Sunday, September 29, 2013

At the last minute...........

I am sneaking in at the last minute on a couple entries.  I haven't had much time to sew lately as we bought a new office building for my husband's Engineering Firm and moving has consumed all the time ( that I am not at my nursing job) that I would usually spend doing some sewing or knitting or even my wool applique.  Today, I managed a few hours to complete a Market Tote from the Patchwork, Please book that I so love.

I used Essex Linen, some of my coveted Japanese fabric and polka dots, my favorite go-to for any project.

I am linking up with Debbie at A Quilter's Table for the Zakka Along 2.0 sew along and at Craft Buds/Craft Book Month with my project from Patchwook, Please!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

4 months later.........

Even though I haven't posted since May, I have done a little sewing...but not nearly enough.  I have made 3 or 4 items from the Zakka Along 2.0, but never in time to link up....except for now.  Who would have thought that my 21 year old son would be the one asking for homemade items!!  Boggles the mind, but he did request a quilted bag for he and his girlfriend.  They had each bought a Kindle Fire, then picked their fabrics and I started in.  Was so happy to have them finished and called him to stop by after work to pick them both up.

Imagine my surprise when he called after getting to his apartment.  First thing he said was "Ever hear the saying of measure twice, cut once?" My first thought was "What did you do now, Luke?" as he is always trying to hang something new in his apartment.  Laughing, he then let me know that the Kindles were about a half inch too big to fit in the pocket.  I did measure and adjust the numbers for their kindles, but I guess I didn't figure in that the quilting would shrink things as much as it did.  Then I began the fun job of adding gussets to the pockets to save me from re-doing the entire project.  Lesson learned....too bad its from a smart-ass 21 year old.

Zakka Along 2.0