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

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
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.
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

AND CUT........

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

Cant wait
So many combinations

I really cant pick a favorite

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?
Lime Green?
The red purple?
Or a beigy tone?

On a fun note......
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 
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 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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Remember my full tin of 2.5 squares?

Do you remember my tin overflowing with 2.5 squares?
Not sure where they all went but
My tin is almost empty
I think most went into my blue star quilt
And some bags
Anywho......with some squares left i decided with scrappy trip around the world  blocks

And by sewing web style my seams kinda
Match up nice

These are on top of blocks
There is really only a small pile of them left 

I designed my blocks
Then set them in piles to web chain them

The first row is toughest. The first stack has to always be on the bottom 
And the right stack on top when sewing

I had 5x5 rows so continued till
My squares are all sewn
See the webbing?
I dont cut them apart
Because i will use that webbing
As extra hands keeping my seams matched up

They will nest nicely when i sew the rows

And voila
Three little trip around the world blocks 
Ready to be the start of another quilt

Did I just admit I started another project
To you all?
I guess i did 
And I KNOW you will keep our little secret 

Guess i need to cut some 2.5 squares
To finish this up

Monday, March 18, 2019

Dunkin wants to sew

This is my munchkin
At the door to my sewing room

Just look at that face
Mom can we sew?

So in we go.
I picked out some fabric
To make hubs some eyeglass cases
Per his request. He buys the
Cheap ones to read and 
Keeps a pair near his laptop
One pair near his recliner 
And one on bedstand
This way he can keep
Them scratch free a little longer
Ha ha

Remember those charms Jacky
Gave me?
Well I was determined not to let
Them intermingle in my stash
And cause a fabric explosion
Whats a gal to do?
I cut them for more purses 
Yessiree i did
Cut 12 at 2.5x4.5 to make the 12 
Rail fence blocks i will need 

Then of course had to just sew a few

And then sew 4 rows of 3
But dont attach the rows yet
That will be done on batting and lining
Stitch and flip style
Once that is done you
Trim them up
Fold and sew short side seams
Then make the bottoms so they
Stand up in their own  by sewing
Across the points

Yep a nice neutral kinda bag here

So now 3 more bag parts are ready to iron 
And sew and flip... 6 all together total

Gotta love it when a plan just happens
What are you making?