I haven’t been doing much garment sewing lately (aside from the odd mend) because I’ve been hard at work on this busy quilt! As you may know, I spend some of my free time making quilts for my local hospice group. Many of them turn out to be very patriotic because they are given to… Continue reading What’s on My Sewing Table: A Busy Quilt
What’s this? I’m updating on a Wednesday? What is this? Never fear though, I’m simply updating a day early for the holiday of Thanksgiving here in the States. My parents are here visiting, so I wanted to get this out early while I could! Here it is though, at long last, Simplicity 3688! Even though… Continue reading A Swingy Fall Skirt
This past week has been so crazy for me! Last weekend I attended a wedding for some high school friends in my home state of Michigan, and I decided that I simply must whip up a dress for the occasion. I’ve had the wedding on my radar for a while, but other things and procrastination… Continue reading Vogue 8811: A Dress for a Wedding
Is it really September already? Where has the summer gone to? Well, here in Missouri, the summer has not yet relinquished its grasp on us yet, but there are occasional cool days that bring the promise of fall! Every year, I reaffirm that fall really is my favorite season. Cool days, beautiful leaves and colors,… Continue reading Fall Sewing/Quilting/Knitting Plans
After posting a number of times about this skirt, I can finally show you it finished! It caused a fair amount of frustration to me this summer, but I can finally say that I finished it and move onto something else! I made some good progress on this skirt back in June, cutting it out… Continue reading Summer Whites: A Finished Skirt!
So we finally got all moved out/in! Unfortunately, we’re still at the stage where boxes abound, as we’re not quite sure where to put it all . . . So I decided to dig through some boxes and showcase some Americana fabric that I’ve been holding onto in honor of the Fourth of July! Some… Continue reading A Little Slice of Americana
Things are just getting busier and busier around here! One set of classes have wrapped up, but summer classes have begun again for me. On top of that, on the days when I’m not in night class, my husband and I are spending our spare time visiting family before he starts his new job at… Continue reading Sewing Update
My hasn’t spring moved along fast! Days are still a little cool here in Missouri, but we got temps into the 80s a week ago, so summer planning is full speed ahead! I have a LOT of sewing that I want to do this summer, with very little idea of how much is going to… Continue reading Summer Sewing Plans!
I realized this weekend that I’ve been falling behind on my sewing! I thought I’d show you my recent work, this sweet reproduced Simplicity 40s Apron!
So you may not be aware of this, but not only do I sew, but I quilt as well! I have a perpetual stack of unfinished quilts (I have something like three waiting to be finished right now, depending on how you count them), and occasionally I’ll pick one up and continue it. However, on… Continue reading A Patriotic Lap Quilt!