Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweater for gandson

I finished the little sweater for that grandbaby of mine. It went pretty fast and I actually finished it! a miracle of sorts you might say....There is a little hat to go with it and I will start that soon. I am going back to Indiana on the 27th of January to visit my little guy and he will get his sweater then. I heard yesterday that he rolled over twice yesterday for the first time.

I had to make a label. I had ordered some online but they got lost in the mail apparently, so I made this one with my fancy machine and I think it looks pretty nice. He'll probably never wear this sweater, but he'll know his grandma made it for him forever.... my little sweetie.....

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bags and Pincushions!!

I've gone crazy making bags. Made my boss this one and then had to make a matching pincushion. A little late for Christmas but she'll be okay with that! Life hasn't been too easy for me lately!

I've got a major bag in the works, thought I would get it done this weekend but ended up just cutting everything out and the interfacing. I love that interfacing, SP 101 for woven fabrics. I like it so much I bought a whole bolt of it with a 50% coupon from JoAnn's. I've already used 1/3 of it, so it was a good purchase. Every bag I've been making is using it. I highly recommend it.

My friend said he needed a pin cushion, I didn't know how to make a man a pin cushion. He's a funky sorta guy, so I decided on a black dot pattern with some funky green with it.

This little one is for me. It sits next to my sewing machine, so far it's still nice and clean.

....unlike this one that is a mess!!!

A well used pin cushion is a good thing I guess! I love making these little things. Quick satisfaction

A couple of bags for my junk that seems to collect next to my sewing machine. The top one has embroidery thread for that other project that is just sitting next to my bed.

A little stitching project, this little girl was so cute I had to do some embroidery and I haven't done that in years, don't know what this will end up in, but I've got ideas spinning in my head. Lots of little girls with different colored dresses in a quilt maybe??

Otherwise I have been knitting. I almost finished a Debbie Bliss baby sweater. I was working on the collar and messed up. I mean I really messed up. I think I have to redo the whole right side. Have you ever tried to undo a shoulder seam after you've woven it to the back? Impossible. The collar instructions got me confused and in repeating some rows, I got a long stitch and tried to repair it and by doing so, I ruined the whole thing right by the top of the right side where it couldn't hide. It's going to take me awhile to fix, I'm so disgusted. No pictures until it is respectable......if it ever is.....

Saturday, January 8, 2011

What an honor! Thank you to Sandy from Sew.......This is My Blog for tagging me! Right now she has an awesome giveaway going on! Make sure you check it out!! You better go fast because it ends tonight!

The idea behind being tagged is to award great blogs with less than 300 followers and to get the word out about these wonderful blogs. The rules are simple!

1.Tell your readers who tagged you.
2. Add a link to their blog.
3. Award 3-5 bloggers who you think deserve this award.
Inform them & post directions to your blogspot.
Please don't tag people who already have 300 followers.

I'm having trouble tagging anyone, because every blog I see have more than 3 kabillion followers except me!! I do enjoy looking at everyones blogs though! I don't quite know where the give-away is, but I am sure you can find it on Sandy's blog. Thanks Sandy, you are my lifeline right now....