Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday morning in the sewing room

This guy ran ahead of me to the sewing room
And this is what I see ... hey Mom lets work on this!

But I had other ideas
After all he was sitting on it
A little hard to wrangle a cat
Under my 221. Hee hee

So then I look and see
My eggs hanging around
And I sewed them to my
Dryer sheets to make it
Easier to turn them for applique

Yep these will work

Ok now we are joined by 
Another nosy cat
She looks away....what
She CANT mean ME!

ONE looking out at the neighbors
And one keeping her eye on me
Dont cha love those tails?

So in my defense I HAD
to work on this
They sat on my other projects
(thats my story Colette and I am stickin to it)

What is going on in your sewing room?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Snow and maybe more coming

This was the storm we had
After two days of shovelling
Ugh. I didny know i had some
Of these muscles till they hurt

My rose of sharon that is 
Normally taller than my house

My lilac bush

This tree losta huge branch
That came 3 feet away from my propane tanks and house

It was one way up there on this old tree

My snow laden red japanese maple

More snow

My close call

And maybe more on the way
Where are you Sprimg?

Friday, March 16, 2018

What would you work on

Hmmm. This tote bag needs to be done 

This binding needs to be 
Put on

Yeah on this cutie
Table topper 

But wait.........
I saw some Easter fabric
In the bin
And Easter is early
And a little runner
With a few eggs 
And this border

That is how ufos stay ufo s
Did you say squirrel Colette ? 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lots done

I decided to check out
My gift box and see
How I was doing
Tissue holders

Zippy bags

And more zippy bags. So far not too bad for
Finishing up UFO projects

Hmmm........what shall I
Do next?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

What kind of gifts are useful to you

Taking a poll here 
What kind of gifts are useful to you?
Journal covers or pillows?
Looking for ideas.....

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sets can be different right?

I like this as a set
For a gift

Once the green 
Bag is done Maybe I 
Can fill it with green things
Like a scarf 

That means this needs
To be finished
I am thinking this may
Be the year of the tote 
It is economical wrapping
It is useful
And the gifts can coordinate
To the bags...
Maybe the cat will be a bag too 
Time will tell

Monday, March 12, 2018

Get on the ufo train

When looking in my closet I found 
This ufo    a ribbed scarf I had
I will have to add a row here
And there and get er done

And these green tote beginnings
Are begging to be done
Pulled fabric for the lining and
Will see how it goes

This blue leaf (what was I thinking)
Is sitting there too
I may put it into a kitchen sink quilt 
Using  Up some ufo blocks
That one hasnt spoken to me yet

More yarn stash

And cute bunnies to remind me
Spring is close and time
Is a ticking
If I finish more little projects
For the gift box it will make
Me want to forge on to
Finish the tough ones
So far this year I have done....

9 zippy bags
6 kleenex holders
A tote bag
Numerous mug rugs
A pink yellow and green kite topper
A blue and yellow card trick topper
A pumpkin topper
And various projects moved along
Dishcloths, scarves and just quilt parts 
When I write them in my journal it 
Helps me realize I am being
Productive and makes me want to
Tackle the bigger projects.
How do you get motivated?
Is it the fabric? The deadline?
Little tricks you play on yourself?
Inquiring minds want to know

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Just call me bag lady

What should I work on today?
Hmmmm. Maybe these two bags 

Fall colors again. Think it was before 
I went into Christmas mode ???

Or should this bag be next
Lets see what the stash says
(Yes mine talks to me doesnt yours?) Lol

There were tons of reds and
Oranges to play with
And one of these already  has
The zipper done
Bags it is! 
What are YOU making?

Saturday, March 10, 2018

One wayward pumpkin

Found this guy that got put 
Aside for Christmas sewing
Time to get it done
A brown fabric for the back
And it is ready to quilt

Then will find either brown or
Fall colors for binding
What are you making?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Finishes and challenges

Feeling like I am getting 
Things accomplished around here
This ufo block became a cute
Table topper. I quilted it up and trimmed it
Made the binding and she is ready to finish

I think she came out ok
I love the quilted texture

This guy got sewn up

And quilted

Easy peasy way
So a cute little giftie
For spring or Easter

And just because I had been
Cleaning up scraps I had cut out 
A few kleenex covers
Today I decided to sew them up
More little gifties for the box
 Maybe I will get lucky enough
To match them to the totes
And zip bags to make sets
We will see.
Taxes will be done
Insurance company called
To start the claim process
So getting things checked off
The list

How are you doing?
Thought of a different little 
Challenge if you wanna play

We can take a ufo block
Post it
Then send our block to the
Chosen petson and that person 
Works with it and makes 
A little something with it and
Returns it to the original owner
What do you think?
We can keep it a secret
Till the final reveal
You up for playing?
Let me know in comments

You can make a table topper, 
Cute runner, tote bag, maybe
Even something else.
The challenge is working
With someone else's colors
And creating something
For them.
You can add anything you want
To make your project
Once I know who wants to play
We can put names in a hat
And pick that way who gets
Whose blocks
Can send any size block
Can cut it, add to it etc
To make a finished item.
How fun to get your block back and see
What was made.
Dig out those unloved blocks
Or make one
It'll be in?
I have ufo blocks
I like challenges
I like surprises
I'm in.......

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Raining cats. No dogs yet

This cat was a ufo block
I bought
Dont judge 
I KNOW I have plenty of ufos on my own
But it helped the guild
And I want to challenge myself
Everyone quilts differently. Sizes can be
Off, colors not what you want etc 
So if I take a ufo block my personal
Challenge was to make this cat into something fun.
First I thought bag
Then table topper
Added some butterflies that cats like
To chase 
And some flowers 
I think it is big enough
So need to quilt it up.
Do you play with others ufos?
What do you mean  let the nice
Man in the white coat help me?

Cats and rats and elephants
As sure as you're born.......

I made ten more of the white
Blocks.    .......that means 20
Out of the 60 needed
If i can do 10 a day....
We will see

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Another storm more ufo projects

Found this cat ufo again
It was a ufo i bought
I know.  Crazy 

This guy was tired
 As i looked for small projects to work on

Love the kitty peeking out on this one
Will be a mugrug

This one is done

Found this already sewn
So found yellow backing for it
This will be an easy finish
Very Easter like
This one is done too

A pretty card trick block
Set on point with floral triangles
Will make a nice table topper

The yellow i chose

And another bag
Thought i was done with these
But nope
TWO more to go

Will make this kind this time

What are you
I finished two of these
This morning and one
Tissue holder.....go me!