Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dress Cut!


I did get the dress cut out yesterday. This will be a casual knit dress with 'cold shoulder' sleeves. The front of the dress will be the fabric on the left. The back of the dress will be the fabric on the right. This plan was out of necessity: I only had one yard of each fabric. That wasn't enough to make a dress from one single fabric. These two knits go so well together so I think it will be cool. Hope so!

Late in the afternoon I went to Walmart for a grocery pickup I'd order earlier in the day. All went well, except when I came home I found the doggies had eaten their weight in doggy treats. UGH! I had left the laundry room door open and Cooper managed to reach them. I think he brought a few to Mickey, too. What a pair! 

Now that we're have cooler weather, I'm craving something hearty and hot. So I've got a beef stew in the slow cooker. 

I think I'll spend the day doing some machine piecing. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Another Block!


I finished this block last night - I love it! I can tell Fall is here, not only by how cool it is this morning, but also because the light is changing...hence the poor photograph. It looks so much better in person! I think I'll have to find a new spot to photograph during Fall and Winter.

I'm still trudging away on my 'secret' computer project and it seems to take away from my sewing time. But I still try to sew some every single day.

I cooked a shrimp dish last night and it was really terrible. I thought I was adding garlic powder, but added garlic salt instead. It was WAY too salty! But Hubby ate it without complaining and I managed to get it down, too. But it was pretty disgusting. It happens sometimes.

Today I think I'll cut out another dress. I'll be using a different pattern and some pretty knit fabric I have on hand. And maybe I'll work on one of my piecing projects? Sounds like a plan!

Have a great one!


Monday, October 16, 2017

A Kitty Cat Vase


I didn't stitch long yesterday, but I did make the flower vase for the block I'm working on. Yes, that's Tula Pink - love the kitty! As you may remember, I'm making all the flower units from one jellyroll of fabric. But I need a bigger piece of fabric for the vases, so I'm having fun picking bright, fun prints from my stash.


In the late afternoon we took Cooper for a walk on campus. Cooper, that's Samford Hall in the distance.


Cooper, this is Langdon Hall where Mom and Dad had their first date - free movie night! Don't step on that big medallion coming up or your won't graduate.


There's a jujitsu demonstration going on! And one of the instructors just had to say hello to Cooper.



And Cooper, this is Toomer's Corner and that the place where you get the fantastic lemonade.

Cooper loved his campus tour. And we enjoyed it, too.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Another Little Flower


My football stitching yesterday was another little flower block. Now I'm ready to make the little vase/pot that will go with them. Hopefully today?

We are so thankful that a cold front has come through. It makes walking Cooper much more pleasant. The heat and humidity down here can be just plain awful. But this week should be much nicer.

Someone commented recently on how much I get done. But I rarely sew for more than an hour or two a day. It's amazing what you can get done in little pockets of time if you are consistent.

Okay peeps, have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday Night Lights



Last night we drove into the sunset...


...for a high school football game. Our son-in-law is one of the coaches of this team. They got a BIG win! Fun night!


What I have to show for yesterday? I got a little carried away at Ulta. I don't wear makeup often, but when I do.... Everything I owned was old. So I splurged on EVERYTHING new. Sometimes you just have to throw out the old and bring in the new. And boy, did I!

I did sew a bit yesterday on some nine patches, but I didn't get a picture.

Today I'm a bit exhausted. We didn't go to bed until almost 1 am, but of course the doggies were ready to get up at their regular time this morning. There is definitely a nap coming up in my day...zzzz


Friday, October 13, 2017

Playing with Blocks


I don't have a lot to show for the last couple of days. We ran some errands. A friend came from out of town. And I didn't sew in the evenings. But I did lay out the Bring Me Flowers blocks to see how they would look. Did I mention that I made all the four patches several weeks ago? These four patches will have curved pieces appliqu├ęd to them before the blocks are stitched together.

I still have lots of blocks to make, but it was fun to play for a few minutes.

Today I think I'll work on some nine patches for another project. And watch last night's Project Runway!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Farmer's Daughter - FINISHED!


I finished binding A Farmer's Daughter last night!  I'll throw it in the washer and dryer today to get it nice and soft. I love the way it turned out, nice and scrappy with pops of orange. This was fun to make with all the hand piecing. And it went faster than I expected.

Thanks so much for the kind words about my Kaffe Fassett dress - still cannot believe how many hits my blog got yesterday! 

In addition to the binding, I pressed in the hem for the dress - just have to run a seam along the bottom and it will be finished, too. Boom and Boom!

So what up for today? I think I'll work on another little unit for Bring Me Flowers. Sounds like a plan!

Have a good one!