt you’re working on….

-Sparkle

As Another Day Approaches….

Good morning all!

I have to write something brief, but I must fly, because school calls. 

I know that some of you are aware that I’m a ballerina, and here is my latest update on that. I have recently started Pasdedux. Since I know that most of you have no idea what the means, (and I’m not sure that it’s spelled quite right) I shall tell you. It’s a French word that basically means dancing with partners. I have been having so much fun with it! There are so many things that you can do with partners that you can’t do by yourself, and every new discovery is so exciting. My partner has been working so hard (which I’m grateful for) and we have been making a lot of progress. I don’t have any picture, sorry. 

Happy Tuesday! 

-Sparkle

And Now…

Well,  I made good resolutions, and I kept them for a  while I guess, but it’s the “for a while” that’s so disappointing. I did do very well, at least for a while, and I am proud of myself for that. But now, I must make up for these many days that I have been neglecting you all shamefully. I apologize for my neglect, and here is the make-up for that.

Here is my latest one-up on my “science project”. The wave quilt is going beautifully, and I love it more and more with every stitch. I’ve decided what I’m going to do with it to. I’ve had a  quilt on my bed for  a while, one that I made when I was ten, or maybe 11,  (I think). But now, that sweet little show-winning will be given a  slight break. The wave quilt will move to the bed this May, when I do my enormous room clean. So here is a picture of that well-beloved and used quilt, for those of you who haven’t met it yet.

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This was a picture taken just after the huge room clean last year.

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This is a  shot that my mother took at the fair that I entered the quilt in. It won first, and I was so pleased. But that was years ago, and now…

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I’m starting the hand quilting on the wave quilt. I’m planning on entering it in the fair this year. I’m having so much fun with this, and I shall try to keep you all informed with how it’s going. It’s going to take the other quilts place on the bed, and I’m sure it will keep me very warm.

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

 

 

Two For The Reading Of One!

So, after a very long week (or weeks) of school work and general mayhem, I think that I’m ready to post. I have been sewing in all the general mayhem though, and I have gotten through two different steps in my science water quilt, so you’re getting them both at once.

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All the cutting associated with this was very tiring, but I got through it. One  a few of the strips, there were little bit’s left that I could use in other parts of the quilt, so I used almost all of the fabric I had sewn. This looked like a rather enormous project to me, and that was daunting for me, but I got through it ok.

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This is half of the top. I haven’t uploaded the full quilt pics, sorry. It’s so beautiful, plus it’s a really good size. I was overall, very pleased. I enjoyed this part of the project, but the next step is even more exciting. I’m going to hand-quilt the whole thing!

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane