Sew what's been going on in the sewing room you ask?
Here is the finished house block to the UFO Folk Art Gatherings I've been working on. I will probably put a button on the door for the knob once it it quilted.
I did prep one more applique/embroidery block and started it but I'm not going to be able to do much more until I do those pesky flying geese. I have an open sew day on Saturday I might take those to work on and get them out of the way.
Since the dogs have now trained me - that after dinner is lap time in the chair and won't settle for sitting there by themselves - I have succumbed to having to do some hand work each night after dinner. Oh I'm so upset about that can you tell. :)
The only problem is I get covered in hair which is easily fixed with a lint brush and this is the position they like so I sit for hours with them crammed between my legs. I have to move them from time to time and cross my legs or bend them and then they curl back up and nuzzle in. Nice to be loved.
So for a couple days in the absence of having other hand stitching to do I picked up another of my old UFO's. "Twas the Night before Christmas" which is a free pattern from Kaaren over at "The Painted Quilt"
I have all but one of the stitchery's done and the Santa that I'm working on now. Picking it up again and seeing how close I am to finishing kinda spurred me to keep going on it. So I think I'll set that as one of my goals here in the near future.
Next I got my January Scavenger hunt block planned and prepped. I got some good inspiration from my Sister who wants to play along even though she lives in a different state and isn't part of the guild. This months items are: Your Middle Initial - Baseball - and a Quarter (25 cent piece)
Here is the sketch I came up with: Middle Initial is "A"
and here is the fabric I am putting it on.
I was going to do part applique and part embroidery - That's why I chose the green fabric. But now that I'm working on it, I think It's going to be all embroidery at this point. We'll see! Here's what I have so far. I stitched the quarter with one strand of floss.
Then one of my days, I concentrated on doing all the cutting for the bags, quilts, blankets and pillows for my doll bags. That was really helpful, it allowed me to sit down and just sew. I now have 2 more complete dolls and bags. These are the larger ones that are dolls, not baby dolls. They are Dora Ballerina Dolls.
And - here are the other two bags I got done yesterday after open sew. They just need the little dolls in there - but I need to make the clothes first.
The only other thing I have done so far is to keep working on tracing the fusible for the other bear. Since my main machine was in the shop it was a great thing for me to work on.
I did get my machine back yesterday and it's working well. He cleaned it and got it so I can use my Reverse again - however the button was broken and he's looking for an actual button, he does have a lever on it right now so I can at least use it.
Well That's it for now. I'm going to go sew and see what I can finish up. I still need finish the doll bags, do some quilting (me and my big plan of 2 items a month ha ha) and work on next months guild project.
So Off I go -
Have a very Blessed Day!