Monthly Archives: September 2014

September sure is moving along

Well after fighting off some sort of virus, I am back to sewing.  Knocked me down for a bit for sure.  When I am not in my sewing room at some point during the day, you know I am sick!   But I have gotten back in there and I’m creating some fall things as well as some other things.   Here are a couple of them:

Sunflower Potholders (Copy)   Some sunflower potholders.  I also made some double-handed casserole mitts to match.

Someone asked me to make a “knitters” tote bag so here is what I came up with:

Knitters Tote Side 1 (Copy)  I put a large pocket on the outside for holding a pattern book.

And on the inside, I made a pocket with a row of tall  “channels” to hold the knitting needles  a row of shorter ones to hold small scissors, crochet hooks, row markers, etc.                                                            Inside of Knitters tote - section for knitting needles (Copy)


I also made some memory pillows from some shirts for a co-worker:

Memory Pillows (Copy)


I made these placemats for my daughter-in-laws’ shower last year and I want to make some for me now.  🙂

Reversible Fall Placemats


Hope the rest of your week goes well.  And I hope that nasty virus stays away from your house.  I’ll be back with more creations soon.

Happy Fall!



Fall is coming

It didn’t feel very summery in my last post but summer sure did make an appearance a couple days ago.   But I see cooler temps in the future and before we know it, there will be a nip in the air, leaves on the ground and ghosts, goblins, witches and princesses knocking on our doors.   So, in preparation for adding fall color to the house,  I put together a couple of tablerunners:

Fall Tablerunner (Copy)                                   Halloween tablerunner (Copy)


I also put together  a memory quilt for someone leaving at work.   While in Lancaster I gave dh the assignment of finding some Ladybug fabric to use for the sashing on the blocks and he found some great material.   I think she liked it.

Friendship Quilt (2) (Copy)

So, what’s on my cutting table and sewing machine now?  Well, more tablerunners for the November craft fair — there will be Christmas material involved as well as fall.  Wine bottle carriers, microwave potato bags, tortilla warmers, probably some mug rugs and ……. well the list goes on and on.  So many things running around in my brain.  I am also working on two different quilts.

Oh, and before I forget — are you ready for some Football?!!  It starts tomorrow night and hubby gets to see his Super Bowl Champ Seahawks open the season.   Which reminds me, I have some Jets and Giants material in my stash.  More ideas popping into my head.

I’d better get to work.

See you soon.