Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Small Charity quilt

This is the piece I was working on. It is a patriotic house quilt for Jamie Fingal's  House quilt project through Furnishing Hope. It is intended for one of our wounded service Veterans.

Saga of the sewing machine continues... thought it was fixed but it appears not. Sigh.

I am also working on another turtle... this one is for my grandson Will.. cut out but not sewn. ... stayed tuned!

I feel so frustrated...I have finally been in the mood to pick up projects and run with them but sewing machine is not cooperating... Lucy didn't help either!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

I seem to have forgotten I have a blog...

.. or I haven't anything interesting to write about... or both! I will try to do better.
I haven't been doing much that is crafty until recently and life has been quiet... thankfully!

I have also been having major problems with my very expensive sewing machine that is not worth more than a doorstop most time. I have been bringing it back repeatedly to my dealer to fix but this is really a lemon. Not sure what my options are but buying a new one is not one of them. Thankfully, I have an old backup for simple stuff.

My neighbor's daughter has a project for school that requires her to "make" a turtle.. they are reading "Grapes of Wrath".  Neither she nor her mother can sew.... I think teachers are insane for coming up with these types of projects but no one asked me. They found this video on You Tube for making one... I am still shuddering... but it did have a pattern. They asked me if I could do it. I agreed as long as they cut the pattern. They came over and chose some fabric from my stash. Next day I had the pieces. It was a fun project as long as I didn't follow the instructions from the video! Here is the result:
Daughter has a good eye for color and it came out great!

I also mad a small charity quilt for a project for our Veterans. Photo to come with more explanation.. I was so excited that I actually made something after so long that I sent it off before I took a picture!

Now to get the damn sewing machine fixed or traded as I am starting to want to get into my art stuff again.