Saturday, November 29, 2014

Those unfinished projects....

I'm savoring my quiet home today.  I used to join "Black Friday" shopping and loving the craziness of it all.

But today, as I'm still in my jammies, and sipping coffee, I'm realizing the deep desire within to finish my art projects and create and develop my "art gallery".  I've have many half finished art projects along with dreams, and I feel that this is the time to enjoy the process and see the reality on the wall!

I happened upon this facebook group and I'm joining!  Should be a great ride and how fun for me to enjoy my varied creations. 
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 15th, 2014
Been making Busy Bags....

If you've never heard of them, well you're in good company.  I hadn't either until I was talking to my daughter.  She would love to make some gifts for her friends with small children.  She had found this link:

After checking this out, I offered to make the bags and then she would fill the bags.  She bought fabric at a thrift store and the other items from JoAnns.  I used felt for the batting.

I like how they turned out!

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Friend's Wallet

Funny how time pressures build and deadlines are met, but no pictures are taken.  This has happened so many times in the past year or so, a table runner, a free motion piece for a hutch, a artist piano bench slipcover, but NO SO for the wallet.

Yesterday I quickly pulled the camera out to record this personal victory! Could the wallet have been better...of course.  Would I do some things different on the free motion design and stitching -- you betcha!  But "done is good" and I'm very pleased with the result.  I took some ideas from Sew Mama Sew who features an Arizona Wallet by Teresa at Dandelion Drift (  Thank you Sew Mama Sew and Teresa! 

Planning another wallet but am loving this first attempt!

Here is the front with the friend's initials
The back is a variety of free motion stitching