Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ist make of the year

Finally my first clothing make of the year . I started this skirt in October & finished it yesterday . It's a fully lined skirt made of quilting cotton . Very simple but glad to have finally made something !!!
I wore this skirt last night to dinner with friends . My friend said cute skirt before I even had a chance to say I had made it . I thought I had the lining a good inch shorter than the hem, but it showed when I walked in the front . So... Need to trim that off. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CCS Sewing -

Lots of CCS sewing this week . We are very short of onsies for our Layette Bags for the hospitals . Also afghans are in short supply. My goal is to make an afghan or quilt a month. That's a small dent in the over 1000 we need each year for local hospitals & social service agencies . 
I always have lots of plans to sew for myself , just need to do it !!
WW is not going as quickly as I had hoped for weight loss. Keep saying I'll start something whenever lost 5-10 . But I keep plugging along .

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pima Canyon Hiking instead of dealing with sewing issues

     Had to get the loose threads in my head cleared out today . Many,many sewing problems yesterday !!!! Not all operator error . I came back from Sewing Expo sew enthused - trying to get mojo back .
Need to refigure embroidery project as I'm making recipe towels for a fundraiser basket . Due next week of course !!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pendleton Posing

Picture form last weeks Sewing Expo in Puyallup WA . 
I had to get a picture next to my name !!!!!
I didn't buy any fabric there - living in AZ I don't really wear too many wools , but they had some beautiful fabric . 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Puyallup Sewing Expo

On the plane on the way home from a  wonderful trip to Seattle & Sewing Expo . Thanks M for working so hard so I can take these trips & brother T for use of your wifi account .
My head is spinning with wonderful ideas ������

Monday, February 23, 2015

Puyallup Sewing Expo

Yeah I'm going to Puyallup tomorrow . Well flying to Seattle tomorrow . My first of 15 classes start Wed. I might have to reevaluate my classes as I didn't leave much time for shopping. But I'm on a mission to learn to fit patterns so I can actually make & finish some clothing items . I currently have 4 items started but not finished. I just don't like the way they fit .  I'm also having dinners with a couple of friends , so it will be a very busy 5 days. I made a few goodies for a friends granddaughter for the visit .
Hope to have pictures next week :)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine goodies

Made these Valentine goodies this weekend for DGD & a good friends DGD .
I think I can do snap bags in my sleep .
But the little heart pouch was very tricky - maybe I'm just so used to doing things like this in the embroidery hoop. I'm going to figure a way to make this in the hoop . 

I still haven't finished a Garment A Month for January .
Think it's time for some selfish sewing - 
Right after I finish some onesies & a quilt for my CCS group for local hospitals