Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rock 'n Sew

Okay.  Remember my secret project that I was working on.  I have finished!  Tomorrow morning I fly out to California and give these baby gifts to my sister-in-law.  I don't think she reads this but if she does, I doubt she'll see it till then.  So, without further ado. . . the shag quilt and bibs!

Ta da!

Here's a close-up of the bibs.  The railroad crossing bib was my second attempt at applique.  I ran out of thread a third of the way through so I had to unpick it all and start over with a different color.  I hate applique.

I had to cut almost four hundred squares to make this bad boy, but it turned out really fun and the texture is amazing after it's washed.  Cutting all of the little shaggy fringes wasn't amazing, but it was worth it.

Anyway, on to bigger and better things.

What are you doing Tuesday night?  Working?  Cooking?  Playing around on the computer?  Water aerobics?  Can I make a recommendation.  If you get excruciatingly bored, tune it to this guy:

Cause, I'll be there at the live show. . . singing background with my in-laws for this guy:

 That's Billy.  He's the lead singer for The Smashing Pumpkins.

I know that sounds crazy.  I didn't believe it at first either.  But here's the schedule for the show.

My sister-in-law is really good friends with Billy Corgan, and while in attendance at her wedding last summer he heard our family sing "Love At Home" and was impressed.  He apparently liked our sound enough to invite us to be a part of The Pumpkins for an evening. . . an evening he happened to be spending with Jay Leno.

You best believe I'm taking a camera for this event and will recap it in details next Sunday.  Fear not, this will include pictures of my shoes.


  1. Sweet :) that is awesome. i will definitely keep my eye out for you

  2. Very nice work Kayla!! I love the quilt and bibs. I also caught you guys on Leno. It was so much fun to see you on stage. Can't wait to see the pictures and hear the details.

  3. I LOVE the shag quilt! You're so talented.

    I can't wait to see the pictures of you chillin it up with Jay Leno and the Smashing Pumpkins. I watched you on Leno too! That is so cool!