Yesterday's project was an easy one, but it cleared the top of my sewing table. I made some more hanging towels, the last I shall be making, at least, for a while. They were all given the seal of approval from DS2, so they must be OK, which is just as well, as he was the one who told me to make some more.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Yesterday was one of those days when, even though I was up early, nothing seemed to get done very quickly. By the time I went to get the fabric out for my next project, one of the cats had made himself comfortable on the ottoman. I didn't feel cruel enough to kick him off, so it was time for a rethink.
Though the pencil case wasn't going to be the next on the list, it was on the sewing table, cut out and pinned ready to go. What else could I do, but get it finished.
Maybe today, I can get to the ottoman before the cat.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Snow has arrived this morning, which means it's the perfect day to stay tucked up inside. I don't think we have much, though more is forecast for next week. Time to keep busy inside.
Friday, 26 November 2010
It seems like a long time, but I am still here. I've been pretending to be a domestic goddess for a few days. The cobwebs have been banished, baking has been done, and jam has been made. Now I can get back to the fun things without feeling guilty.
Now I know I can do these, I need to get the backing to finish another couple of quilts. All being well, I can get the fabric for the first one next week.
Unfortunately, the snow hasn't reached us yet, so I need to take the boys out today. That means I won't be able to get to the sewing machine today. Hopefully, we will get enough light to take photos of the table mats that got finished yesterday.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
I've managed to get a couple of things finished over the last couple of days. The first is another pyjama case. This one is bigger than the one I did before. I still haven't used up all of this fabric, so I will have to try and think of something else to make.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Have you noticed, that once you've mastered your fear of something, you have to keep doing it? Well, now zips hold no fear, they are reappearing with great regularity.
This time I made a pencil case.
You might have noticed that I've also mastered boxing the top corners as well as the bottom.
Now, if only I could find the white zip I bought especially, I could do the other pencil case I had planned.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
I thought I was having a good weekend, considering what was going on. Saturday morning, I got the quilt top together and felt very pleased with myself, until I held it up! There were pieces in the wrong place. I still cannot work out how I could have missed them, but I did. so Sunday saw me unpicking seams.
Finally, yesterday, it all went back together and everything is in the right place. If it isn't, I don't want to know!
I must be getting more patient in my old age. There would have been a time, when I would have been so upset and disappointed, the whole thing would have been put away and forgotten about. Not now, it's was just one of those things that happens, and it looks so much better done the right way.
Friday, 5 November 2010
I didn't get out to do my shopping as DS1 wasn't well and we stayed home. Instead I began work on the next quilt.
All twelve blocks are made up and are waiting to be sewn into rows.
DS1 has decided, he is going ice skating today no matter how he feels, so I'm going to have to put this in the waiting pile.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
A month or so ago, I started getting fabric together for a QAL, then decided that I had too much else on to enjoy doing it. This weekend, I thought I'd find something to do with the fabric I had already bought, and have made a start on a table set.
These all went together quite easily, but there was a small hitch to getting them completed-I didn't have enough batting! I'll have to go shopping later in the week to get some and hopefully get them finished over the weekend.
The place mats are quite large, so I thought I may do a set of square place mats without the strip at the side. I know on our round table, the smaller square mats would fit a lot better.
Once I realised I couldn't finish the table set yesterday, I didn't feel like starting anything new on the sewing machine, so I wrote my shopping list for getting some projects finished and then went back to the trusty face and dish cloths. I am on the last ball of cotton yarn, so there won't be many more of them to do.