Friday, August 11, 2017

U.F.O.s Abound

Working on getting the "Sewing & Quilting Mojo" back in gear.  I made a resolution to start nothing new! 
Back when we lived in WV, briefly, I was V.P. of the local guild and newsletter editor.  At the annual picnic we played QUILT-O, I was the first winner and got to pick a prize. With must encouragement I semi-guilt free selected the Moda Fat Quarter bundle. OMG 45 fat quarters of Moda. We had just had our semi-annual quilt show, with many handout patterns, one had stayed at the top of my someday pile - it was perfect!  So, this is the chosen U.F.O., back in progress!

Corner stones are 1"finished, so far I have 15 blocks in progress, about 10 or 11 completely done.  I really thought I might be a crazy to chose this project, with all the tiny strips and squares, but I am totally focused and the world is blocked out. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Time Flys - Stuff happens!

Ok, things have been bad, but today was one of the worst. Simba crossed Rainbow Bridge!
Little Boo Man was 13 on June 9th. He was in a lot of pain, along with several others issues.

(OK - I find this unpublished)
OMG! It has been almost a year since I posted! 
We were not happy the tin can village.
We looked at 30 or 40 brick and mortar, real, houses.
Finally my DDS paid cash for a house we loved, that would fit us. - June
Hubby is wooed away to another school bus company, with great promises.
Meanwhile Hancock Fabrics (FL) goes out of business, crap I don't have a job! - July. 22, 2016  Once you been on the Titanic, you can see when all the leaks start the sinking.  So- I had been filling out applications for another job, for several months.
I had also been at So-fro/Cloth World(TN), when it went down. Next I started at Piecegoods shop, they had just bought Northwest fabrics and came out of a Chapter 11. Boom back into Chapter 13 and taken over by Mae's Fabrics, I cringed. Mae's had been all short piece flat folds, when I shopped at them in Florida.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Heaven is North Carolina

Just got to spend my vacation in heaven!  A week in North Carolina.  I always felt peaceful when I was at my son's home.  When we moved to North Carolina - I was finally home.  Unfortunately, my son's job required him to move back to Florida.  Gotta be where my kid is!  We spent last week at a friend's home and at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.  No physical pain and such a sense of peace.  No Ibuprofen, no Aleve!  Cried from my friend's house to the South Carolina border. We hit the South Carolina border and the pain started. By Florida my hands and back are having spasms! Two days later it is a struggle to get out of bed to go back to my crappy job.  Took 2 Aleve and "nothing"! "God doesn't give you more than you can handle."  I left my heart in North Carolina on April 9, 2011.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sewing Mojo Missing

I feel like I have misplaced my "sewing mojo".  I struggle through a few alterations and custom sewing jobs, for friends. I am always tired - go to work (yuck), come home take a nap, fix supper, go to bed, repeat!
My sewing studio is a disaster, to big a mess to function in. I walk in and walk out. "Depressing"!
Last "fun" project was a baby quilt for my DDIL cousin.  Went to a sew day at DDIL and DS house, "Here Mom this is the fabric".  No plan at 9am - okay quilt at 6pm. The quilt is on the back of crib is the results. Another power sewing day!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Twin Quilts for Twins

DDIL has a friend that is having twins and wanted to make quilts for them.  We "power quilted" for 2 days. Only plan we had on Wednesday morning was something with sea life and about 5 pieces of fabric. Our focal fabric, "a multi-color chevron", ended up being a little to loud and was used for the binding. I love a striped binding! The rest of the fabrics were from my stash. DDIL has mastered buttonhole stitch applique! She has fallen in love with my Pfaff 7570 and hopes "Santa Baby" will bring her a sewing machine with a few more stitches than the little Montgomery Ward "Sew Happy" I have loaned her.
  This is the baby boy's quilt. So cute - all the designs we drew up ourselves.
Mermaids on the baby girl's quilt have "attitude"!  I need to get the pattern typed and printed, to put on my Etsy shop. We had so many "Likes" on FB when I posted the photos - almost 200 in the first 48 hours!  Wow! I am so proud of DDIL, she has officially been bitten by the "Quilting Bug"!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One Less U.F.O.

Woo Hoo!!!
One less U.F.O.!  I bought a pattern and all the materials for this Beach Bag, when we moved back to Florida in April 2011.  Finally got it cut out and sewn up this past week.  The flip flop fabric pockets is only on the sides, not the bottom.  The green part is mesh (pet net), - so all the sand falls out when you give the bag a shake.

Now on to another U.F.O.!  Probably do some of my projects, that will go on my Etsy Shop page.  Haven't had anything on there for a while.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wee Lad

The wee lad is already for his first highland games.
In his Stewart kilt and his balmoral on his head.

He is all armed for any "reiving" (trouble and thieving). 

A claymore on his back and a sgain dubh in his kilt hose.
Not sure what he may be hiding in his wee sporran!