Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Do you do theme gifts

I love when a gift has a theme
Like snowmen
Isnt this an adorable cup?
Jacky is gonna fill it with hot chocolate and marshmallows for the grandkids.
Cute
 And the nose is 3d


She had an angel watching over her too
See? A QUILTING angel


She has a cat theme for her granddaughter
Cat cup
Cat socks


Cat bedsheets 


And cat pajamas
How fun!

Do those pjs come in my size?
Not Sure about the eyes on the boobies
Forget it.

Bad idea.....

Theme gifts can be fun to put together and fun to receive.

****UPDATE****
Dad went into the hospital yesterday
Having issues breathing
He has fluid around his heart 

Please say a prayer for him
This is his second time this year
The last time was on his birthday in Feb

Thanks


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Monday


I wanted to sew Monday ....but
Hubs had other plans for me
Making meatloaf, making a spreadsheet of his medical expenses for the year etc.

I snuck away in the afternoon for a bit to Jackys house
This cute bag greeted me at the door




What?  GUESS WHO????
LOL
I mean I was scared
I ran past her to the sewing room
To see if I could pilfer some scraps

And hoping this fat butt would fit out the window if I couldnt get out the door....

I saw crayon rolls in process........





And saw some stars....
Wait did she knock me out?
Hmmmm
No .......
.no just some ornaments she was working on











And some
Adorable little yarn hat ornaments
Using paper towel cardboard
And yarn

Cool.......

At least someone was creative this Veterans Day!
Did You get to sew?




Monday, November 12, 2018

Wednesday


Here is Wednesday
She is cute but tiny
And always cold

Auntie Dawn will fix that

Doing some holiday cleaning 
Not much sewing going on here
Hopefully soon.......


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Saturday with family


SAT I had high hopes to get things done 
So I can sew

Went for groceries
Got text from brothers they are up in Maine for week but Dad didnt feel good to go
Keep eye on him

So called Dad to assess the situation 
He has a cold and coughing up phlem again
But feels ok
He put air in my tires as my idiot light was on
Spent about hour or so with him
On way home stopped at pharmacy...
Saw niece as I got prescriptions


Get home....another voicemail  another niece for sos call 
Can you help me make valances?
Went to her house and sewed 3 valances for her daycare room.
Brought my machine but forgot pins. Ugh
Ever try bobby pins to hold down your fabric?  Lol. 

So I saw Three family members and texted brother and another niece. Busy day

Accomplished a few things
But a good for my soul day for sure


Did I work on my cup?
Nope
The ornament mugrug? 
Nope
Knit?
OLAF? 
NOPE


though I may see next year if niece wants Olaf quilt for daycare
He may have a purpose


This quilted?
Um no


Not this either 


Or Wednesdays
Coat
Nope
Nada
Nothing 
Done.

Got an idea though to use a sock?
We Will see if it works

Good thing God gives us a brand new day to start over

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Playing when i should be working


Remember these? 
Yeah my ornaments using my template 
I tried another method
Will show later 
Not sure how i feel


These wrre ironed and put away
Need to cut more
Was truing to figure a quilt with large
And small tumblers in it
Cause i cant leave well enough alone lol


There are some brights in this one
Fabrics i may not have used in anything else


So i made a couple of houses for the kids
My two ninnies are afraid...lol
I rolled a ball in there
Figuring they would play
Nope.....
Dunkin...YOU get it PHEEBE

Phoebe...IM not getting it YOU get it

Oh well I Tried to get them to exercise 

They take after Mama I guess 
Her hee

Friday, November 9, 2018

Wednesday working on a Friday

What? Am I ahead and working on next WEEKS project early?
Behind by two  days? 
Let me explain
My nieces think Auntie is a miracle worker....
One sweetie has a runt cat named Wednesday
She is a miracle really as she weighs under 2 lbs at a couple months old
She is always cold so my niece wants me to make her a coat
So the Auntie that I am pulled the softest yarn in my stash and asked the inevitable since I dont have Wednesday to measure as I go 

Give me dimensions!




She measured neck to tail
Around her belly
Around her head etc. 
So I am trying to picture this so she can
Get it on her easily
Maybe a velcro tab
Not sure

But so far made a few rows
Hoping to have something by the weekend for her
I do have a backup plan....i have a small tabletopper er I mean cat quilt  just for Wednesday and every day of the week
Lol do what you know right?


While I ponder the design 
Which by the way I have never designed anything in crochet so it should be interesting 
I decided to play in the scraps and clean up
Found some 5 inch tumblers
Hmmmm
Sewed some, cut some more



I now have another UFO

STARTED ON A FRIDAY
BECAUSE OF WEDNESDAY

DID YOU GET THAT???
LOL

I really need to retire this superwoman cape
Or let my nieces know I have no superpowers. Hee hee

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christmas for me and hubs


As we get older Christmas gifts are harder to get
We have enough stuff and there really isnt
Anything we want

Ok, to win the lottery maybe......
A maid?


