Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sewing Party- FINIS!

5p.m., the party is over and I just finished the heart mug rug!  Thanks for visiting. 'Til next time... the word is DECLUTTER!!!!!

Update-Word Up Sewing Party

The scraps from this heart placemat project made this:

a pouch for my sunglasses.

Here's my next project:
While going through the scrap drawer I came upon a 6 by 6 patch.  Thought I just saw this fabric in someones recent project. It was in Kelly's latest tutorial: Valentine hearts.  All I need to do is sew on the binding.  This will be done by hand.  A Valentine mug rug for someone! 

Word Up Sewing Party

Getting a late start.  Needed to pick up the Tutto case for my embroidery module.
My word is: DECLUTTER.
My plan is to  use scraps from a few projects and make afew small items.
First I'll make an eyeglass or maybe cell phone case, using scraaps from a valentine placemat I made for my husband.
No snacks or movies for me- a strong cup of coffee and some Michael Bublee. Hope everyone is having fun!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


My word for the year is DECLUTTER!  Thanks Kelly, of Charming Chatter, for thinking of this wonderful motivator.  I LOVE to browse and shop at antique and thrift stores. Needless to say, I don't  come home empty handed.  My husband had an idea, more like a strong suggestion, one bag of stuff  needs to leave the house before one comes in.  I'm trying.  Filled a bag last night.

Last year at this time I was
on the beach, in Barbados. 
 My friend, Chris, is there right now.  Temperature here, outside Washington, D.C. is 18 degrees. My daughter emailed me to say 83 days to spring break.  She forgot I go a week before she does, so that means 76 days for me.  Just like last year at this time, a snowstorm is predicted for this area., on Wednesday into Thursday.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Swap Blocks

The 11 blocks arrived today.  I was surprised to see each block was appliqued.  I sent a block using a pinwheel pattern.  The theme for my blocks was holly. So the main fabric for the block was holly.  I had no idea that the block was to be appliqued.  I feel just awful.  I guess my block could be the center block!  Lesson learned: ask for specifics.  Don't assume!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Grethe's Secret Santa Package Finally Arrived!

A pair of mug rugs and
a pair of placemats.
The mug rugs and placemats were quilted with a snowflake pattern.
I'm glad I chose the snowman pattern vs.a Christmas  theme.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Maybe the third time...

This  is  my 3rd attempt to make this post.  Thanks to Kim for being my Secret Santa. Here is what she made for me.
Thanks Kim.

I also participated in the Crafty Goodness Swap. Want to shout out a THANKS to Kim R. The goodie box was excellent.

Now a public "I'm sorry", to Grethe in Oslo, Norway.  She is still waiting for her Secret Santa gift to arrive. I hope the US Post Office didn't loose it or Customs didn't allow it in! 

This is the mug rug and mug I sent to my swap partner.
Maybe she didn't like it, because she never sent me mine.
Happy New Year to all my followers.