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Fabric Boxes and the Garden (Done for the Winter)

I wanted something to do just for the fun of it.  Something easy; something that doesn’t require a lot of concentration.

So I made these.

Fabric Boxes

The cute little boxes will make nice gifts, once I decide what to fill them with.

Fabric Boxes

I was going to share some wonderful photos of the last of my blooming garden flowers…purple asters.

But there was some shenanigans going on, and I never got to take those photos.

Deer

Deer and Turkeys

Deer and Turkeys

One day I have blossoms, and the next day, they are somebody’s salad.

Deer

Sheesh!

Nevertheless, I can share a photo of some fabulous fall color.

Garden Fall Color

And a close-up…just because it is so pretty.

Garden Fall Color

May OMG 2018 Update

My Mom put in a couple of sewing requests, so I chose those for my May OMG (One Monthly Goal) goals.

Her first request was to replace the worn elastic on the wrists of her light jacket.  She has very small hands and wrists, and I think that I stretched the new elastic too much while stitching it to the jacket sleeves.  I hope that the sleeves fit, and are not too large!

Mom's Jacket

Her second request was to make a couple of purple bowl cozies. This was a much easier request to fulfill!

Bowl Cozy

Bowl Cozy

Mom also had an unfinished potholder in her bag.

Mom's Potholder

I don’t think it was a hint, but I did finish it for her.

Mom's Potholder

Love you, Mom!

I also completed three rose/pink blocks for the Squared Away sampler from RSC18.  You can see that in a blog post here.

RSC18 May

This blog post shares the quick and easy fabric trays that I made this month.

Fabric Tray

Some gardening took place, too, so I am claiming this month as a productive month for me!

Veronica Waterperry and Candytuft

Peony

Iris

Marguerite Daisy

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were completed for May. I find it inspiring and motivating!

Fabric Trays and Kallie

Hubby and I adopted a 2 year old rescue cat named Kallie.  

Kallie

She is a super sweet and playful kitty.  She loves her toys, and she is getting quite a collection.

I decided to corral those toys into a simple little fabric tray.  The tray is small; Kallie can easily get the toy that she wants.

Fabric Tray

And no, she doesn’t put her toys away.  That’s what her owner is for.

The fabric trays are very easy and quick to make, so I made one for my toys, too.

Fabric Tray

If you would like to make fabric trays for yourself, or perhaps a gift for someone (fill it with dark chocolate and I’ll gladly take it off your hands), click here.  The link takes you to my Pinterest where I have pinned a few tutorial variations.

Fabric Tray

You can easily change the size to fit what you want a tray for. 

March OMG 2018 Update

My OMG (One monthly goal) for March was to continue to work on the Laundry Day Tee.

I had already finished one tunic. 

Laundry Day Tee

I was hoping to sew five more!

And I am happy to say that I accomplished the goal!

Laundry Day Tee

I learned that I do not enjoy using Jack the Ripper on stretch knit seams!  I suggest getting it right the first time.

Having said that, these tunics are made from a beginner’s pattern…easy to sew…so long as one pins this slippery fabric well, and doesn’t get too confident by the time one is sewing her sixth tunic!

I now have six simple tunics that I can wear with pajamas or jeans.  Versatile and comfortable.  Just the way I like it!

Laundry Day Tee

I also wanted to complete 3 blocks for the Squared Away Sampler sponsored by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.  You can see the blocks that I made by clicking here.

The last goal for March was to make progress on quilting my friendship row by row.  Not much to see here, but I have worked on it a little bit.

Friendship Row by Row

Overall, I am pleased with my productiveness this month.  

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were accomplished for March. I find it inspiring and motivating!

March OMG 2018

My OMG (One monthly goal) for March is to continue to work on the Laundry Day Tee.  

I bought enough fabric to make six tunics.

Laundry Day Tee

I have finished one.

Laundry Day Tee

I have one more cut out and ready to sew, and I hope to work on it on Sunday.  So I should be able to finish one for sure.

There is a bonus Sunday for me this month, so I’ll be brave and set a goal of finishing all five remaining tunics.

Since I am participating in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler, I need to complete three light/bright green blocks this month.

Maybe I can even make some progress on my friendship row by row!

Friendship Row by Row

Maybe.

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts.  Click on the link and see what other goals are set for March. I find it inspiring and motivating!

Laundry Day Tee

I had a nice block of time on Sunday, so I finished my first Laundry Day Tee!

Laundry Day Tee

The pattern is actually quite easy to work with, and I am happy with the fit.

I was worried about sewing with a slinky fabric, but I pinned well and had no problems with it.

I don’t have a serger, so I need to work on a tidy finish for my seams.  I also need improvement with my neck facing.  The hems were sewn with a twin needle…easy and fun!

Laundry Day Tee

February OMG 2018

I am going to carry over January’s goal to February.  In other words, I really do want to get the On Ringo Lake mystery quilt pieced into a flimsy.

On Ringo Lake

If I manage to do that, then I would like to begin sewing on a tunic for myself.

I purchased the Laundry Day Tee pattern (from Love Notions), and some knit fabric.  The goal will be to get my paper pattern printed and pieced together (already working on this), and then cut my pieces from the knit fabric.

I have six solid color knit yardage pieces to eventually sew into six tunics.

But I will start with one and learn as I go.  A garment maker, I am not.

Laundry Day Tee

At least, I hope I can manage to get this much done.  Doesn’t seem like much, but it is the way I roll.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals are set for February.  I find it inspiring and motivating!