Friday, May 29, 2015

SEW VERSES CLEAN UP DAY

I cant seem to get started today...I did my usual though while drinking my coffee first thing this morning...I hand sewed a flower for my no. 6 flower garden quilt and added 3 flowers to rows of the quilt so I guess that is something...

I have a project coming up that is not in my best interest lol....my daughter and grandson is coming tomorrow to help me find things to throw out for clean up days....now keep in mind that my daughter does not keep anything long so she will be anxious to throw out all she sees....I am dreading tomorrow big time...

I think I will just try to concentrate on the laundry today and not worry about tomorrow if that is possible...but I would rather sew but better not till I work on the household things....more later....

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GRANDMOTHERS FLOWER GARDEN NO.5, 1 MORE TO GO!

Ok here is Grandmothers flower garden quilt top no. 5....I finished this over the winter of 14-15...Like all the others I've done it is hand sewn without the papers inside following the method other than English paper piecing...I am now working on No. 6 which I hope will be done by end of this summer then I can start to quilt all 6 of them....I chose to make all the quilt tops first so if I didn't make it each family member would have a top to get finished but I do hope I am around to quilt them all....

I had a busy holiday weekend...not socially but organizingly (is that a word) busy...I have been working on clearing off the 2 tables I have in the family room that I use for laying out quilts and quilting with my little portable machine....it has been piled high with new fabric ready to be washed and ironed which I spent most of the weekend doing....now to get it put away and the rest of the things off the table...its almost there...

Getting ready to work on my daughters scrappy quilt laying out and preparing it for hand quilting....maybe by the weekend coming I will be able to work on it...I can get a lot done on a weekend for some reason lol.....more later....

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DEALING WITH FABRIC

Today Sunday I am working on the dining table clearing off more and decided that handling the fabric once was better....so instead of shoving it in the sewing room I am washing it up and ironing it so it can be put in the cabinet...the big back pieces wont get washed till I get ready to use it....too much yardage to deal with all at once....

Also on that table is about 7 items that need quilted...none are huge so I may get to them later today...and they can be finished then....then the table will be almost cleaned off...

All this is in preparation to getting a scrappy quilt laid out so I can pin it for my daughter....I am going to get her over here so she can help...that will be a big help to my back...lol....hope you all are having a safe and  enjoyable day with family and friends....more later....

Friday, May 22, 2015

SMALL ITEMS MADE LAST WEEKEND

Here is a picture of some of the things I made last week....I found some odd blocks in my basket of blocks and decided to make something with them....all these small things I have made in the past  I think I will donate to the Save The Paramount Theatre drive...maybe they can sell them for the cost of fabric...would be a tidy little sum for them.....more on this later....

Working at clearing off my tables in the family room is a slow process....I have a stack of fabric that needs washed and ironed..i hate to take it into the sewing room without doing that as I don't want it mixed in with the other fabric...so today I will try to wash more of it then put it in the cabinet...

Got to get my flowers down at the cemetery today while the weather is nice....of course the weekend will bring rain with it...always rains sometime during the Memorial Day holiday....more later....


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

GRANDMOTHERS FLOWER GARDEN QUILT NO.4

Today I finally got a picture taken of grandmothers flower garden no.4...this is in the series of I think 6 will be made...I say 6 but I am afraid there may be some hexes leftover that I made need to use up after no. 6....On no. 3 I decided these quilt tops needed a personality lol...so I started adding borders to them...it wasn't all that hard to do...

On finishing  them after I quilt I will cut off the points and the zig that is sticking out on the ends so I can add binding on all of them...

My daughter came this afternoon and took her purse home...she was pleased that there was a zipper in it....that purse gave me a lesson I never thought of...a new way to put in a zipper that was recessed in a bag....hope I remember how it did it if I want to do it again.....more later....

Sunday, May 17, 2015

FINISHED MY DAUGHTERS PURSE

Today Sunday I decided I had laid around long enough...with all I have to finish I should work 24 hrs a day...first I was going to try to use more scrap on my sewing table but thought no finish your daughters purse...I had a dilemma ...she wanted a zipper put in after I had sewn it together and I was dragging my feet figuring out how I was going to do it...Well this morning I tackled it....I had a lot of steps to finish it along with putting that zipper in with the finishing touches...but I did it!!!!!

I have several bags to finish and I have been working on hanging my ufo quilts in the craft closet in the sewing room...I cleared a space under the rack so they would hand ok...I am afraid I am going to run out of  room but that should be an incentive to get some finished...right????...lol

I am feeling better but I am so tired...I think that spell took a lot out of me...last night I fixed a steak thought maybe all that protein would help...along with couple veggies and strawberries later....that should boost a little energy I would think....we'll see....more later....

Saturday, May 16, 2015

TIME OUT FOR HEALTH LAST WEEK

This past week I haven't felt good...I have a tendency to fill up with fluid which I did...first I thought I was catching something but realized the wheeziness was caused from fluid buildup....I almost called for an ambulance to go to the hospital but got after it right away and drained off over 6 lbs of fluid....

Now today  I still am not feeling the best but the wheezing is gone and I am very tired...I haven't been sewing much but I hope to get back at it this  next week...I have a lot to finish...

My order came this morning for my back for my daughters scrappy quilt so now its unload the tables so I can get it laid out and maybe she will come help pin it for hand quilting....not much else to report for now....more later....

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SCRAPPY COSMETIC BAG

Its Tuesday and its raining today...good day to sit and sew lol....I worked on more blocks till lunch time...

More last week end sewing was this big cosmetic bag....I have plans for it which I cant discuss in case someone is reading this lol...

This morning I worked on my daughters quilt which is the same pattern as the bag but bigger squares...it was made mostly with leader and enders...it went together so fast I hardly realized I had a quilt ready...maybe I will get to the border for it today...she wants a dark red border which will work fine I found out after laying it out...there is a lot of red in it so it should compliment it ok...

Yesterday I machine quilted the sections for another market bag...this one I really like its different...hope the picture will do it justice ...

I have a bunch of 1 yard reds that I need to wash up and put away so maybe that will be this afternoons job....we will see....more later....

Monday, May 4, 2015

WEEKEND SEWING

Over the weekend I did quite a bit of sewing though it isn't noticeable...I worked on the scrap stuff on the sewing table and made more 9 patch blocks for a quilt...I should have quite a variety when finished with that quilt...

Then I made a lot more of the 1 1/2 inch square  4 patches for another quilt...just not sure  whether they will have sashes, triangle finishes or whatever yet..i just know I need a whole lot more of them...again there will be quite a variety when done...