Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sewing Mojo

I think my sewing mojo is back. And that is a good thing. I need to busy on Elly's Easter dress. Looks like I am going to be able to shop from stash for dress fabric and from my stash of patterns for a dress pattern. Years ago, I sewed for my god child, Lily. I collected lots of patterns for little girls in various sizes. And as a true quilter, I never throw anything away. After all, I might need that some day!! 

So this afternoon and evening in between calls at work I will replace the zippers in two jackets for my neighbor and cut out the dress for  Elly. I may need to get some lace for the bottom of the skirt, but I will have to figure that out once the dress is done. 

And I think I need a new purse. I am using the black bag I made just before Christmas and I need something new and fun!! I have a huge amount of bag patterns, but I will just grab some fabric from the upstairs stash and go from there. I will decide one a size, grab a zipper, and go from there. I will post tomorrow evening with the results of my sewing weekend. 

In stitches,

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Still no sewing

Still no sewing done here. I am fighting with a head cold and not giving into it, but not the least bit motivated to sew. I do need to start Elly's Easter dress. They will be here next Friday and the dress is still just a thought. The house also needs cleaning and menus planned. Lots to do and not much time. 

Spring is here in Ohio and I woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground and cold temperatures. The sun is out but that can be so deceiving. The outlook is for more cold weather. 

I have purchased some seeds and want to start them but I will not do that until after the Brooklyn people leave. I do not need a bunch of seed pots cluttering the house. If I cannot dig in the dirt outside, I can at least dig in the dirt in my dining room. I have lots of grand ideas for the yard this summer, but we shall see where that goes. I need to get my lawn mower fixed. First I need to drain out some of the gas before transporting it to the repair shop. Never a dull moment around here!!

In stitches,



Sunday, March 17, 2013


It is hard to believe that it is middle of March, where has all the time gone? I have been working a bit of overtime and that is cutting into my sewing time. I had wanted to make a baby quilt a month for our guild's service project. Not happening, yet, but I have plan. I want to have 12 done by December, so I still have some time left. 

I actually went to JoAnn's today and bought nothing. Amazing. I have looked at dress patterns for Elly's Easter dress but until patterns go on sale, I will not be buying a pattern. I have to look at the patterns I havc left over from my sewing days for Lily, my god child and see if I don't have something that works. 

I will be having company for Easter. My kids and grandbaby are coming from Brooklyn. Yeah!! This will be the first opportunity for Ohio family to meet Elly. It is a shame that my sister, Karen, in Georgia will not be here for Easter. 

My March project is to make a tablecloth for my sister in law. It is a pattern that I have done before, using some of my stash of  30's prints. My aim is to have the top done by the end of the month and the quilting done next month.

In stitches,

Monday, March 4, 2013

Where has all the sewing time gone?

It is Sunday night and where has the sewing time gone? I had big plans for making a Kid's Komfort quilt for our guild meeting tomorrow night and it is still just 20 strips. That is enough for two quilts. I am off on Mondays and the only thing I have to do is get the tags for my car. I am planning on sewing and hopefully get one quilt done for the guild meeting.

It looks like I will be having company for Easter. My kids, grandbaby, and grand dog will be coming for a visit. I am so excited. I am going to be making Elly's Easter dress and bonnet. I have gotten several linen hankies from my sister, Karen and I am making a bonnet from one of them and matching it to the Easter dress. 

My project for March is going to be a quilted tablecloth for my sister in law's banquet table. I am using a pattern I have used in the past and using 30's prints. 

In stitches,