Saturday, November 27, 2010
There are a few more gifts I would like to make before I ship all the presents back home in a week or so. We braved the stores (as a family) yesterday. We drove 40 mins to a slightly bigger town that has more stores than we do. Crowded but nothing like the stores in Ann Arbor so it wasn't too bad. The worst part yesterday was waiting for all the people who thought black Friday was the perfect day to bring back returns. I'm not exactly sure what they were thinking.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I finished this little birdie earlier this month but didn't post it. It is the result of just having some fun at the sewing machine one night. I really like it and debated whether I was going to sell it or keep it. I've enjoyed it for a couple weeks but I think I am going to put it in the shop too. Both the birdie and the baby quilt will be listed in the shop the next time I need to take a break from knitting the mitten. Time for lunch, then back to knit 2, purl 1.
Hopefully this week can be as productive as the weekend was.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Not a very productive night but hopefully I will feel better soon and I'll be able to get something done.
Go check out what everyone else did last night. Thanks again Heidi for hosting.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Making progress on a sweater for myself. I am about halfway done the back.
I've done a lot of tracing lately.
No. Seriously. A LOT of tracing.
Also found this ribbon. The three on top are velvet on one side. The ric rac (second from the bottom) is red and white with gold glitter. Got each roll for between .49 and .99 cents. All in all a pretty good visit to Goodwill. Although we are still in search for those gloves (couldn't even find any at Wal-mart). Hopefully the snow will wait til we find some.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
She also sent along this Care Bear fabric.
My son likes all the different stitches my sewing machine has and thought I should do something different on the handle. This was his pick and I really like it. I've used the purse a few times and all has gone well. Not as big as the one my sister made me but it gets the job done.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
How can anything get done at this table? It can't. This is what my quilt table looked like by the end of this weekend. I've been working on knitting projects and my quilt table became a catch all.
It took a few hours Monday night and a little bit of Tuesday morning to get it looking like this again. Reorganized for the holidays. The gigantic pile of scraps that was sitting on the edge of my table finally got sorted and put in their respective bins.
Here are 4 quilts waiting for binding or to be quilted. The white shelf was also cleaned up. You can see my yellow basket has moved to a new space and my iron found a new home too. I also went through all the patterns I have bookmarked or printed off and decided what I am going to TRY and make for gifts this year. The selected few were then divided into gifts that need to get done by the beginning of December and mailed to family in Canada. The rest are gifts for the kids or myself (like another pair of socks - I'm almost done my third pair!) which will wait until the other gifts are done and shipped.
Here are quilt tops waiting to be basted and then quilted. Most of these are for etsy. So did all this reorganization pay off?
Yes! This quilt got bound on Wednesday. I did additional quilting to it on Tuesday. I had only done stitch in the ditch and I knew it needed more but wasn't sure what to do. Once I finally decided the quilt table was too messy. Nice to have it done.
I quilted this last night and put the binding on this morning. Both should be in the etsy store by tonight.
I love the back of the second one.
And here is what I have really been doing with my time...festival as much as I am? I think I am about 1/4 of the way through (there are over 500!). Thanks to everyone who has looked and commented on my quilt. I enjoyed spending time under the quilt this week while watching some tv and reading. It's super comfy.
Blogger's Quilt Festival isn't enough to keep you busy, head over to Sew, Mama, Sew for the fourth Handmade Holidays .Each day, for the month of November, they post tutorials, great buys and the chance to win some great prices. Check it out.
Mark your calendars and line up your projects. Friday, November 19th is the next Friday Night Sew-in (or FNSI). I hope to participate again. How about you?