Monday, September 10, 2018

Showing Some Progress


I was asked to make three dresses for a wedding...



One is ready for hemming and the hand work.....


One is ready for the skirt...



One only has the embroidery completed and needs to be made...……

DEADLINE APPROACHING.....

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Sewing again at last...


 After a long dry spell I am finally back to stitching...…..  I have completed the two blocks of the quarter I had signed on to make...




Found this free pattern online and had to have it...

Knitting begun and I have completed 30 if the required 60 inches.  Rather slow going...

Took a break to knit this bracelet...….  Saw the kit online and it caught my eye....

This is an old finish that was finally returned from the framers...  Glad to have it on the wall...

Promised to make three dresses for a wedding...  Hope to get those finished this weekend...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Getting There


I am still working on the road of getting organized...  The journey seems to be longer than it was when I began....

I had a deadline of making six tote bags for the Red Cross...  This is a Guild project...



I also finished my second pair of socks for the Handmade Sock Society.  


Check out Judy at Small Quilts and Doll quilts for more eye candy...HERE

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A quick visit from the great granddaughter........... Seven months old and a busy wee girl...





You can tell I had fun crawling around with her........


Finish number one..........



Finish number two...

A nice gift for the door prize at a banquet...  Kim asked last night how long it would take to make forty five soup bowl cozies..........  HMMM....




Monday, February 26, 2018

Accomplishments


The blocks for the Guild BOM are done and ready to turn in..........



One sock is complete for THSS (The Handmade Sock Society).


Tea towel completed and in the wash not to remove the Fabrisolvi...


Half of the blocks are complete for the first step in the Guild Mystery Quilt......


Applique begun of the Friendship Garden Quilt a long..........


It sure feels good to be moving in the right direction.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Ready - Set - Go

Planning for sewing in March.......................

Block of the Quarter all cut out and ready to stitch.....



Tea towel and soup bowl cozy ready for stitching...



Friendship Garden Mystery Quilt by Kathleen Tracy first block prepped and ready to start...



Guild Mystery quilt cut out and ready to go...



I liked the guild block of the quarter so much that I picked out fabric to make the whole quilt.



Thought joining The Handmade Sock Society on Ravelery looked interesting and this is the beginning of the first pair.....  Bought yarn to make two pairs......


Some have deadlines and some are just for fun.  Hopefully I can stay on track and work only on these till they are finished..........

Monday, February 19, 2018

Preparation

Not having sewn for some time I review the calendar for deadlines and prepped for a few finishes.

This also gives me a head start on finishes for March.........

First up is to prep the BOM for the guild.....




Kim asked for an item for the gift basket to be given at an event she will be attending....



The guild has started a mystery quilt and I don't want to miss that fun.



Kathleen of small quilt fame has a BOM in the works and I opted in for the fun.


So many choices for the upcoming month..........  Not to mention that I am still working on the home organization........  All upper cabinets are completed and two closets are done..

Now on to check off a few things on my To Do list....

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Two Finishes and One UFO


Seven pillows for the porch......  Begun the summer of 2012 and finished at last......

There are still a few things to make for the porch.....  Maybe this is the year......  Time will tell.


Kathy's shawl........  Begun in January and finished in February........  Now to get it into the mail to her..


Car seat blanket begun some time last year..........  Another  UFO........  Soon to be finished.....


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Shawl

The body of the shawl is finally complete and I have started on the lace edging.



It is knit onto the shawl using the live stitches along the top and then around the other two sides.


I have turned one corner and begun the second side...  The pattern is free from Wooly West
HERE..

Friday, February 09, 2018

Finished at Last

After many years of working on this and putting it aside I have finally completed the center panel of the MarBek Nativity........



The downside is that the fabric I purchased with the pattern and thread is the wrong count.......


Not sure where the error occurred but that is not important at this time.  The frame kit I have will not work but I have sold it to someone else.  Now to find a framer...


The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10