Sunday, March 29, 2009
Anyway, very easy to make and very good! Here's the recipe.
Next post: another recipe and update photo of the quilt I'm currently working on.
Have a great day/evening!
those little corners are tricky. This is the last of my blocks. So now I'm sewing them together and getting close to having the top done. As soon as the sun comes up I'll take photos.
Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
- first on board is the cupcake quilt that I posted about on Saturday, it'll be a little different. I'm making 4 blocks instead of 3 and I don't think it will be a wallhanging
- Next is a table runner from Moda Bake Shop with the Bistro Charm Pack
- a scrap coin quilt, which I haven't even started yet, but I love all the beautiful quilts over here and I want one!
- and then there's some left over pot holders and hot pads, soon to be out of the way!
Actually, there's plenty of completed blocks that have been burried amongst all my fabrics and what not. I haven't looked at them in years, the colors I don't care for anymore, but I'm sure I'll use them for something.
A little good news, well for me. We might be driving up the coast again, dh might have to go up there on business again. I hope I can tag along like last time, I have to request time off and look for a sub. I'm crossing my fingers.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
but thought I would practice my applique skills first. It's been a long time, I use to either applique by hand or machine. On machine I would use the satin stitch, because that's what that old machine did and I wasn't too thrilled with the outcome. The by-hand method would never get finished! Now with my new Brother (still consider it new), I have many options. I've always liked the blanket stitch.
As you can see, I need a lot more practice. Egads! Oh well, a few more blocks to go.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I have a chance to post a little about my apron, which I saw the instructions in the Apronology magazine. I think the "easy as pie" apron by Jen Osborn, http://www.identityseven.com, looks way better than mine, I won't be using decorator samples any time soon! It can be a nuisance, lots of unraveling. I never made anything that I left raw edges, either, but I'll try that again. I added some decorative stitching, fun to experiment. I certainly will make this apron again, it's easy as pie!
As always, thank you for reading!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Proximidade is described as follows: 'This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!' This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog. And so I award the following eight blog pages for their Proximidade attributes:
Ooops, there's only 6. I have to admit that my blogging and blog reading (and commenting) has taken a back seat to my day to day life. I hope you understand, I'll add a couple of more faves in the days to come.
Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
I have some drapery samples that were donated to our school last year from one of the parents. It was too much for us to store at work, so we were able to take our pick for ourselves. I think I can make good use out of them, but not sure so if they are practical for an apron. Well, this is more like "art" to me. I've been saving my old jeans for something like this, too.
I'm not finished, but hopefully by tonight.
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, March 02, 2009
My daughter has been home with us for the past couple of days, fun having her around. We went shopping on Saturday. I don't know where Sunday went. On Saturday we stopped in at the store where I bought my sewing machine and looked at sergers, also known as an overlock. We are pretty sure on the one we want, just need to cough up about $600. The machine is an Elna 654.
I really would like to buy this machine, so I'm going to have to do some number crunching and scaling back on unnecessary purchases. Good luck with that!
As for my etsy shop, it's looking pretty pittiful. I don't want to relist my goods that were listed before, therefore I need to get busy making new things. I have projects wanting to be finished and new ones to start .... well, I must get going then.
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