Friday, January 30, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop ~ Day 2



The We Support You Blog Hop participants


Jan 30th 







Please visit all these lovely ladies who have sewn their support today

and cheer with us!



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Welcome to the We Support You Blog Hop!



Welcome to the We Support You Blog Hop!

I sewed my support by making a bag!

Ms Snowlady wanted to be my model ... ;)


Here is the back of the bag, which also has a deep pocket. 

I had a fun time in my sunny snowy backyard and took lots of photos ...



Ms Snowlady likes the ruffle ...



... and the very convenient "pockets" ... ;)


When dear Madame Samm

asked me to cheer this heart warming hop ... 




I said "Yes!' in a heartbeat!

As some of you may know,

I am a cancer survivor.

I see my doctor and have regular screenings and am blessed to be cancer free.

I pray for a cure for cancer in our lifetimes.

May all who have been touched by cancer know how much YOU Are Supported!


Thank you, Madame Samm, for  creating this hop and giving your beautiful pattern 
to all the participants in this hop!


The "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern is available 
for purchase for $12.00 by emailing Madame Samm directly to



Katniss really liked this idea ... ;)

I enlarged the pattern 250% on my home printer.

These looked to be about "B" size ... ;)


I knew right away that I wanted to make a good sized overnight  bag ...

so I gathered materials and started a plan.



Lots of trims and lace and hand stitching!

I made this bag as a gift for someone very dear to me

to carry with her and bring a smile to her face.

I never make bags.

This is far, far outside my usual quilty box.

I saw a bag style that I liked on the internet and 

then decided to make my own one of a kind one of kind creation ...


so I drew up my own pattern pieces.


This bag has ...


a zipper!

This is the first time I have made a large bag with a zipper.
It is the first time I used my zipper foot.


Katniss was very helpful ... ;)



Sew was Butterfly ... :)



There is a lot of hand  and machine sewing in this creation.

Sewing this bag made me happy.

May it bring healing and happiness wherever it goes.

Here are some more photos that I took outside ...


front 



back


I used a two sided pre-quilted and regular fabrics,




close up of the back details and padded, quilted handles.


This bag measures 24" wide, 18" high and 6" deep.


The bottom and sides and front pocket 
are reinforced with Pellon Peltex 72F,
which is a double fusible that holds its shape well. 

Here is a close up the front "pockets" on my WIP bag ...



I had sew much fun making this lined, padded, 
3-D version of this design!


<3 Sewn with Love and Support <3


Please visit all these lovely supportive quilters today ... 


Jan 29th 



Life in The Scrapatch (You Are Here)





I am sew looking forward to every stop in this hop!

Thanks to



for this wonderful initiative

and for sharing her beautiful pattern!

Thanks to all who have been sew-supportive!




While I was outside taking these photos the sun disappeared 

behind the clouds again.



I caught the last few rays on the steps on my way back inside.

These photos were taken on Sunday.

before  the "historic blizzard"  Juno

arrived in my quilty corner on Monday and continued to Wednesday.

That meant deep snow, high winds and coastal flooding.

I am happy that I have finished my project and photo shoot 

to share my project with you.

Fortunately for us, we did not lose power

as we are having a deep freeze here.

There is more snow in the forecast this week.

I am ready for spring ... 

and for all the beautiful creations in this hop!

Thanks to all who have sewn their support!



Happy Hopping!






Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Beautiful Birds!


Freshly washed and ready to press and cut and sew!

These pretty fabrics are from

Beautiful Birds from Elizabeth's Studio
for the 

Sign ups are still open!

Read all the about it HERE


Sew We Quilt

and sign up with


Any pretty birdie fabrics may play!


These lovely fabrics look like spring ...

and I sure need a little spring in my snowy world right now.

My quilty muse and I are enjoying these fabrics as

I quilt little monkeys and

we dream of spring quilty projects.

:)





Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Good Day to Stay In and Sew!


Outside is is still snowing!

Inside is is snug and warm and LIGHT!

Yesterday I installed a 


and today it is sew much easier to sew!

As my regular readers know,  I am significantly vision impaired.

I need a lot of light to see my work and it needs not to shine directly in my eyes,
as a twist of fate also makes my eyes light sensitive.

I am awaiting my next eye surgery.

It was to have been today, but we had to change it to late February.

Good thing, too!

There is a state ordered travel ban in effect here due to the blizzard.

So I am sewing today.

Many in my state have lost power but we are okay right now and I am hoping the lights stay on.

Especially now that I have this lovely new light shed on my sewing machine bed,

Here is a photo I took yesterday ... 


(This photo shows just my regular sewing machine lights
with the large overhead light that I have had to use to supplement.)


(This photo shows the light just from the new LED strip;
my machine is turned off.)

I hope you can see how much brighter this is.
My photos are not quite doing this justice.

These lights were very easy to attach following the instructions in the package 
and a video of the link above ...

and the best thing is that they shine light right where I need it and not in my eye!

Thank you, Inspired LED, for lighting my world!

What am I working on today ...


These cute monkey fabrics!

The last weekend in December I cut and started sewing this HERE

as I was helping my friend, Jess Smith @ The Quilt & Needle

These mystery patterns are also available


This one does not seem to be for sale as a whole pattern
so I cannot show you the full top yet.

I am putting the finishing touches on the top today 
and hope to be quilting it soon!

I will post pictures when I know it is okay to reveal the pattern.

I have been doing a lot of sewing lately that I cannot show just yet.

I am looking forward to showing more of these projects as soon as I can.



... like my We Support You project for



Here is what it looks like outside my window today ...



Ms Snowlady is wearing a skirt!

You can see how deep the snow is ... almost to the top of our 30 gallon yard waste bucket
in the left side of the photo near the fence.

We are in the 28" to 36" band of snow from Winter Storm Juno.

We have over 30" now and the snow is still falling and drifting.
and the winds are picking up again.

May everyone in the storm's path stay safe and snug and warm.

Tomorrow will be a good day to stay in and sew, too.

If the lights go out, I do have a hand project that I am working one, too.

Let me sew ... let me sew ... let me sew ...  ;)