A new toy?


More fabric?


 A new cup with a handle?

We still have giftcards from last year
So I dug one out and hubs and I decided to each get a new kindle fire.
You know, to read  and play games and go to the internet on etc.

He wanted the fire 8 and I wanted the 10.
Bigger so I can SEE it lol

The gift card covered both plus cases
And it cost 9 bucks and change outta pocket
SWEET
I NOTICED we also have an Amazon card to buy some books
Love it.....

I set up hubs the other day. He is amazed at Alexa. Lol

ALEXA.... what is the weather today
How do you spell thorough
ALEXA do I need eggs?

Fun to play 
I will set mine up soon
Do you believe they dont even come with a book or directions?
Yikes. They trust this ole lady to do it right?

So our gifts are bought and we will have stockings to open
The usual i need new socks or a shirt for work kinda thing and done

There is even a gift card to go out to eat
Jacky you wanna go shopping?
 We can have a delicious lunch
Just sayin......

Do you have a Christmas wish list?
What is it that you want this year?




Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Using templates

Do you have patterns and templates you have never used?  

When Jenny Doan of Missouri Star has her daily deals I check them out and have a lot of her templates
Now the trick is to USE them
So I pulled this one that uses 5 inch squares
And made  "ornament shapes"
I thought they would make cute holiday mug rugs



Sewed one down but my machines satin stitch is not pretty
Ugh
Will need a plan B
Maybe a muslin background and stitch and flip borders till I get a piece big enough?



Who knows why I Was playing with this template



Maybe a subliminal message when I was putting this piece away?



I got frustrated with it and started cutting more strips to finish my temecula blocks
I still need 18 of part 2
And a bunch of part 3

Part 4 will be out on Friday

Maybe an angel us trying to tell me to buckle down on the projects 
I AM SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING ON




Monday, November 5, 2018

Surprise


These greeted me when I came home from work

Its not my birthday
Not my anniversary 
Hmmm

Did he wreck the car?
Spend money on the credit card?




Progress wth Jacky


This is a box of some fun gifts 
Sharon from Vrooman made me think

She was making things for the kids at school to have and purchase for gifts for their family
A secret santa kinda thing
They go to school and parents say how many gifts say for mom dad brother and grandmother
They have so much money and donated items are on tables with prices.
Helpers help the kids find something for all within their budget and then they go to wrapping so parents cant see until Christmas

Anywho....i had crayons so Jacky will make crayon rolls 
I had knitted 6 scarves so donated those 
Also a couple totes, chapstick keychains,
Zippy bags
So Jacky will have donated under granddaughter



These are some of Jackys cup mugrugs



So so cute
For her family


And her start of that temecula quiltalong.
She is working on step 2. The greens in step one still need to be done 
(Hands on hips,foot tapping)


The other part of her 9 patches
Notice she is very methodical and organized 
She has each part in its own container ready to join into blocks
I took a picture and she goes
And rearranges them and says
Take it now


See what I mean?
I Chuckled
She cant do messy



This is her container of scrappy goodness
I wanted to tuck it under my coat but i wasnt wearing one lol
I think she would have noticed
Hee hee


This was a cute little shallow container
She made with a cute cardinal

Fun fun.
How did you spend your weekend?


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Step by step...inch by inch....


This is part three
Yes Jacky....THREE
I only made a few as the directions were a little weird
I need I think 48 of these bad boys


Step one is finished
All 12


Working on step 2
Have almost 30 of the 48 needed


It is fun to try and guess how it all
Goes together
This is not right sizewise
But numberwise it would make sense

Hope i can keep up with the pack
I have a lot of self imposed deadlines I have to keep 
Are you playing along with temecula?



Saturday, November 3, 2018

SATURDAY on a miserably rainy day


The noise of the rain pelting my house woke me up early
So whats a gal to do

Why sew of course
With my two assistants I trudged sleepily into the sewing room and decided to sew on projects that need to be done NOW

this red truck is one
I NEED TO finish it and surprise the recipient
She has two more cancer treatments to go
And LIKE me LOVES the red trucks
I am keeping it simple 
Lap size and just one border
Next is layering it and quilting her up

I found an empty tin and for now
Packed up this diversion
I will write out the directions and put them in there
In case I fall way behind 
I even pulled more red white and green scraps and put them in a baggie for later parts


See Jacky?
I AM Throwing some things out
Uh huh am to am to!



My messy sewing space
Gotta reorganize so I can breathe

Thought I would be a smartie and 
Whip up an Olaf block for fun
Looks cute right? Uses some spare parts
But......
It
Is
Not
The
Right
Size
DUH
thats what I get sewing before coffee

Hoping by tomorrow the red truck is quilted and ready to bind
Time is a ticking.......