Get Lazy with Sarah

Hey, I just remembered that I have a blog!  That hasn’t been updated since February!   Not sure why- maybe I lost my stitching mojo. Chasing an adorable toddler all day leaves little energy for much else. And although it’s been 19 months, it’s still not easy living without Gwen.

But I did manage to squeeze in a few projects. First, a mini quilt for DQS 10.  Disappearing nine patch with batiks.

Mini quilt for DSQ 10

And my first Dresden Plate for the Lovely Linen Bee.  I was plenty nervous about attempting this block, but it turned out nicely!

May block for lovely linen bee

This block for the Linen Bee was the most improvisational thing I have ever done.  At first it seemed I was just making a big ol’ mess.  But, again, the end product looked much better than expected.

April block for Lovely Linen Bee

Yesterday I made these bibs with my very best fabrics for a baby shower.  This was a really fun shower because there were many beautiful handmade gifts.

Bibs for a baby shower

In non-sewing news, we had a clematis explosion,

Clematis explosion

then a lily explosion.  We are still waiting for the tomato and green bean explosions.

Lily explosion

And after 10 years, I got a new car!  This comely machine is a 2011 Subaru Outback and I am in love with it.

New wheels!

The purchase of this vehicle was most exciting, yet somewhat bittersweet.  As part of the deal, I traded in the handicap van I had used to ferry Gwen around town for so many years.  I couldn’t help but feel that I was losing another little piece of the remnants of her life. Yeah, the van is just a “thing”. And  I will never lose my love for my daughter or the wonderful memories of our time with her.  But still….


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12 Responses to “Get Lazy with Sarah”

  1. Jenn Greenleaf Says:

    ::waves:: I don’t know if you remember me from livejournal “back in the day,” but I was artist_writer on there. Before that, we used to be connected on (which now seems to be gone for good?). I’d love to reconnect with you again. It’s been a long time and ((HUGS)) it looks like we have a lot to catch up on.

  2. Sarah's Sistah Says:

    I love those clematis!! I’ve never seen that kind before. Would they grow in Zone 10?

    • Get Stitchy with Sarah Says:

      They are Arctic Queen Clematis. Some places list them as hardy to zone 9b and others say they are good to zone 10, so it’s worth a try because they are gorgeous. Mine are on an east facing wall so they get morning sun.

  3. Audra Greene Says:

    I can’t wait to see you! We are heading that way soon. We do having a sewing project we were hoping you could help E with. Her new Sunday School teachers gave all the kids a Bible cover and her strap broke on day 2. It is also a tad small for the Bible but I told her cousin Sarah could fix it all up easily. 🙂

  4. jessica Says:

    oh! i was so happy to see a new post from you! big love and hugs and squeezes for you. what toddler do you speak of? yay for quilting and stitching and flowers and that awesome amazing love you carry for Gwen. smooooches!


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  6. Christine Says:

    Lovely quilts and lovely flowers!! Glad to hear things are going good 🙂

  7. Lynsey Says:

    😉 love the quilts! Gwen is right where she should be–in your heart. You’re right it’s just a thing and I’m glad you have a shiny new thing to cart yourself around in.

    I’ve missed you!!! Let’s go do something when you are off!

  8. Katharine Says:

    Fabric and flowers – what could be better?!? Enjoyed your post.

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