WIP Wednesday: Fancy as…

Well. Here I am, back in the world of the living. Most of the four pounds I gained over the last two weeks have slid back off. My roots are being replanted in my home soil, and I’m feeling more normal.  Correction: as normal as can be with the ramp up of fall baseball season for my son and a wrist injury for my husband from a fall at work.

Speaking of family, here we all are, looking Fancy at the wedding last Saturday. Fun story: I was afraid the dress I bought wouldn’t fit since it was a size I hadn’t worn since college.  Even though I know I weigh the same as in college, there’s still a fat girl in my head telling me to quit fooling myself. I shoved a cookie in that fat girl’s mouth (and my own) and tried the dang dress on and VOILA it totally fit.

Moral of the Story: Sometimes the voices in your head are full of crap. And cookies.

Having recovered from the travel, I finally dove back into sewing last night and made some more progress on the quilting on “A Little Birdie Told Me”.

This is the center panel, shown from the (pieced) back of the quilt.  I’m mostly outlining the design in the printed panels for those parts and adding loops and circles in the frames. For the outer border of the quilt I’m doing feathers. I started off in one of the printed fabrics on the border so it wouldn’t be so obvious if I goofed up the feathers.  I’ll save the solid fabric border for last!

I’ve got our regular guild sew-in this Thursday, a full-day retreat on Saturday, and then a full day class the following Saturday. I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be getting in some quality sewing time in the next few weeks!

11 Replies to “WIP Wednesday: Fancy as…”

  1. That’s a great family pic! 🙂 Seeing the quilting on the panel quilt makes me want to make one now. I even have a couple of panel contenders in my stash. Happy stitching! 🙂

  2. Totally love and live this: Moral of the Story: Sometimes the voices in your head are full of crap. And cookies.

    I am going to put it up above my desk. You should, too.

  3. Pretty lady! So nice to see your happy little family all dressed up and smiling! Bloomer looks like a model 🙂 And you should remember: you are fat NO MORE! 🙂

  4. Lovely photo!
    voices in the head are almost ALWAYS wrong.
    Love that quilting - I am so jealous of that ability. I’ve been quilting for more years than i will admit and still can’t do that.

  5. You look great in that dress! I’m glad the fat girl in your head didn’t keep you from trying it on.

  6. What a wonderful picture of all of you, and you look great in that dress! I can’t help but notice how proud your son looks. I love it 🙂

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