Friday, April 13, 2007

This weeks theme is "Hobby" I haven't participated in Photo Hunters for a couple of weeks because of travel and forgetfulness. So, here are my hobby pics... I collect fabric...

Then I get out the sewing machine...
Then I start to piece the fabric together .... this is the one I'm in the middle of right now...

Then we have a quilt top... well, lots of quilt tops... I love to piece them... then they just sit around... or I sell them at a yard sale. :)

I have more pics, but I can't find them. Someday I might actually finish one and if I do, I'll let you know... :)

16 comments:

Incog & Nito said...

Lovely. I am in the middle of making a quilt at the moment. My first one, so not a hobby. It is taking me longer than I thought, but when I have spare time I do a bit more. Yours are gorgeous, very talented. Happy weekend.

Jamie J said...

Beautiful Melissa! I'm still working on the star one I started. I have to go to the fabric store and buy the binding and batting to finish it. Hopefully it won't sit on the shelf for 2 years like the last quilt I made! (and it's still there...)

eve said...

You are so talented! That really is an amazing talent. I have a sewing machine and I crave to know how to use it. My mom is such a talened seamstress and I'm afraid I don't have that skill.
But I still am determined to learn...someday when I have a moment to breathe.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi melissa: you made my night tonight when i saw that you added me to your list of "Oh the Places You"ll Go." i am a baby blogger, so new, and you are the first person to add me to your side list. way cool.

and your crafts are great. creative people are my favorite people in the world.

come see what i posted tonight.

g'night :)

Gattina said...

That's a very nice and useful hobby ! They are very pretty !

Melissa said...

I had a friend introduce me to quilting several years ago. Usually, I send the quilt tops to my mom and she will tie them. I've yet to have one actually quilted. Sad, huh? :S Someday I'll do it... just not sure what day that will be.
If you're looking for a great site to start quilting... check out www.quilterscache.com Lots of patterns and it tells the level of difficulty for each one. Very helpful!!

Heather said...

Wow. I loved the one on the bed with the big stripe!

Great job Melissa..

PEA said...

I so admire people who know how to quilt...that's something I've never learned to do! Your pieces are just gorgeous and look at all that material!! Wonderful hobby for sure:-) Have a great weekend! xo

Amber said...

A sewing machine. Is that what that thing is called? :-)

Beautiful!!

mcewen said...

Creative and productive!
Cheers

meeyauw said...

You are a talented sewer with an eye for color. You will finish them but you can't make them more beautiful because they are great.

Melissa said...

You all are too kind!!
Incog & Nito -stick with it! It's so worth it in the end!!
Jamie - I hope you'll post pics of yours when it's finished... you actually inspired me to do a shooting star quilt for a friend who had a baby! :)
Eve - try it - I bet you'd be surprised! I find moments here and there to squeeze a little sewing in!
So Grateful - I try to keep the blogs that I like to read in my blog roll on the side :) I've enjoyed reading your blog!
gattina - Thanks so much! It would be more useful if I'd actually finish a quilt every now and again...
Heather - the one with the big stripe down the middle will hopefully go on my bed someday. I had bought all kinds of things to go in the room to match... but I have never quilted it... sad, I know...
Pea - thanks so much! I do have a lot of fabric... and actually, to be honest, the stuff in the picture is only about 1/4 of what I have. Shameless... like I said, it's a collection :D
Amber - yep - sewing machine. Didn't you ever use one in 4H or Beehives to make a skirt out of a pillow case or something like that? ;)
mcewen - thanks! like I said before... more productive if I'd actually do something with them. Maybe someday!
meeyaw - you're too sweet! My Mom says that I have an eye for color too. And really, I take that as a great compliment! So thank you!!! :)

meeyauw said...

Hi again . . . just wanted to add that no, no fancy camera. A Kodak Z710. I am so ignorant that I don't know what a digital SLR is! But I can feel a need growing for a "bigger" camera, so I'll be investigating.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

thanks melissa: thanks for saying that. i, too, have been enjoying reading your blog. that is why i added you to my sidebar also.

off to church.
happy Sabbath :)

kailani said...

I would love to make a quilt one day. Lord knows I have the fabric to do it!

YTSL said...

What a wonderful hobby! I admire people like you who take the time to work at a craft -- and enjoy doing so in the bargain! :)