Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sew Dayz.....

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When it's cold, damp, cloudy and rainy out... I have the perfect excuse to skip house cleaning and go play in my sewing room!
and that is just what I did!
I cut out a bunch of 'hexagons' for a sewing project... and I made this firewood carrier from left over fabrics...
 I am planning on appliqueing these hexagons together onto a mini table quilt... The design is called 'Grandma's Garden.... What a great way to use up bits of scrap fabric.....
I had some tweed fabric, some patio furniture upholstery fabric and some broadcloth, all left over from previous projects. I layered them, traced the pattern, cut & sewed.... I double seamed everything for added strength...
Now when hubby dearest brings an armful of firewood, no more wood bits and leaves on his clothes or dragged in on the floor. What a great and easy project to complete in an afternoon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hello Feburary...

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I have been busy doing a lot of 'this -n- that'... that I can't believe we are 1/2 through Feb... and I still have a lot of 'this -n- that's ' to do! lol!

I finished  decorating my case for my 1952 Singer Feather Weight sewing machine, that I call "Lucy".

I stitched up a clothes pin apron....


I finished up a sweet 'table runner' quilt that was started by my dear neighbor, who passed away,,, so in her honor, I finished it up.

And Sunday I was out in my 'Garden of Weedin ' pulling weeds and cleaning up... Well needless to say, Sunday night and all day Monday, parts of my body  that normally don't ache,,, ached like the Dickens! Even my finger tips were sore!  Who say's Gardening won't kill ya!, Maybe not, but it will make ya ache like a 'sonofagun'! lol!

Oh and as for my Barn kitties they had fun...
 For some reason, 'KeeKee' like to get on top of my trailer....
 while 'mamamoo' likes to sleep on my (covered) saddle.
 Keekee also likes to hop onto the garage door when it is opened.
 As for our sweet old Dolly~girl (not an out door kitty) she decided she needed to take a nap in her litter box...

and then there is 'Blackie' our newest found/abandoned kitty.. he is super sweet and super lazy!

Oh and before I forget, here is another apron I stitched up for a Valentines Day gift swap...
hmmm, if I had added 'legs' to the pocket, it would have looked like a fat hen don'tcha think?

Now to find some more mischief to get into... Have a Happy February....

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Last Day in January...

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Today I had the house pretty much to myself (hubby went metal detecting) so I decided to pull my sewing machine from my craft room and set up a sewing area in the kitchen where the sun was shining from the window...
We have been having partly sunny but mostly cloudy days this past week and I needed a little sunshine.. So first I set up a couple of bright happy Mums in little shakers on the window sill.
Then I finished up a festive Christmas table runner quilt that I had started in the early Fall...
 I love the  Mid Century Modern design...  So, does this mean I am late for Christmas 2014 or uber ahead of myself for Christmas of 2015... lol!
Then once this was finished I started on an apron which will be a Valentine gift...
 It's a simple but sweet pattern... even my little peekaboo kitty likes it...
and yes, as always,,, I have to have a 'yoyo' on it..

Hopefully tomorrow will bring more sunshine and if not, you can be sure I will find some mischief to get into! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

MY Week in Spokane

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Well I managed to sneak away from sunny Central California to fly back to Spokane, WA., for a week visit with my beautiful daughter and 'cute as pie' grand~kiddos...
I wish I had more time to spend, but quit honestly, after a week of non-stop kid fest, this Oma is pooped! lol!

Yep, there was snow on the ground and nope, it didn't slow me down for a minute when it came to junktiquing and meeting up with my gal~pals...

Chaps Bakery & Diner was my place of choice to meet up with some of my Glamping gal~pals,,, our favorite go-to place for food and laughter.

My daughter Meri and I had 2 solid days of Junktiquing,,, and yes, I had to mail 2 good sized boxes...FULL, back to California... hope I get to the Post Office before hubby or I will have some explaining to do! lol! 

I also got to go check out Celeste Shaw's sweet shop called Lucky Detour, I love all the fabulous goodies.... Lot's of fun architectural elements and the cutest little coin totes made from vintage linens.

Well as they say, all good things must come to an end, and before I knew it, my 7 days was up and I was on a plan back to hubby and kitties....
I love getting away but I also love coming home... so until next time,,, Happy Trails!
 Flying over Washington, Mt. Rainier
 Shopping at 'Lucky Detour'
 Checking out my favorite camp ground, Riverside State Park on the Spokane River..
My 2 grand-girlies,,, their little Brother was not interested in having his photo taken..

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Look at What I Scored Today!

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OMG! look at what I scored today...
My day started off with good news and bad news,,, the Bad News... the Airlines called to let me know they had to cancel a few seats on the flight I was to be on,,, The Good News,  they re-scheduled me for the next day to fly out and.. I am receiving a $200.00 voucher, to use on my next flight..
Whoot Whoot!
Then a wee bit later my hubby is perusing our local mountain 'sell-swap-buy' sight and spotted a Singer 'Featherweight 201' sewing machine,,, SCORE! great condition, sews great and only $100.00
Now I finally have a 'Featherweight'... I am so,,, I mean,  I am 'sew' excited!  Whoot Whoot!
Ok, now to go play with my new-old machine.   (1953 year)