Sunday, January 23, 2022

monday making

This week I was finally able to complete a quilt
that has been on my TO DO list for quite a while.

My son requested a HEAVY quilt to replace an older one.
(I have made quite a few quilts for this boy!)  😉 

I made this quilt using a blanket for batting
and I "tied" it using my machine.

All the details are HERE on my youtube channel.

Now.....All I need to do it mail it off!!

I also made a simple phone bag for my mom.

It was FAMILY WEEK in my sewing room.

What are YOU making this week??


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Monday making

I think this little box is one of favorite makes this week.

I took some scraps and some modge podge
And covered a simple cardboard tray.
Basically a throw away item from the grocery or plant nursery.

I also learned from comments on Youtube
That you can thin the modge podge and you can also use elmers glue.

I have been using it to travel around the house with my knitting.

This little beanie was also a favorite “make”!

My grandson NEEDED a beanie for his stuffed animal.
It was a trick to get it to the right size....but I finally found the
Magic number of stitches to cast on
I used up two little balls of leftover yarn.

I am so pleased with this little project.

I added 2 simple borders to a quilt.

Using up the leftovers makes me very satisfied!
I definitely have the THRIFTY gene from somewhere.

what have YOU been making??

Sunday, January 9, 2022

monday making - busy sewing room

I have been busy in the sewing room!

This "robbing Peter to pay Paul" quilt block turned out so pretty.
I added another border (not shown) to make a table mat.

I am up to FOUR table mats for my yearly retreat.
I typically make a dozen table mats that are auctioned off.

Here's another table mat I made this week using.....

leftovers from THIS quilt!

This blue quilt was made to see the difference between
1 1/2" and 2 1/2"!

What a difference ONE INCH makes!

The green and gold here is 20" ...
and the blue quilt is 40" square.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, January 2, 2022

monday making - welcoming 2022

2022 is HERE!

I enjoyed the holidays with all the littles.
So many children to make FOR and WITH!

My oldest granddaughter and I made little pillows this week.
So fun!
Sorry....I was too busy to document!

I was happy to see a little sweater I had made IN USE!
That made Grandma extra happy!

During the busyness of the holidays I did a little cross stitch.
What a rabbit hole THAT is!
I watched cross stitch videos, dusted off my cross stitch books 
and began finishing a sampler started by a dear friend.
This is just a very tiny Christmas tree using one of my older books.

I also did some SIMPLE quilting.
First in these warm colors and then.....

I had to do a little green and red for the season!

What are YOU making??

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Monday making - Christmas edition

Are you DEEP into Christmas sewing?

I am.

What are YOU making??

Sunday, December 12, 2021

monday making

I goes along with the quilt block I shared last week.

I also DEALT with a large stack of fabric.
It came in a box along with a bad odor.

I quickly washed, dried and folded it all.

Do you say YES to free fabric???

I enjoy the adventure new fabric brings!
You never know what quilt or project will emerge!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Making this little table mat was so simple!
I used a left over block from THIS QUILT 👇

All I needed to do was to add a row of half square triangles!
I love that I was able to use a scrappy assortment of reds and greens.

I also made a simple doily pillow this week.

It’s all on my youtube channel.

This is a busy time and year
And MAKING THINGS is the busy part I LOVE!

What are YOU making this week??