Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Back to the machines - yeah

Its  been a busy few weeks - but then when is life not busy !!!
Our trip to LA for the MPS Society run was a great event & fun times. We were able to have dinner with a nephew & cousins met us at the race. We did the 5 k in about 47 min. -walking no running .
We managed to fit some fabric shopping into the trip - I'm a lucky girl to have a wonderful hubby who doesn't mind driving in LA traffic to the garment district then finding Mood LA .
I shopped at Michael Levine & Mood LA . Both were great stops

The red denim is from Mood LA for a denim skirt.
The navy / pink knit is a poly spandex jersey for a top, the other knit is a hitachi knit with beige, black & white with a hint of sparkle. I'm hoping this will be a cardigan . 
This past weekend was a wonderful wedding weekend with another nephew getting married - 
My son & fiancĂ© were able to be here all weekend which made it even more special . 
The weekend coming up is our family golf tournament . It's our 7th tournament which benefits research for the MPS Society . We have 75 golfers scheduled . 
I fit in a little bit of sewing today . I finished the cocktail napkins for the kitchen basket we made for the golf auction . Husband made a beautiful cutting board for the basket .
Also made 30 burp cloths for my CCS sewing group . We provide layettes to local hospitals.
Happy times- happy sewing week .
Would love to finish the Halloween table runner in time for this weekend !!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sew Trendy & Halloween

I made another Sew Trendy bag for a friend to give to a friend who likes Snowy Owls . They are so fun & easy to make . They are all done in the hoop in the embroidery machine . It a Pickle Pie Design - one of my favorite designers for machine embroidery . 
I also made a little Halloween bag for a special DGD - I don't always hear if they like things , but I hope this will be perfect for a special cutie :) 

No sewing for a few days as we are headed to LA for the MPS Sociey Walk/run .
We are walking in memory of our beloved niece Allison .


Friday, October 2, 2015

I  finally finished my quilt top from the Caribbean quilt cruise I took in April. I sent it to the long arm quilter yesterday . I had forgotten how pretty the colors were. They are fall like & now I wished I had finished it sooner so I could enjoy it this fall ! ( if Fall ever comes to AZ- 106 yesterday.) 

I also mailed a package to Denver based son. He's going to a wildlife fundraiser & asked me to make some things !!!! Yeah one of my sons actually asked me to sew something for them :) 
These are In the Hoop embroidery items . Top picture is a cross body iPad bag, next coffee mug covers & 2 cell phone purses . I used designs from my favorite place Picklepie Designs .
The fabric used is Shades ofWinter -Bentarex from equilter .com 
I did a slider with clasp on the iPad case. I only watched the YouTube video twice this time . It's so easy & hopefully gives bags a more professional look. 

Next on the sewing table - 2 sets of napkins for upcoming fundraiser baskets I'm putting together. 
Then a Halloween table runner. And a skirt for me and.and.and ...