Wednesday, January 22, 2014

dog house quilt

Yeh we got more snow in the northeast.  This morning the news showed folks sledding down the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum--the same place you saw Rocky jump up and down in the first Rocky movie.
I finished another UFO.  This quilt uses up all the dog house blocks I made a few years back.  I like it a lot~
Stay warm and safe!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

First projects of 2014

I was cleaning up scraps this past Autumn when two different fabrics caught my eye.  One was a brick pattern that I used to make a tote for my friend Carol.  The other was some leftover scraps of cat fabric I used for Halloween projects for my nieces.  You can see the projects here.  Anyway, I fancied the bricks with the cat and since my son and daughter-in-law live in a city, I thought I would merge the pieces together for a project.  I'm on a mission to use up scraps instead of store them so this was a perfect time to put that philosophy in practice.  I don't usually title my projects but this one I do call "Mitz in the City".  Mitzi is Peter and Jessica's cat:

Here is the tablerunner I made for them:
 Oh and I used up the chards leftover to make a mugrug too:
Personally, I'm not a big fan of orange and I am not sure if Jessica is either but I thought it would be nice for her table in Autumn.  Since Valentine's Day is approaching, I made it reversable for that holiday:
I'll give it to them tomorrow.  They are coming up to our town because Peter's comedy group is doing a gig at the Sands or the casino's or something tonight.  I know I better give it to them this weekend because with our weather, who knows when I will see them again!  Anyway, have a safe and happy day!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Oh goodie, more snow

The good thing about a snowy winter is the opportunity to stay home and sew.  So that's my plan today (also clean my sewing room).  I'm hoping that this year will be another good year for completed projects.  As soon as my camera battery is charged, I'll post some photos!
Have a great (warm) day!