Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Last night after a long absence I finally sat down to sew.  Nothing fancy, just  hemmed a new flannel blanket for the little guy. Perfect nap time blanket for a spring like day ( my daffodils are coming up). 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's been a long time since I've posted anything.  It's been even longer since I've had a decent finish.  Maybe that will change in the New Year.  Having a 18 month old again is challenging some days.  But even though there's not much sewing going on, I'm having lots of fun.

I started my yearly cleaning and reorganization of my sewing room. Wow, do I have a lot of projects going.  Hopefully a good tidying up can help with that.

Most recently I participated in Chookyblue's SSCS http://chookyblue.blogspot.com/ .  I've been a serial swapper in this for many years now.  It's the only swap I do and I've made some lovely blog friends around the world through it.
My partner was Jenny from  http://birdontheborder.blogspot.com/ Bird on the Border.  She made me the most amazing gift.  The work and time that must have gone into it, really touched me.

 Thank you so much Jenny

Friday, October 31, 2014

Piles, stacks and overflowing bins

I really need to pull myself together. After a recent assessment of my sewing room I realized that I have piles of projects I'm working on, stacks of things I haven't started on, and overflowing bins of scraps. I haven't had that much sewing time lately, so when I go into my sewing room I tend to do 15 minutes or so on one project.
I've been working on these blocks using scraps from a couple of baseball quilts I've previously made and that terrific red corduroy. I've used the pattern Corduroy Cobwebs from Stephanie's http://stephaniedunphy.blogspot.com/ book Uncommonly Corduroy. I love this book, I want to make every quilt in it. 

In the midst of all of my chaos I naturally decided to do a quilt along. These little letter blocks from Temecula Quilts are quick and easy. I'm proud to say I'm staying caught up on them and I'm using up some of my very old 30's fabrics here

I have a huge stack of things I want to make for the little guy. So again I saw this darling fabric and decided to start another new project. I want to do something interactive with it and I have a few ideas. I hope they work out. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Caution: If you ask me to test a pattern it may take much longer than anticipated. Fortunately Emily of Emscrapbag http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com/2014/10/picnic-in-paris.html was very patient. This was such a fun quilt to make and like so many of her patterns works well with yardage or scraps. If you haven't done so check out her patterns http://www.auntemsquilts.com/patterns.html, they are so much fun to look at and to make!  I stuck with just two colors and was really happy with the way it turned out.

I used fabrics from my 30's stash. You may see some more projects from me using up some of this fabric.
This picture doesn't show the prairie points, I still have one side to finish putting them on and I'll show an updated photo as soon as I do (see what I mean about being slow).
This quilt is for this little guy.

When there are no more blueberries left because you ate all of them, the best course of action is to lay on the floor and cry.

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Finish it Friday http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2014/10/teal-socks.html !  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We have a very busy garden!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Using the pedal on my sewing machine hasn't been a piece of cake since my knee surgery. I wish I could be more comfortable using my left leg. But I can't seem to get it to work out. So my finish this week consisted of sewing on binding.

A scrappy peanuts quilt I started pre broken leg. 

I need to figure out why my pictures look blurry when I post them. They look fine when I take them. Hmmm. 

Linking up to Finish it Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts

Friday, August 22, 2014

This summer I had all sorts of plans. Among those plans was sewing. My knee injury and subsequent surgery curtailed all that.  Yesterday I finally felt like I could comfortably sew for a bit and I finished up this top. It was so close to being done, 20 minutes was all I needed
It was a start a long time ago as a leader/ender project. From scraps too!

The other plan I had was to finish the little guy's room. On this front I had lots of help. I wish I had of taken a before picture

We channeled our inner pintrest fanatic and repainted this previously white furniture. It was discolored and ugly. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. 

I also managed to do a fun banner thing on the windows and a pillow too. 

Poor Molly is very confused, between everyone returning to school and missing her long morning walk she's particularly needy

 It's rare that she sits still.

I'm crossing my fingers that I can have a productive weekend. 
Wishing everyone a happy weekend!

I'm linking up to CrazyMom's finish it up friday  http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/