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Quilting!

I’ve been busy being a mom and making things lately.  Finding some new hobbies & perfecting the “old” ones.  I just haven’t been blogging.  If you have followed me on instagram you’ve been able to see a lot of my fun stuff!  I am splitting and creating a project-only instagram – so far I’m not using it but please feel free to follow it for when I do!  User name is scrapsbyheather (crazy weird name to go with this blog – I know!)  As of right now I’m not using it yet – I want to hang onto the name and may move more quilting there & keep more personal on hbuchwitz. 

Why am I hoping to blog again?  Well in large part because I’m in the process of setting myself up to start offering my quilting services to the public!  I know I have the ability; with Sam a bit older I am starting to have the time; I just need to get my supplies and hardware all set up for a larger production scale!

I’m also planning to write up details on some of my recent adventures.  I’ve taken up knitting (I don’t devote much time to it but I love it).  I put my digital skills to use creating a class cookbook with 1st graders (and some friends; plus we raised $1000 for Andy’s school in the process).   I spearheaded bringing VBS back to our church after 5 years without it & had nearly 200 kids attend (and I maintained my sanity).  I have been quilting, making quilts and quilting those that I made.  I made a whole LOT of cloth baby diapers for Sam who is nearly done with them (serious potty training coming our way soon).  I’ve started designing my own quilt patterns.  Some of these I will make into patterns you can buy.   I’m currently making 20×20 wall hangings with characters from the movie Wall-E for Sam’s room.  I will try to share my experiences and advice on all of these and more in the coming months.

If you are looking for a long arm quilter let me know & I will clue you in to when I will be ramped up & ready to start taking quilts.  If you have a quilt you’d love to be made from scratch – let me know that too.

 

Christmas in July – Christmas Stockings

This was written in January… but I saved it up to post now.  I am not going to update the “what I am doing” section – it’s a look back to January!

I’ve been pretty busy with a newborn, 5 year old & Christmas prep going on.  I made very intricate cross-stitch stockings for Kevin & myself over the years (started mine in college & his while we were dating).  I started one for Andy when I was pregnant with him – 5+ years ago… it still isn’t done!  So I figure at this rate Sam will never get one!  Time to make a new plan!  I saw this pattern (Merry) by Camille Roskelley when she made them for herself & in her instagram posts during the holidays.  Here’s a peak into my finished products.IMG_5484 - 2013-12-10 at 22-04-20

 

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