Friday, November 15, 2013

friday finish - christmas stockings

2 down, 2 to go . . .

These are made of wool I purchased from a quilting store.  

I'm using a tutorial from FabricWorm for  cuffed, lined stockings.   The green checked pompoms are from Joann's.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013


After 4 weeks of inside renovations on our house, I am starting to see some normalcy in my daily life, including some sewing.  I feel like my house has been shaken upside down, like a salt shaker, then turned back over, with everything needing to find it's place again.  It's actually really great, I've literally gone through every closet, drawer, nook, cabinet, and all those small or large abyss places and de-junked.  I've done A LOT of "letting go".

We've re-textured walls and done lots of painting, but what really shocked me was how much changing door knobs and hinges updates your house.

I'm a big promotor of the ABC organization method talked about in this post.  I realized that recently becoming empty nesters, really does change how our home is organized.  The items that not so long ago took priority in their place, no longer do.  They've been moved from an A to a C in the ABC system.   Am I making any sense?  Anyways, I have a clean house.

This week I'm working on Christmas stockings.  I've never sewn with wool before, I think they'll turn out nice.

I used a couple easy tutorials here and here for stockings with linings and cuffs.

 And look what I stumbled across at the quilt store the other day.  Moda has reprinted this highly sought after yard stick print.  It's darling on bindings, especially for children's quilts.  If you want some, better get it fast, it's disappearing!

I'm making another one of Carrie Nelson's quilts (Miss Rossie Quilts).  They're so beautiful, but the pieces are smaller than my patience allows for.  I've told this person it may take me a year to finish their quilt . . .

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needle and thread

freshly pieced

quilt story

Friday, November 1, 2013

sewing room revealed

Well, I don't exactly have a quilted finish, but after 3 long weeks of a renovation, my sewing room is back in a working state . . . FINISHED!  The walls are painted in Loggia from Sherman Williams.  

I've always wanted a design wall, which is basically batting pinned to the wall.  And that's my current project (more to come)

These spools purchased at market will go in a small antique china cabinet I just inherited (currently being repaired)

Still putting a few things away . . .

Possible curtain fabric . . .

I purchased Fig Tree's new line, Mirabelle at spree.  It's due out March 2014.

I've wanted this pattern by Swirly Girls Design for years, but you had to belong to a club to get it.  Now, it's available in a book, Sew Sweet Fun & Fresh Quilts from Swirly Girls Design . . .

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