Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Yay - Spring!


It's finally here.  



I think that every year I worry that it might never come.  March seems to be such a long month when I'm ready for warmer weather.  Today, the weather forecast is calling for a high of 70.  Ahhhh.  It's been sunny and pleasant all morning.  I've opened the windows and am enjoying listening to the birds, dogs, and of course the neighborhood chickens.  I'll be taking the pup to the dog park this afternoon, for sure.  Then maybe later I'll do some sewing in front of the open window.  Bliss.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spring Is On It's Way!

http://wildolive.blogspot.com/2014/02/register-now-for-spring-stitching-club.html


I have so many "must do" and "should do" sewing projects stacked up waiting for me, that I decided to add a fun, "really shouldn't do" project!  Do you ever do that?  I find when I can't get started on things, sometimes it helps to do something extra to get me going. 

I registered for Mollie Johanson's Wild Olive Spring Stitching Club and started making hexies last night.  The project is a small (lap sized) spring quilt with Mollie's adorable spring embroideries.



I've never made these before and they are really fun.  Definitely not as difficult as they look!  They are made using English paper piecing.  All you need is a printer, paper, scissors, and a needle and thread.  I made all 40 that I need out of this print.  Only 163 hexagons to go!  I plan to cut them and have them ready to take along when I bring the kids to their activities.

I'm really looking forward to stitching the cute little embroidery patterns.  They will be sent out on Mondays during March, April, and May.  As soon as I registered, I received a pdf file with all of the material requirements, pattern and instructions for the hexagons, and the final layout of the quilt.  I'm glad that I registered early because I'm sure I won't normally be making 40 hexagons in one day.  (I tend to get a bit over excited with new things).

Let me know if you decide to join in.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Quiet January




It's been so long since I've said hello.  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying some cozy winter sewing.

Somehow after the Christmas crazy season, I just haven't gotten back into "the groove".   One of the hazards of working from home!  I do have some plans, though.  I will (finally) release my Quiet Time Reading Pillow pattern in the next few weeks, I have some helpful tutorials that I look forward to sharing, and I am working on a new girls' skirt pattern for Spring.  

How about you?  What projects are you working on this month?

Happy Stitching!

Sandi