Monday, June 28, 2010

I finally posted again!

I know! I'm terrible! Only four weeks left in the Spring Semester and I've only updated twice. Oopsy... But it's okay, because I'm back now! This semester has been crazy busy, with its high points and low points. But to sum it all up, I guess the best word to use would be CRAFTY! Goodness, between my Home Decor class and my cooking class, I feel like the queen of Relief Society. :) Plus I've been doing a little crafty on my own. Anyway, the stuff I'm most excited about is my Home Decor class. My very first project of the semester was this-

And I'm kind of really proud of it. It's not only the first quilting project I've done by myself, but it's also...

...the first project I have ever machine quilted! See all those little curvy lines? Those were all done by me on the schools ridiculously amazing sewing machines. I didn't use a pattern or anything, I just did it! It was terrifying, and... it was at that point that I sacrificed a small chunk of my fingertip to the sewing machine, but I think it turned out great!!! I'm really happy with it, and it is now sitting comfortably on top of the Steinway upright grand piano that my dad inherited from my Grandma Clark. I wish I had a pic, because it looks great! Anyway this is what I'm working on in Home Decor now:

This is the finished product of the first piece of a nursery set that I'm making! You can't really see it very well, but the center fabric is little smiling suns. My mom and I found this pattern for a nursery set and I immediately fell in love with it. Now I'm working on a baby quilt that matches this pillow. It will be exactly the same, just bigger and flatter, AND... it will be backed with yellow barbizon satin (sp?)!!! For those of you who don't know, barbizon is this amazing silky fabric that my grandma used to put on the back of most of the quilts she made, and I have been in love with it since I was a little girl. I'm really excited about it! Anyway, before the semester is over I will also be making a matching valance at the very least. I also have the materials for bumper pads and a crib dust ruffle, but we'll see how fast I get this other stuff done. Those may be a project for the break in August. In case anyone is wondering, I love my major so far. I think I made the right choice. My cooking class is still going great. It's fun and relaxing and I'll be coming out of it with some delicious new recipes, which I will soon be posting on my and my sisters' recipe blog, For the Love of Cooking! Yum yum! Speaking of cooking, this is the first cake I've ever decorated, and it was really fun! Am I good at it? No. But I think it turned out ok. Next semester I'm taking a baking class, then I will finally get to take Cake Decorating in the spring. I can't wait!

Also, this is totally off topic and completely old news, but I think it's cool. I got to meet Kirby Heyborne and Corbin Allred (comedic stars of the Mormon media world) with my friend/old roomie Charlotte. I'd met Kirby once before when he taught the young men and young women of my cousin's ward way back when I was a Mia Maid, but yeah. I guess it's kind of lame, but I think it's fun, so there! :P

Finally, I would just like to say goodbye. Why? Because this is the last time you will hear from me as my teenager self. That's right! Tomorrow I am finally turning 20 and leaving the teenage world behind forever. And it's about time!


Tiffany said...

Look at you getting crafty with your bad self. :) Good job on it all!

I think your cake looks awesome! Better than I could do.

Awesome that you met those guys. Are they nice?

Yeah for updates! Keep 'em coming!

Taralyn said...

Good jarb posting again!!! And it looks like you're doing amazingly at your calling, I mean schooling. RS here she comes!! Ha know I love you. :)