Monday, December 29, 2014

Trying to get back in the swing!

The last couple of days I've been trying get a start on cleaning and clearing the "black hole".

I went down and got the corner cleared out that is going to be my workbench for servicing vintage machines.
Here is a before pic.

Here's the after pic.

Right next to that spot is the metal shelving I put up to house my vintage (and some newer) machines.

My next area to tackle is the cutting area. Of course, it looks bad now because I put a lot of that fabric that was on the other table on the cutting table. I will be going through that and cutting up strips squares and putting the rest of the useable pieces in the strings basket to go upstairs by my treadle.
Here is a before pic.

I have already gotten most of it cleared and started cutting up fabric for the Scrap Users System.
Hopefully by next post you will see an amazing transformation of it.

I also have Easy Street loaded on the longarm. I hope to have that done by the end of the week.

I think I'm starting to get some sewing mojo back. Especially since now I'm getting to work on some of my own stuff. Although, I do need to start working on a commission quilt for a client. It will be a double sided one (same pattern, different colorways).

Well that's about it for now.
Til later,
 Hugs & Stitches,

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.
May you have Peace, Love, Good Health and Happiness now and through the coming year.
I will start new posts the first of the year. Hopefully I will be more consistent on my posting. Also, on finishing up some of my UFO's :-).
See you then
Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Monday, December 1, 2014

Grand Illusion #1


                                                                    Grand Illusion

It has finally started!!!
I hope I can keep up with getting everything done each week.
Here are all the parts cut.

Here are some of the blocks put together.

 In this pic I only have 10 blocks complete. This was Saturday. Hopefully I will have some time on Sunday to work on them. Check out what others have accomplished this weekend here.

This weekend I also had to finish a client quilt, make the next sample for Marti & Me, get fabric together and cut some of the blocks for the next BOM for the LQS. and piece a back for one of the commissioned quilts.

Busy, busy, busy.

Oh yes------this Saturday we had our first snowfall. Not much, but it was pretty while it lasted. Woke up Sunday morning to 17 degree temps. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,