Thursday, December 19, 2013


I spent several hours last night going through my fabric stash. I had two tall space bags with fabric in them. I am thinking I will have to change my plans for 2014 just a little bit. I think I will be doing a few string quilts as there is a lot of strings all over the sewing room. I also found a quantity of pieces of yardage. Any where from a 1/2 yard pieces to pieces that are several yards.  It seems that I will have lots of fabric selections to chose from during my no buy fabric diet!! There is still a bit that needs to be done.

Time to get ready to start another day at work. Then I can come back and play with fabric after my shift.

In stitches,

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Busy times

This is what I did on my day off yesterday! I put together two of the six chairs I bought for my dining room. I am not sure if the rest will be done any time soon. I am not expecting any guests over Christmas.

My shopping is finished. Well kind of. The stuff Christmas is done. The stuff for the kids has to be sent to Brooklyn but they will not be home for Christmas, so I am not mailing to Brooklyn until after the first. I still have some sewing to do for Elly.

I am going to start sorting my scraps. I have bunches of scraps and lots of ideas on what to do with them. I just need to get started. I am trying to get my plans for 2014 set up. I am still on that ever familiar no buy fabric diet. I think of it as an adventure to use my stash to make quilts.

In stitches,

Saturday, December 14, 2013


This is the view off of my meager deck. It is pretty to look at. I am thankful that I do not have to go out and drive in it as I work from home. I would like to say I have gotten bunches of sewing done and I have. But not that I can show you. It was not Christmas sewing. I just did not take pictures. It was a cover to for a chair so that Elly can sit in a chair for a meal when there is no high chair available. They are spending Christmas in India and might not have a high chair to use. I am currently converting a hand puppet into a golf club cover. No pictures of that either.

I have three large boxes with my new dining room chairs in them. They need to be assembled but there is not much time to do that right now. I have been doing some cooking and I like that.  After the first of the year, I want to tackle my basement and donate stuff to Goodwill. There are things in boxes that I know I don't need and there is stuff I have under my basement stairs that I have been saving for my daughter in law's sister. She is now back in India and I am sure she does not want it anymore. I will take pictures and text them to my daughter in law and see if there is anything that needs to be saved.

I have been thinking about what kind of projects I want to start in 2014. I have also been thinking about the projects that I need to finish in 2014. Once I have a handle on the list I will share it here.

This is how I spent my time at Thanksgiving! It was such a joy to have them for a short visit. So glad there is Skype!!

In stitches,