Monday, September 03, 2012

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!  I am very much enjoying a job that has paid holidays, and wishing my husband could share this benefit with me.  I am also very thankful for a mother-in-law who took my children to the park and to lunch toda!  With that break I did a little laboring of my own:

Here I am piecing my first quilt (this is from a few days ago).  I set a self-imposed deadline of today to finish this little quilt for my baby girl.  I am proud to say I made it!  Onward with the Christmas crafting!  (If only I were kidding...This year will involve more woodworking.)
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Most of the fabric is Heather Ross' Crafty Chloe line from Hancock Fabrics. The rest is from bed sheets that are no longer serviceable.  I used our old cloth diapers for the batting, and let me tell you, those diapers are dense!  You see, I am trying to keep myself on a strict budget.  The more things I use that I already own the better.  Repeat after me thrifty =crafty.  I don't think I'll be making anymore quilts in the near future.  But for now, both my little ones have their very own quilt made just for them by family.