Sewing Update

Posted October 30th, 2013 by marcella and filed in quilting

Really, I meant to do a quick sewing catch up right away. Busy got the best of me.

We took a little trip to surprise my father in law for his birthday. Amazingly, it worked and he didn’t expect we were coming. Always nice when a surprise works. On the way to their house we saw some fun things.

I saw something growing in the fields that I didn’t recognize. My husband is a good sport and will pull off to let me satisfy my curiosity. It was cotton!

I didn’t expect to see that growing in the desert. We also took a short walk in Popago park. It was very pretty but also very hot so short was the order of the day.

We’re also gearing up here for another house project. The fireplace in the family room is being torn out and a new gas insert will be installed. The removal of the room long hearth means we’ll need new carpet and exposing the wall behind that wall of brick means painting. Since all that’s happening, it seemed the perfect time to add some lighting to the room and get the worn out couch reupholstered. I dream that while the workmen are working I’ll be banished to my sewing room and forced to spend the days working on sewing projects. I don’t think that will really happen, but that’s the dream for now.

I have gotten a little sewing done in between travel and house project shopping. I made up a little halloween candy bucket from this tutorial. It went together really fast, and now I finally have something cute to put our halloween candy in.

I did make a couple of changes – what’s new, right? I inserted some rick rack along the top edge (if you do this cut the outer fabric and the lining the same size) and I made the bucket 8″ tall instead of 5″ tall.

I’ve also been trying to keep up with the Autumn Embroidery Club project. I am a little bit behind because I did a really effective job of slicing open my index finger while replacing the weatherstripping on the front door. The cut is on my sewing hand and in just the most inconvenient spot if trying to hold a needle. Here’s the ones I’ve done so far:

I haven’t sewn them into hexagons yet. I’m still debating what I’m going to make with them and until I know that I won’t know which way to orient them.

After a long absence, I’m linking up with Freshly Pieced. Take a peek and see what other quilters are working on this week.

– – marcella

2 Responses to “Sewing Update”

  1. Cindy says:

    Because I love Halloween fabric so much, your candy bucket caught my eye – very cute! I LOVE the smiley faces on your embroidery projects too.

  2. Diana says:

    I love that circle quilt. I must get a closer look. Next time I’m at your house I want to see your halloween bucket so don’t put it away! Such cuteness!!

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