I’ve been trying to get to the sewing room a little more often than I had been…and I’m trying to stay on top of things a little more.
I had a little bag that the kids use for childcare. Carver brought it to me and said it was broken. That day during naptime, I fixed it.
It was a simple fix…the zipper was coming loose. All better!
I’ve been trying to stay on top of things so that I don’t get that dreaded weight of having things to do that I really don’t want to do. I know we all do it….with me, the things I put off are:
patching and fixing and washing the cupboard fronts in the kitchen
I always feel so good when those things are tackled.
I was busy in the sewing room. I’m still on a mode to get things finished so the second Georgia’s quilt was finished, I threw a baby quilt on the frame AND I grabbed a project I’ve had for a LONG time.
The coloring is bad in these pictures…sorry. But this is what I had…a quilt top center. I had planned long ago to keep working on this but the ball dropped.
Scraps came to me from a blog reader. (Tina, I think). She must have pieced fabric together and then cut a vest or jacket out from the pieced fabric. I’m guessing that as all of the leftovers had curves and such cut from them. Well I squared up the pieces she sent me. The pieces ended up being all sorts of different sizes. I sewed those squared up pieces together and then trimmed them to block size.
Then I found a fabric that was really close in color and used that alternate blocks.
Those blocks were sewn together and then the project sat. It was just a quilt center.
Well I thought it needed a more “finished” look..and I wanted it to be a little bigger…So I added an inner border the same color as the alternate blocks. Then the teal border and then an outer border.
I ended up really loving it.
I think this is my favorite kind of sewing…the something from nothing type of sewing.
My ambition didn’t stop there….this happened…
I loaded it on the frame!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it? I still can’t.
This is picture is closer to the actual colors….I’m thrilled with this. THRILLED! Seriously happy…well, at least I was happy until I ran out of thread. AHH. I had not more top thread. NONE. It’s a favorite of mine. It’s Maxi-Lock Swirls Tie Die Punch. HERE is a link for it.
This is likely one of the most used threads at my house that isn’t white or cream or tan. I ended up ordering more thread, disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to finish the machine quilting.
Well, I was done right there so I picked up a different project…
This is Geese on a String from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Frenzy.
I sewed a couple rows together and wasn’t sure if I liked it so I set it aside and started tidying the sewing room. There under a pile of stuff I found more of the thread I was looking for. AHH!!
Well enough time had passed that it was now bedtime and I didn’t have any more time to sew…so there the quilt sits on the frame. It will be there when I have another sewing day.
I didn’t get much as far as cross stitch goes. I was on a roll in the sewing room and I wanted to keep on rolling….it’s a struggle when I have quite a few hobbies!! Thank goodness my reading is now audiobooks. At least I can multitask and enjoy two hobbies at the same time.