Friday, December 27, 2013

For You Tammy!

A friend of mine was c/o of her sewing room being messy and she sent me 2 pictures…. I only wish that my sewing room was that neat! I still have not cleaned all of my fleece out of the dining room where I cut PJ bottoms. I have 4 UFO’s in my sewing rm and one on a bed in the spare bedroom bc it needs borders and then quilting. That’s what I’m claiming.

But today DH wanted to go to this town near us Waynesville, Oh and I love the Fabric Shack! I bought a lot of fabric. However, I dropped my grand teen off at her house after she spent the night w us. We had gone to the Nutcracker the night b4. While there (for 10 min!) I managed to leave my purse behind! If DH hadn’t of had some cash, I wouldn’t have been able to buy anything.  My hero! He gave me a $100, and I spent $99.80!

future projects
 So I got a Moda fabric bag. Says I’m a fabricholic…. Now why would they say that????


Now what’s on my sewing table is the mess uh quilt in progress from Bonnie's Celtic Solstice. Of which I am so far behind, that I have stopped working on any of my other UFO’s/WIP to try to catch up.


spare bedroom overflowing shelves.
And no that's not all of it, I have some over flow, and some in the closet!

WIP, and Future projects.......
I thought i should share my current project, Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice .
I am behind. But I'm hoping by the end of today to start on Part 5....I'm using the Pinwheels as my Leader ender, now that I have finished the 4 squares. They were the leader ender for the pin wheels...
Now I have to finish the Chevrons! and assemble them.
 I think the saving of the "bonus" triangles is part of the slow down.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

What am I doing!????

WHAT am I doing???? well finishing is not one of my strong points.... starting is. This post was actually written about 2 weeks ago! I can't even post on time!

So far since starting on the 3 pairs of jammy pants, I have bought more material to make a few more for the daughters of my DH.  I've finished part 1 of Bonnie hunters mystery quilt

And started on Part 2

I've bought more fabric bc it was on sale, and planned in my head a new quilt, yet to be cut, just planning it.Probably will be buying more fabrics for it.

We also were dealing w a lot of snow for this early in December our winter has already started. The last 2 yrs have been lighter snows, truly not more than an inch. I think so far our snow totals are 6 in. maybe not officially, but that's what I'm shoveling.

This is actually a picture of the supposed "dusting" which for us was an additional 3" on top of the 4-6 we had the week b4. Lovely to sew while it's falling though

While I was out shopping this week/antique/junk shopping I came across a treadle, I don't know how old it is, but seems to have all of it's parts. The cabinet was interesting as it closed, and the sewing machine folded down into it. I thought it was pretty so I took some photos. I saw this at the  The Covered Bridge Antique Mall. In Cincinnati, Ohio. I included the link in case anyone wants more info. I had to ask about the price, they said $175.00 The cabinet is in need of a cleaning and polishing, but is intact. Decals are pretty good, and the spindle parts look like they are all there. No idea on the age,

The last few weeks have been a whirl wind of activities. Mr Christmas (DH) and I went for a short trip to New York City. Compliments of his sister for whom he has done a lot. She wanted to show her appreciation! and it was appreciated!!!
 We walked to Times Square, Bryant Park (a few times) took a river tour, saw the Statue of Liberty
Statue Of Liberty

and the new World Trade building from the tour.
World Trade Center

Me at Bryant Park

Rockefeller center
He really wanted to see the Christmas windows and we I hope saw all of them. 


Another great thing that NYC and Cincinnati have in common is the Botanical Gardens. We both have one, and at Christmas they both have displays from Applied imagination. I was very impressed with his display this year at Cincinnati Khron, but also the vast display at the NYC Botanical Gardens.

St Patricks Cathedral

We stayed close to the Garment district, so I have pictures of all the fabric stores I would pass going to and from the hotel. I was good though I didn't buy any! In my defense they were mostly fancy dress or suiting fabrics neither of which I'm making.

Lonely Mystery quilt!
Any sewing I have done over the past 2 weeks has been to complete the 4 pairs of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fleece PJ bottoms, the 3 pairs of bottoms for my Step Daughters, and one for my DGD. I do have some other grands to make jammies for, but they like to sew, I shall cut them out and see if we can't have a time at the machine together. They are all growing like weeds so I need fresh measurements.

Finished Jammie Pile!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Celtic Solace.... Not happening yet....

Oh I want it to, I have picked and resubsituted colors, compiled them.... Bought my rulers On BLACK FRIDAY! (OMG why??? did I go out on Black Friday to a MALL!)

But I just can't get it accomplished and get my other projects done for Christmas.

I am still in the middle of the WILD WOMEN's quilts....Almost done piecing them! 3 of the 4 are ready to have backing's made and quilted. But the only use I am getting out of my Long arm is to have fabric from it!

When I realized we have 22 days till Christmas and I have to supposed to, promised to make 3 pairs of Jammy pants for my Adult Children.... out of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA fleece!

That really has to come first. So I'm going to stop or not starting to work on this &Leave my Fabric choices piled up for Celtic Solstice Mystery, and do my TO DO projects first.

 SIGH !!!!