Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Today is Wednesday and I'm here to share with you some of my WIP's (Works in Progress).

Ever go around cleaning or gardening and while your busy  you see other things that need your attention, but a few minutes later you have totally forgot what it was you were doing or what it was you wanted to remember to take care of?  Well, I decided I needed an apron or two to work in.  One for the housework, and one for yard/garden. Each with a pocket to carry a notepad and pen in, where I could quickly write my "need to do" list .

My mother has always had her favorite old vintage apron  that she wears daily for cooking.  So on last visit, I picked up one of her's to use as a pattern.

I have three cut out, (one is going to be for Mom as her's is getting pretty worn out).
I am now adding the binding.  Pockets are coming last as I want to embroider on them.
Ran out of binding (thought 2 packages would take care of it, but I need another 18" or so for each).  So here is how they look at this point, until I get to the store and pick up more bias tape.  I'll work on their pockets this week and get the embroidery work done.

I am also working on Hearts Desire.  Remember I said this is my very first time ever doing hand appliqué?
Well, I am getting a little better at it, but have learned several things "Not to Do". LOL  My first few blocks I had a light gray pencil that is made for fabric and erasable.   The last three blocks I misplaced my pencil and used a darker gray.  Guess what!  I can't erase the lines. : (  I have already appliquéd all the pcs on (still need to do my detail stitching), and I'm worried now that the lines that are showing, I'll not be able to remove.  If they won't, then I'm going to quilt the background in gray thread and follow some of these lines to cover up my mistake.  The pencil is from the same pack as the other erasable pencils, only this one doesn't have an eraser on it. Maybe that is a clue that it doesn't erase?  Duh!

I've had very little time to commit to sewing the past week or two, and my appliqué work has been the only thing I really have gotten done in that department. .  I've been really busy weeding flower beds, planting gardens, sowing seeds, and trying to keep everything watered.    But -I'd do it all over and over if it meant the end of the cold weather.  

 I love spring. : )

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lost track of time.

Oh my gosh, I didn't realize it had been so long since I last posted.  It just goes to show how time fly's when your busy.  And Busy I have been indeed.  Planting garden, weeding flowerbeds, mowing lawns, organizing my sewing room AGAIN ( you see, I'm still unpacking boxes that have been stored up in the upper bedroom for years).  I'm finally just getting around to try to work all that fabric, notions, batting, and other supplies into my little sewing studio.  It is not going to fit I can tell you that.  But at least I am finding long lost items I've been needing and holding off re-buying as I knew they were here someplace.

I also have been busy working on my Heart's Desire blocks and will post them soon I promise.
Plus i did get a  little more done on Flying colors.  So that is coming up as well.
I'm actually hoping for some rain so that I have a good excuse to stay indoors and catch up- : )

I feel a little guilty sometimes, seeing all the disasters happening across the mid USA and not being close enough to lend a helping hand personally.  My heart and prayers go out to all who have suffered loss of property or loved ones.. Joplin Missouri - Your in many many people's prayers tonight.  Hugs to you all.