Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Not so much!

Salvaging this beach pouch "not so much" that zipper is staying backwards! �� So now I'll just call this a "test"!

Never going to be a Beach Pouch! 
Second try is in the hoop now, crossing fingers I get it right this time.

Lt. Blue pouch, batting, blue polka dot is the lining fabric

Hopefully I can post a picture of the finished pouch tomorrow.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,
Sheila

 

Embroidery

Have I ever mentioned that I love my embroidery machine?  Well if I haven't I DO! I really, really do! I'm obsessed with in the hoop projects, and I'm getting ready to go on vacation so I'm trying out some new ideas.  


This is an in the hoop beach pouch. It sews the zipper in and sews it together, all in the hoop.  There's just one problem I put the zipper in backwards! Oh!  After over an hour of stitching out the design.  I'm crushed!  But, I'm hopeful I can salvage it once I take it out of the hoop, and sew the back and front together by my machine.  Wish me luck.
Happy piecing, happy sewing, 
Sheila 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Green is Always Green

Remember this?  This was a guild swap from 2014 "The Green is alway Green".  We exchanged half square units, and four patch units to make sixteen 12 1/2 unfinished Jacob's Ladder blocks.  I put mine together, and didn't think it was going to be big enough, so I put it away thinking I would make it bigger, and give it to my daughter as a wedding gift.  That was back in April 2014, and her wedding wasn't until August 2015.  Plenty of time, right?  Not!  So here it is, out of the box, and still not big enough!

Jacob's Ladder

So since it's been raining here all day I have been down in my sewing room most of the day making more half square, and four patch unit's.  It's the perfect weather, I have no desire to leave to go to the pool, or work out in the yard.  I did take a break to watch a movie with my man, another perfect rainy day activity.

Jacob's Ladder Block 
One block down, nineteen more to go.  Also another Olaf quilt and a Sister's Quilt for a friend's Grandbabies.
Olaf Frozen

Sister's Frozen

But for now, all sewing must stop!  Off to get ready for a graduation party, it's that time of year too. I'l be sure to wear my rain gear.  

Happy piecing, happy sewing,
Sheila

Frozen in the Summertime

Olaf for the littlest Grandson is done!  Still needs a label, but that's just a little thing.

Snowflakes quilting
 Close up of the quilting,  (http://ameliescott.com Edge to Edge Quilting) which was done in the embroidery hoop, such a fun little quilt.

The Avengers, back of the quilt
Here's a view of the back, " The Avengers".  

Olaf
I will give this quilt to the little guy the next time he comes for a visit, because I can't wait for him to see it!  So for now, I'm frozen in the summertime.

So until next time, happy piecing, happy sewing,
Sheila

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Azalea's and Wisteria

I haven't been down in my sewing room much latley.  So not too much quilting has been going on around here.  A very dear friend had surgery two Tuesday's ago, and I have been sitting and watching over her.  Strong meds kept her out of it most of the time, and I've told her on several occasion's that we are going to have lots to laugh about down the road!  I have walked the dog, and the biggest thing I notice on my walks is Azalea's and Wisteria with some Iris for good measure.  Though, I didn't take any pictures of the Iris.  My Remy Girl gets going, and doesn't want to stop for photo shoots.

Azalea's

Wisteris

And in my Dear friends back yard are some beautiful pink flowers.  I think they are Philodendron?  I Love this time of year.  

Pretty Pink Flowers

This week-end is being spent with my two Grandson's.  Dinner and Ice Cream, and Happy Birthday to Nan were at Friendly's.  Tomorrow will be Breakfast buffet at Chesapeake Beach Rod N Reel.  Best Pre-Birthday celebration ever. So I'm good with not being down in the sewing room.

My two Superhero's!

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Sheila





Monday, May 4, 2015

Managing Me time, Family time and Spring time

Oh, how I love Spring.  I also love quilting and embroidery, but these two are not Spring weather friendly. Watching my almost 8year old Grandson play baseball, and planting flowers, and anything done outdoors is what I would rather do, so quilting and embroidery have been put on the back burner for me.  So on Thursday, April 30th I wanted to get this finished, so that was first on my to do list. 

Bingo Quilt Top Finished layout # 2 (thanks Misty)
Then started this knowing that Friday would be a no sew day since I was planning on driving up to PA for an evening baseball game.

Olaf for the littlest Grandson
The top and bottom borders aren't sewn on yet, but it's an almost finished quilt top, and I will quilt it in the hoop on my Brother PR 1000.  
Friday afternoon, I drove up to PA for Baseball. 

Let's go Gator's!
Saturday was spent with my man.  First stop Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. Oh the Beautiful flowers!  And I put all my housplants out on the front porch for the rest of spring, and through summer.  They love being out there, but I had to wait a little longer this year for warmer weather.

Sunday was more beautifu weather, so a drive overe to my Dear Mother in Laws house for a surprise visit, and impromptu dinner outside finished out the weekend.  So here's to managing my me time, family time and spring time.

Happy Spring, Happy piecing,
Sheila





Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quilt layout

My current project is this Bingo quilt top that will be a prize at my guilds "Quilt Bingo" coming up in October.   The nice ladies in the Southern Comforters of Bowie put together this kit with all the fabric's, and the pattern.  All I had to do was cut it out, and sew it together.   I have all the units, and there are two layouts.  Please help me decide on the best layout.  Layout 1, or layout 2?  That is the question.
Layout #1

Layout #2
I'm leaning towards layout one. I will have this top finished to take to the guild meeting next Wednesday the 22nd.

So until next time, happy piecing, happy sewing.
Sheila

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