Sunday, January 15, 2012

Its a Sewing kind of Day!

Oh what a great day it is so far. The low pressure front that moved in makes all the cold and dry go away and the air feels good. I have been sewing today in my swept up room and having a nice time. Got two UFO tops done.
This is from and she did a 12 days of Christmas sew along tutorial which I enjoyed. Small projects take so little time and the end result of satisfaction is the same. I used some scrap civil war fabrics, just love there yummy warmness. I have been drawn to these types of fabrics for many years back when calico's where still the rage. In researching my genealogy I have discovered some wonderful civil war veterans in my family and I guess that's the connect. Its all in the DNA.

My second finished top is a small whimsical farm that I got off of another blog, and she did a cute BOM which introduced my to adding color to my embroidery. I never saw her end project so I just added a little bit and wella, Its done.

 Now to go layer, baste and quilt them before Feb 11th. That is the day of a sewing/potluck get together and I would love to do the binding there. I love that kind of project to work on in a group setting so I can yak and stitch to my hearts content without making boo boos.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Its A New Day

Well I did it, I finally got a light bulb moment and shut down all but one Facebook game. What was I thinking spending all that time going nowhere! Well today I accomplished alot. Took the day to reflect alittle, pack up the last bits of Christmas, do a little house work and then made 10 3" blocks for a small quilt that I found on another blog. I used cival war fabrics and will post a pic. All the while "Little Man"followed me around and slept under the sewing machine. I even took him out for a walk but he ran the whole way home. UGH. I tried some training. He is really good at eating the treats just lacking focus on the job he is supposed to do. I think I need to make him a poster of  a sitting dog so he gets the idea! Ok off to go read my book and enjoy my time away from Facebook. Hugs

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2012! It will be a very good year, can already feel it. I hope to get in as much sewing time in as possible. Also I am planning on starting some long over due projects along with some new ones. I love the BOM programs that start each year but I tend to putter out part way through. I am going to try to be as organized as possible. Please family..... No distractions like last year! LOL.

My first distraction was not having my son home for almost 5 months. He was in Oklahoma getting certified as an air traffic controller, than when he got home it was new adventures for him in getting him moved into an apartment and settled. (Third floor no elevator) But it got done and no sooner did I dust of my moving duds and put away my paint brush when the baby says " I am moving to Colorado" Ugh. I found myself an empty nester 2011. So she packed up, moved and I revamped her room so I have a wonderful spa like oasis for anyone to stay in! (Yep she has been home to enjoy it) My third child the oldest turned 31 which is hard to believe. she is still living life as a wondering Gypsy and I pray for her each day that she will find her way home again.

 My little man "Buddy" and I have spent a year getting acquainted, Its a love hate relationship, I love him he hates me! LOL. I should have known on the first day a year ago when I kissed him on his nose and he growled that It was going to be a one sided relationship.  Midget hates him so I guess we are all even! I should probably keep a journal about Buddy the polka dotted dog and his adventures.

Well enough of this and back to stitching!

Happy New Year