Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fancy Dresses and Fancy Projects

Hey there!

Well, we are home! After two days of driving, we got home Thursday night. It was heavenly to sleep in my own bed! The next day, we unpacked our ridiculous amount of stuff that we brought back, and it was a LOT, since we went garage sale-ing a lot and we raided my Beebo's shed. :)

As I said in my last post, we did a LOT of projects! I thought I might share them with you:

This is the adorable quilt that Kyra, my Beebo, and I all made for my mom for her birthday! It was a bit late (her birthday is in February and we gave it to her late March), but it was lots of fun to make, and Kyra and I learned a bit about quilting. My mom quite likes it :)

Aaaand another quilt! It's a very big quilt so I couldn't take a very good picture of it. Long ago, my Mamaw (Great grandma) made two quilt tops and Beebo asked her if she could have them for Kyra and I, so while we were in Texas we put them all together! This green one is mine, and Kyra has a pink one with a different pattern on it. All we have to do to finish them is tie them! I will put up more pictures of both of them when I do that. :)

This is one of my projects that is going to take a loooooong time to finish, but not because I don't work on it! It will take a long time because I'm making a quilt that is going to end up as hundreds of little hexagons, all hand sewn together. I like having projects I can take places, so until this quilt gets too big to bring along, I figure it's a good thing to work on. :) I'll be sure to post pictures of my progess as it grows.

This bag I knitted at a class! Kyra and I took a fair-isle class at Stix (a yarn shop downtown Bozeman), and it was so fun! We learned lots and we each ended up with a lovely felted fair-isle bag. :) It is a very adaptable pattern, too, so I plan on making lots of these! By the way, if you want to learn to knit or crochet, Stix has fantastic classes. I have gone to quite a few of them, one of them was even to learn to knit socks, and it was a very easy and understandable pattern when you have someone teaching you. Their website is: Stixyarn.com.

Now, this little bag was really just an experiment. I was kind of bored and my Beebo had lots of charm packs so I chose some fabric and pulled together a quick little purse. :) Honestly, though, I'm not quite sure what to do with it (I am a girl of many, many bags) so if you happen to know someone who would want it, just comment and tell me, because if it makes someone else happy instead of just sitting in my closet, that would be fantastic!

Now, remember in my last post how I said I was going to go to a ball? Well, I did! I had the BEST time, and my friends all looked beautiful, and the dances were so fun! We got lots of pictures, too, so enjoy!

I just love this picture of Kenz and I!

AND I love this picture of Cam and I!

We all had a fantastic night, and by the time it was over, our feet hurt terribly, but we all had big smiles on our faces! It was so fun to see all the girls in their dresses and with their hair all fixed, and to see all the boys in suits! I had such a great time, and I definitely plan on going again. I loved my dress, I got a cute new pair of flats, and my hair was actually fixed! How strange, huh? Hehehe, I tend to just pull my hair up so that it's out of the way, so it's kind of a rare thing to see me with my hair fixed. :)

I hope everyone had as good of a weekend as me!

Happy Sewing and Dancing!



  1. First of all, I loooove your little hand quilting project! That is going to be so cute! Second of all, I am really wanting to learn how to knit socks so I might have to look into a class at Stix. Then again, I might be my stubborn self and try to learn it off the internet. :) Oh and those pictures that Kyra took are gorgeous! You and Cam looked amazing and I had so much fun dancing with you all! Hopefully I will be here for the Fall Ball so we can do it again. :) I always love reading your blog! -Kenz

  2. Thank you Kenz! You looked beautiful too :) I would definitely recommend learning to knit socks in a class. In fact, I'm going to tell you just to take a class because it's the easiest way to learn, the staff is really friendly at Stix, and trying to learn to knit socks from the internet might drive you crazy. I had a really fun time at my classes, too. If there is something you wanted to learn that I want to also, then we should take a class together :)

  3. Maddy, you look lovely. I am so glad you are back home safely and that you had such a great time in TX. Hope to see you this summer.
    Love and xoxo
    Aunt Raye