Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yes!!! Made it into the sewing room!

I finally made it into the sewing room!! I must admit that I have had a serious case of the Olympic Couch Potato Syndrome (OCPS)... hehehe and it has been fun but the call of the sewing room was strong today and I am glad for it.

I , of course, had to start out with cleaning of my work/cutting table. Things somehow gravitate to that table when it is not in use. Always such a pain but oh well...

After straightening up the room I did some work on mending that was piling up and then got to the fun stuff! I got back to work on my Bargello art quilt.

After sewing all the strips together I then sewed it into a tube and evened up the ends with a rotary cutter and a ruler. This gave me what I think resembled a large windsock.

Next step was to then take my windsock tube and cut it up into varying widths. I choose to cut my in widths that range from 1 inch to 3 inches. Then I opened the seams so that they lay flat in a pleasing configuration.

tube with uneven ends

The trimmed ends

my big 'windsock'

The tube cut up into varying widths with one seam open.
These are just laying next to each other... next step is to sew them all back together.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Antique Buttons and fun stuff

I did not get into the sewing last weekend like I wanted to. Life kept me out and there were some other things going on that dampened my sewing mojo... stress and sewing don't go well together!
I did spend valentines day with my husband going antique shopping. It was a wonderful day spent together :)
I picked up some more buttons for my antique button collection as well as some other goodies... All of these buttons were made in France in the date range of 1860's to the 1890's. A great find for me!!

Card of antique buttons

Retro vest pattern from McCalls

Scarf and detail from about the 40's or 50's.
I loved this!
It reminded me of the headless horseman cartoon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Where have I been???

Not in my sewing room!! :( New Orleans, LA Kalamazoo, MI Key West, FL and now Tampa FL all since the start of February!

Things have been quite busy in my life over the past 2 weeks!
Work, work, work, horses, travel, 2 back to back weekends out of town.

I'm lucky I can even get the darn laundry done!

I am currently down in Tampa and am hoping to get into the sewing room this weekend for a bit :)