Thursday, January 14, 2016

Patchwork Pouch Play!

I recently purchased these cute patchwork pouch kits from Sew-Lux. Each kit comes with the pattern, fabric, and interfacing. The best thing is that each kit makes two pouches! All you need to buy is the zipper. I believe I bought the kit on sale for $9.95, but they regularly sell for $12.95 (I believe).

This is the start of the first kit called '30's Playtime Pouch'. You have several fabric choices when ordering and I chose Gooseberry. I will post some pictures after I complete them.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Leah Day's Machine Quilting Block Party!

Leah Day's 2016 Machine Quilting Block Party is a wonderful opportunity to improve piecing skills as well as free motion quilting on a domestic machine. You focus on one block a month and there is a Facebook group to share your progress, get tips, and support. This is in addition to the videos Leah has for the group. It is a mystery quilt so you purchase the block pattern each month. Here is a big hint: Purchase during the first few days of the month for great savings :).

I will continue to post progress, but you should check it out!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday Morning EPP!

Every hexagon counts, right? I managed to squeeze this one in this morning and consider it a little 'migraine therapy' today. It does help me relax and thankful for that! Hope everyone has a fantastic Monday!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Welcome 2016!

2015 was a challenge, with my Mom passing away unexpectedly in July and juggling the crazy work schedule alonge with trying to find a sense of balance in my life.  I am very fortunate to have a large family and a very supportive husband!

I did manage to squeeze in some sewing and have found a new passion in vintage sewing machines.  Maybe it is because of my Mom's passing and the stories she used to tell me about her and my grandmother sewing on her 1924 Singer 66 Red Eye treadle machine.

Tonight I am cleaning my sewing area and my sewing machines!  Starting the new year off clean, organized, and ready to go!

While I am cleaning, I am watching a cool video on vintage sewing machines called 'Still Stitching'.  If you are interested in vintage sewing machines, I highly recommend it.  I rented it for Vimeo, but just ordered the hard copy tonight. Check it out here at Still Stitching.

Till next time - wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!!