Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fun Times!

I think I will use the excuse that I've been busy, in the studio, and that is why I haven't updated my blog! That is my story, and I'm sticking to it.

I finished the first owl block that I showed you a while ago:

I even did a second one!
In between times, I made up this green block for our quilt guild's block of the month program:
My design wall-mid March:
I got the crazy idea to unravel a sweater I picked up at the thrift store:
I will use the yarn to make something else with

I ended up and unraveled the sock I almost finished last time. It wasn't fitting right. Someday I will go back and try again.

Spring came early here. My daffy's bloomed for a week and are now all gone!
This is the beginning of April's BOM for the guild. I decided to go with Sun Bonnet Sue and friend:
This is a Marti Michell pattern, 
and is available, free online, for personal use.

I finished each block with some hand embroidery:
I hope I win the blocks this month. They are so stinkin' cute!

Till next time, happy sewing ya'll!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Post Holiday Report

My embroidery thread stash
I am participating in "1 Year of Stitches", an embroidery project. Each day I need to do at least one stitch. Here is the progress during this first week:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three

Day Four
Day Five
Day Six

Day Seven
I have NO idea where this will go, but I am enjoying the process more than expected! I have been doing free form so far. This has been a very fun and freeing project!

I can now show the pillowcase set I made for my panda-loving-daughter, for Christmas:

 At last month's guild meeting, I picked up some free blocks. I believe no one wanted them because they were autographed:

I made two complimentary blocks and assembled this top:
I also put a border around it that matched the fabric I used in my blocks.
This will make a nice lap quilt. I will probably keep it because I don't feel right about donating a quilt that has all these names on it. I will use it though, and somehow I feel attached to it because of the fellow quilters that made the blocks.

I started a new applique quilt too. It is a pattern called "Whoo Knows" and will be made for my owl loving oldest son.
Pieces cut and ready to sew down.
An online friend of mine, Margi from Michigan, is a knitter. She makes the most awesome knitted socks. I can't knit worth a darn but I crochet. I decided to try to make my first pair of crocheted socks:
Day One
Day Two
It has been challenging but fun. I also found some luscious yarn at a local thrift store. I hope to make more socks with this:
This is so soft!
I am off to a great start this year. Lots of projects to work on and new ones in the planning stages. I hope you are all off to a wonderful new year of sewing and crafting too!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

FAL 2016 Report - Quarter #4

2016 Finish-A-Long
Participating in the Finish-A-Long has been great fun this year! I got a lot of projects done. No, not all of them, but many were completed. I finished four of seven projects in quarter #4.

Click on the photos to go to the original posting:
I finished the U is for Unicorn label
My Tweets is complete
My Favorite Things is complete
Autumnal Donation Quilt is complete
Thank you to Rhonda and the gang for sponsoring this challenge in 2016. I KNOW it motivated me to complete things!

Happy New Year and Happy Sewing Y'all!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays

I wish all my readers a happy holiday season filled with love and friendships. 
See you next year!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

It's a Finish!!!

OMG!!! Count em, count them good! THREE more FAL finishes!!!
This is a lap sized quilt that will be donated to a local charity. A lot of the fabric I used was on our guild's "Free Table." I used the half-square triangles I had picked up at a meeting last year and some scraps from my own stash.
Autumnal Donation Quilt
This was a block of the month that I worked on for a little over a year. It is button stitched appliqué by hand. It is such a cheery quilt! It was designed by Cindy Staub from Quilt Doodle Doodles.
"My Favorite Things"
This was another block of the month project I did. It took me a bit longer to finish this one! Erin Russek is the designer and this is her pattern called "My Tweets." Her blog is "One Piece at a Time".
"My Tweets"
*Speaking about the night guild, I am going to join it again. Not only that, but I volunteered to head up the monthly challenges. If feels so good to be back in the swing of things!

Until next time, happy sewing y'all!