Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Day 88 of 2017

I could not be happier with the way my first hand sewn block turned out. 
It measures 5 inches and will finish at 4 1/2 inches. 
On to number two.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Day 81 of 2017

I'll get no style points for this week's bullet journal page. 
I've gone strictly bare bones.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Day 76 of 2017

It has become a tradition over the years
 to buy a Christmas ornament while visiting another city.  
This trip was no exception.

Day 75 of 2017

Wisconsin.

Day 74 of 2017

I am back after a few days away with Little E and M. 
I snapped a quick picture of this finished raincoat for GB#1 before we left, 
(I love the hood and gathered back) 
but with our unexpected late departure 
and 1:00 a.m. arrival at our destination 
a late post was inevitable.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Day 73 of 2017

I was hoping to post a picture of the completed ladybug sewing project 
but it will be after midnight when it is done 
so instead I will post this picture and give you a sewing tip. 
When sewing with laminated fabric, 
it is advised to sew with a teflon foot to prevent sticking.  
I don't own a teflon foot. 
Somewhere (sorry, I don't remember where) I read that a piece of regular scotch tape
 on the bottom of a regular foot will do the same thing.  
I tried it on this project and have had no problems with my fabric sticking.  
I highly recommend.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Day 72 of 2017

My traveler is back in the states for a few days. 
This is what slap happy looks like.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Day 67 of 2017

 
I know it is hard to tell but this young lady is made of glass
 and is nearly life-sized. 
I found her in January at a Goodwill store during my trip to Florida. 
As she is glass, I did not want to bring her home in my luggage for fear of breakage. 
As she is heavy, I did not want to bring her home in my carry-on bag. 
As it turns out, my Florida host drove down so I packed her in bubble wrap
 and put her in my sewing machine luggage to be brought home by car.  
I was just reunited with her last week and plan to find her a home in my studio.  
I believe she will make a great model for the hats I knit. 
Besides, she is blue and I love blue. 

(I believe we named this head, but I can't remember what it is.)


Monday, March 6, 2017

Day 65 of 2017

Monday morning at the grocery finds the cases full and neat. 
It reminds me of the Richard Scarry books I read to the kids when they were young.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Day 61 of 2017

Here is a quilt made by Little E.  
She has partially quilted it on her domestic sewing machine.  
Now that she has moved she is not able to finish it herself.  
Neither of us wanted to see it go into storage for years 
so I offered to finish quilting it on my (APQS Lucey) longarm machine.  
I got it out today and feel inspired to get it done.  
If any of you do longarm quilting and have any tips for me, please comment.  
I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Day 60 of 2017

This morning I watched a few quilting videos 
and quickly picked up a pen and followed along with this one.  
I am excited to practice on paper a bit more and then try it out on fabric. 

Quilting videos by Jessie Zeigler at Threaded Quilting Studio.