Friday, November 13, 2015

Busy Bernina club week

It's been a very busy sewing week & pictures will be up soon. I had 2 days of Christ Child sewing - I finished 12 Onsies & I baby quilt to turn in . As Always I brought home lots of onsies to finish . We have less ladies who serge this year so it will be a struggle to meet our goal of 2000 onsies for local hospitals .
I also had my 2 Bernina club sewing meetings this week. It's sometimes nice to have both the Embroidery club & the Gourmet sewing club the same week. But just getting the supplies ready this week about did me in.
I'm finishing  an embroidered advent calendar for a certain DGD as well as Gingerbread bite napkins . All done in the hoop - all are Pickle Pie Designs . Then we made a Kimberbell pillow in Gourmet. It's pieced with fusible appliqué -Christmas themed .
Again pictures will be up soon !!!!

No garment sewing this month . Still hoping to finish a Marcy Tilton tee before Thanksgiving trip to NYC .

Next up on the cutting table- Christmas themed pillowcases, Marcy Tilton tee or 2 homemade gifts for Embroidery club potluck, embroidered gifts for friend get together , onsies & & &

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Back to the machines - yeah

Its  been a busy few weeks - but then when is life not busy !!!
Our trip to LA for the MPS Society run was a great event & fun times. We were able to have dinner with a nephew & cousins met us at the race. We did the 5 k in about 47 min. -walking no running .
We managed to fit some fabric shopping into the trip - I'm a lucky girl to have a wonderful hubby who doesn't mind driving in LA traffic to the garment district then finding Mood LA .
I shopped at Michael Levine & Mood LA . Both were great stops

The red denim is from Mood LA for a denim skirt.
The navy / pink knit is a poly spandex jersey for a top, the other knit is a hitachi knit with beige, black & white with a hint of sparkle. I'm hoping this will be a cardigan . 
This past weekend was a wonderful wedding weekend with another nephew getting married - 
My son & fiancé were able to be here all weekend which made it even more special . 
The weekend coming up is our family golf tournament . It's our 7th tournament which benefits research for the MPS Society . We have 75 golfers scheduled . 
I fit in a little bit of sewing today . I finished the cocktail napkins for the kitchen basket we made for the golf auction . Husband made a beautiful cutting board for the basket .
Also made 30 burp cloths for my CCS sewing group . We provide layettes to local hospitals.
Happy times- happy sewing week .
Would love to finish the Halloween table runner in time for this weekend !!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sew Trendy & Halloween

I made another Sew Trendy bag for a friend to give to a friend who likes Snowy Owls . They are so fun & easy to make . They are all done in the hoop in the embroidery machine . It a Pickle Pie Design - one of my favorite designers for machine embroidery . 
I also made a little Halloween bag for a special DGD - I don't always hear if they like things , but I hope this will be perfect for a special cutie :) 

No sewing for a few days as we are headed to LA for the MPS Sociey Walk/run .
We are walking in memory of our beloved niece Allison .


Friday, October 2, 2015

I  finally finished my quilt top from the Caribbean quilt cruise I took in April. I sent it to the long arm quilter yesterday . I had forgotten how pretty the colors were. They are fall like & now I wished I had finished it sooner so I could enjoy it this fall ! ( if Fall ever comes to AZ- 106 yesterday.) 

I also mailed a package to Denver based son. He's going to a wildlife fundraiser & asked me to make some things !!!! Yeah one of my sons actually asked me to sew something for them :) 
These are In the Hoop embroidery items . Top picture is a cross body iPad bag, next coffee mug covers & 2 cell phone purses . I used designs from my favorite place Picklepie Designs .
The fabric used is Shades ofWinter -Bentarex from equilter .com 
I did a slider with clasp on the iPad case. I only watched the YouTube video twice this time . It's so easy & hopefully gives bags a more professional look. 

Next on the sewing table - 2 sets of napkins for upcoming fundraiser baskets I'm putting together. 
Then a Halloween table runner. And a skirt for me and.and.and ...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CCS Sewing break over

My break from charity/CCS sewing ended this last week . I forgot to take a picture of the 20 baby onesies I finished this week & the afghan I crocheted .  It was nice to have the summer off -I did this to catch up on some other projects . Cleaning up the sewing room also reminded me of the many other projects I want to finish. My goal has been to sew at least an hour a day & ive kept to that for the last. I think or so. It's pretty amazing how much you can sew this way.
My quilt -I made the top on the quilt cruise last April is nearly ready to go the long armer .
I'm still all over the place with sewing from Quito g, garment sewing & crafts. But it's ok !!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sewing room cleaning

Yeah !! My messy sewing room is now a place I can actually work !!
It took 3 days . I got rid of lots but also organized everything . Fabric is all
In bins , patterns organized by style , tools put away - :)
I'm anxious to get sewing & it won't stay clean for long , but I couldn't even use the cutting table so it was past time to clean up. 
I took a car load of donations this afternoon- Goodwill, Treasures4teachers & small scraps to dog bed ladies . 
Since I've started garment sewing again I had gained many more sewing items. But it will be nice to know what I actually have & not have to hunt things down while getting frustrated . 
Charity sewing , Halloween table runner , purse for SIL , border print dress are all on list to get started on -plus much,much more ��

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

AZ table runner ready to mail

This easy table runner was a recent project at Gourmet Club at my Bernina store. It was fun & slightly tricky to make . I made it for son#2 for his new house . Hope he doesn't see this until the package arrives ����
I used some stash fabrics to make it look like an AZ sunset , but found the feature fabric & backing at Bernina Connection - my home away from home !!
I added the piping to bring out more of the Orange/rust color. I made the piping to thick so I had to roll the binding to the back. The binding is the backing so it blends in but I wasn't happy 
I had to do that. But learning is always part of the sewing process for me .
I have a Christmas one cut out & in the sewing queue.