Tuesday, April 28, 2015

THE BAG LADY IS AT IT AGAIN

The bag lady is at it again yes I made another one....the earlier ones were made from leftovers on my sewing table but this one was planned from my stash with just enough to make it too...it had me worried for a bit because I didn't measure to see how much I needed...but I think it turned out great...the 9 patches are peach colored not white as shown...

Yesterday I was going to work on a quilt in the sewing room but when I got there I found a bunch of different colored blue squares I decided to make a purse with them...so its done except for the straps and the top band...later today I will finish it I think....

I see another quick grocery trip to the store for the things I need for my seafood pasta salad I want to have for my supper....that will last a couple days and will be an easy meal....so I better get in gear and get going....I slept in today so the day will go so fast......more later...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ANOTHER BAG, ANOTHER DAY

Yesterday I finished a bag I had started about a month ago....I had decisions to make with finishing it so I just let it sit...I got tired of looking at it so I just did what I thought would be fine and it was....these blocks I used on it were small I like the effect but I don't like working with them so not sure I will use this size again...I plan on keeping this one for myself... bag size is 16x15 ....I made a 8 inch square bottom in it..i think it will hold a casserole or covered container for meetings...

Today the weather is so lousy I think probably I will spend it sewing or doing laundry or a little of both...of course I have more fabric I could wash/iron too....so I guess I will just dive in and do whatever...

I would like to finish my daughters quilt top today...it is made with the same scrappy pattern as the above bag but bigger blocks which went together fast and is good for leader and ender blocks...

Ok enough said today...got to get to work time is a-wastin'....more later....

Thursday, April 23, 2015

YESTERDAY WAS BAG DAY

Yesterday I didn't plan anything in particular and it went great....I had an idea for one of my quilt groups and worked on it some but the main thing I did was make a bag from scratch....its from some of the leader and ender blocks I have been doing and  one of the pieces of fabric I just got...I have been trying to get a good handle of the cost but each bag is different as the sizes are different...I have a couple of people interested in buying them so there wont be custom ones just ones that are made up and priced accordingly...it would be nice to get a little money for my work....

You have heard me say over and over that I have been washing and ironing fabric for use well here is some of it...I have put a lot of it away already and today I found more that will get washed soon....this is what is done already...and yesterday I used one of them for the bag lining and borders so it is gone lol....

Time for another cup of coffee so I can get moving....the day will disappear fast as I slept in trying to catch up on my sleep....feel pretty good so far...guess I will never be a morning person lol....more later....

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BACK TO SEWING LESS COOKING

Well its back to sewing this week...so far I have been working on No. 6 grandmothers flower garden quilt, making blocks and starting to sew them together in rows...


Also I have been washing and ironing fabric trying to catch up with that  so I can use it....one piece in particular off white that I am using in the 'brick' quilt I had to order more of and now I am ready for that piece so I can finish the top....I may have to order more of it if I want a border of the same fabric...


The weather is cool right now but sunny which I like so maybe it would be good to get out for a bit...I do need groceries so we will see how my day goes....it never goes how I think it should lol....but I am sure you all know about that too...


That is about it for now...more pictures to take and I would like to get the pics taken of the last 2 gfg quilts too....more later.....

Friday, April 17, 2015

CINNAMON ROLLS? THAT'S NOT SEWING!

No sewing yesterday....I woke up feeling depressed and the feeling kinda stayed with me all day....I had a nice visit with my daughter which helped though....later I made these...
I bake when depressed...not sure why but it helped....I guess I have to have the feeling of accomplishment...

Today working in the sewing room again....working on the scrap basket quilt I have going....now that my daughter has told me she wants it I will be stitching the sections together to make it bigger...

Ok gotta get busy or the day will get by me before I know it....more later....

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SOMETIMES FABRIC WONT WORK FOR WHAT YOU PLAN

Over the weekend I dug in my basket of blocks again and found a small bag of pinwheels...I had to think about them for a minute then remembered I was going to make a full quilt from the fabric...but soon found out that the green wasn't showing up as much as I liked so I abandoned the idea and in the basket it went for a couple years....I got them out and made a table topper from them...seemed ok for that..maybe someone will want it lol....and another bag out of that basket....

Then when I was making my daughters quilt last year I used the 5 yards plus for the back of her quilt pictured here...so it wasn't a loss....actually it worked out quite well...so now I only have a small amount of fabric to turn into scrappy quilts....an OK all around....more later....

Saturday, April 11, 2015

RUNNER FROM MORE SCRAP

I cleaned up more scrap yesterday making this small runner in woodland colors....the picture doesn't do it justice...these blended fabrics are pretty to look at in person but for some reason don't photograph well even with a digital camera...

Today I am washing up fabrics from recent order I received ready for more projects....some cosmetic bags and sewing kit bags for gifts in the future and I have several other bigger bags I want to make...had a request for more so will have to get busy....

This morning I have been printing photos to go in my album of my sewing adventures that I keep....8 more ...I have been busy  and I finished quilting small items yesterday so now need to bind them....then those will be ready for album too....

