Friday, June 29, 2012

Operation Wood Hollow

I follow the Quilt Story blog.  A post of theirs a few days ago led me to Julie's blog Having Fun Quilting.  Julie was asking for quilts to be donated to bring comfort to those whose homes have been lost due to the wildfires out west.  I have had a mini Swoon laying around for months.  I had been holding on to it to drop it off at my LQS so it could be donated locally.  Well, I have not been to the shop in months and so here was the perfect opportunity to get it somewhere it was really needed.  I guess it was meant to stay at the house for this reason.  I really hope the quilt makes someone happy at least for a moment.  Here are some pics of it.

You can read more about Operation Wood Hollow here.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sorbetto, Tornado, and keep calm

A while back I made a Sorbetto top.  It went smoothly, and I even did a full bust adjustment.  The way the top fits is nice.  I used some Denyse Schmidt Aunt Edna fabric from Joanne's.  It's pretty fabric but I think it's just a bit too heavy to be right for this top.  It feels like I'm wearing a scrub top.  I may add some buttons to dress it up a bit.

I enjoyed that Colette pattern so much I felt brave enough to attempt the Iris shorts.

  Everything was going well until I got to the waistband part.  For some reason it seems like my waistband is too short, but I've cut carefully and I have been meticulous with my 5/8 seam allowance.  I cannot figure it out so hopefully my friend can help me.  It is now in a bag, on a shelf, away where it can't frustrate me. 

These came in the mail recently.

I absolutely love the keep calm print!  I only ordered 1/2 a yard but I think I want to buy more.  How cute would a bag be in this print.

I started another project.  I knew I shouldn't have but I was itching to so, oh well.

In other news, we had a tornado touch down in the back yard today.  It was really scary!  I was in a closet with the boys, a flashlight, a bottle of water, and a phone.

Thankfully we are all safe and had minimal damage, but other people in the neighborhood weren't so fortunate.  I always thought I was pretty safe from most natural disasters living in Virginia, but between the earthquake last year and now tornadoes, I know crazy weather can happen anywhere.  Hope you all are well!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Weekend joys

Got a new book, and working on this pattern for myself this weekend.  I've never sewn shorts before.  I'm anxious to see how these turn out. 

What's everyone else up to?

Monday, June 11, 2012

A doll, a bag, and binding

This is the Greta Doll I sewed up for a little girl who turned one.  I used Retro Mama's great pattern.

I am in the process of sewing up another one for my niece who is turning two.  It is a very easy pattern to follow.  She also offers a separate pattern to make dresses for the dolls.

I was given a secondhand GPS, which came with no bag to hold all the wires and stuff.  I figured it was the perfect opportunity to try Jeni's drawstring bag tutorial.  Since I have a bunch of leftover Peacock Lane fabric I used that.  I love it!

And then there is still Swoon.  I finished the quilting and binding weeks ago and then took a break from it again.  Just this Friday night I finally sat down and began hand sewing the binding.  I just have to be in the right mood to mess with it.  It will be done eventually.