Friday, September 20, 2013

On the Needles

I have Jenna's sweater finished - I just have to get a zipper and sew it in and she will have a new sweater for the cooler weather.  I'll post a picture when she can be the model.

I started a scarf for a friend.  We were in Massachusetts a few weeks ago and went to Eva's Yarn Shop in Fairhaven, MA and Barbara saw this scarf on display.  It is a wonderful shop with so many tempting fibers.  It is really hard to not buy one of everything!!  I have only done seven rows so far but here is a picture of the yarn and the pattern:

I will be working on it this weekend a bit although I have to get sleeves and labels on the two quilts I am entering in our guild quilt show at the end of October.  Jen just finished quilting a quilt for me last night that I am sending to a girl who was in my Girl Scout troop.  I bought the binding fabric yesterday so will get that made and sewn on today.  I guess I have enough to keep me busy over the weekend.  :)

Head over to Judy's blog to see what others are working.

Hope you have a productive weekend.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I haven't done much sewing for the past few weeks - my sewing buddy is on a trip and I didn't have anything specific to work on.  I dug around in my mountain pile of UFO's and found some blocks that my bee mates had made for me.  I decided to get my act together and get working on them.  Sewing with Jen yesterday really helped get me motivated. Now I have all 12 finished (I made two) and am ready to sash them:

I am going to put narrow black sashing between the blocks and around the outside and then add a wide border of the floral fabric.  It will be nice to get these out of my mountain pile and finish them up.

I did finish my fourth Girl Scout quilt:

I will donate it along with four mug rugs to my service unit for Mother/Daughter Bingo next month.  It is the fourth quilt I have made (one for a previous M/D Bingo and one for my granddaughter and one for my service unit manager at the time) and I can't seem to use up the fabric.  I swear that it reproduces in closet in the dark.  I don't have a ton left but will be checking to see if I can make a couple of travel pillowcases to finish it up.

Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend and were able to "labor" in your sewing room.  Check Judy's blog to see what others have accomplished this week.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Get It Done Again

Boy is this year flying by!! I haven't posted for July or August but then I haven't accomplished a lot to my mind.  The last time I posted about my project was in May.  I can't remember what I did or did not finish so I am starting anew this month.

One excuse for not getting much done in August is that I went to a friend's house in Massachusetts with three other friends and we shop hopped around Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  It was great fun and we visited five shops that we had never been to before.  I showed great restraint in my purchases - mainly because I was flying and there is a limit to how much I could stuff in my bag (along with my new sweater and jacket purchased at the LL Bean outlet).

My goals for September:

1.  Make a pillowcase for a sweet little girl (not my granddaughter)
2.  Finish Jenna's sweater - I have one sleeve and a couple of inches on the other one so I might actually get this one done.
3.  Finish quilt top from blocks that my bee made for me many moons ago.
4.  Finish baby quilt that I started from a kit I bought when I was in Houston - at least 15 years ago.  No babies on the way but I played around with my embroidery.  

Go over to Judy's blog to see how others have done this month.

Check back next month to see if I actually get something done.