Thursday, January 28, 2010

For a NY-er, Flannel Baby Quilt

This was a flannel baby quilt made for a runner friend from NY City.  The back was the white/crayon print flannel.  It was nice and snuggly.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Sewing Area

I have spent a bit of time rearranging things and cleaning and organizing in my sewing area.  It is about half of our finished side of the basement.  My oldest son has his bedroom in the other half.
"My side" is our old school area from when the kids were really small - hence the blackboard on one wall and the maps and such.  I also share my space with the dog crate for Piper.
I am not quite finished with organizing my fabrics into my new dresser storage space.  Oldest son was done using the large dresser and passed it along to me.

I also share my space with curriculum and book shelving for our home school.  As the kids are getting older, I have purged out a TON of books and have taken over some of the shelves for my fabrics, patterns and books.

Once I finish organizing and rearranging, I can get back to some of the projects I have in process and in my planning stages.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Valances that match

One of the really neat things about starting a blog about all my sewing is that I get to go back and hunt down photos of all the stuff I've done over the last 8 years or so.  And since at the moment I am not getting ANY sewing done, it's sort of nice to remind myself of all the things I have done.
Like these valances for our dining room that match the paper-pieced wall hanging I made for the wall.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fun project

This was a fun project - although it was a bit stressful to find materials that could be used quickly to create something the kids would actually wear.  This is also going back several years... they are beyond the princess & knight dress-up stage now. :-)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My only paid gig

This is a quilted valance I made for a shower topper.  A friend paid me to make it to match a gift I had given her.
She had redecorated her bathroom and when I had seen the wallpaper border, I made her this wall-hanging as a gift.  It duplicated part of her wallpaper design.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nothing fancy

This is a 'rail-fence' quilt I made for my brother as a Christmas gift in 2006.  It is made from plaid flannel shirting and backed in fleece.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The beginning

I have been noticing from several other blogs I read, that it is not unusual to have more than one blog.  This seems especially true if you have a specialized hobby.  My husband has a blog for his running - a specialized passion more than just a hobby.
I decided a blog about my sewing would be fun.  Maybe.  Or maybe it's just a place to play around with learning more about posting and messing with templates and formatting and such. 
We shall see.

Welcome to the journey.  Push that pile of fabric off the rocking chair in the sewing room and have a seat.  Coffee is allowed... but only if you promise to be careful not to spill it on the fabric!