Friday, January 18, 2019

Studio chit chat

This past Monday was guild night. I scored big-time on the freebie table! I will use all this to make donation quilts. It was all good quality too!

Here are the results of using my big Christmas gift from The Mister:
I am going to like getting so many perfect cuts without my wrist screaming at me. I even ordered a few more dies to help with a bunch of projects I have in mine! These strips are the binding strips for the Folk Art quilt. 

Another thing The Mister made for me was this binder-un-winder! I roll up the binding and it feeds off to my machine. This way I don't get a big mess of binding, piled up on top of the quilt.
It works great.

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today. Jaye, over at, knows I like this apron pattern and so she made me one! It is reversible too. I love, love, love the colors! Thank you Jaye!
The photograph doesn't do the colors justice. 

Lastly, here are my 'helpers':
That is Loki on top, Dex to the left, and Roxy to the right. They are always underfoot unless they are on THEIR love seat. hahaha

That's it for today folks. Happy sewing y'all!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sketchbook posting

Catching up with the sketchbook drawings...I've done one each day so far. I just haven't posted every time I have done one. lol

Here they are, in order from newest to oldest:

I am so pleased with myself for not forgetting to do these each day. Does that make me easy to please? I will have to ask The Mister. I know the drawings are simple, but I am not making a masterpiece, I am making art. It pleases ME, and that is the most important thing.

My next posting should have quilty goodness in it. Until next time, happy sewing y'all!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Finding joy in receiving!

This may sound odd, but I found joy in accepting a gift from my husband that I didn't ask for and that I think is way overpriced for what it is. I have actually returned such gifts in the past. Isn't that horrid? This year, I was excited about it and let that emotion show. This year I showed appreciate for my generous loving husband. This  year I did not talk about returning it, being more practical in the process.

This year I found joy in his eyes. He adores me. We are close to having been married for 20 years. I found joy in accepting his gift. We can afford it. It is extravagant. It is useful too! It will make parts of my hobby, easier to do. Why would I ruin that by returning a gift that we shouldn't afford?

The joy in his face. THAT was priceless. :)

The present?  It was an Accuquilt Go! Big fabric cutter! It wasn't even on my Christmas list. lol I have mild arthritis and I know this will help me now and in the future so I can keep enjoying my hobby.
Thank you My Love! You're the best. 

Happy Sewing y'all

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Sketchbook Challenge begins

I am doing this challenge where I am to draw something each day of the year. I am off to a good start! Here are the ones I have done so far, along with my little case and first book. (I have four books, each with 100 pages)

I can fit my little sketchbook in one side and pens and pencil in the other.
First page....I love my owls

Hi Abby!!! Day one

Day two

Day three

Day four

Day five

Day six

Day seven
The only sewing I did was to hem a pair of jeans for my teenage son. I got the length perfect! That is my big accomplishment for the day. hahahahaha

Happy Sewing y'all!

Friday, January 4, 2019

UFO sightings!

  2019 UFO LIST

1. Hexagon Quilt
2. Cathedral Windows Quilt
3. Folk Art Quilt
4. Whoo Quilt
5. Bonnie Hunter 2018 BOM
6. AQG Mystery Quilt #1
7. Charlie Brown Christmas
8. Re-quilt Insanity quilt
9. Flannel donation quilt
10. Brown donation quilt

UFO = UnFinished Object
All these projects were started before December 31, 2018. I think I will make this a guild challenge this year too. How many UFO's do you have?