Post # 1
So the bf and I had a great night. Nothing exciting at all. We ran some errands, got a late dinner, and took a stroll around the mall. During dinner we happened to be talking about some earrings I had seen that I liked and we decided that I could buy them when I won my first million-dollar case (They’re um… pricey). So we decided to go visit them so bf could see what they looked like. While there he veered off to look at e-rings. This is pretty weird bc he has always been anti- looking at rings with me.
I didn’t say too much because I know he’s been shopping and I know that he’s already picked a ring. It was kind of funny to listen to him go on though. He was explaining to me how he wouldn’t buy those diamonds bc they weren’t GIA certified and IGA (or something?) isn’t as good in his opinion etc etc. Kind of made me smile to hear all the time and research he’s put into looking already (this is the guy who told me last year when I asked about his mom’s ring that it was “big and shiny”).
We were also talking about tiffany and I told him that I tried on a ring I liked there and I couldn’t believe the cost and he was like “Oh the tiffany novo?”– I never told him which one I liked! The boy has good taste. It sounded to me like I might be getting a novo replica but I was very good and listened only. We never actually discussed MY ring or the fact that he’s been shopping but it was super clear. Too cute.
Anyways… in the mean time I need a distraction. One of my favorite hobbies is quilting. It satisfies my need for creativity and to be crafty while also letting me exercise my math and geometry skills. I drew up a new quilt this evening and we picked out fabric tonight. Design is below. I can’t wait to get started on it!! Anyone else focusing on a hobby to avoid the wedding-brain?
Post # 3
wow awesome looking quilt! I’m not waiting anymore, but I wish I had picked up quilting when I was–someday, I will definitely learn to do it! (It’s something I’ve wanted to do for SOOOO LONG!)
Show us pictures of the finished product please!!! And also, your night does sound fantastic–that is so cute that he knew a Tiffany ring! 🙂 Hope you get your ring and the earrings soon!
Post # 4
Thanks! I think the quilt will turn out great. I probably won’t get to it for a few months as I have another quilt lined up first… but I had coupons for fabric expiring tomorrow so I needed to make some decisions. I will definitely post the finished product when its done. Quilting is really super easy if you know how to use a sewing machine. There are also tons of free patterns online to get you started.
Also– I will not be getting the earrings any time soon… But hopefully I’ll get the ring soon!
Post # 5
What a great quilt! I love your colors and pattern. I have one in mind that I have been thinking about for months but I haven’t fully planned out yet. My fiance’s cousin is living with us for a while and he is staying in the second bedroom/sewing room so most of my stuff got boxed up and put away for the time being. I figure that I will find plenty of crafty DIY stuff to do once we settle on save the dates and invite stuff. Plus I am strongly considering sewing the flower girl dresses for our wedding.
My main hobbies right now consist of baking cookies (for my FH and his cousin), trying to collect inspiration photos for the house we are renovating, and when I just want to unwind I play PS3, Wii, or computer games (yeah were tech geeks). What I should be doing though is working on my Thesis so I try to fit that in too.
Oh and playing with and walking my Corgi! I’m sure you can relate 🙂
Post # 6
I have been thinking about starting up a hobby. Evidently school and work is not enough to keep my mind off waiting!
I just don’t know what to do…
Post # 7
yeah, i need a hobby. a really time-consuming hobby.
Post # 8
What a great quilt! I am super jealous of people who have the patience for such things… normally I just whip something together real quick on the sewing machine and be done with it. It looks lovely and congrats on the boy doing research! That’s a big step!
Post # 9
@corgi: your boyfriend sounds sooo adorable!! i think i’d about pass out if i heard M talking like that (like when i just about died when he said that he’d get my ring size while i was sleep with a sizer and then changed his mind because it may be larger or smaller than i’d prefer so i should just tell him)
love the quilt! i picked up calligraphy before i got sooo busy with client’s planning their weddings. i am actually so busy with them that i don’t even think about us getting engaged at all anymore well not that much lol…
Post # 10
I love that quilt design! I’ve made three quilts, I was going to ask if you used a machine…so glad I’m not the only one who does! I made my first one in high school for my then-bf, and it’s still on his bed, according to his mom. I also made a few for baby showers. Sadly, I don’t have a machine anymore, and I’m ITCHING to get one! None of my other hobby attempts are as cool or as fulfilling as quilting…
Post # 11
@KaiLunaKat- yay for corgis! I didn’t even know that much about them when I got mine (he was one of a few breeds I’d decided would fit my lifestyle, and the first one to pop up on the rescue site), and he is just the coolest dog ever! The drawing isn’t actually my colors, just the pen and highlighter i had sitting next to me. I am doing an all-blue quilt but this one is mostly brown/green. I’ll post pics when I’m done. 🙂 also, i love baking, but i dont because i eat WAY too much of whatever I’ve baked.
@crebre- calligraphy is so cool! I have the worst handwriting ever. Would not work for me. 🙂
@flipflopbride- funny story– one of my first job interviews my boss asked me about my hobbies and i told him i quilted. he said “so do you REALLY make them or do you cheat and use a sewing machine?” lol. I was like ummm is that cheating? I can’t imagine making a whole quilt by hand, what is the point? My grandma is a seamstress that taught all the female cousins to quilt and she always used a machine! We’re a practical people I guess 🙂 You should look for used machines at goodwill or garage sales. Mine is from the 60s or 70s, I love it! It weights 300 pounds I think but it’s totally solid.
Post # 12
Wow, I wish I could make something like that! I tried knitting, epic fail.
Post # 13
i’ve always wanted to learn how to quilt– you ladies have given me new inspiration! also, i hear ya on the knitting FAIL. i was a terrible knitter, always dropping stitches and such.
Post # 14
My goal for this fall is to make a t-shirt blanket out of BF’s old sports t-shirts. He wants to keep his favorites to wear (even though some are 10 years old) and doesn’t want a shirt made out of his “not favorites”… I may just have to make my own!
Post # 15
funny I stumbled upon this thread
I’m the Bride’s mom~ but right now my daughter is sewing up a quilt.
Our neighbor designs quilts and has written a couple of books~ that sweet woman has taught the daughter how to do this newfound love and her quilt top is BEAUTIFUL
She ordered a “jelly roll” to make the first one and the second one she used a “honeybun” …. love how the fabrics come already coordinated
The next she bought the fabric and decided upon her colors
My neighbor is http://www.kimberlyeinmo.com/html/gallery.cfm
Post # 16
Wow, cool quilt. I made one out of old jeans once…I thought it was cool until I saw your layout.LMAO
I took up scrapbooking. It isn’t fabulous looking, but I have al ot of pictures, so why not? PLUS, it helps when I attempt to DIY invitations in the future. LOL