Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010 - Five Finishes

My 32 year old orange pot holders have met their end. I decided to knit up some blue cotton ones to take their place.


My daughter is working at a day camp this summer. The old bean bags made from old socks were wearing out and leaking beans. I consented to making a batch for her to take for the campers to use. Old blue jeans make great bean bags, and I used polyester pellets instead of beans.


My sister got me started on coffee cup cozies. I'm not fond of knitting on double pointed needles so I revised the pattern to knit on straight needles. This was Coffee Cozy 4.0. I wouldn't stop till it was perfect. Perfection, a blessing, and a curse.


As if knitting and quilting weren't enough, I decided to try single crocheted amigurumi. This pattern is for a penguin but all I had with me was the purple yard from the coffee cozy.


This quilt, Plan C by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, was pieced and quilted 18 months ago. My friend gave me the kick in the pants I needed to sew the binding on and be finished. It's hanging in our bedroom and I love it! It still needs a label and laundering and that will happen soon.


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June 5, 2010 - More Caterpillar Bag photos

Here is the finished bag.

Here are the strips all sewn together.

Caterpillar Bag - The strips sewn together

OK, Blogger is not cooperating.

I'll try later to post the photo of the strips sewn together, and the completed bag.

Any troubleshooting suggestions on posting photos appreciated.


June 5, 2010 - Very Hungry Caterpillar bags

More Very Hungry Caterpillar Bags! My sister asked if I would make two of them for my niece's teachers as she graduates from Kindergarten. I spent Memorial Day weekend getting them made.

This is my first attempt at posting since Blogger did some updates and I seem to be having trouble adding more than one photo. So, this is the bottom. I boxed the corners so that the dot fabric is the entire bottom of the bag.

Continue on to the next post or posts to see the other photos.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 11, 2010 - Rough Draft

I got a small start on my Nash Schnibbles quilt. I'm using Looking Back by Brannock and Patek.

I don't like that the red from the 4 patch touches another red. So I plan to have all the 4 patches be composed of 2 blue and 2 brown fabrics. I am using layer cakes and a bit of yardage, so I have enough fabric to not have to rip out this block.

Stay tuned for more progress.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 - Pin Cushions

I have been sewing since I was 10 years old. That's a long time. : )

I have always kept my straight pins in a plastic or tin box and I just grab the pins as I pin a garment or quilting project.

I had the joy of helping my college aged daughter do some sewing this week while she was home from college. She kept poking herself as she took the pins from the tin. She asked me why I don't use a pin cushion. I guess it is because when I un-pin, I pull out a lot of pins at once, and then how do I stick them back into the pin cushion? So I bought a large tomato pin cushion from Joann Fabrics and I am going to give it a try.

How about you? Do you use a pin cushion or box of pins?

Photo from Joann fabrics

April 4, 2010 - UFO problem

No finishes to post. I seem to have a problem with attention span. I have started at least 5 projects in the past 6 months or so. Then I get bored with the project, or an urgent need arises for a gift or a new project. Or a new collection is released that I need.

Stay tuned for the newest project. We did some rearranging in our living room and there is some wall space begging for a new Schnibbles quilt. The fabric is washed and ironed and the cutting will begin soon.

Stay tuned.