Saturday, March 30, 2019

Next batch of dresses

I have been working on and off on these dresses during the month.  They will be delivered tomorrow to my "sewing partner's house" who is keeping a tally on our numbers.

When our goal number has been reached we will  move onto helping those making size 10.  A request has also been made for bibs for ages 1-2 to be made.    These are very quick and easy to make using up some cute fabrics that have been lying around my sewing room for sometime.  

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A sigh of relief

A couple of weeks ago an non-sewing friend of mine asked me if I would make her a quilted cover for her mix-master.    Off I goes to her house with my trusty tape measure to measure up.

I sent her off to the shop to purchase the required amount of fabric with the instruction to come back with a 100% cotton fabric with a non-directional print and this is what she chose.

Now this was my first mix-master cover so there was plenty of measuring, re-measuring, pattern drafting and a mock up of the cover made with a  "mix- master fitting" which resulted in more re-measuring before the final cut was made.

Time to quilt the lines

The photo below shows the side panels all quilted and trimmed.

And here is her mix-master wearing it new cover.

She was delighted with the result and I was relieved that it fitted like a glove.  

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Monday, March 25, 2019

OMG for March

So that is just what I did as the rain came down my green log cabin blocks were started this morning  and finished just before lunch.

While busy sewing, trimming and ironing I did have the help of a supervisor who spent just over half an hour gazing into my sewing room keeping an eye on what was happening.    More likely keeping an eye out for worms after the rain.    

Linking with Elm Street Quilts.
                      So scrappy
                      Oh Scrap

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Friday, March 15, 2019


Not exactly a sew in but a cut-a-thon was what I decided to work on today.    I was able to settle myself on a  chair at the sewing table and cut out 4 little dresses.

I do not usually sit to cut out but during the week  the muscles in my back were pulled while bending over doing some strip cutting so I had to adapt and find a more comfy position.

Before heading off to the sewing room I picked a bowl of  small tomatoes to add into tonight's salad for dinner.  These tomatoes have self-seeded and are taking over the garden.   I am getting about 3 bowls each week with many more to come looking at the flowers that are forming on the bushes.  

Thanks Wendy for hosting again and to see what else was achieved by others follow me over here.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

A rescue mission

When doing some domestic duties this morning I heard a rather loud thump sound outside and upon investigating  a small pretty bird  was found lying on its back on the patio outside the kitchen window.    I raced inside and put on the rubber gloves in order to pick it up and hopefully save the poor thing.

I was able to gently grab it and place it "right way up" in a quiet spot on the edge of the patio.

After about 10 -15 mins I checked on the patient and found that it had flown from the patio to a higher spot on the fence and from there it took off to safety - hopefully.     I have been able to ascertain that it is a kingfisher and by looking at it a young one.   

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Green is ........

The colour chosen for this month's rainbow scrap challenge.  

First dive into the green scrap bin revealed the above.  I am looking forward to making my next lot of log cabin blocks out these scraps as I have a soft spot for the colour always looks cool and refreshing.   At this point I can see that a few of the greens will be put to one side as I have a preference for blue/green rather than yellow/green so a second round of fabrics may need to be looked at in order to achieve the look that I am after.  

My OMG for March will be to complete four green log cabin blocks and join them together.  

Earlier today time was found to make a batch of vegetarian muffins.     They can enjoyed at anytime of the day but they do make a nice addition to breakfast with a cup of coffee.  

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Friday, March 1, 2019


Over the course of the past few weeks I have been production lining more library bags in between other projects.     Seeing that hubs and I enjoyed lunch out today the kitchen is closed tonight so an early start was made on finishing off the last dozen or so bags that needed to have their drawstrings threaded through.

There are 27 bags above which will be delivered along with a few more dresses once they are sewn up.  

If you would like to see what others got up to during FNwF pop on over here.

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