Sunday, September 20, 2015

a whole lot of pj sewing this summer!

 This is my sister teaching Sarah how to sew.  Sarah loved her pjs and the top MaaMaa appliqued for her.   

Here I am teaching Surina how to show-she chose "nonfiction" fabric!

 And then my sister and I used left over fabric from her own pjs and Surina's to make little SoSo a pair-fiction and nonfiction legs!
And finally a pair of pjs for baby Samie.  We used this Dr Who fabric in two and a half pairs of pjs!  I opted to put elastic at the ankles of these as Samie is learning to crawl and I figure it will be more comfortable for her.

I also made a pair of pjs for Magpie out of the Dr Who van gogh fabric.  I cut the waist shorter as she usually wears pjs low on her hips-but I may have cut them too low.  I hope she is still able to wear them! That used up three yards of fabric-plus I have mostly sewing a pair each for my boyos!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

what i did on my summer vacation . . .

I decided I really wanted to get some of my woolie kits finished up-no good just sitting in a drawer! The little Easter chick I started last spring and petered out-I'm too tired when I get home to stitch carefully.   So I knocked that one out first.  Next up was the mini Summer Pails-love those pinwheels!  And finally the Sailboat.

I also started another woolie called Garden Walk.  (All of these woolies are apparently by Lily Anna Stitches.  It seems I may be slightly addicted.)  I don't have a photo of that one yet.  It requires doing double blanket stitching so it is taking me a while to get some work done.

I have also acquired some fabric so I guess I need to update my fabric report. . .

Sunday, June 21, 2015

fabric report 6/21

I decided not to border the blue and yellow quilt but I haven't done anything else to it yet.  I really need to get moving-look at my numbers!  Darn Dr Who fabric! 
I ended up finding the Starry Night Dr Who fabric and bought three yards.  I'll be glad I did someday.  

Then I ordered six fat quarters of Kiss the Cook by Dear Stella.  Red really loves the fabric.  I think I'll make potholders out of it.

Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 12.5 yards
Added this week : 4.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 22 yards  
Net for 2015: 9.5 yards

 Total spent YTD $156.25 (including S&H)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

to border or not to border

We've been under a tropical storm warning since last night so I spent the day sewing.  Now I'm trying to decide if I want to border this one or not.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Fabric Report

Guess I better get moving on my blue and yellow quilt!  I went to Joann's and bought a yard each of two different Dr Who fabrics and three yards of an adorable Viking flannel. I also ordered some fat quarters online but they aren't here yet!
Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 12.5 yards
Added this week : 5 yards
Added Year to Date: 17.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 5 yards

 Total spent YTD $117.76 (including S&H)

Thursday, June 04, 2015

new project

For some reason I really been drawn to blue lately-it must be all that Cub Scouting!  I normally don't care for blue at all but I saw a HST quilt in blues and yellows somewhere and was really captured by it.  So this has pushed it's way to the top of my queue. I was trying to decide if I wanted to add some light blue but after playing around I'm definitely going to go for the high contrast of blue and yellow.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

fabric report

I haven't done any sewing to speak of this week. Neither did I purchase any fabric though I was sorely tempted! I've been focusing on digging through boxes of stuff that are all over the house in hopes of getting rid of some of them.  I did start on the Gingham Check Shawlette pattern I downloaded from  I'm doing it in shades of yellow for my sister.  I've started it about five times.  I hope I'm doing it properly!

Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 12.5 yards
Added this week : 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 12.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 0 yards

 Total spent YTD $100.31 (including S&H)