Saturday, August 29, 2015


another quick spurt of sewing yielded some twins-
these two came from the same sewn piece just at different points of the piecing
this one bag has a zip at the top

another quilted piece gifted to me by my friend-
don't I have the best friends??? 
thanks Jacky!

and this one with a side zipper
the zip is on the right
I suppose good for a left handed person

I wasnt paying attention

but still cute none the less.

Friday, August 28, 2015

is being a bag lady bad?

sewed a little and made another bag
this fabric was a quilted piece gifted to me by my friend

I better not show her. she wont be gifting me anymore ha ha
anyways, the lining is a stripe

I have to trim up that top but wanted to show you what I have been up to 

just little bursts of sewing
but still fun

do I havta wait till Sept 15?

this mystery is fun
especially for the table topper size
because it is very doable even in between other projects

I wonder how we will put them together

I really dont want to wait until Sept 15th
anyone else doing this mystery with Dasha and I?

another fun project made from squares
I think when I am done with these I will cut up my whole stash in squares
so many little time


Thursday, August 27, 2015

I have been quiet

maybe because my mouth was full! LOL

I needed a quick type meal that was good and easy for me
so that I could run back and forth all week to visit hubs
stuffed pepper casserole to the rescue

just some ingredients I had in the pantry

along with rice and hamburg and garlic and onion
and green peppers

and voila!  YUM

I think next time I would use less tomatoes but this really 
was delish!
google it for recipe
I kinda used a little of a few of them
some added cheese, I didnt
tastes like stuffed peppers and was
easy peasy to prepare

a keeper for sure

Fall is in the air

I put this on the door and am getting ready for Fall

time to stop and smell the flowers.....or at least decorate with the pretty
colors of Fall

love using them in my stash too!

but NOT looking forward to this......AT ALL
hoping last winter we had enough snow for a while
we don't need any more record breaking snow going on 
last year we had over 100 inches of snow..........
there was no where to put it!  every two days it snowed AGAIN
talk about hating the plow guy! LOL
what do you do to get ready for Fall/winter?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ok hard choice here

I like the way this reads "warm"

but I like the "cleanness" of this one

which one do you like best?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

another six by nine in the making

the start of another sewing mat
6 x 9
I am running out of blues
so may need to add some from my stash

Sharon, did you ever think I could use up all these squares?
ha ha  it is like a challenge to me
and will be interesting to see how many things got made out of these

goes to show you with the yardage I have
I wont live long enough to make it into enough things
these scraps seem to be going very far

I like the little peek a boos of the dogs etc
will be fun to look at while sewing

if you want to make a mat for yourself............
I am just sewing some 2 1/2 inch squares
into a 6 x 9 grid and a 2 x 9 grid
then will find some fabric to add to the 6x9
that will be about 7 inches x the length of the piece (18 1/2 ish)
that piece gets sewn to the bottom of the 6x9
then you back the 2x9 pocket and quilt it
bind at top
back and quilt the 6x9 new piece 
put the pocket at the bottom
sew verticle lines to make pocket sizes you want
to hold thread, pincushion, pattern, extra bobbins etc
and bind all sides
I think I will add that rubber stuff for the backs of rugs
to keep it from sliding on my slippery desk

a nice little sewing mat
essentially for "free"
using up scraps and batt pieces