I certainly didn't expect my first attempt at quilting to produce anything resembling perfect...so I expected these crooked squares...I don't mind, actually, that they don't line up perfectly, I tell myself it makes it look more "cottage-ey" I have visions of this quilt being drug through the sand at the beach, snuggled under for midnight movies, or spread out on the grass for impromtue lunch picnics with The Bella...none of which require perfection.
There are no quilt shops, or quality fabric stores on the island (that I have found but if you know of one please let me know!) so for my mother's day, I opted to order a bunch of beautiful prints from fabric.com...it was exactly what I wanted :) I binged on these adorable charm packs, which is what I'm using to make my patchwork quilt. I also snarfed a couple of yards of some favorite Amy Butler prints...I bought my groceries yesterday and I am looking forward to a few days of staying home and creating, creating, creating.
So ya'll were wondering where I got the fabric to make Isabella's busy bag? Well, my mother sent it to me...however, it is an Amy Butler design, and you can order it from fabric.com...they are wonderful, I order from them frequently and they're always very speedy with their shipping.
It's been sort of slow going with this monkey on my table...but even with my eight legged monkey assistant, I'm still finding immense peace in our boring, little routines. Does it make me a bad mother that most days we stay in our jammies, eat chocolate, color, and sew all day long? I feel like I should be more structured...and I know that I will be...as soon as Tyler gets home...but for right now, unless we absolutely have to be somewhere, I'm really okay with just this. In between chores and the other daily grinds, we talk and giggle...sometimes we bicker...we nap, we take care of business, we hope for a phone call from daddy...It just feels so natural to not fill my days with clutter but to just enjoy them as they are, slow, warm and uneventful.