I had a nice block of time on Sunday, so I finished my first 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!
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.
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.
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!
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Need a quick gift for Christmas, or any gift giving occasion?
These bowl cozies are easy to make and useful, too!
I am giving these to a few people that are special to me.
I will be making more in the near future!
There are a lot of bowl cozy tutorials to be found online. I used Beth Huntington’s tutorial at eHow.
I had an entire afternoon off from the day job, so I planned to spend it working on a new project. No deadlines, not doing housework, no have to do because…; just for the fun of it.
We were in the midst of our first blizzard of the season. A cozy afternoon with a pot of tea and in my favorite space of the house would be heaven on earth.
But when I came home, the power was out.
Sew what! Light the lamps and the woodstove, and all is well!
It was out for twelve hours!
“Granddaughter, through you I see the future.
Through me, you’ll see the past.
In the present, we’ll love one another as long as these moments last.” – Unknown
This past weekend, I was blessed to have my son and his family visit. The last time that they were able to visit was back in April.
Having my 10 year old granddaughter with me, meant that we could finish her cushion project that we began the last time that she was here.
You can see the beginning of it in this blog post.
A. chose the fabrics, threads, and the applique. She also did most of the sewing (I helped a little bit with those eyes). I simply encouraged her along.
She’s a happy little camper, and I am a proud Grandma!
“A granddaughter fills her grandmother’s heart with rainbows!” -Unknown