Well I need a break and get my catfish out of freezer for supper....yum cant wait.....more later....

Friday, April 10, 2015

PINWHEELS FROM LEFTOVER CORNERS

Last week I was rummaging through my clothes basket of blocks and found a bag with small green and very light gray pinwheels in it...I laid them out to make this small 19 inch table topper to get them out of the basket....I don't know what else I could have done with them unless I made more potholders...I do enough of them anyway....those were leftover from the corners I cut off from another quilt stitching twice  so as not to waste what I cut off to form a triangle on the block but they are so small to work with...not sure I will do that again unless my squares are bigger....

Sure glad the stormy weather is over for a couple days...that tornado was too close for comfort...I sure hope we don't have many of them this summer....

Washing some fabric today and I will make it to the sewing room sometime...leftovers for my supper so minimum of cooking means more sewing lol.....ok gotta run...more coffee then get productive....more later....

Thursday, April 9, 2015

STORMS TODAY EVEN A TORNADO CLOSE BY

It has been an interesting day today....we have had storms and  within 15 miles of me a tornado touched down...closer to where my daughter lives....according to the tv we aren't over the warnings yet till 11 pm...

Not much sewing today although while trying to keep up with the weather I did sew on the hexes for No. 6 gfg quilt....was checking my box and I see I need to cut more variety for this quilt....I am trying not to get too many ahead so maybe just maybe I wont have a lot leftover at the end....not figuring on  making No. 7...as least I don't think so...lol....

I have several pieces that need binding sewn on so maybe I will work on that this evening or maybe not....that is the kind of mood I have been all day....

I did make an effort to bake beans and make a peach cobbler this afternoon to go with the hamburger and potato salad for supper....it looked like I was planning a picnic lol....

well this must come to an end because I am going to dive into that peach cobbler for my dessert lol...more later....

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

STORMY WEATHER IS GOOD SEWING TIME

Its a stormy week here...good time to get more sewing done...I have been working on a lot of little things trying to get some of the leftovers off my sewing table...I don't think I am making much headway lol....

Here are some potholders that I made by just using what was already cut except for the backs...these will go in the box 'made to give away just because' lol....

I haven't started to put No. 6 grandmothers flower garden together yet although I have 19 blocks ready...I want to have at least 4 rows of blocks before I start...I think it goes faster that way...

My son was here last night and he checked things in the basement to see if the drains were ok....I had washed a load of clothes earlier so he could check for me when he came....today I think I will wash a load of fabric and iron it before more clothes go in...

Planning on quilting that little teal baby one this week...maybe by the weekend will have it done....got so many to do I will never catch up....more later....

Monday, April 6, 2015

DISAPPEARING 9 PATCHES ARE TRICKY

Sometimes things turn out different than I imagine they will...this table topper, 19 inches square had disappearing 9 patch blocks...usually you have the solid color where the white angled from the corners is in this topper but I wanted negative space at the focal point....well it didn't quite turn out like I wanted to...I think I will kind of study it a bit and treat it like a lesson to learn....I had planned and planned what I thought was a good layout but its tricky when you cut those blocks apart sometimes you get suprises like tonight lol....

I got another fabric order today...one of the items is the back for the small teal baby quilt I have posted here a few posts back....I think tomorrow unless I get sidetracked I will wash up all the fabric that came so I can work on ufos I have around....

While typing this I am watching the food channel and making mistakes with typing lol...so I guess now that I have this written I will go in and lie down and see what goodies they have on there....more later....

9 PATCH/SNOWBALL QUILT IS FINISHED

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter....we had a small family gathering...it was nice for doing a lot of visiting which is hard when everyone is so busy these days....

This morning I finally wound up the camera and took a pic of the finished 9 patch/snowball quilt...it was such a joy working on this one....of late I haven't had time to just sit and hand quilt....hopefully I will be doing more of it...one of them will be that little green/aqua scrap quilt...its about the same size as this one 40 inches square...nice size to finish in a few days....

I think the guys took care of my sewage problem...at least I hope so....that is one problem I never want to see again in my lifetime lol.....when I was young problems didn't seem as big as they do now that age has taken over....I can understand my mother in her late years now lol....

Got errands to run this afternoon so I guess I better get my list of things ready...odds and ends at the grocery store for potato salad to go with the leftovers I brought home from my daughters easter sunday....more later.....

Friday, April 3, 2015

HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD WEEK

This week I have been dealing with drain issues...my son found back up evidence on the basement floor so I had to find a decent plumber to come open up the main sewer pipe...It had been almost 20 years since the last time this happened....no matter how often its still a mess to deal with....

Of course that upset my delicate digestion system...my daughter tells me I worry too much...I think she is right but just how do you stop worrying????...so the last couple days I have not felt well and just kinda  laid around...

I did a little sewing the day the guys came to open the sewer pipe to try to keep my mind off stuff but that didn't work lol....I still fretted as I could not go down the steps to see what was going on .....

Not much else going on here...hope to get better so I can enjoy easter with the family....lot of bad weather coming too so that is hard on my joints...ok enough complaining and more later....