Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
So here is what I have completed so far, I sewed the first row together but I will do the rest when the other nine patches are completed so I can move them around. One reason I decided to try this now is because there are lots of small pieces in month 7 of the Civil War Quilt and the practice would be helpful.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Call me crazy but I decided to help my husband organize his toolbox, I often can't find what is needed and with all the others that use the toolbox sometimes it's not where my husband originally put it. So we are going draw by draw and putting things back where they belong and labeling them hopefully, they might return to their proper place. This is part of a very large project to organize the whole garage and since I need my husbands help and input it will probably be ongoing for a month or two. We have alot of stuff in our garage, mind you we have already spent several days in the past year purging stuff like parts to things we no longer have, broken stuff , stuff we haven't used and will NEVER use again, etc... This gets very overwhelming to me because I don't know what some of the stuff is and where or what it belongs with from an organizing standpoint so it's slow going. I hope to share more photos of the progress in the coming months, I will go snap some before photos today so you will be able to really see the progress:0)
No, the red party cups are not from a wild party they are what I used to help sort sockets to put in the toolbox, my table was taken over by stuff from the toolbox draws! Sorry for the blurry photo.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
On another note, my son arrived safely in Kansas City, being from the Northeast this Kansas City, MO and KC, KS is soooo confusing but he will be staying in one state and competing in the other!
Happy Summer, think I might start cleaning the garage today.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The next project I chose to work on was the All Star Quilt that I began about 1 1/2 years ago and haven't worked on it much since then. Below are pictures of how each block goes together (all the cutting was completed) first I made a 45 degree line on the back of each of the smaller pieces then placed right sides together and sewed on the line.
Then I cut each one leaving a 1/4 " seam allowance and pressed the seam to one side, this gave me one of the three strips that make each block.
Friday, June 18, 2010
I also have all of this Green Piece that I can tackle if I feel like cutting.
Today is going to be the first of three hazy, hot, humid days maybe some of you ladies further south might have some relief. So who knows I may get in my sewing room this afternoon instead of tonight. What time do you hope to get started? Happy sewing.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Since I forgot to take "before" photos here is a pic of the pile of weeds and clippings that I cleaned up.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
I did get Civil War BOM Block 6 cut and sewed a few pieces, I still feel on target with this quilt. With everything cut and ready I can sew whenever I have a few minutes. The real test is when I measure the completed block, I do try to measure each section which means that if each small section is correct then the final SHOULD be correct. It's amazing how being off just a little with the seam allowances can make things off by 1/4 to 1/2 inch! I really like the colors in this block, my photo doesn't really do justice to the colors.
The weather is beautiful today low 70s and sunny so outside projects today. Have a great day.
ONE NOTE: Yesterday, while showing my sister my fabric stash she became concerned that I might have a fabric addiction! I thought you might be able to relate if you have anyone in your family that doesn't sew and can't understand why anyone would ever NEED that much fabric :0)
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Here is the entry door I shared several posts ago, it is not exactly what I had in mind, but more welcoming, don't you think?? I know I would like a "Primitive" look, but I decided that I would take my time and gather things. I am sometimes guilty of going out and buying stuff when I already had stuff that would work, so this is a work in progress.
Tomorrow it's supposed to rain... hmmm I think I hear my sewing room calling my name :0)
Have a great evening.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Earlier today Midnight wanted to get on the bed to play and this is the cute face that looks at me saying "can I
play on your bed?"
This is the look I get when I say NO, get down. Reluctantly, he got down and I'm sure he will try again later.