Monday, March 25, 2019

Easter mugrug


This is not as crooked as it looks
I am a bad photographer

 I made it but it is fiddly
The strips are cut 1 inch
And when sewed half inch

But i like it......
I will make one for hubs too 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The bag lady strikes again


A previous boss just had her second hip surgery
She also has ms
I decided to surprise her with two spring zippy bags
One in blues and one in reds


I will  send off in the mail with a get well note
Hopefully it will make her day brighter


I decided to do some bags assembly line style
I sewed them up for the bottom portion
Then did all the straps
And cut the tops for zipper areas 
Above us the neutral one


Blue and yellow one 


Darker neutral one


And two spring green light ones

My next sewing session will be to grab zippers and do the tops
Once done that will put 5 more in the gift box making a total of 8
Yay! Thanks Jacky for the charms

So far my March has been productive
Gift wise 
Ufo's  not so much


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Take a look at this quilt behind me


All Jenny fans I am sure you knew what I was talking about. Ha ha

Jenny has a tee 
Look how cute


And here us the quilt on the back

And its blue
And my birthday is coming up soon
And its a big one
And Dunkin ordered it for me
LOL




remember this purse start?
Well I Decided to go with a Spring green
That was in the stash


Sorry for the blurry pics

And made the bottom of the other purse so I can work them together


Played in the selvages a bit 
Hard to shut the overflowing drawer
This will be a mugrug


Layered and quilted squares for another zippy bag. Using valentine fabric in lining


And look! Jenny wants me to make this
Uh huh yes sah......
I really like the idea of the dresdan flower pot using the large tumbler as the pot
So cute
Hmmmm. Now where is my terra cotta colored solids? Lol


This is a stack of to be quilted


And a stack of fabric pulled for specific gifts that need to be done 


But lookie lookie
My blue bin is pretty tamed dont you think?
Funny it doesn't seem like i have been working in the blues
Well i guess for the first few purses i have


But ugh
My other colors are a bit wild
I will go thru and straighten them out soon


Found some cotton candy for the younguns for easter
We used to love getting that as a treat


Some pencils and supplies 
Will round out the gifts


My 1.5 bin is filling up
Oooo maybe some Spring playing with mini grannies again


Or the 4 patches that i need about a million of
Haha. Better write the directions for this one in case I die before it is finished huh


One lonely filled bobbin left.
I know what I will be doing my next free sewing time


So no big quilts yet for me.
I have federal jury duty in boston
In April.  Yeah says i am on call for Apr to May
WHAT? i dont even travel highway so trying to find transportation in

Bus is 14 dollars one way.thats 28 bucks a day.
Absolutely nuts and i am not sure how far i have to walk to courthouse from where they stop
Looks like 2 to 3 blocks
Yikes
Can you say Stress?
Who can afford that
Do you know how much fabric that is???





Friday, March 22, 2019

Dont try this at home


The day started ok.
Got up at 2am. Herein lies the problem lol
I was on a roll with more purses for gifts
See how purty?


Then THIS happened
I was trimming it down and
Didnt double check to make sure i was 
In the right spot.
Grrrr
I think i said some very bad words and will 
Certainly have to go to confession and repent
It was not pretty

So i warn you

IF YOU ARE UP AT 2AM AND WANT TO SEW
AND CUT........
DONT DO IT 
UNTIL YOU ARE SURELY WIDE AWAKE 

So i decided to just get the others ironed layered and ready


Cant wait
So many combinations


I really cant pick a favorite


See?
So cute


This one made it to
The first stage
Now to choose a strap fabric
And a top and zipper 


The other side
Scrappy goodness
What color would you pull out for the top?
Turquoise?
Lime Green?
The red purple?
Or a beigy tone?

On a fun note......
VISIT MISSOURI STAR QUILT TODAY
she has a little template daily deal for 1.75
And 2 dollar shipping so order
What you need.
Yeah....i did
Spent only 15 bucks for 2 templates and a charm pack 
Sweet!
and No i dont benefit from advertising by mouth from Jenny
Although she SHOULD invite me for coffee.
I sponsor her
A LOT  hee hee

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The eyes have it


Hubs requested 3 eyeglass
Cases for his glasses.
He keeps a pair near the bed
One near the computer and one near
 his recliner

I quilted and lined them
And used the most manly prints
I could find in the stash

The owls are on the fence but hey

It serves the purpose of one protecting his glasses and two allowing him to find them easier

I would say its a win

What have you been working on?



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

My baby


I had a dream of my Phoebe
It was like she was wondering why we left her that morning we came home from the doctors and she was gone.

She was alive when we left
And i feel.like she needed us and we didnt know it

Or get to say goodbye 
I miss my girl
And the way she communicated by tapping on your leg
She never meowed.
Hissed at Dunks quite a few times. He annoyed her with his antics.
I still hear her pushing in the squeaky sewing room door 
But she's not there
A few times I thought I heard her
And Dunkin looked too
I wonder if she was visiting us
Wondering why she wasnt here


Dunkin is looking for comfort



He has been cuddly cuddly with both me and hubs
He never went up to hubs. It is like he knows hubbys baby is gone and he is consoling Richard.
He gets up in his recliner next to him  and they watch tv together.
He never did that before 



My two sweeties 



I definitely have to put Phoebe in my stone soup quilt
I think that is why i have abandoned that project for a bit 

I get too sad thinking about it 




This guy cuddles his blankets missing his sister


Rest in peace sweet girl 

Mommy and Daddy love you and miss you terribly
Until we meet again and I can kiss my sweet baby
💖