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Sew Fun Weekend :)

Welcome ya’ll!

I am having a very groovy weekend with lots of SLOW STITCHING! 🙂

I have been productive this week around the house and listing some things on eBay with my honey so now I am making some time for my favorite things… quilting and blogging to you my friends 🙂

First up is the Pet Cushion I created on both my Singer 401a (Zena) and 301a (Gloria) …

I shared this close up of a cornerstone in my last post..

Well that was a close up of this part..

 Then I auditioned this fabric and decided I had enough and it coordinates well.. the color of the center panel does not photo well though.. it matches some of the hues in this batik fabric though 🙂

And once washes it was immediately enjoyed…

 So much so that Daisy decided a nap was also in order!!! LOL

We have put this next to the back door that is the busy in and out part of our home… she can keep an eye on us and rest in luxury too! lol

I stuffed this one same as the other… with some fiberfill.. then cotton batting shredded up with an old rotary.. the center part has the remaining foam from her original pillow then shredded cotton batting and more fiberfill.. close the opening and wash as needed 🙂  Tadah!!!!

Next I thought I would try a coaster. but it didn’t turn out as well as my boxed corners on the cushions did!
Back to the drawing board on this one.. and figure out why it is sooo wavy!

All the while I have been working in my down time on the FALL WALL HANGING!!!

I finished the inner border this week and started on the outer border!!!!

 I am marking this border with my Pounce Pad in WHITE… they have pink and blue also 🙂

 If you notice … it is very clear to see the markings when you mark it.. then they disappear and become muddled as you quilt each area… the trick is not to touch the powder much as you quilt!!

Here is the end of the bottom border getting done .. this will have me 1/4 done with the outer border too!!! Yippee 🙂

Linking this awesome progress to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.. HERE 🙂

Soon I will start piecing my Journey of a Quilter..

it is set up as a BOM.. and I am likely to do it that way as I have sooo much happening! lol  I am doing this quilt with my friend Kathy… we are calling it “Friendship Journey” 🙂  The picture shows all you are to do in the first block only!!!  There are 9 blocks like this!!  Won’t this be fun though.. embroidery… piecing… creating… then quilting and enjoying!!!

I have found so much solace this week in a simple verse of the Bible… John 10:9… if you have this book in your home.. check out this chapter .. it is very interesting for sure!

I just love finding pasture in my life too … hand quilting certainly helps that!

Until my next post.. please remember…


Fall Wall Hanging ~ Progress :)

My Fall Wall hanging has gone from a flimsy….

To the last of the center getting completed on this 45″ x 60″ wall hanging..

Above is that last block and the stencil I plan on using in the border.. I had another pulled. but after watching a video on Craftsy … I changed my mind! lol

Here is the latest video class I purchased and it is perfect for a newbie to an old pro.. something for anyone!!!

In the first lesson Jessica introduced several stitches including these…

I went with the Whip Stitch…

And two colors and weights of perle cotton by Valdani as my choices 🙂

Here is a better close up of it…

Both theads are variegated and I love the results… let me show you how easy this is now…

Step 1 is simply using a big stitch running stitch…

 then in step 2 you wrap the thicker thread around your running stitch..

 Leaving these lovely results!…

Here is a better view of what I am doing and what I have done…

I am using a chalk pencil to mark my stencil… then erasing it by spritzing with water afterward.. it dries quickly once you soak up the excess spritzed water too! 🙂

Linking this post to Kelly at NTT (Needle and Thread Thursday) HERE 🙂

I have also been doing some sewing in my sewing room… on another cushion for Daisy… here is a cornerstone… just to share the cute fabric I added to this project.. she loves the other cushion I made her so this one will be a good bit larger..

More on this cushion in my next post as it is still in the dryer! lol

Hope you have a wonderful week and work on each project you hope to finish by the end of the month! 🙂


Crafty Adventures and Quilty Progress too!

This has been one action packed week so far ya’ll!

First of all I finished a second Christmas fabric chain… to go with the one I made before Christmas 🙂

 These 2 chains will adore our little 4 foot tree next year.. after sharing them with you and my family they are now tucked away with Christmas items to be enjoyed next year…

While this was repetitive stitching I found listening to Netflix was a nice way to sew and make it a bit less painful to be so repetitive… so I have been watching a show called “Hart of Dixie”!  It is their 4th season…

It is certain to make you giggle a bit too so I consider it a guilty pleasure! lol

Meanwhile I have made happy progress on my Fall Wall hanging between sewing breaks of making the chain…

 Above is the fall wall hanging laid out on my work table… I really like seeing that left side all quilted !!!  Below is a close up of starting on the rest of the middle.. but I am over 1/2 way done with the center of the wall hanging now… Yahoo!!!!

In between breaks on both the above projects I received a tapestry piece I found on eBay… $6 included the shipping too!

The tapestry has this design on both sides of the panel… and I thought it would be perfect for our Daisy to lay on… she uses her feet to “fluff” her pillow occasionally.. so I wanted something heavy duty for her cushion… well this tapestry piece is plenty thick… I had to use my 401a Zena to stitch this into a cushion cover! lol

But look how nicely it turned out 🙂  I boxed the corners for a square shaped cushion.

Then I used some polyfill I had on hand, some of the old cushion stuffing and batting pieces from strings I had been collecting and I cut them into small pieces…

 Above you can see I am not measuring with my ruler but using it simply as a straight edge to bear down and cut through 4-6 layers of batting at a time with a old rotary blade that needs replacing…

Even with my arthritic hands I was done with this in about 15 minutes !!!

So then I filled the cushion cover with first the polyfill getting it into the corners well… then the batting pieces…. then part of the old cushion filled the center area up… then back to batting pieces and polyfill and it was time to sew up the hole I had left for the stuffing process…

I used my wonder clips to hold the opening closed as a I slip stitched it closed… you could use a ladder stitch or other invisible stitch but it was black on black so I figured it would not be so noticeable that I could just quickly get it ready to be washed, dried, and enjoyed! lol

Well here is that side completely closed….  I think it looks fine 🙂

And here is the cushion completed…

And here it is being tested out… she wasn’t so sure about it at first so I had my foot up next to her…

but soon I found her snoozing happily!!!!

So this project probably took me 1 1/2 hours all together but I drug it out into a 3 day adventure stopping to ask my friend Connie questions and getting her feedback…

I am very happy with this cushion… I had planned for it to be about 20″ square but once I boxed the corners… it now measures 14 x 15… the corners are boxed at 3″ across for a nice thick cushion though….

So now I have a second panel ready for a cushion for the sewing room.. I think I will make it much the same… but may not box the corners… see which she likes best 🙂

Hope you have enjoyed this catch up…

Take time to smell the roses today if you will & remember that ….