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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Nancy's Scraps

Some of my favorite moments in my sewing room seem to involve playing with scraps. Specifically...Nancy's scraps. She gifted me a bag quite some time ago. It was an absolute treasure trove of bits, pieces, BIGGER pieces and leftover block units. Some of them were from the Tilda line, and Nancy had just made an adorable quilt from thos fabrics. I was sort of surprised that they had made it into that bag of scraps, but then Nancy isn't as sentimental about her fabrics as I sometimes can be. Anyway, since I had been on a bag making kick for the Bridal shower, I pieced those pretty scraps in the quilt as you go method...and Made this pretty little bag (complete with one of Alyson's zipper fobs) and gave it to Nancy in October. Here is it:

Monday, November 23, 2020

Sometimes I actually finish things...

But I never get around to posting them anywhere except, perhaps, Instagram. I have no good reason why (outside of pure laziness). I hosted a bridal shower for my youngest this summer. August, I think. At the last minute I realized I needed some kind of prizes for some games we were going to play --that decision was last minute as well. I think my daughter suggested I make some of those Ca$h and Carry bags...(Oh gee...not those damn things again, right?) So I did. My sister- in- law Alyson (Tal, to my kids. Short for Aunt Al) made the cute little zipper pulls and overnighted them from Hawaii. I love that we got to collaborate on the project, even from such a distance. Here they are:
I like them enough to post all the pics I took!

Friday, November 20, 2020

A New Family Member

Meet Savannah!
This little beauty is a rescue thru A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue, a fantastic hard-working organization that my youngest is involved in. We received word that this girl needed a home asap, so with a little coaxing from Nikki I dove in and took her. She was going to stay with us for a couple weeks and then head to The Condo's at a local pet store.... However, thinks dont always go as planned. Savannah became a "Foster Fail" , and was adopted by daughter Elle and her guy Kyle. Here they are filling out her adoption papers and sealing the deal.
They are fantastic Fur Baby paents. Savannah took her first trip by plane a few weeks ago, and it was decided she needed an outfit to wear on the plane...so I once again engaged in Cat Knitting....and fashioned this little cowl and my baby, Little Man, became my fit model.
And here is lovely Savannah, modeling her cowl, in her current home in NYC.
I think the color suits her beautifully, and I think she agrees!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Megan Sowyer

I've been following watercolor artist /maker Megan Swoyer  (www.greenbushmedia.com)
 for some time now on Instagram. (meganswoyer)
I was made aware of her work by my daughter who worked under Megan at a local/regional publication.
I've been admiring her work, and kept hoping my life/schedule would allow me to take a class with her but that hasn't happened yet.
I did, however, get the opportunity to meet up with her a couple of weeks ago and see some of her work AND I left our meeting with a nice little bag of her scraps.
I immediately went home and spread them out all over the floor.  
At first I had a hard time figuring out exactly what I could do.  The fabrics are a heavier weight than quilting cotton, so i needed to be concerned about bulk.
Also, they are larger, directional prints so I had to take that into account.
And lastly....self-doubt crept into my thoughts .
  The kind of self-doubt that I find paralyzing at times. 

Even worse than self-doubt is my terrible habit of procrastinating.
Here it is, OCTOBER 26.  Well over a month since my meeting with Megan and I am JUST NOW finishing up this blog post.
I'm going to partially blame my daughter who told me I really needed to make an extra effort in staging pics of my makes...
Frankly, I'm just happy to finish things.  Take a picture and share before I no longer care or even have the item I made. 

Now comes feelings of guilt that it has taken me so long to post this.
(My head Is indeeed hanging in shame.)

So here goes.

(This is going to be SO anti-climactic!)

 I made this from a pattern I have used many times.
It's the Ca$h and Carry by Atkinson Designs.

So...there's one project.

And here's Rex, showing a super simple little eyeglass case.  This one has a simple lining but no batting.

 I will make another WITH the batting so that it has more body and will hold the glasses a bit more snuggly.

So there you have it.  There is more to show, but it is going into the next blogpost.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Charity Sewing

A little charity sewing...  
5" sqs, cut from thrifted shirts and scraps from stash.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Another Pixel Heart

How many pixel hearts will be too many?
(How many have I shared?)
(I think there are 3 you haven't seen yet!)

This time around...I used 2.5" squares rather than 5" squares.
The result was a baby sized quilt.
Terrible lighting has that left side of the quilt looking yellow and wont allow the quilting to show.
I'll take a better pic after it's been bound....
Just wanted to share.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

A Quick Peek...

Here's a quick peek at one of the projects I made at the 
Tri-County Quilt Guild retreat this week.

Just a quick little zip bag, made with Nancy's scraps.