Saturday, November 15, 2014

Peace

I was at home last week with family. My mom passed away and so we have all been together carrying out her final wishes as she was laid to rest. One of the most difficult weeks of my life. So very greatful to be with my whole family.


And finally her mind, her body, and her soul are at peace.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Sew Together Bag

Today I finished my Sew Together Bag.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/188969553/sew-together-bag-pattern-by-sew-demented


Kind of a fiddley bag to make but I am happy with my results.


       Fun to use some bright zips.



      This is the outside before construction.
      Remember the #4 stitch I talked about.



      This was before the binding.
      Cute little pincushion and needle holder inside.




     The open bag all ready to fill!
      Each pocket inside was a different fabric.



    And the bag all finished.....
              Maybe a new home for the Hexies!




 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Serpentine Stitching

Let me introduce you to one of my Go-To quilting stitches. 
On my Bernina it is the number 4 stitch. 
Also called the Running Stitch.

I am a big fan of straight line quilting 
and this just gives the straight line a little pinache!

I am using it today on a "Sew Together Bag"
https://www.etsy.com/listing/188969553/sew-together-bag-pattern-by-sew-demented

To use this stitch I put my walking foot on my machine.
Set stitch length to between 2 and 2.5
and set the width to as wide as it will go.

Then just sew back and forth across your project. 



Nice little squiggle lines..... Love the texture.

Try it on a small project. It may just become one of your fav's.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Beautiful October Weekend



Our weather here is unseasonably warm. 
We were fortunate to take the camper out to the coast for the beautiful weekend. 
A little misty drizzle off and on, but for the most part warm and sunny! 
I decided that I needed a portable handwork project to take on the go, 
so Hexies it is!

      
    The Hexie project has begun!



       My first one.....


     Selfie with my guy.....




     My guy.......



       Cooking outdoors. Yummy breakfast.






Thursday, October 9, 2014

She's Back

Oh boy! It's that time once again.
 Bonnie Hunter released her fabric requirements for this years mystery quilt. 
The colors are beautiful. 
Start your engines all you followers....or join in the frenzy if you are a newbie. You will not be disappointed.

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Do it! You won't be sorry!



Started gathering a few fabrics......