Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a great day. Mine has been filled with thrills and spills. Not! My days of late have been filled with tidying. I’m still on an out with the old and in with the new kick. My kitchen is undergoing some kind of transformation at the moment. It is better than it was but I’m not quite finished yet. So we popped out this morning for storage gizmos and such with great success.
Although I’ve been tidying still I had a wee bit of time in my sewing room today. I started by making some handles for a bag …..
And once the handles were ready I secured them in place …..
And next I plan on embellishing with some buttons …..
Making things step-by-step is quite a lot of fun. Step-by-step gives you a chance to work out a plan of action which means you have a better chance of succeeding.
I decided to post a few more photos of my first Let’s Finish it Up project of 2015. I finished piecing and quilting this project a couple of weeks ago in 2014 but the label just went on today.
While I worked in my sewing I had a little company …..
During her waking moments Maisie doubles up as a quilt inspector but mostly she lays in the chair in the bay window in my sewing room and sleeps. She’s the perfect companion.
Have you gone out shopping in the winter sales since Christmas? I don’t generally join the masses in the shops after Christmas. I’m a lazy shopper, I don’t enjoy digging around looking for bargains. However I went out last Sunday because I needed something but I never imagined it would be reduced in price. This is my bargain …..
Sales are great and getting a bargain makes me feel so great. However over the years I have learned that it’s only a bargain if you need it! There’s no point in bringing something home that isn’t useful that you then have to store it. I have a loft full of stuff that nobody uses. So nowadays I try to remember to ask myself is this item useful and do I have room for this? Now I will admit that when it comes to fabric I don’t bother asking the questions because fabric is an addiction for this very happy longarm quilter. I think you can never have too much fabric. At the end of the day fabric is probably cheaper than therapy. Fabric is my therapy.
My plan this year it to inspire everyone or even just one person to finish up ongoing projects that have been stored away either because you couldn’t face finishing them up or you simply just moved onto something you thought would be more fun to make. Personally I always have more than one project on the go. A few weeks ago I posted a snowflake like Dresden Plate project which was designed by Barbara Sutter. Well it seems quite a few of you have had a little go. Here is a progress photo of Fran’ snowflake ….
Fran has ordered more fabric to fill in the blanks. I love Fran’s cheerful fabrics. This is such a simple project but very effective. Thank you Fran for sharing your progress with us. I have a few more progress photos from participants that I will post over the coming days and weeks. If you have some progress you would like to share with us please send me your photos attached to an email.
So it’s been a pretty good and productive day in my little world. My kitchen is a little user friendly. Truth be known it was long overdue. I got my sewing fix for the day which puts me close to another finish. So it seems all is well with the world for the time being.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be sewing some buttons in place and perhaps working on hexies. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something relaxing. It looks like we’ll have to batten down the hatches again tonight. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