Monday, July 25, 2016

Rare Bears for the Nat'l MPS Society

I finished this years Rare Bears & sent them off to the MPS Society office today . These are truly a labor of love . They will be sold at the upcoming MPS family conference to raise funds for research for this devastating disease  . This disease took my beloved niece 4 years ago at age 17. 
Folks always comment that they take so much time & I'm so talented - neither is true as the embroidery machine does 75 % of the work . 
I'm very blessed to have the ability to help raise funds & awareness for MPS . These families & kids are truly the most amazing group !!!
On to the baby shower favors ! 
Can't spill the beans yet as I'm not sure if my niece will see this , but planning & sewing for this shower have been great. 
It's gotten more difficult to sew for DGD as she lives so far away & I don't see the items I've made .
I'm also making something to wear for the shower in the theme of the shower 😍😍😍
Table runners & a skirt are next ! 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Gourmet Club - Bernina

Yeah I finished 2 projects this month .  My Gourmet Club at my Bernina store is a fun, encouraging group of ladies . The Bernina staff are so helpful & encouraging as well. 
I also finished the DiVa club project but need to take some pictures . I am on a roll with sewing during the kitchen remodel - can't cook or clean so sewing is a top priority !!
Garment sewing has not been happening . I'm frustrated by that , but I have a few things cut out. It has been hard to start a bigger project like a garment when the house is torn up . It's a mental thing for me , but I am sewing lots of other things -so all is good . 
I also took a break from charity sewing for the Sumer . I love making the Onsies & items for the hospitals , but I have really been able to concentrate on other sewing . It surprisingly feels good . 
Lots of items & ideas on the cutting table 😍

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Back to the pattern drawing board

Well ...
I hate when the idea in my head doesn't match the reality ! 
The voile just didn't work for the pattern I chose- so back to the pattern box ! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Back in the saddle

I finished a birthday gift for DGD & my tool tote bag . Both projects were great & came out much better than I expected . But both projects required lots of concentration to cut out & sew. I'm glad those projects are behind me . I haven't made a garment for myself in many months so it felt good to cut out a top . I bought this cotton voile at Metro Textiles when we visited NYC in May for our sons PhD graduation . 
This voile has such a nice drape . I think it will be a nice cool summer top . It might be a bit sheer ,but I'm going with this pattern as it has tucks . So the sheerness may not be a factor . I can always add a cami if needed. 
Happy 4th of July weekend !