Sunday, August 19, 2018

Labor day plans

Cleaning up again after my secret sewing
Got lots done
Just not lots I can show on the blog 

The little boy with cancer loved his quilt
And stuffed toys and had fun playing with Jacky's granddaughter.
He will be at his second treatment and staying in the hospital for a bit I guess.
So sad for a little guy to have to endure this.

I forgot where this went.
Not sure if I needed more cut
More sewn
Some fixed 
Not sure,what the cause of the stalling is

But will continue on my finishing quest
Any of you have Labor Day sewing plans?
Jacky and I are planning to take one day and sew Christmas.
I have a list that i need to get cut out and ready
Bear paw potholders for bear brother
Fish potholders for fish brother
Spa stockings for nieces....filled with fancy soaps (ON SALE at green fairy quilts)
Massage or nail gift cert
Bath and bodyworks lotions
Tea  fuzzy comfy socks...etc till its full
Times 5 nieces (they dont read my blog)
Also kitchen towels with soccer santa and hockey santa appliqued on.

Hoping to have a full sewing day
And get lots done.
And you?

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Friday night planning

Friday I went to Jackys house
We looked thru some magazines and patterns for Christmas

This is a cute mugrug with a pocket
When she wasnt lookin......
I kind a grabbed the scissors
And um.......prettied up her stash

You know when the ends are crooked because you cut for a project

Yeah so I just "did her a favor"
Isnt this cat fabric cute?

She almost caught me.......
The pieces almost fell outta my shirt

Good thing I am heavy and wear baggy clothes
You never know when you may need a fat quarter!

(Please dont feel bad for me by sending fabric....I am sewing as fast as I can to use what I have.......just like to bust Jacky as she throws away fabric......imagine!  And calls me a trash picker ha ha.........)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Just another day

Do you remember this fabric?
I think I have plans for it

This guy has been banned from the sewing room 
He cant keep a secret and I am working on secret projects

And he stares at phoebe and sulks.
Cause feet away is the entrance to the sewing room 

He is worse than me when I cant get in there

Meanwhile this gal just goes with the flow

Thursday, August 16, 2018

She s whining again

Remember the potholder book I got?
Well I gave it to Jacky so she could use it since she gave me the coupon.....
She wanted to prove that she could one up me

She found these online......
A turkey

A mitten.........

A snowman.......

And this was her pattern for the Halloween topper

A Christmas one may be coming to a sewing
Room near you.........

I tell ya she needs a blog.........
We will have to come up with a blog name for her

Whacky jacky 

Jacky no blog until now

What does jacky say

Any good names you can think of?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jackys post

Jacky made this block from farmgirl
So cute

And she was fretting over this bag
She cut out the parts

Cut them wrong
But decided to roll with it
I think it came out adorable dont you?

Good job Jacky........
You gonna blog all week?
May as well as I have not done much

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Jackys blog

Fooled ya
No she doesn't have one yet
But.... we will use this post as hers

This cute Halloween quilt is what she was working on

How adorable is that?

And for giggles she made some doll diapers
And burp cloths

I looked for spiders the whole time I was there
Yeah......none to be found 

We spent a little time checking out some
Projects that we both want to do
Soon .......if we can ever get together
We live so close......
But so far.....

Monday, August 13, 2018

Inquiring minds wanna know

How wide do you cut your bindings?
Do you cut straight or on bias?
Do you save your little pieces?

I cut mine straight and 2.5 inches
And I save the bits
And join them to make a scrappy longer binding
If the strips become too small
I cut them into 2.5 squares
And put in my bin

Works for this gal
And you? 

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Well almost
These are made alike only 
One in reds and one in blues
They will become runners
Once I find backings for both 
Then I will quilt them one 
And bind them another 

Love easy projects that are almost done

What are you working on?

Saturday, August 11, 2018


So far in 2 weeks these are done...

So cute

Ready for next Easter

Gifted to a 7 year old fighting cancer

Know any deer lovers???
Hey I had to have a backup
I am a realist 
Right ladies?

And this one

And this ........
Feels good to be back at the machine

This was a fun challenge
Those little 9 patches came from
Lisa Boyer all the way from Ca to Ma.
I kept playing with black fabrics
Then dots to try and see if it would speak to me.
Because I am a blue person  I pulled that
And the orange just fell in place
And it spoke.......
So fun working in others colors and fabrics.
I am dancing around my sewing room
Spidey leg and all 
Doing the happy to be done dance

Workin on some secret projects too.
Dont cha hate that?
Why tell ya right?
Because I can........
Hee hee 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Can i get a 48 hr day please

I want to tie this one and
Get er done
Just a small quilt to warm your legs

These are not painted yet
Know anyone who gets altoids?
Send me the empty tins if you do

Cause these fit perfectly

The bin is to the top
That is a good sign
I will show you more finishes soon

Working on some secret sewing at the moment
Lots going on but even when finished
They will stay under wraps for a bit

Dont cha hate that? Lol
But the red borders are on the red runner
Now to cut batt and back..........
Will probably do blue at same time

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Its fall y'all

Well not really
But here in my sewing room it is

Found this panel that is
Also perfect for the niece
For her couch

I may need to slab some pumpkins

Looks cute
Maybe some maple leaf blocks
Just a little snuggle lap quilt

Or maybe take some ufo blocks
And try and make them work

There surely are tons of things
I could add to make this bigger

Maple leaf blocks
Pumpkin slabs
A combination of them
Now the question is
Border all around?
Just one side?
I want the panel to shine as it 
Says it all about Fall

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

In line to be next

Remember this?
It was stalled because i didnt have a batik back
But I do have muslin and that will work too

These are the placemats

Each one is different

The color on this photo is off because of the sun. It is the same as the rest

But how pretty are they
Not sure where this panel came from
But loving it for the niece.
They all are different but have the same green borders

And how perfect is my matching stash
Now I want some tea and pumpkin pie!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The pile of shame

This is the pile of shame 
So many things in here I forgot what my plan was

I have one of these in red.......

And one in blue
I think they were going to be purses
But now am going in a different direction
Maybe some quick runners

Just need borders and backing
Love it when a project talks to me

Borders cut ready to make two runners
Glad to use up this blue
May have enough for backing too

And this one brings out the orangy reds. 

On the almost finished front.......
Quilted and binding on
Just need to handsew it down.

Thanks for the fun challenge Lisa 
I love it!
What is going on in your sewing room?