Okay, Okay, I Know…

Well, it seems every time I make a good resolution to you all, something goes slightly wrong…Like me not posting for over a month.

Whoops.

It’s not that I haven’t been quilting. I have been. Bunches and bunches actually. Almost all of the little free time is spent quilting, but due to that, I have little other free time to do things like posting. That’s all fine and dandy, but I thought that you all might like an update.

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Yes, I know. Lots of bright colors…But with the coming spring, why not? I think they’re wonderful and they make me happy. They also happen to be part of the “52 in 2015″ project that my mom and I have undertaken¬†https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/52-in-2015/. I’m excited to keep working.

-S.J.

P.S. I’m planning on doing some serious remodeling to the blog here in a little while, so if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear it.

Agricultural Work Comes To Quilting

Though I am predominately a quilter, I also love the outdoors. Along with that love for the outdoors comes a love of plants and flowers, so my house is full of them. My personal favorite is a miniature lemon tree that we got when I was either five or six. I think that my parents never expected any fruit to come off that tree, or even for the tree to survive, but because they’re good parents, and they loved me, they bought me a lemon tree, Utah living and all. It took a couple of years, but every summer, we’d move the tree outside to soak up the sunny goodness, and during the winter it lived a safe and warm distance from a window so it could be sunny and not froze.

After about 2 years, we got a few lemons off it. I believe that the first “Crop” was something like four 1/4 pound lemons off the 1 1/2 tall tree. These small but immensely satisfying harvests continued for several years, until about 3 years ago, when we started getting more like 20 lemons instead of four. I harvested the first lemon of this year on Thursday.

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This particular fruit weighs more than half a pound, and has about 20 fellows on the tree.

Thanks for reading

-S.J.

Done And Coming

I’ve been working on this for AGES. Unfortunately, I have no official start-date for this long-time UFO (Unfinished Fabric Object (Is it a UFO? Not technically fabric I suppose, but it’s sort of in the same boat as all those things…Right?)) but it’s been at some stage of construction for at least a year now (Conservative estimate). AND NOW…

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It’s done!!!!!!!!

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And along with this complete crochet project, I have started a mystery…

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Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

Here We Go…Again

Regardless of my lack of posting, I have been very productive. One of my former teachers had her first baby a few days ago, and this is the baby’s quilt.

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Her husband still teaches at my school, so when we get back from Winter break I’ll be delivering it him. The quilt is made with scraps (No surprise) from a variety of different people and places. I will admit that if I’d had many more of the big pieces of print, I’d have probably hoarded them for myself and made a quilt for Sparkle instead of baby.

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Thanks for reading, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

-S.J.