Monday, August 24, 2009

What's New?

Good Morning

I have finally got the creation station cleaned once again!! YIPPEE!! So this morning I made a simple tablerunner called Nifty Nines, the top is done tonight I can quilt it and then bind it. Fells good to be back in the ol sewing room!
I also rec'd the name of person who I am making the friendship bag for in the swap -- see the sidebar of my blog. Fantastic, she loves fall too! So that will make it very easy to make a bag for her. I will probably start on that this week. Weather is cool here so it is good sewing weather. Tomorrow it should be the last 85+ day and then the next ten days look cool, fall is right around the corner.
Sorry no pictures today. Off to work!
Happy stitches

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Weekend is Here!!

Hi there!
Finally Friday evening!! YIPPPEE! I am off this weekend it feels so good. I am going to get some sewing done tomorrow morning and then I am going to see Rick Springfield in concert!! Should be a fun weekend.
I have been trying to see a bit each morning and I have a few pictures to show you.
These cute little bags are so fun to make - I did Christmas and it truly just uses scraps -- I am going to make some fall ones for some friends. You can check it out at
I am in a group that gets together once a month and we are working on a row quilt, each month we draw the type of block to make, this month was Trees -- this is an older pattern from Little Quilts, but they turned out so cute. I have 4 done and 4 more cut out. I am doing mine in all 30's. I just love 30's :) So far we have done crazy quilt blocks, flowers and there is one more and I can't think of it right now, but so far this is the only one I have done this far, I am hoping to get caught up by the Sept meeting.

I hope you have a great weekend!
GO sew something!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Working on Projects

Good Morning!
Here is the picture of the little flower blocks I am working on, the are 4 1/2 inch blocks and the stitching goes pretty quick. I only finished 2 last night, I was watching the Cubs game and they were not playing well so I did not get much done, I decided to fall asleep.
Here is my patriotic tabletopper before tea dying.
Here it is after tea dying -- I don't know if you can really see the difference, but you sure can in person it is much darker and I just love it. You never know what it is going to look like but I am pleased with this. The colors were so bright, and now they are just perfect. And the best thing of all this kit only cost my $7 and included everything -- including the batting.

Well I am off to work today, I hope you have a great day -- can't wait to get home tonight and do some more flowers!!
Happy Stitches

Monday, August 10, 2009

Getting back on Track

Hi Everyone

Can you believe summer is almost over! I can't. The weather has been great all summer except for this past weekend, hot and humid. But that is a good thing, I got to spend Sunday in my sewing room and I did make a dent on some things. Stop over at Kims Blog She is having a challenge in August to get some UFO's complete. I am going to do this, but first I have to get the Creation Station a little neater than it it. Yesterday I fused on some flowers 30 to be exact and then when I watch a little TV at night I have something to buttonhole stitch.
If you are wondering about my 107 UFO's I started with this year, I did have a garage sale a few weeks ago and I did sell a few of them but I think I still have around 80 -- so I need to get back on track!
I also went to craft camp for 4 glorious days and I did finished a small patriotic tabletopper, and yesterday it was too bright, so I tea dyed it yesterday, it is still drying in the shower this morning I will post a photo tomorrow.
Off to work have a great day!