Thursday, May 12, 2016

Busy Busy Busy!

 

I love my sewing room! And I love my shelves that my husband made for me.

I am all ready planning projects for next year!

Even Norris likes relaxing by a quilt.

Sometimes even the design wall gets over loaded!

I am packed in this little room but I love my sewing space.

2 of my favorite sewing needs...

Pincushion that holds scissors and

My sewing bag my husband stitched for me.

I just love sewing day!

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Yoyo's Are the Best Game!




 
I have become addicted to making yoyos. And with the yoyo makers they are so easy! 
This is the beginning of a table cloth I am so excited to get this done! This is just like a game. After I got 80 yoyo's done I sat at the table trying different ways to put them together.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Quilter's Anonymous Show


We went to the Quilt Show put on by the Quilter's Anonymous Guild
 at the Monroe Fairgrounds over the weekend
and there were so many beautiful quilts. I took several pictures to share.


The talent in this group is amazing.


Some you could stand and look at forever.


Some are on my wish I could do that list.


And some I know I could never do.


But it was so fun to go and see.


Some are already on my cutting table....


And some now will be added to the list.


This one was for Kelly's stitching list....
hint hint


I just loved seeing the color combos of ones we all attempt.


This is just to cute!!


You want to go down every row several times.


1 inch squares.....beautiful!


I liked the ones that combined sewn blocks with applique.


This one is the one I wish I had the patience to stay with. 


They were very small hexies to die for (below)!!


It was so much fun to make the trip over to this show I will be going again next year for sure.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Girly Planters

 

I love vintage planters!
We all have a few fun collections.
This one is going to be a pincushion and I can't wait to work on her.

This one holds the stir sticks in my office.

This is one of my favorites, she holds pencils and pens in my sewing room.

See how cute she is!

This one I made for my daughter Darcey.

Darcey gave me the one I use in my office.

She brought her to me with these flowers in her!

These are a few more I have, the dog and cat were my Grandmothers.
They were always on top of her fridge.
The lamb I found on EBay.
What do you collect?

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Free Pattern Just Because!

 I love retro and make thing with 30's fabric. I know this red fabric isn't retro but it does match my kitchen. I  did this  Bread Bag a few years ago and now I use it to hold plastic bags so I thought would be a fun project to revisit.
I love bread bags! and having a cute one on the counter is so fun. And a great gift idea too. I got the embroidery pattern off the Internet a while ago as a free pattern, so that's the one I used. Well, my wonderful husband used. Remember he's my stitch er. Any of "Aunt Martha's" patterns would be great!
I made this bag to fit a regular bag of bread. You may want to lengthen or shorten for the bread size of bread you make.
Supplies:
41 inches rick rack
1 yard draw string
2 Skn. DMC floss (you pick color)
Pellon 20 inches X 20 inches
Red Fabric:
20 inches X 3 inches
20 inches X 7 1/4 inches
Cream Fabric:
20 inches x 7 1/2 inches
Green (inside and top edge)
20 inches X 20 inches
Hint: The seam is going to be in the back not on the side. That is why your picture will be in the center of the cream piece.
1. Cream fabric- cut 20 inches X 7 1/2 inches find center of the fabric. Iron your favorite iron on in the center or using a light box trace you picture. On the back of the fabric iron the pellon. This helps stabilize your fabric for your stitching and helps hide lines.Now using 2 strands of DMC floss embroider your picture.When done iron from the back to get rid of hoop or folding lines.
2. Sew the red fabric ( 20 X 7 1/4) to the bottom of the cream fabric. And the red fabric
( 20 X 3 ) to the top edge.
3. Iron seams to the red fabric.
4. Sew rick rack at seam on bottom and top of the cream fabric.


5. Sew green fabric to the top of your bag.After sewn fold the very top edge to the bottom red edge. It will be back to back and you will have about 2 inches green showing at the top. Iron this at the fold. This will be your marking as to where the green goes to the inside and stays on the outside. Open up.
6. Now you should have it laying out with the top green, then red, then cream, and then red. Fold left to right with the wrong side showing up. Sew the side seam all the way down. From the seam you just sewed find the center front at the bottom and top edges and mark with a pin. On the bottom (red fabric)Line up the back seam and the center front and sew across the bottom edge. For top edge repeat the instructions for bottom EXCEPT sew both sides and leave a gap in the center for turning. To make the bottom of the bag take the corner and match the side seam to the bottom seam and sew 1 1/2 inch across. do this at the top and bottom. Turn right side out and sew closed.


On the bottom (red fabric)Line up the back seam and the center front and sew across the bottom edge. For top edge repeat the instructions for bottom EXCEPT sew both sides and leave a gap in the center for turning. To make the bottom of the bag take the corner and match the side seam to the bottom seam and sew 1 1/2 inch across. do this at the top and bottom. Turn right side out and sew closed.

7. Using the ironed fold in the green, turn the green fabric into the bag and sew 3/4 inch down from the fold all the way around and repeat 1 inch down again. I sewed back and forth by the back seam. And in between then 2 stitch lines you just did unpick the back seam to thread your draw string through.
8. Put a safety pin in the end of the draw string and string it through.
9. Make your favorite loaf of bread
10. slide it into your new bag....when cool....and enjoy!

I love Mug Rugs!


 I love mug rugs!
I love to make them.
I love to pin them on pinterest !
I love to see them on intragram.
I love mug rugs.
This is one of my patterns on Etsy.
Its easy to make and fun!
 
 
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