Sunday, January 13, 2019

Monday Making

It's been a very GOOD quilty week.

I made the first of TEN table mats
for a spring retreat auction.
I used four orphan star blocks and added the four patches
to separate them.
I love the scrappy FEEL of it.

I also brought this old vintage quilt home with me.
No one else at the guild meeting seemed interested.
Am I the only one that loves quirky simple quilts?
This one has that MAKE DO quality I adore.

Oooh! I love the exquisite handmade beauties too!

I finished this quilt top!

It was a very GOOD quilty kind of week.

Now it's time for a link up.
How will YOUR quilty week go?
Making anything??

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Monday Making

This is what I want to do this week.
Sit down.
Thread a needle...
And get ALL the leaves on this quilt!

Some are appliqued on.
Some are still flopping around under pins.

The kids go back to school tomorrow
There's HOPE!!!!

What are YOU making
or HOPE to be making this week?????

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Call me Ms. Thrifty

My family will tell you my frugality is pretty extreme sometimes.
My thriftiness can be laughable.

I wash and reuse plastic bags.
Of course I do!
I clean and save all the glass jars...
It's getting crowded on that shelf!
I save plastic containers from fast food
to fill with homemade food when delivering to sick friends.
Why throw away perfectly good containers???
Plus....the friends don't then have to return MY pans.  :)

My daughter caught me reusing a piece of painters tape
with the word Spaghetti written on it to attach something else!!!
They ALL got a big laugh out of that one!

I try to reuse, repurpose, recycle as much as I can.

This little bag is an example.

I took my old zipper bag....
The one that holds the small essentials in my purse.

It was the PERFECT size.
The zipper still zipped!
The bag itself needed an update.

Instead of making a NEW bag....
I covered the OLD!!!

Yes. I did.

Why make a new one when the old one was so perfect
in so many ways??

That zipper needed to keep zipping!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Monday Making

I am not sure how I will be arranging the blocks in my new quilt...

but I DO KNOW...I will be very happy
as I figure it out this week!!!

How will YOU be ringing sewing in the new year???

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Monday Making

The last MAKES before Christmas are now all done.
They're even wrapped!

I took leftover blackout curtain
and made a few little car trash bags for the young men in my family.

Do you know how hard it is to find gifts for that group??
This is one of the stocking stuffers.
I rolled them up and they stuff very nicely.

I will now close the sewing machine
and MAKE some MEMORIES!!

Thanks to all of you for linking up week after week.
Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas!

Are YOU still making???
are you ALL done??

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Monday Making

I had company this week.
We had a great CRAFTY time!

Snowmen in Southern California are not wet and cold.
They are warm and cozy.

It doesn't take much to make this kid friendly craft!

I love this project and enjoy having these little men sit on my sofa 
ALL through the Christmas season!!!

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Monday Making

This is the month when Christmas happens in my sewing room.
It seems....if it doesn't involve Christmas...
It doesn't get sewn!

I am now adding some embroidery to these tiny trees.

I am enjoying sewing this month!
The Christmas box of fabric is in the center of my sewing room.
It has been rifled through MANY times as I think of more things to SEW!

Not sure why I can't think of these items in November????

Wrapping presents can wait.
Making cookies can wait.
Caroling can wait.

I need to sew some Christmas!!

What are YOU making this week???