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.

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Working Away….

New baby quilt!!! I’m absolutely in love with my little pin wheels! I normally dislike a binding being the same fabric as the back, but somehow it works…

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So there’s another little quilt done! 🙂

-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.

Yes or No…

So, I thought that my picture arrangement was for this outfit was sheer genius, but looking at the pictures…I don’t think this worked quite as well as I hoped. Oh well, you are all creative people, I’m sure you can put all of this together. It was a good idea that was modeled in a slightly unfortunate way.

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I thought that the tree shade would provide some artistic shading for the outfit…The shading was accomplished, but not in quite the way I expected.

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This outfit consists of a very simple black dress, a much used and loved red belt, and my all purpose red jacket which I kind of wear whenever it works. And sometimes when it doesn’t I’m sure. The final touch (And my favorite) are my perfect red shoes, which are not only classy, but comfy as well.

Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

Should It Fly?

So, I need a new way to post consistently. I’m absolutely terrible at remembering, and this is a problem. I really do want to post, and I love hearing from all of you, but hey, my life is busy, and in the process,  I forget. So, here’s my plan. Every Saturday, I’ll post an outfit from the week, explaining a few things about it, and a few clothing suggestions. I’ll post other stuff too when I think about it and get the time, but hopefully this’ll help me remember.

So, I know this is a day late, but better late then never.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis outfit consists of several things, but here’s a list, top to bottom.

Fabulous Black Hat: Garage sale find by Mom, $1.00.

Indian Looking Choker Necklace: Given by a friend who works on movie sets.

White T-shirt: Thrift store purchase, $2.00.

Ripped Up (But not holey) Brand Name Jeans: Given to me at garage sale by someone who wanted to get rid of stuff. The added fabric behind the holes was my own act, I dislike gapping on my thighs.

PERFECT Turquoise And Brown Cowboy Boots: Sent to me by my fantastic grandmother, $60.00.

TOTAL: $63.00

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So, quick explanation of my thinking while putting this together.

This was built around the boots, and because of that, the outfit needed to be country. Jeans kind of symbolize country everything for me, so these ripped up brown accent jeans couldn’t have been more perfect. The white shirt was a point of vanity for me, I tan extremely easily and white makes me look even darker. The necklace matched beautifully, and it’s my favorite, so I figured I might as well wear it, and the hat…Well, I think that the hat needs little or not explanation considering  I was going for country.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo there’s my first attempt at fashion advice, don’t know how it went, but hopefully this will help me remember to post on a regular basis.

Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

School Promotes Creativity

So, I have a few things about school that I love. I enjoy math class, I really like writing, but I HATE losing my pens and pencils. At the beginning of a school year, I always get some nice pens and mechanical pencils, and by about a month into school, I can never find any of them. Not this year.

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I made a pen roll! No more frustrating pen disappearances, and I can always find what I need!

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School got me thinking. And now I can always find what I need!

-S.J.

The Endless Project…

We’ve all had those projects that we started…And they won’t end…

I’m being haunted by one of those “phantom” projects right now. It seems to me that no matter how many of the Frances quilt tops I get done,there’s just another one to smile evilly at me needing to be sewn together. AGH! This is driving me crazy! I’ll push through, I just might be crazy by the end.

-S.J.