Saturday, January 4, 2020

Holiday Fly By

Late Christmas and New Years greetings.  It came and went like a flash it seems.  I've mostly just enjoyed extra time off work, relaxing at home.  My ripple blanket is nearly done.  I've just been adding border rows while watching TV.

I made this mini Christmas stocking.

As for sewing, I've made myself a Christmas cushion using panel fabrics.

Honey and I went to our winter Bright Lights display.  It was really nice as they added more
lighting and displays but too bad we didn't have any snow for it this year.

Christmas time I love to do a puzzle during time off.  I found this cute one from Bits and Pieces.
They have unique gift ideas and always a great selection of puzzles. When I saw this one with sewing machine, quilt and the cat I had to get it.

And as always I couldn't resist dressing up the kitties for Christmas pix.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  Happy 2020!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Christmas Vibes

I received a request to make a Yip Yip from Seasame Street.  The pattern was easy to follow and completed it within a week.  My co-worker is giving it to her friend for Christmas, inside joke.

I got a few more Christmas fabrics to get into the sewing spirit. 

I finished a place mat set made for a Christmas gift. I paper pieced the hexagons then put on the red quilting background with green binding.

I also almost have my table running started last year completed with binding.  

And of course my fur babies dressed up.

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Countdown for Crafting

Most of us crafters love to make things for Christmas gifts.
When do you usually start gift/christmas crafting?  I think the end of October is a good 
time depending on how many people you have to make things for.

I've been working on various projects. I started on some English Paper
Piecing, first pic from a charm pack I got on sale. These are one inch hexies.

And these two inch hexies for some Christmas projects. 

I had some scrap triangles from cutting the hexies so I whipped up this little mug rug.

This patchwork I started a while back and today just decided to do something with it 
and make it into a zip pouch.  There's nothing like stash busting.

I completed this snowflake crochet cushion for a fundraiser at work.

I was quite proud how it turned out and someone from my office did end up 
winning it. 

And of course a few pics of the fur kids.

Happy Weekend All!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Finishing Projects

As much as I love starting new projects it's always full filling to finish them.  I've wanted to make these snowflake squares for years.  I only made four but they are joined and almost finished the front of a cushion cover.  

And speaking of finishing, I've finished my quilt I started in June.  Binding process finished
yesterday with ample binding left over.  I'm happy with how it turned out.  

 I made this for our niece in mind, I'm sure she'll love the colors.

Last weekend I made my first fabric pumpkin. 

Fall is here and I love watching the changes in the trees. Here are a few of my
faves from our neighborhood. Both now are nearly all red leaves.

My girl covered with mini crochet blanket.

Happy Sunday!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Welcome Fall

It's officially Fall here and the pumpkins are starting to come out.  I've been going to a few yards sales lately and have found some great craft supplies.  I found a skein of orange yarn which of 
course I have started to make pumpkins with.  And one yard sale was a gold mine for
sewing supplies.

The first week of Sept I had off for vacation.  I had been wanting to make this Ultimate 
Wallet by So Sew Easy.  There is a PDF pattern as well as her You Tube tutorial. 
I made some alterations after to keep my cards in place.

I also started and finished the quilting on this blanket.  Nothing special as far as the quilting 
pattern, just stitch in the ditch. Now I just have to do the binding.  Not my favourite process.

I ordered some Halloween fabrics an found this pattern by Fort Worth Fabric Studio and
nearly finished it yesterday.  I just have to finish the binding.

I made a puffier cushion for the Cat bed, I think she likes it.

Happy Weekend all!