Thursday, November 21, 2019

Be Back Soon

Flying south today.
Soon to be sewing with this sweet girl and her mommy
on that cute Janome Jem.

Happy Sewing, Y'all! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Quilting Is Done

I used freezer paper motifs to finish up the quilting on the project.

Today I need to finish the packing.

More later ... <3 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

VIP ~ Very Important Packing

Packing today for flying south for Thanksgiving
and our early "Grammy~Grampy Christmas." 

Must include the all important hand stitch projects for the airport and flight.

These little scissors have always make it through security with no questions asked.

The folding scissors in the small box are

Rose Gold Folding Scissors

The tiny ones with the pink sheath are

World's Smallest Scissors from ToolTron
I cannot tell you where I bought them as I have had them awhile
and all the other shopping links I checked said out of stock.

What stitching essentials would you pack for a getaway? 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Keeping Those Feed Doggies Rolling

I am still quilting.
I am also busy behind the quilty scenes packing for a trip,
getting my house ready for our trip,
and with other family matters.

Quilting as therapy applies here in the scrapatch today.

Another tool I find very useful ... 

available in the link, at Joann Fabrics,  on Amazon
and other quilting supply places.

I wear the medium-large.
They are a little loose but I find this very comfy
as they never make my hands swell, even in the warm weather.
No warm weather here right now.
A cold gray rain has been falling all day.

I am at the deadline to complete the quilting on this project before I travel.
I may have to pack it with me to do the binding. 
Must keep quilting ... in the morning.

I always apply a little sweet scented hand cream before I put on my quilting gloves.
It helps relax me when I quilt.

Sweet quilty dreams! 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Stitch and Gift Idea of the Day ~ Folded Fabric Ornaments

Folded Fabric Ornaments

Another easy seasonal gift idea! 

These are really easy to do ...

and look very pretty on the tree. 

Happy Sewing! 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sew Easy Gifts ~ Quick Sew Jar Openers

I took a few minutes break from quilting for a hot cup of herbal tea and honey 
and to sew two of these 
Quick Gift Jar Openers
because I needed a couple of simple gifts for friends.

5 inch squares - 1 -2 -3
I had my walking foot on my machine which is what I like to use for these
and I decided the thread for my quilt
matched the gold in the fabrics just right.

I trim these after I sew and turn and use my
Clover 2 Point Turner
to push out the pints and smooth the edge seams.

I also do a quick press on the fabric side only
before I top stitch around the edges to close the seam. 
This is one of my most popular tutorials on my blog:

Full Tutorial for 

The back of these jar openers is no-slip


These make good no-slip coasters, too! 

It has been a really fun blog hop week seeing all the wonderful
Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop
that I thought I would do some more stitching and gifting posts.

Time to resume my Quilting ... Quilting ... Quilting. 
This weekend I will be quilting This Project,
which will be featured on my blog in December
with a new free pattern release from Fat Quarter Shop.

Have a Happy Quilty Weekend!