The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. –Joan Didion
I'm not sure if this spider, with its head-of-French-knots and button-bottom is whimsical or creepy. I mean, look at those legs and the bead-y orange eyes. This is the last piece of the hat portion of Zelda's Fancy Hat. I still have three brim pieces to do, but after I finished Stanley the Spider, it was time to put this project away for a bit.
The Christmas crafting has officially begun. I've got this table runner just about ready to baste and quilt. I'm going to make several different runners for various parties, and based on how quickly this one went together and barring any flare-ups of my chronic case of procrastination, I hope to be done with all handmade gifts with time to spare. Wish me luck.
100 Years and Still the Heartbeat of America
On November 3, Chevrolet celebrated its 100th birthday! Here's a look back at the last century.
Thank You for Your Votes
weekly themed quilt contest over at Quilting Bloggers. The theme was Remembering Veterans and I submitted the t-shirt quilt I made for Mr. Bug, using his old t-shirts, sweatshirts and work shirts from the Navy. My mom informs me that my dad voted from every single IP address he could, and called all my siblings and told them to vote from their computers and smart phones. I know many of you voted, and left me really nice comments of encouragement. I finished in 4th place, with 113 votes which is so amazing considering that the vote was split between 27 quilts. Thank you SO much to everyone who voted for me. I really appreciate it! It really made my weekend!
I Can't Help Myself
Part 1 of Breaking Dawn premiers at midnight on the 18th. I, somehow, lucked out and have tickets for a pre-screening at 5:15 pm on the 17th. I'm just a little excited. Here are a couple clips with scenes from the movie to help with the pre-wedding jitters.