Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sewing -sewing-sewing

A view of my dining table -full of projects, patterns etc. There are even a few clothing projects hidden in there . A shirt dress & a skirt to be exact. But I'm trying to first finish a couple of UFO bags & a birthday gift for DGD . The birthday gift a small tote called The Classmate- from Atkinson Designs. My Bernina Gourmet Club did this in the spring & I was sidetracked with a family emergency. But now it's cut out & in progress with a deadline of August . My girl friend made 3 for her triplet grandchildren -she set the bar very high !!!!
I hope to have more pictures soon of finished projects . During the kitchen remodel I hope to have LOTS of time to sew !!!! Besides it sure beats being outside inthe AZ. summer heat . 

The corner of this picture has the fabrics I'm using for the classmate . DGD loves yellow & Science like her daddy . The afghan is for a shower gift for a future nieclette! 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Really sewing this time !

I was stunned that I hadn't blogged since April - but the last 2 months have been a mixture of helping a family member , travel , #1sons PhD graduation , time in NYC with Son, WDIL & of course DGD . 
But as you can see by my smile as a sewer I managed to squeeze in some fabric shopping in Dublin. I bought 2 pieces of Irish Linen 😍😍
I also bought fabric while in NYC at Mood & Metro Textiles. 
The travel was wonderful & the family member I was also helping  seems to be improving as well so TIME TO SEW!!! 
What to make first can be paralyzing , but I'm spending some quality time in the sewing room thinking things through . I usually just jump right into a project & many times realize I either don't have enough fabric, or the fabric isn't right for the pattern. So..,
I'm working on slowing the process down & thinking !!!
My charity sewing is really helping that  process. I can sit at my serger & make baby Onsies for our CCS group for the local hospitals. While doing this I feel I have time to look at my cutting table for inspiration . 
Some loose cotton voile tops seem to end calling my name ! 
But that skirt & table runner ...