Sunday, April 6, 2008


I almost hesitate to say it... but I think spring has FINALLY arrived in Indiana. It was in the 60's yesterday and close to 70 today!! It's absolutely gorgeous. My cats are very happy that they can now go out on the deck and soak in the sunshine too!

I got quite a bit of sewing done recently... I finished the binding on the purple log cabin wall hanging and it's been delivered to it's owner, I made a coffee set which consists of a small box for coffee/tea/sugar etc, 4 reversible napkins, 4 reversible coasters and a reversible table mat... actually about placemat size. I used a lot of stash. I had coffeebean fabrics that I used for another I started with that to make the box... one thing led to another and while digging I found a panel of coffee oriented blocks.. I cut the blocks apart to make the napkins and table mat and made stripes to cut the coasters from... quite awesome if I do say so myself lol. I made 4 pursnickities. THis is a lazy girl pattern that has 3 variations made from one 16" quilted square.. I made the nickita version. I call them Grab and Go! Two of them will be grab and go diaper bags for babies coming in august. They are shaped like a brick or a man's shaving kit and hold a pack of wet wipes, a couple of diapers, a bottle, binky and mommy's keys and wallet.... just enough to take for a quick trip. It hangs quite nicely on the stroller handle too! One of the others is made from sewing oriented fabric. That one as well as the last one will go in the christmas box along with the coffee set. There are also two small needle/thread kits. These need to have their snaps and buttons attached. I also did the first two blocks from my Stars across America wallhanging. I did the Barbara Fritchie star and the Harriet Tubman star. I plan to make a 4 or 6 star hanging so now I need to decide which other ladies from history will be represented... I'm sure Clara Barton will be in there but just not sure of the others. I also finished up the April block lottery blocks and they have been sent to their new owner. It was a really fun pattern this month.
This month was wing needle nite at embroidery club. I've posted pictures of the cocktail napkins, beverage napkins, and tray doilies that I did using a Wing Needle. Pretty cool!!!

I'll put pictures of all of the new stuff on the flickr site when I leave here. I think that's about all I finished up over the last two weeks. There were about 3 days that I didn't get a chance to get into the sewing room.... almost put me in withdrawal lol

I do have one project that I'm working on that I can't post yet.... its for the Fat Quarter Frenzy. I received the fat quarters and decided on my project... I have most of it cut...just one more part of it. Once it's done... it'll get sent back to it's owner...then I can post what I did with 4 fat quarters of fabric.

Think spring....... bee happy