Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Sale at My Lazy Daisy

Steeply discounted 7 of our patriotic kits just for this weekend. Sale prices are valid from 10 am on Friday, May 23 (MT, 9 am PT, 11 am CT and noon ET) through midnight on Monday, May 26 (MT, 11 pm PT, 1 am on Tuesday, May 27 CT, and 2 am on Tuesday, May 27 ET) 
Memorial Day Sale at My Lazy Daisy

10005-C Liberty Logs Complete Kit (originally 109.95, $74.95 on sale)
10025-C Grand Ole Flag Complete Kit (originally $99.95, $69.95 on sale)

 50015-C Freedom Tea Towels Kit (originally $19.95, $17.95 on sale)

 50010-C Freedom Hot Pads Kit  (originally $19.95, $17.95 on sale)

  30014-C Freedom Banner (originally $54.95, $49.95 on sale)

  90061 Under the Stars Strip Quilt Kit (originally $84.95, $74.95 on sale)

  90060 Stars and Stripes Pillow Kit (originally $15.95, $14.95 on sale)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spring Mug Rugs

Monday I recieved a package in the mail!  Yeah, for package's in the mail.

Spring Mug Rug Swap

These are the two mug rugs I received from Kay L.  of San Diego.  I still need to mail her's out to her.

Spring Mug Rugs for Kay L. of San Diego
Hope she like's them, I know I love mine, and will enjoy them all the way into the summer.  

Happy piecing, happy Spring, and happy swapping,


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's not a quilt.

I finished the most adorable little onesie today.  The pattern is called "Taylor",  and it's made by Children's Corner, and come's in sizes 3 month's to 24 month's all in one pattern.  I haven't sewn clothing in years.  It was really fun, and I think I might make more in the very near future.  Our dear friend's are expecting their first Grandchild, a girl, and working at Tomorrow's Treasures, and seeing the adorable little dresses that the Owner Vickie has been making recently got me in the mood to attempt this little cutie.  Piping was the hardest part, though I did have other issue's along my journey.

Who am I kidding, piping ain't easy!

What was I thinking?
I started this on Sunday, aka: Mothers Day.  I wanted to have it finished today so that I could take it to my guild meeting this evening for "show and tell".  The whole time I was working on it I thought to myself that "this is a test".  But now that it's finished I think it's good enough for the new family member.  My next big project is making a little label for it, "made by: Me".
Piping on.  Looking pretty good.
Oops!  My iron was just a little too hot
Once I got the piping sewn to the tiny garment, I was feeling pretty confident.  Then came the time to press the seams open on the lining fabric, and oops...too hot an iron.  Oh no...Well, lucky me I had to go to work Monday morning, and I got new lining fabric, so no harm done.

Oh my goodness it's coming together!
Then the next hurdle...Buttonholes...I haven't done a buttonhole in a very long time, and defiantly not on my new to me Bernina 350 Patchwork addition.  Once I figured it out, and did one buttonhole, that wonderful little sewing machine remembered the buttonhole and did it again.   I was all over happy and singing the Happy song this afternoon.

I did it, I figured out how to make a buttonhole.  Yeah Me!  
After all that drama, which I am not a fan of, I did get the tiny little onesie finished with time on my hands so I made some Mac and cheese for my guilds Anniversay pot luck dinner tonight.   I hope it's well received from the Mommy to be, and I hope to make one more along with a minky quilt both finished by this Saturday, May 17th.  

Finished onesie.  Amen!

Here's to "Happy" sewing, piecing, crafting, piecing.  Man I'm feeling pretty proud of this little outfit.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Voting has begun!

My Game Day Challenge quilt is in the final 3!  Please go over to My Lazy Daisy's blog and vote for me, or which ever one you like, but my quilt is #2 Sports Collage Quilt.  They are so cute!  Here' the link.  Thank you My Lazy Daisy for choosing my quilt as a finalist!

Front of the quilt 

Back of the quilt
Happy piecing from a happy quilter,


Friday, May 2, 2014

Proud of me & my youngest Daughter

Welcome May, and yesterday May 1st was the final day of My Lazy Daisy's Game Day Challenge, and I submitted my entry before the 11:59pm cutoff.  Yeah!  The ever procrastinator in me got started cutting the fabric for my challenge quilt on Tuesday, April 29th.  I found the "perfect pattern" on Fiday,  April 25th, at under the free patterns tab, and it is called Menagerie. But couldn't start working on my quilt because I had my adorable Grandson's for the weekend, and my youngest Daughter was running in the DC Nike Women's Half Marathon, then off to work on Monday so no sewing until Tuesday.  Rain, (and a lot of it) and two day's off gave me the time to sit and sew, and vacuum, and sew.  Vacuum you ask, minky is the most messy, soft, cuddly, slippery fabric.  So after every cut of the minky I had to run the vacuum to clean up all the fuzzes.  Most of the time I felt like I was never going to finish before the deadline because along with vacuuming I was pinning, pinning, pinning.  That minky is so slippery!

Pinning is a must
The challenge was to use all minky fabric in the project.
Game Day Challenge Fabrics (all Minky)

By Wednesday morning this is where I was:
Still a long way to go.
But by 10:00pm I had the finished quilting the sandwich, (front and back are minky) and had the binding cut, and sewn ready to sew onto the quilt, but I was so tired so I watched a little TV, and went to bed.  Fast forward to 1:00am Thursday morning, and I'm wide awake, and returning to the basement for binding sewing, and a lot more pinning.  Did I mention that Minky is slippery?  Well to make a long story short...
Back of the Quilt.

So in closing, I'm proud of me, and I just wanted to give a shout out to my Beautiful Daughter so proud of her for completing a half marathon, and being an inspration to me, her Proud Mom.

After the 13.1 Nike Women's Half Marathon.
Happy May, and Happy Piecing,

Sheila I added a link to Crazy Mom Quilts and her finish up Friday.

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