Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sewing for Pleasure

I am enjoying just being able to sew for pleasure.  No pressure to finish and no need to really get something started.  I love all the Mug Rugs that are popping up - such a picture show of  self-interpretation of such a simple little project.
And I could just pull out something for whimsy - that darn barrel of scrap HSTs was calling me


And I could even take the time to fabric frame some simple cross stitch - a Fall and Winter done.
And I got to enjoy family time.  My very pregnant daughter and grandson came out for a visit.  She finished a few "secret" gifts on my machine while I spent time outdoors with my grandson.  We picked acorns and pinecones, rescued a few Geraniums (potted) for indoors, helped stack a little wood in the box for greatgrandma, took a ride on the outdoor swing, and fed the chipmonks and birds.  We timed our finishes perfectly.  Then out to a late lunch at a local cafe.  After they left, poor NaNa needed a nap, so curled up with furry and a quilt on the couch with an old B&W movie - Saratoga Trunk.  Needless to say, I don't remember watching the movie. 

Maybe I''ll have the North/South quilt done by next time - I changed my mind and decided to handquilt it.  But that one is staying with me, so I can take my time in finishing.  And I started my Spring cross stitch - lilacs.  Hoping your adding some sewing for pleasure time. 

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

5 comments:

  1. Love your mug rugs. I'm gonna make some more!!!

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  2. Your mug rugs are great. I need to try one. It sounds like you had a great time with your Grandson. Here's to a great weekend!!

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  3. Sharon - All of your projects are darling!! I had no idea what a mug rug was, but now I am seeing them pop up all the over the place and yours are great!!! Glad you got to spend sometime with your grandson!!! Especially outside!!!

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  4. Hi There Sharon, thanks for commenting on my post and stopping by my blog :)
    I love you banner image, that is one quilt project I've always wanted to do :) Nice inspiration here I can see and what a nice day spent with your grandson.
    Valerie
    http://PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting

    ps I've added you to my rss feed ;)

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  5. I just love mug rugs, and yours are great. Good Job.

    Thank you for joining me in my challenge. Hope to see you back again.

    Cheers,
    Paula

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