Monday, June 25, 2018

Another Eye Spy Finish!

Hello! Hello! Wow! I'm so excited to start the week with a quick finish. 
I used four inch eye spy blocks from our last swap and sewed them into a 4-block.
I then alternated these blocks with a 7 1/2 square eye spy. Don't ya love those BIG chocolate chip cookies in the upper right hand corner of the quilt??
I also really like this alternating pattern.
After reading all your comments from my previous post, I decided to make this a lap quilt knowing the family of three boys it is intended for will enjoy using it often as they watch TV,  picnic and enjoy their various camping trips. It's headed to the quilting frame this week and will be finished with a fun "boy" pantograph soon. Thank you once again to everyone that participated in our  Eye Spy Swap this year. I'm only awaiting a few more packages and hope to start sorting them soon. 

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vintage Sewing Box

I bought this Vintage Sewing Box with the goal to have all my hand sewing together.
I wanted something that would also be portable for travel and stitching on the patio. 
I found it on Ebay in good condition, pre-owned. It's very solid and well built. 
It measures 16 1/2"x 8 1/4"wide and is 10" high. 

I love how it folds out into multiple compartments.
I plan to spend this afternoon going through and organizing my variety of hand stitching projects into this fun little sewing box. I feel like a kid in a candy store just being able to ""play with all my fabrics and threads today. I'll be sure to share it all packed and ready to go next Sunday for our Sunday Stitching highlights. I'm linking up with everyone else at Kathy's Quilts.
Slow Sunday Stitching
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Discovery Camp!

My summer continues to leave me with little time to sew. Last week I had my annual "Grammy Camp" (post to come) and this and next week find me teaching an eight day Discovery Camp at our local Middle School. My camp: Community Photojournalism. We're having a great time.
"Campers" are learning the attributes of taking a good photo and use them to write blog posts to share their ideas. Each student picked a place within walking distance of our school to highlight.

 It's been fun to watch them take pictures beyond the world of "selfies" and
begin to see themselves and the world through the eye of a "photojournalist". 
Unfortunately, due to our school's internet server, we were unable to use any blogging host outside of  the "Google Classroom", thus the kids can only share their blogs with eachother. But they are enjoying this new experience of combining photos with writing and are truly "happy campers."
Take note, next Tuesday we'll be celebrating our 200th Tuesday Archives Linky with a 
$25.00 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop.

I'm hoping to get some sewing in this upcoming Sunday. Until then, I can be found in the classroom and Friday and Saturday on the golf course as hubby and I are off for another fun weekend away.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Archives #199: Tablerunners

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
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This week's theme is: TABLERUNNERS


Three years ago I made my mom this table-runner.
The little wool flowers were fun to stitch and it was quick to put together once I had them finished.
Now that I think about it, I really need to make myself a table-runner.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday Archives #198: Quilt Care

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
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This week's theme is: QUILT CARE



Happy Tuesday everyone! 
Happy Tuesday everyone. Soooo, I don't pre-wash my fabric. I have never had a problem with uneven fabric shrinkage or colors running. I do however, always use Shout Color Catchers with my first washes. The more the contrast in colors, like this red and black with white quilt pictured above, the more sheets I use. I'll use anywhere from 2-4 sheets depending on the quilt size and quilt colors.


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