Thursday, October 27, 2016

It's Raining it's pouring...


At least that is the promise...I am hoping it does rain--and that it stays rain...we shall see...

This is ok

This--- not so much...

The cutting board got cleared...

all those pesky pieces went from  the cutting board--back to the right hand side of the sewing machine...

The left hand side is still at this time empty...

And the cutting board is full again--first go at a weighted vest--still working out the inside weight pockets....  there is another weighted blanket and lap pad in the queue as well..
A sneak peek at the crocodile stitch projects that doesn't give it all away--this stitch is a yarn ho--but mighty warm--and pretty!

My rant of the week--I sign up for various yarn makers newsletters--I like to see whats new--new yarns, etc....but more importantly-I like to know what yarns they are going to discontinue -- in case i have a project that I need more--or just insurance for. I based on other shoppers I ran into on Tuesday--I was not the only one rudely surprised by  a bunch or colors (ie-Day Glow-this is a tragedy-this yarn made awesome flying saucers!) that are being discontinued by Red Heart--they could do a better job of communicating this!

 What have you been sewing?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rain, Rain, and yet the fires burn...

So sad--23 houses burnt to the  ground...the big fire is now 55% contained; but...such a sad loss. Declared a State of Emergency- Little Valley Fire

We lost power due to the storm & fire-so Friday was spent staying out of the unhealthy air and recovering the smoke ingestion from the night before's open windows (paid sick days are nice.)

With no electricity, I arranged the next portable Christmas projects to start working on. Found one of the bags of yarn I was looking for; did not find the other, or my knitting needles.

I had to wait until Saturday to start first of said projects; until electric and internet were back up so I could go see how to do the Crocodile stitch. This is the one I like best Crocodile stitch tutorial - like all things of the internet--there are many versions available. I then adjusted the pattern to this stitch set.

I also found my knitting needles, as this project requires knitting and crocheting to complete. I have a wonderful boxed set (how can one not buy knitting needles that are named after them?.) :-P

The project? Tops secret until Christmas of Course!

Alas, not the bag of black and gray yarn--so if you see a bag of black and grey Redheart yarn hitching a ride--please send them home :-O

Remember that clean right hand side of my sewing machine that I said wouldn't stay that way--wa la--

And a thought rock
And more to come

What have you been sewing?

PS--yes we did get to play some Gears of War 4 over the weekend--AWESOME!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Busy Busy Busy..and... Oh....

Snap--Gears of War 4 just released--yes for those who haven't figured it out--I am a game geek/nerd--some time will have to be spent with the Hubby and this game...but sewing will still happen...

Some thought rocks to share since our last conversation:

I am still working on these (remember-I am working on Christmas thingies I can't show):

 but the right side of the sewing machine is empty--not for long--as the chain stitched sets from the left will be moving to the cutting table where the Gypsy cutter and seam presser are waiting to do their job
 And then--that right hand side of the machine will be full again...

 The Eeyore pez dispenser decided to join the party - he treat the grandchildren who visit :-)

What have you been sewing?