Sunday, May 24, 2015

Weekly Stash Report

My sewing machine has been whirring non-stop for days. Lots of seams are getting sewn and lots of fabric is being used up, but it's not by me. It is my fabric, I get some kind of partial credit for that? Teenage Daughter is making costumes and is thinking that she needs a ruffle foot for the sewing machine.

Have any of you used one? Would it be worth the investment? (There might be one for Great-Grandma's treadle, which might fit my Featherweight.... What kind of learning curve am I looking at?

As I type this, my blood levels are good enough that I've given myself my last shot. Please cross your fingers for me that that they stay in the right range so I don't have to go through that again! (And that I don't drop a carving knife on my foot like I did the last time I was on blood thinners! There wasn't much blood, but that incident still haunts me.)

Weekly Stash Report 

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 2 1/2 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 41 yards
Net Added for 2015: 38 1/2 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 400 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 3200 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 3675 yards
Net Added for 2015:  475 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Vintage Shoes

I stuck with two colors for this one, hoping to capture the look of an old catalog advertisement. 

For almost all of my embroidery, I use a basic back stitch, but for this one, I needed to remember how the Lazy Daisy stitch works. I'm not claiming to be very good at it yet, but this is just a tiny block that'll go in between some of the larger images.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Let's Make Baby Quilts! {5/22/15}

Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules: 
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned,  as long as it's about baby quilts. You're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Looking Back...

10 years ago this month...

We were starting the process of buying this house and I was beyond giddy at the thought of having a huge sewing room all for myself. I was also trying to figure out how I was going to pack and move with an eight year old, a five year old, a six month old, and another one on the way.

I was  finishing up my Clapotis at the park, hoping it didn't start to rain again.

5 years ago this month...

I was working on Strawberry Fields, realizing how much fun tiny pieced blocks could be.

I finally got all of the cat blocks assembled into a top and was intimidated by how huge it is.

And my husband was warning me not to burn down the house with Grandma's old iron. I never did work up the nerve to plug that one in. 


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