Friday, December 30, 2016

Day 365 of 2016

Yesterday's fabric became five skirts today for Little E and GB#1.
These circle skirts are for GB#1. 
She picked out the fabrics from my stash. 
She picked out the trim and elastic colors at the store. 
She made some great choices.
The black and gray ones made for Little E (too boring, according to GB#1) 
 were not photographed.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Day 364 of 2016

If you are looking for me tomorrow, check the studio. 
I'll be sewing.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Day 363 of 2016

I made eight dress up aprons for Christmas, 
two each of four different characters. 
Six were done on time. 
The other two were finished today. 
Can you guess which ones took so long? 
Yes, the two Belle aprons, with the extra fluffy layer, took longer than expected. 

The free tutorial can be found at It's Always Autumn.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Day 362 of 2016

The quilting meeting was at my house tonight. 
The night ended with dessert and the coloring of the table runner. 
Oh, what fun!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Day 361 of 2016

Here is a different view of our Christmas village. 
I am very much enjoying it in its new location. 
We seem to be spending a lot of time in this room this month 
so I get to see the village daily for an extended time. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Day 358 of 2016

Here's a quick little sneaky peek at the secret sewing project I posted on Day 353.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Day 355 of 2016

Yes, Scott, you have the correct answer to yesterday's question. 
I was at the airport and that is GB#1 back in town for the holidays. 
Today she found M's old Polly Pockets. 
They are always good for hours of fun.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Day 353 of 2016

All the cutting is done for another adorable sewing project. 
Sewing will commence tomorrow. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Day 351 of 2016

M came home today and helped me decorate the living room tree. 
Check that off my list. 
This is a favorite new ornament this year.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Day 350 of 2016

I almost forgot to put out the newest addition to my little village. 
This one is a gift from Big D and R 
which they brought back from their visit to Germany last summer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Day 349 of 2016

I have made another pincushion. 
This time it is for quite the animal lover. 
I believe process of selecting the fabrics actually took longer 
than it did for me to make the gift. 
I think it was worth it though because I think I nailed it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Day 348 of 2016

The stairs. 
Somehow the warm glow seems to make the house feel magical.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Day 346 of 2016

The giant flag before the game always amazes me. 
It's just a shame that the home team did not win today.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Day 342 of 2016

Santas are done. 
I changed my approach a little this year. 
It seemed to go more smoothly and quickly. 
I did just notice though that Charlie Brown and a few other Colorforms 
are making an appearance in this photo. 
Oh well, must keep the curious little ones happy.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Day 341 of 2016

I made a pincushion for a friend for her birthday. 
I think she liked it.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Day 340 of 2016

Creative gift wrapping. 
I'm pretty sure I saw the basic idea on Pinterest. 
Choose a shape and cut out a pattern.
Using your pattern cut two out of brown paper for each gift to be wrapped. 
Stitch two of the brown paper pieces together 
leaving an opening big enough for your gift. 
Insert gift and finish stitching until closed. 
Embellish with markers in your favorite designs. 
Tear to open.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day 339 of 2016

Every month I change my desktop picture to the beautiful artwork of Geninne 
in the form of a calendar provided on her blog.  
I have loved every one of them. 
This month is no exception.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 338 of 2016

GB#3 has done a drawing on our little chalkboard 
that looks suspiciously like writing.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 337 of 2016

I'm just hanging out with my guys tonight, 
eating pizza and watching Christmas specials.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 336 of 2016

The boxes are down from the attic. 
Decorating will begin in earnest tomorrow. 
These boxes contain the houses for my Christmas village.
You can see some pictures of it in previous years 
here, here, here, here, and here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Day 334 of 2016

Our quilting hostess for tonight has her house decorated for Christmas. 
This is one of her favorite ornaments. 
I can see why.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Day 333 of 2016

I started this in 2014 when GB#3 was a baby and came to see me each day. 
Now where was I?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day 332 of 2016

"Look, I made a hat." 
Technically, there are still ends to weave in, 
but I needed a quick gift
 so I started and finished this little baby hat this evening.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Day 331 of 2016

My parliament is complete more than a week ahead of time. 
I think they have gathered for a cup of tea.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Day 330 of 2016

The Thanksgiving colors are about to be retired for the year 
to make way for the Christmas colors.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Day 329 of 2016

If you look closely you will see me wishing you a 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh, and this happened today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 328 of 2016

For those of you who have not seen this room, this is unrecognizable. 
For those of you who have seen it, you know this is true.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Day 326 of 2016

Oh, Target.  You have some of the silliest things, 
but sometimes they speak to me and I have to buy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Day 325 of 2016

While sorting through some things 
I found a few notebooks with some of Little E's artwork.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Day 323 of 365

Thanks, Fireball, for suggesting Pinterest. 
This is just what I need to get the cabinet doors finally installed.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Day 321 of 2016

I do wish the color in this photo were more accurate. 
This really is a beautiful teal blue. 
I will try to get a better picture when this project is finished.

That said, I am about to begin work on another of Little E's UFOs.
This one needs a little knitting along with the weaving of ends 
and sewing up one small section. 
In order to accomplish this successfully, 
I need to become comfortable with the stitch pattern 
and get a gauge that is as close to the original knitting as possible. 
I've done a swatch and I think I'm there.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Day 320 of 2016

I finished another of Little E's UFOs today. 
There were lots of ends to weave in and a couple buttons to sew on. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Day 319 of 2016

Today I am working on my PHD (Projects Half Done.) 
Five finished, thirteen to go. 
Deadline, December 6. 
I think I can, I think I can.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Day 318 of 2016

For my sister. 
Belated greetings are going out in the mail today. 
Thank you to Hallmark for a pretty accurate depiction of us when we were younger. 
I am definitely the one on the right.

Saturday, November 12, 2016