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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Look Who Gets to Work!

Matey's out of storage! (See original Matey introduction here)

Matey will be in use until Husky comes home. Did you think I could go a week without a machine?

Matey is a Singer Fashion Mate 237, picked up for $10.00 at a garage sale about 3 years ago. Best feature: a 1/4" presser foot!

Off to sew some,


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Pillowcase!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Backing for Zippity Doo Dah


Friday Night Sew-In on Saturday morning, Again :-)

Or Update #2 for August 2010 :-)

I crashed at 1 something last night (well, I should say early this morning). Since I am running to Q First in Quilting to get backing for the Zippity Doo Dah finish, I decided to make pillowcases to donate. They donated 3 pillowcases for Dillon's Auction, and I promised myself that I would give them pillowcases for the next need. They keep a supply of pillowcases that customers have donated for needs like Dillon's auction. I'm going to try to take a couple in whenever I shop there.

It's a good almost finish to my Sew-In :-). It was my first time making pillowcases, but certainly will not be my last. I used the Easy Pillowcase Pattern with French Seams found at Being me, I had to make modifications. I did not have a good accent fabric, so I did not do that on mine. Both fabrics were in my stash. This wipes out the ABC fabric, but I've still got a yard or so of the green print. They are both from the Puppy Dreams line by South Sea Imports.

Folded, wrapped in a ribbon, and ready to go:

While I'm out and about, I'll also be heading to Sandy's to drop off Husky. She's the local Husqavarna store and I like to take Husky there. Plus, she's a couple of blocks from my work, so it will be easy to pick Husky up.

I just need to sew the binding onto a quilt and then I will call this Sew-In complete and head out to do my shopping/errands.

BTW, stay tuned for a surprise! It's coming, it's coming!


Cleaning Husky ...

This came out of Husky today ....
For size comparison, here's my bobbin case ....

Think I need to clean my machine out more often OR, better yet, take him in for his long overdue cleaning/maintenance?

I'll definitely be doing this week - today if I finish my planned sewing in time :-)


Friday, August 20, 2010

Update - Finish #1 w/ Picture!

Just need to finish last border for Zippity Doo Dah Throw - it's coming along great! Breaking for a bite to eat and then will be back up to sew more :-)

Update: Flimsy is finished! Pic's not the greatest, but it will do until sunlight tomorrow :-)


Friday Night Sew In Plans

I realized I didn't list my plans for tonight. So in no particularly order, here's my wanna-do list for tonight:

Zippity-doo-dah lap quilt out of a Jelly Roll and a Layer Cake
* finish 4 X 4 center (using layer cake squares)
* Piano Key border using jelly roll

Big C's denim/flannel rag quilt (about twin size, using 8" squares)
* finish cutting denim squares last night, still need to cut rest of flannel squares
* 1/3 of squares are assembled - need to work on assembling rest

Quilt Camp Prep
* need to cut/pick fabric/trim for projects and pack so it's ready :-)
* need to make block giveaway blocks - any 12" pattern using white/WOW & 1930's

* binding :-(

Dad's Star Struck
* work on making blocks

I may take a 1/2 day today and start my Friday Night Sew-In in the afternoon :-). I'll post updates and pictures tonight or early tomorrow :-)


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

Tomorrow's the night, don't forget. Make a date with your sewing machine. Keep it up late! :-)


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Now, I know y'all wouldn't want one of these ...

But just in case you do, visit Sew Many Ways. She has one that she's giving away.