Tada .. Messenger Bag done

Well that wasn’t to bad at all!! Minus a few dozen pin stabs, it was a cake walk! LOL I got my messenger bag done! Used the same material that I used for my yoga bag and another home dec fabric I had kicking around. I used a messenger bag pattern from allpeoplequilt.com  that I’ve made before and really did like.  I still have that bag kicking around somewhere but it needs to be repaired.  the strap actually tore – not where I sewed it on, but the material itself.  Granted I was sitting on it and ‘won’ the tug of war .. pfft. 
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Weekend Sewing

20150214_191711One of my quilt lists planned for a weekend frenzy of sewing; what grand and great plans I had .. life has a nasty way of sticking it’s nose in where it definitely doesn’t belong.  But that’s okay – I got some stuff done – and I had a really good time chatting with my fellow quilt addicts.  And I even won a block of my choice.  it was the perfect weekend to stay in and sew as the temperatures plummeted to sub zero in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.  My one dog found his own unique way to deal with the freezing temps – I swear he’s part cat!!  There was even frost on the windows up stairs which is where my sewing room, yoga loft, and bedroom are – it was quite toasty in my sewing room – especially once my iron got turned on Continue reading

I’m actually quilting!!!!

I can’t believe it .. after all this time – I’m finally sewing again ..

oiled and readjusted the tensions on my featherweight and off i went .. actually pressed blocks, and cut fabric and sewed it together …

**sigh** total bliss ..

Of course I didn’t check the tension BEFORE i started, so I even got reverse stitching in – but what quilting wouldn’t have that in it I wonder??

Sharpened my rotary blades. Actually found another bag of scraps 😀 .. to bad I’m still missing a box or two. Reg and I started shifting stuff around in the basement today to see if we could find them. Found a few other things, but not the box I’m thinking of specifically .. the one with all my betweens, favourite thimbles, pooh bear stamps, green pigma pens, miscellaneous supplies and gadgets – and i think I’m missing another WIP – oh actually it’s not a WIP, it was finished .. so were did that wall hanging go .. I’ve not seen it since about 2001 (that’s when all my sewing stuff had to be packed up for storage etc)

Ah well .. the bookcases are in place in the basement now, so now I can start sifting through boxes as I unpack my books .. hmmm .. still missing some kitty patterns too .. I’m going to guess I’m missing 2 – 3 boxes of various notions and sundries ..

Wish me luck on THAT part of it

I actually remembered another quilt that i need to work on. The Ladybug Court pattern I was developing .. it got tested by other quilters, just didn’t finish my quilt up yet for it for the picture and whatnot . .I did find all the cut pieces soooooo that will be added to quilty things to do list 😀