Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Junk Love and WIPs


Not much going on in my fav thrift stores lately, but a lot of sewing going on!  And, I guess what I found this week was my sign to 'Get Busy'!

I love retro sewing patterns!  Last year, I posted that my husband bought home 2 large garbage bags full of vintage sewing patterns, that are now sorted and stored in vintage suitcases throughout my home.  The oldest pattern I have is from the 1930s!

Sew, with that in mind, I took advantage of the overnight quietness in my home to work on WIPs!

The first, is my table topper.  I finally found a backing I wanted to use...denim.  This would be great to use outdoor, as well! I've pin-basted and am machine quilting; then will add the binding...

These next two projects are ongoing!  They both come from two great blogs that I follow!  The first, is a Teeny Tiny Nine Patch Challenge from Julia at GreenQuilts!  Great Stash buster project!  This challenge uses 3" squares of fabric!  I plan to make 100.  I've got about 48 more to go!  Here's the latest addition...

Aren't they pretty?!  I love color!

The next, is a project from Karen at Selvage Blog...Asterick Quilt!  This is so much fun!  I need to make 50 of these's what I have so far!

I've only got about 30 more to go!

And, what started my week off on the "Good Foot", was this...

Wheeler & Wilson No. 9!  Can't wait to get her into a cabinet with irons and sew, sew, sew!  I belong to a wonderful  family in Treadleonia!  Where we talk, share, advise, swap, sell and gather about people-powered machines (i.e., treadles, hand cranks).  She came from a home in Tennessee to me!

This is only the middle of the week and it's been 'full and joyous', thus far!  I hope you all have a wonderful week and a better weekend!

Peace, Junk Love, and HAPPY SEWING!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Skirt and Quilt Update!


I'm making great strides this week!

Here's the skirt for moi!  I wore it yesterday with a dark purple top.  So cute, if I may say so!

And, tonight I completed piecing the quilt top for my dear cousin's first baby!  I'm adding an applique and a fleece backing!

Until next time...


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Junk Love!

I like color and whimsy!

I like this trim!

I needed another storage box for threads!
Great that I found in thrift store for $3!
You know these boxes can go for $14 regularly priced.

Until next time...have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Peace and Junk Love!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bits and Pieces


A little bit of everything happening...

organizing and project planning.

Hubby found this cute and creative looking guy on his work travels and bought him home.  He's a turtle made out of shells!  I think he looks pretty cool!

I knitted my very first pair of socks!  I think I did very well, for a first time sock knitter!  The pattern I used is Fishnet Anklets from the Purl Bee!

About four months ago, I attempted to piece a hexagon quilt.  I did not have triangle rulers needed for cutting, so I tried measuring and cutting without.  This did not go well.  So, Hubby treated me to a package of 3 Equilateral Triangle rulers from American Jane.  Talk about speedy service, he ordered on Friday before the 4th of July and we received that Tuesday after the holiday!  WOW!  I was so impressed and will definitely order from them again!  Now, I can re-cut the triangles properly and continue on with my hexagon quilt!

I'm starting on a two baby quilts.  One for my dear cousin's first baby due in October; and one for a friend who's baby has arrived!  Here's the pattern I'm using from Melissa Mortenson for Moda Bake Shop!  I love her blog, 'The Polkadot Chair'!  Check it out here.

Completed a skirt for a friend!  I sewed the buttons on last night!


I'm sewing a skirt for moi!

until next time...HAPPY SEWING!