I’m back with the quilting bug!

Hey everyone – Yes, I’m still alive. 🙂 It’s crazy to think it’s been almost HALF a year since I’ve quilted…time sure does fly! For those of you that have been following me, you’ll know that on February of this year I had my son, Ethan. Well, he’s 6.5 months old now and he’s been keeping me busy!
Left: a few weeks old; Right: 6 months!
When i was pregnant, everyone kept saying to “enjoy every minute because they grow up really fast!” Now I know what everyone meant – it is so true. Ethan has grown so much. Two weeks ago he started crawling, and now he’s trying to stand up on things. Motherhood is amazing…and very time consuming, especially with a full time job…
But, things are starting to fall into place. 🙂 I’m back with the quilting bug, and exciting and creative things are brewing for the remainder of the year!
But first thing’s first.  I’ve decided to start fresh with a NEW sewing space. It’s a work in progress, but here’s what I got so far. I don’t have that much space to work with, so I’m going for a bright and organized sewing area.

It’s very plain right now. I plan on sewing curtains using Chevron fabric for the window above the desk. And I’m on the hunt for a cute stool/chair that I can reupholster with fabric of my choice.

Here’s the bookcase to the right of the desk…once I’m quilting again I want to work with these babies…

I love this organizer I got from Ikea. The drawers are so big I can see all the pretty fabrics. Yay for no more unforgotten bundles buried in my stash!

And heck yes, I kept some charm packs from my store. 😉 I’m a bit of a fabric hoarder if you haven’t realized that by now. 😐

I hope you’re all having a great week! Until next time…(and I promise it won’t be half a year this time…;-p)

17 Responses to I’m back with the quilting bug!

  1. symone August 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Yay welcome back, your little one is adorable!

  2. Susan August 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Ethan is adorable! Glad to hear you are both doing well!

  3. Cheree @ The Morning Latte August 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Welcome back! Yes, time flies! 6 months already!? Your sewing space looks like its off to a good start! Drawers are so nicely organized!

  4. Victoria McLean Hall August 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    What a gorgeous little boy! Keep us posted with how your sewing space comes on, i'm jealous already!!

  5. mindingmomma August 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Ethan is so cute and such a good reason to be gone. Love the new space.

  6. Rhea Peque August 28, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    Nice to hear you back. Now and then I check your Blog. Thank you for the things you share.

  7. MaureenM August 28, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Glad to see you pop up in Google reader today:) He's so cute and at such a great age…I'd say your 6.5 months was very well-spent! The sewing will be there for you always. I wanted to thank you again for the Simply Charming baby quilt tutorial…I have made several as gifts and they have turned out so cute. Such a blessing…thanks for sharing!

  8. Behind Margery's Daw! August 28, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Welcome back. Ethan is soooo gorgeous! Time does fly and you can never get that time back when they are tiny. I stayed at home with my three children. I was lucky enough to be on such low wages it wasn't worth me going back to work!!! It was hard, we were skint, but I loved being with them. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are up to.

    Love Marge xx

  9. Kathleen O'Grady August 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    What a sweet gorgeous boy. Looking forward to following your blog 🙂

  10. Sandy August 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    So nice to see you back! Ethan is adorable. Can't wait to see what you come up with next, as I love your tutorials 🙂

  11. Hannah Crain August 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    happy to "google" quilts and find your blog! my friend and I just started our very first quilt yesterday! so much fun! 🙂

  12. KatheG August 29, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Welcome back! You have been missed. Ethan is soooo cute – don't blame you for staying out of the sewing room although your new one looks like fun – just keep the bottom drawers locked up. He sure looks happier today and so very loved.

  13. Lisa August 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Ethan is beautiful! So glad you're back. I enjoy you blog a lot!

  14. Needle little Balance August 31, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    What a cutie! (Great that you are back!)

  15. Lisa August 31, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Nice to see you, lovely little boy you have their

  16. Jean(ie) September 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    A friend sent me and I'm now a follower. I'm near you. Can't wait to see what you sew!

  17. terryt1955 September 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    I found your blog just as you were taking a LOA with your darling baby boy. So glad you're back! I've made your stripy pillow and it was a big hit! Can't wait to see the evolution of your sewing space as I'm in the same boat (although my 5 kids are now grown but we babysit our grandson everyday). So much fun and they grow up even faster than my kids did.

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