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Monday, April 30, 2012

Project Started......

It's a beautiful Monday morning!




I am putting together wedding favors for a friend.  I actually used to babysit this young lady as well. 
Am I telling my age?  Oh well, you are as young as you feel.  Here are the bride clothespins.  





And here are the groom clothespins....




Not much yet, but we're still working on them.  Check back to see the progress.
Hope your day is just peachy!
Blessings, 
Pat

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hand Work

I really enjoy quilting with my long arm machine.  It's quick and I am learning a lot about new designs.  Enjoying the process of learning new pantographs and experimenting with placement and design. But, on the other hand, there is a lot to be said for hand quilting.  I love doing it!  It takes longer to finish a project, but the results are so worth the time and effort.  
Currently, I have been inspired by redwork, and hand embroidery as well, so I wanted to do a wall quilt that would be hand worked in embroidery and then hand quilted.  
Here is a peek at what I decided to do




The blue marks will disappear when water is applied!




I'm very pleased with the way it's going so far.  I will post pictures of the finished project later. 


Thanks for visiting and as my daughter, Laura, would say:  Hope your day is just peachy!


Pat

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Craft Space-Part 2

I cleaned up my organized chaos so I took these pics of my sewing space for you to see.


My sewing machines are located on an antique table at one end of the room.  There is a built in bookcase behind the curtain and all the machines are set up so that I can just roll my desk chair from one to the other as they're needed in projects.  Works for me!



These two dressers were moved from bedrooms in the home and they now serve as storage for sewing notions and trims that every seamstress needs. There is space here for elastic, lace, trims, needle arts,
left over batting, interfacing, muslin, buttons, zippers, and a whole lot of other stuff.






I have been known to sleep on this old sofa when the project runs into the late hours of the night.
It's actually pretty comfortable!


My cutting counters I love!  As I mentioned in the last post, these were a steal at a going out of business sale and I can reconfigure them in different ways for sewing or quilting. 
There is more to see in my next post. Follow my blog to keep in touch!

Love and Blessings,
Pat