Monday, January 30, 2023

Found Treasure


I have been doing some secret sewing - getting projects done for the next two hops.  But in searching for something to complete my 'finish' for the year's motto, I came across a tote full of these blocks. 100 of them!

I believe this  was a Bonnie Hunter scrap challenge pattern one year.  I'm setting my 100 ten by ten for a 60" square quilt and it will ge used for our guild charity donation.  I have another quilt ready for 'frosting', so the two will get done as soon as I add the last four rows. 

Our snow storm 'mounds' have pretty much melted off as we got a little warmer and had a bit of rain.  BUT we are to have two days of snow/sleet and high winds - good sew days for sure.

Sewingly Yours,


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Shades of Blue

My day for the Shades of Blue was topped with our Valley finally getting some snow from these passing snow storms.  I love taking pictures of the mature apple tree off the corner of my house and everything held such a bluish glow as it was dressed in snow.


I had this magazine bookmarked for the project for this hop.  Actually, I have a few projects I want to make that are in this issue.

A cute embroidery and the hopes of fulfilling the need to hand stitch for a change.   I took the liberty to change it up a little bit as it looks a 'little lost'.

I opted to use fuseable windows in blue and the red door for more 'POP'.   The red is from the left over binding drawer and I had just a 1.5" x 2.5" piece left when done.  The vintage tin was one of my greatgrandmother's button tins and the wooden cutout was made by my Dad (who has been gone for 13yrs. now).

Just so you can see the fun little blue print.  This is a vintage feed sack piece that I have been holding (gifted to me).  You just have to use fabrics!  A pretty soft blue with apples in the lacey flowerets.  I have about a FQ of it left and added it to my 30's tote to be used later.

A cute little 'Welcome Friends' hanger was a fun project to start the New Year with.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Time Flies


It's been a while since the last post.  These short, grey days make time seem to sit still.  I'm not doing a lot of stitching, but I am keeping up with my guild's color challenge.  The next crayon was 'PINK', so I made up my next Doxie with Moxie.

I'm working on my project for the BLUE HOP coming up soon.  I should have this put together and quilted by tomorrow.

I've been using this grey January for cleaning out.  Household clean out that is.  Cabinets gone thru, clean the fridge and freezer.  Then to tackle other places.  AND trying to do the same with Mom's side of the house, but boy those Depression Age folks hang on to everything!!!  And don't want to give it up either.

Another clean up is my binding drawer.  There are some large piecing in here and I want to be sure they were 'meant' for a project first.  I'll go thru the 'to be quilted' totes and if it looks like those bindings match up - they go with the quilt.   Then I will play with some blocks to use up the rest of those scrappy whites in the bag.

We have had much milder weather than usual for January in the Nor'East and little snow here in the Valley, but snow is on it's way for the weekend.  We shall see what we shall see!!

Sewlingly Yours,