Saturday, February 14, 2015

❤️Happy Valentine's Day❤️

Valentines, Hearts and Love!

With our move coming up next month we have been very busy.  

My poor blog has been neglected.  

There just isn't enough hours in a day now to do it all but hopefully once we are moved and settled into our new home our routine will return to normal.  


I did managed to finish my last "Party with Patrick" project due at the end of February.  

It's an adorable Valentine Table Runner, "Love Is All Around" by designer Patrick Lose.  

I had fun choosing the fabric fat quarters with different Valentine themed prints.  


This runner had 12 machine embroidered appliquéd hearts to sew.  

I used a cute pink backed fabric I bought in an Alaska Quilt Shop several years ago for the binding.
  

The runner is so colorful in it's pinks and reds.  

I loved using two different white background cherry print fabrics in the design.  

It really made the red hearts pop out. 


I have started breaking down my sewing/craft room and packing all the stuff away.  

I have 7 large plastic bins of fabric and 8 of yarn.  

I was surprised I had more yarn bins than fabric. 

But then again I have been crocheting longer than machine embroidering.


I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

I did!

Hubby surprised me with three Valentine Pandora charms!

One charm is a heart with "I Love You" lettering and the other two charms have cute jeweled pink hearts all over them.  

Love Is All Around Our Home!
  

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ready for the Ride

We have snow on the ground with more coming the next few days.  

I wish I could ride Rudolph to sunny Florida.  


I kind of rushed sewing up this month's "Party with Patrick" wall hanging,

 "Ready for the Ride".  


Things are heating up with the new Ohio home.  

We FINALLY have dates for the two final walk-throughs and the closing in March. 


I will have to break down my sewing machine to take back to Ohio before the closing because it's too precious (to me) for the movers to move. 
  

We're packing our pickup truck for another trip to Ohio before the closing in a few weeks. 

I never knew I had so many baskets.  

They are lightweight but would be awkward to pack into boxes.  

So we stuffed them together into plastic bags and loaded them into the bed of the truck.  

We also packed most of our larger picture frames.



We want to pack the pickup truck today before the snow comes.   

At least with the house stuff we are moving ourselves.  

This trip to Ohio will be shorter.  

We have made all selections for the new house except for the closets.   

It should be looking pretty good with cabinets, counter tops, plumbing, electrical finish work and tile done or almost done.
  


Off to pack some more.

Keep warm!

  


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Zippered Little Christmas Bag

Still sewing Christmas projects at Embroidery Club this month.

What can I say…I love Christmas!

This is a zippered bag (an Anita Goodesign pattern) that can be completely sewn in-the-hoop!

And the design graphic and lettering can be changed easily to another holiday or event if you have embroidery software.


I love the holly fabric in red and green.

The back of the bag is in the red holly fabric.


Here you can see me stitching it out in the hoop.

The zipper is already done.


The only stitching done out of the hoop is sewing it together.


I can't wait to sew up some more of these cute little bags.

The pattern comes in three sizes too.

This is the smallest size.

I just may make several of these for Christmas this year for the girls in my family.

Anita Goodesign's collection also included a zippered Sewing Blackboard Bag (video here).

Watch the video it is so neat to see this little bag sewn in-the-hoop.

Since I used fabric instead of felt I had to double the fabric on the front and back and fold over at the zipper so no raw edges showed.  

I am having so much fun machine embroidering!

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