Wednesday, January 26, 2011
what are some other good sewing projects for a middle schooler??? We did a beginning jewelry project New Year's Eve waiting for the ball to drop. That was fun but Grandma did most of the actual final touches with the crimping pliers. We'll try that again though. It was fun.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
But now there is an increasing crowd of glorious fabric designs in bright somewhat geometric styles that we keep looking at. You'll probably see more use of this kind of fabric in our designs. We are exploring colors in our choices-what a bright world it is suddenly!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
What are you working on today?
Sunday, January 16, 2011
We are calling our Quick as a Wink Knit Pin Cushion. The pattern will be posted on our web site soon. Plus we are going to feature this on our Etsy Shop. Keep your eyes out!!! We'll let you know when everything's ready.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This great pack of fat quarters by Moda are going to be perfect to keep me thinking bright thoughts. I'm toying with the idea of two placemats or 4 sets of coasters for the living room. Either idea will really brighten up things. What would be your choice????
Do you have a favorite 'go-to' pattern that is quick and easy to put together-just perfect for a small project to give you a boost on a slow day??? Share please!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
I think I need to try to use these flowers in a new embroidery design. Must ask Jeanne to sketch them-I think they could become adorable little umbrellas or hats. What do you think??
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Today I visit 'the quilt lady'-some one talented in machine quilting who will help me finally turn my quilt tops into quilts. I must admit that I have a stack of 6 quilt tops and plans to make more. Unfortunately, they are not the type that I would invest more time in by hand-quilting. Either the patterns don't lend themselves to that style or I don't have the time. It can take over a year to hand-quilt a quilt-at least for me!
So, through sheer diligence, I have an appointment at 1:30 to meet with a 'quilt lady' to talk about what I need done. I plan to leave 3 quilt tops and their backs there. Her work is gorgeous and she is award winning. On the phone she sounds delightful. Jeanne may come along-that would be extra fun.
I'll let you know how it goes. Oh, did I mention I experienced the rise in cotton prices when I went shopping for fabric for the quilt backs? Let's see 8 yards of batik fabric at $10.25 a yard. Hmmm....where's that check book?