Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday


Wow it’s the almost the end of July! I guess that means the summer is about half over. Besides lots of fabric shopping I can’t say I’ve finished much.

I finally found fabric and put a border on this


I also found a border for this quilt



and I finally ordered fabric to replace the ugly red curtain that has been over my kitchen sink. It was supposed to be temporary when we painted the kitchen about 3 years ago!


See I told you, lots of retail therapy!

I’m linking up with Quiltsy today.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday


I know I’ve said this before but I don’t have a lot of red fabric. It’s the color of the RSC for July. In fact I have so little red it’s combined with pink in my scrap bin!


Hopefully I can find enough scraps to make a few blocks, maybe even a mug rug.


Check out what everyone is making with red scraps here.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's Working on Wednesday

I recently purchased some oilcloth from on sale. I thought I would use it for cosmetic bags, lunch bags and small totes. Having never worked with it before I thought I'd see what I could find on the internet about it. I found lots of useful information. The one thing I thought would be a problem is top stitching because I don't have a Teflon foot. So in order to prevent the foot from sticking to the oilcloth I used washi tape!

Like this

I put a little strip on the bottom and it worked like a charm. The best part is no sticky residue.

I used the Alana pattern again and I'm pretty pleased with the results.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fabric Shopping

My DH, DD and I took a trip to Lancaster this past Saturday. The Sauder Store was having a warehouse sale! I couldn't miss it this year like I did last year. I found lots of great fabrics at unbelievable prices!

I was so happy to find this Sun Print for $3.50 a yard! I already have a project in mind.
We also made some bulk food purchases, tea, steel cut oats, cocoa powder and a few other things. After that we went to Shady Maple Smorgasbord for the first time. The food was good and we all ate so much we could hardly move. I must say a great time was had by all!
Oh and I almost forgot, I bought a few skeins of yarn from a new to me yarn shop. Photo to come later.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's Working on Wednesday

I haven't been on a bag kick in a long time, but it seems the tote/handbag bug has bitten me again. After completing the Alana bag in the cherry blossom fabric last week I was itching to make another. I chose this fabric from Connecting Threads as my DD said, "make a purple one."

And lucky me, while cleaning the closet in my sewing room I found this!
It just happened to be the perfect color for the lining. I remember buying it when the color was being discontinued. It was .99 a yard! No way I could pass that up!

So here it is all done, I think. I know you can't tell from the picture but the button has a purple/plum center that matches the bag pretty well. I haven't decided if I'll keep it or maybe search the button jars for another.
What do you think?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


It's 91 here today in beautiful Hatfield Pa! I spent most of the day shampooing carpets. Now I'm taking it easy having some strawberry infused water and deleting pictures from my iPad. Most of them have been posted on the blog or Instgram already but I had to share this one.

These are blankets I made about 15 years ago for my DD's Kelly ( Barbie relative) dolls. She found them while cleaning her room. The dolls have been packed away for years. Don't know how these escaped.