I went home last week to attend the going away luncheon of a friend. Her husband was promoted and transferred to a new job in Missouri. She is the 2nd of our PTA moms group to move away, I was the first. I didn't want to go empty handed, so I knew a cosmetic case… Continue reading Cosmetic Cases Make the Best Gifts
And it's another fun friday of finishes. Be sure to follow all the links to party with the finished or not participants. This week I have a finish! During the piecing of Rue d'Osage I made many blunders in cutting. I ended up with more pieces than needed. What to do with them? Make a… Continue reading Finished Friday
Orange You Green With Envy has been my focus this week as I sew items. It's my leader/ender project that allows me to leave my sewing machine ready to sew without loose threads at the beginning. During the construction of Rue d' Osage I was able to get all the strip combos sewn. This week… Continue reading WIPS on Wednesday
I don't live on Rue d'Avignon, but I sure do love the Rue d'Avignon line from Connecting Threads! I used it to make the table topper Bee-U-tiful. This is the 5th table topper this year, the 4th from the same book. Top three are finished, bottom two are not. Pie Birds will be… Continue reading Rue d’Osage
Sewing Machine Cleaning Tips from Caroline. I love her blog, Sew Can She. She has lots of patterns and links. Follow her if you love fabric. Now that I have Mackie I need to take care of her. Caroline's tip about removing thread is excellent. Clamshell Bag I love this style of bags, but the ones… Continue reading Saturday Tips, Finds, and Progress
A horrible pun of a name, but it's the best I could do with what I had. This is what I "had". A selection of greens and oranges to make Urban Amish in a recliner size quilt. I have changed the lighter orange 3 times now! I am much happier with this one. I am planning… Continue reading Orange You Green With Envy?
For May my OMG is to sandwich, quilt, and bind Pie Birds. I will look at Log Cabin Courthouse Step tops to get an idea of quilting styles. I am going to back and bind this in the brown used for the Flying Geese units. I am thinking about using a brown thread for the… Continue reading May OMG, Sewing Challenges, Monthly Table Topper
Click on any photo to see a larger version Thank you for the votes and comments! They helped me to see things I was missing. Rebecca hit on a method I use for sewing and knitting. Determining the value of colors. Here's the value of each layout. Mono on my phone's editing function But,… Continue reading Starry Eyed, Long Winded