Tuesday, September 1, 2020

 Have been busy de-cluttering the house, organizing, re-cycling, donating or tossing stuff.  I've gotten rid of lots and lots of stuff, I enjoyed over the years but now it's time to repurpose and move on with a neater, organized and comfortable home.  I also have uncovered several pretty kits that will be fun to work on.   I also found some cute tops all done  that will make nice fall table toppers so will find some backing and binding material and get them done, aiming for finishing this month.  I work so much better under a deadline.  

Thursday, October 31, 2019

My nice organized fabric closet where I can see it all when I need it.  Precuts stacked on the white shelves. 

Well I hope to be more attentive to my blog.  I'm back in the sewing/craft room and making some small Christmas gifts.  It's been a while since I've been in here, Robin helped me get it cleaned up and organized so I can find stuff again so I will be busy doing what I love.  I made a nice pouch for my I phone that is real handy when I take Mr. Bo for his walks and now I've started on Christmas gifts.  Will post a photo when I've got more to show.  Simple decorated  dish towels.  Want to do microwave potato bags, hot pads, etc.  Just small things I think everyone can use and enjoy.  Well time to get off the computer and get to sewing.  I feel so good and adapting to my new normal without George.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

New project for 2019

Starting a new project today and doing a design I've never done before so we'll see how we progress.  I'm excited to start it and see if I can do it.  So one block at a time and before you know it I'll have another quilt.

Above are the fabrics I'm using, yup some assembly required.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Mackinsie's baby shower gifts.

Had such a lovely day yesterday and the baby shower for Dan and Emily's little bundle to be here in Dec.  Got to visit with family and friends and boy did they get a lot of beautiful baby things.  She is going to be the best dressed baby in Grundy Co., have a lovely chariot for her rides and bouncy chairs for the dogs to keep here rockin. 

I gave them hand made bibs and burp cloths plus a string quilt I made in 2015, I made to baby quilts then one for a girl and one for a boy.  Will have to wait on the boy one at a later date.

The pink one is for Missy Mack.

Monday, October 8, 2018

mess up of finished bib

So here is the messed up baby bib, all done and ready to press but my iron was way too hot and burned a hole in the middle.  Don't know if I'll be able to recover it with an applique or just move on to another one.  I need to get to Walmart to buy a new iron, I just buy the $10 or $15 irons then throw them away when they start acting up.  Never had one over heat before so guess I had better pay closer attention before I burn the house down.  These are quick and easy to make so will get more put together for our great grand daughter due in Dec.  I'll post photos of them when all done with the bibs and burp cloths.  Going to have a good day in the sewing room.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

It's time for me to quit playing with bits and pieces and odds and ends and get started on baby shower gifts for Oct.21.  I will finish the odds and ends 4 patches and set them aside for another time.  I've got Christmas gifts to start too if they are going to be done for this year.  George's job at Terri and Lou's is done so he'll be here to help so everything is going to take twice as long.  Well I'm off to get this done and organize my space, can't function in chaos..  Ok trying to upload my 9 patch on point and messed it up, will try again.

I see me doing another one, it was fun and easy but not till I finish baby shower and Christmas stuff.  Need to stay focused and quit procrastinating.