Sunday, October 26, 2008
I found out it is 1 year today since I started blogging. The time goes by so fast, I wish it would slow down a little bit...
But I guess we all have to enjoy the moment, and be grateful for every day that comes.
It reminds me of a saying I like :
Time is precious, use it well:-)
I have not been sewing today, just been cleaning up a bit in my sewing room. So this is where I create my stuff:-)
I have to get some furniture to store my stash, since it is all stored in bins, standing on the floor. My design wall has to be placed up on the wall, it's now just standing behind my sewing table. We moved into our new home this Easter, so I'll be getting there someday soon:-) A lot of other stuff that's more important to take care of:-)
Wish you all a great Autumn Sunday,
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Still working on my blue and brown quilt, but I figured I should do something with the small left overs.... When I've been working on the quilt, I piece different blue and brown strips together and cut these in half 4 patches and put them together to a 4 patch. Sometimes there is more than 1 1/2" left overs at the end, and I've saved them and pieced them together into two rectangles. Did some free motion quilting and made this little toilet bag of it. I think it's sweet:-) I did not use any pattern, just found a zipper long enough, and I used the templates for making scallops to make the top, and pieced the thing together. Got a lot of similar scraps/left overs, so I will make several of them, now I now the measures are right. Guess I can call it my prototype:-)
The quilting is not perfect at all, since this was my first try on the butterflies, but it'll do. I'm gonna keep this myself (for once...) so it's fine by me:-)
I have also worked on the binding on my Advent table runner the last week, so i guess I'll be finished with it today:-)
Monday, October 20, 2008
I couldn't resist making something of my blue and brown fabrics, mostly Japanese fabrics. I just love them. Some of them are old ones, so I'm still stash busting:-)
I did find the pattern over at Mary's blog a long time ago, and I have wanted to do this for so long. I think it will turn out pretty nice. Just look so forward to get to the quilting part!!
I thought I would make a baby quilt, but I follow the pattern at this time, so we'll see... Maybe I'll make another one later in other colors. Pink and brown would be gorgeous...
Now when the Autumn has come, I know there will be a lot of time spent by the sewing machine, so I'll maybe get some of my earlier projects done too. I have been thinking a lot about presents for Christmas, so I have a lot of things to do. I better get moving:-)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I have been struggling with some head and neck pain lately, and have not been sewing much. This weekend I got some sewing done, and it was so good to finally sit down and enjoy what I love the most. I started on a bag/purse more than a year ago, and I finished it today:-) Jippi!!
I took a class making this bag/purse some years ago, and I have been using the one I made since then, and it is absolutely worn out. It was really about time to make a new one, and I love it:-)
Some days ago I got the BOM#2 from Lappemakeriet. It was an envelope with fabrics and paper pieces for three more stars for this lovely quilt. I got to start working on it this weekend,too. And I look forward to get the two others done as well. It does not take so much time as I believed at first, so I guess it will be fun to finish it.
I am also working on "Leanne's House". I started in July this year with it, but have not posted any photos of it in my blog, so here is one of the blocks I'm working on. I love this quilt, and cannot wait to get it done, so I can decorate my living room with it:-)
This is one of the stitcheries on block #5, the one in the middle.
I wish you all a lovely Atumn,