Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Little Sewing Time

We had a great Thanksgiving. Son, DIL, and Little Missy visited from Michigan. On Saturday, we sent Son and DIL off to have a day of shopping and eating out. We had fun with Little Missy. We made a gingerbread house and Christmas cookies. We had a great time. Little Missy isn't even four, but she absolutely loved the whole process of decorating the gingerbread house and cookies. She is grandma's best girl. I really miss her. 

It has been so long since I have been in my sewing room. Ahhh! It feels good to be back. The first thing I did was shorten a pair of pants for DH. They have been laying by my machine for three weeks. He says that with all of the machines I have I ought to be able to shorten a pair of pants. Of course I can, I just think it is beneath my dignity. Ha. I will spare you any photos of the boring process. Believe me, I did get the job done.

Then, on to the fun stuff. I completed block #6 of the 2013 Designer Mystery BOM series. It is called Fireworks. Cute.
The next project was a block for my bee mate. She asked for wonky houses. This is so far from my comfort zone that I can't even describe it. I have spent years trying NOT to make my projects look wonky. I really don't get this whole wonky craze. Oh well. I will give her what she wants.
I am so much more comfortable when I am using a pattern. I have no creativity...really. That is an Easter Bunny looking out the window. I am so sorry that I have already put this into the envelope to send off. I am really disappointed. I really try to produce a good quality product for my bee partners, and I am afraid that I really fell short on this one. So sorry. I'll do better next time.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. You do not give yourself credit where credit is due. I personally love the house you created. It looks awesome.
    I love your block you just finished. It really has some possibilities with many different kinds of fabric, and for different holidays.
    I have just started up the quilting after about 15 years away from a quilt business and sewing. It takes a little while to remember everything and how to use the rulers.
    Take care and thank you for sharing.

  2. What a pretty star block - yes, this block would look great in different fabris/colors for many occassions. I don't get the wonky thing either - I can do it, but don't get it.

  3. I think the house block is just fine and I love the idea of the Easter Bunny cutie in the window.

  4. Making wonky things is SO hard for me too. I'm always frustrated with how much fabric waste there often is with wonky blocks.

  5. Me too!! I spent years trying to get my hand quilting stitches teeny-tiny - and along comes the Big Stitch Quilting craze - ;))