Monday, January 25, 2016

Sandra Betzina hands on workshop

wow-wow-wow !!! It was great & I'll do a detailed post after I get home . DH came up and met me after the week & we are spending a long  weekend in Napa. Pre BIG birthday trip !

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Julia Cardigan - first make of 2016

My first make of 2016 was the Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations 
This went together so fast & was a much needed quick project to get my sewing mojo going for the year. I used a sweater knit that I had purchased at Michael Levine . I was a nice lightweight washable knit . The colors-black,cream & silver sparkles don't show up in the picture but make this a casual or dressy topper. I have many more plans for this pattern .

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Christmas gifts finished

Woo hoo ! Christmas gifts are now all finished . 
I made an apron for DGD & sent at Christmas . It was Christmas fabric but I had also promised another apron . I never heard from them how it really fit so I had to guess again on the size . I also made a potholder/mitt & chefs hat. I was able to find those patterns free online. My girl friend measured her DGD's head . The apron is reversible & from Cindy Taylor Oats booklet of kids aprons. 

I also finished 43 Onsies for new babies at the hospital & cut up several hundred yds of ribbing for our group to use on the Onsies. The ribbing company sent the bolt in a huge format. We all called it the Whale & it was in the way in the storage closet & hard to lift to cut pieces off. But with some help from DH it's more manageable !!!! 

Now on to the table runner & skirt on the cutting table ...

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year !!!! 
I did the above photo as a top 9 of 2015 . 
It was fun to look back at some of my makes of the year .
But somewhat surprising as I thought I had made more garments for me. I sewed more in 2015 than ever , but need to add more garments in 2016 . I know I love machine embroidery & do make lots of embroidered items . It was actually hard to pick my top favs from those. I made items for DGD also but don't have pictures without her in them. They don't want me to post her picture . 
I crocheted 10 afghans this year for the Christ Child Society of Phoenix. My goal was one a month so I was very close 😘. I also made 3 quilts & 284 Onsies for our local hospitals . 
I made many more things this year - it's nice for me to list those things , especially as a feel sometimes that I'm not sewing as much as I'd like . 
On to 2016 sewing ...
A skirt , table runner & much more !