Sunday, January 24, 2016

Productive Weekend


This has been a finish up weekend!   It was a nice 3 day weekend with really no plans so I got a ton of projects complete and more that just need binding.  Most of these were out of my tote of unfinished from last year and a few new projects, but remember if I finish a couple I could make something new :)

Well first up is my something new!  Last week I made a dalmatian purse/tote - This week I started these on Wednesday  night and finished up Saturday  morning -- I am keeping the pink and green on and the other 2 will be sold at shows or Etsy.
This was unfinished from last year -- all I needed to do with layer, and quilt it and it is done!

This tablerunner I made the top at our Winter Girls GetAway Weekend and finally finished it this weekend, I layered, quilted and bound it!  Yeah!  Another one done -- this is for our dining room for this summer!

I had 4 of these blue striped bibs and they needed something!  Well I think the snowman applique was what they needed!  All 4 complete!  More in the For Sale Bin!

Our JoAnns closed in October -- so hubby and I went out to dinner near a SUPERSTORE JoAnns and I ran in for a few minutes, go this cute doggie print for valentines day and had the other fabrics, and made 2 pillowcases last night!  These will go to my nieces 2 little ones, they will love  them I hope!  This was a new project :)


Another new project, these are super simple -- zipper pouch by Cotton Way - I bought the pattern on Friday and just had to try it!  I will be making lots of these -- but I have to complete a few more things then I can make more!

These pillow cases were cut and ready to sew last February -- well guess what in about a 1/2 hour they were done!! And they will be mailed off  March first for the March birthdays  missed last year!

Well I would say that was a pretty productive weekend!

Now for some fun pictures of Lucas and Poochie -- here they are playing in  the sewing rooom!

I think Lucas is not willing to share his toy today!


And this is a cute picture of what I wake up to!  He is really bringing life back into the house!  We are lucky to have him!

I hope you had a good weekend and got lots done!

Happy Stitches!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy New Year!

WOW!  It is already January 17th!   We had a very busy fall and beginning of winter!   The end of September brought us an 8 month old dalmatian rescue... Introducing Lucas!   Here he and Poochie are telling Santa what they want for Christmas!  I think  their Christmas list was fulfilled and they are both happy.   After Patches left, Poochie was very sad and we were  very sad.  Lucas became available and he needed a home and we needed a puppy to love, and they say the rest is history.  He just turned a year old this month and is attending obedience school but the first 8 months of his life he had very little training so he is a challenge. But the love he gives is worth it.


I have been trying to finish up things from last year before starting new projects, so far I have finished more than I started so I would say I am doing well!   This is a baby quilt that will be donated to my quilt guild -- I started it last summer and finally got it quilted and bound this weekend.  So glad to have this ready to turn in at our meeting this month.   

OK now this is a new project, but I had to make one I saw it on the web and thought it would be a cute mug rug, so I made this last weekend.  Quick and easy!  this was a new for one so far!

This is also a new project, I wanted a red purse for February -- for Valentines days and for Go Red for Women in February so today I shopped my stash and made a bag that is perfect for me!
  This is a finish from last year I had the 4 patches done but nothing  else, so last weekend I added  the applique heart and now I have a new candle mat.      

These mug rugs were to be at a show in December, well as you can see that did not happen -- but I have 4 of the 6 I started done, and 2 more need the binding sewn on ...wich I will do tonight when I am done updating my blog! 

Also finished 2 Halloween table runners from last year.  So I am pretty pleased at my finishes so far this month -- I have a rubbermaid tote of items not finished from 2015 -- so I am trying to turn that into a tote of things for shows this year.   I will keep you posted on this!

Lots of blog things going on too Bee In My Bonnet starts her sew along tomorrow I want to participate it and I am embroidering blocks from Sentimental Stitches blog and then Buttermilk Basin has a wool project that is going on too!  I have plenty to do with these new projects and my old projects.  So I am sure to keep very busy this year

I hope 2016 is going to be a great year for you!
Happy Stitches