Thursday, February 26, 2015

FINALLY A HUGE PROJECT BAG

It did snow over night under 3 inches of the white stuff....I know we haven't had it as hard as the east has but I am thoroughly fed up with winter....mainly because its been soooo cold that I didn't want to get out and upset my arthritis.....its been good for sewing though lol....

I have said this for a long time that I wanted a huge bag that was big enough to carry 2 big quilts in for carrying to meetings ...well I made one...I planned this one for size 24x28....I think it is big enough...I just hope my back can handle it when its full lol.....here is a picture of it....Its machine quilted and took  1 1/2 yards of fabric for lining....I got in the green stack for fabrics to fill in making the bricks as I seem to have a boat load of greens to pick from for some reason.... and I am not a green fabric person lol.....I do like teal color though lol.....

I was a very late sleeper today...I guess you could say I got caught up for a few days...the only thing that bothers me is getting to sleep tonight will be a problem....I have had 1 cup of coffee and a banana and I need that second cup and to get dressed and see what my day will be...I am just glad I can be warm and safe.....more later....

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SNOW DAY, STRINGS, & SCRAP

It's looking like snow here today...one channel says different than another but I am looking for the 3-6 in. range the way my bones felt last night....I didn't even go in the sewing room yesterday...went to bed and watched tv with a couple Tylenol to help my legs...

My string basket is overflowing again so it looks like I will be making some squares with them....going to see if I have old phone books in the drawer...I read about using them for template squares as they would be easy to tear...

Lately I have been working up scrap into bags of various sizes....and I am still going to make a few more....here is a picture of one of them...I have had a lot of scrap ends from the gfg quilts and saved them..finally put them to good use...here is one of the 'brick' bags.... I need some bags for my projects to corral them and would like a few to give as gifts here and there.....well I gotta get
off the computer and get something done...at least I don't have to cook supper tonight...leftovers from last night....I like that!....more later....

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I HAVE RETURNED

Hello everyone...I know its been a long time since my last post....I could make all kinds of excuses that would bore you so I wont ...

I hate health problems....my back is getting worse I am afraid....I have been working on creating quilt tops when I feel like it but the big problem is getting them laid out to pin so I can quilt them...some days I get really discouraged about that....

Thank god I am able to work on the Grandmothers flower garden quilt tops....without looking I think I have posted No. 3 and I have No. 4 done and am on the last border on No. 5...wont be long and I will start on the last one No. 6....after that one is done will be the task of quilting them all....

Hopefully I will get in here and post more....this week I have been trying to use up scrap on my sewing table by making items...here is a pic of some....
2 sets of potholders a small green runner and an aqua/teal tv dinner tray cover....working on more, a few every day....till next time....more later....