Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Crazy Quilter

I want to share a sewing project that I'm pretty proud of. This is a sewing machine cover that I made for a SewCanShe contest earlier this summer using the crazy quilt method. I'm not much of a quilter...yet...and this was really fun to do. I didn't win anything in the contest (sob), but I did get this photo on the home page of SewCanShe!

Jeez, I'd love to have a follower. Anyone???

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Movin' to Bloglovin'....big move for me!

Let's see if this works:

<a href="">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

OK, so I'm making a half-hearted promise to myself to keep this blog updated with my musings of life. Let me forewarn that it's not all that a-musing! Still, I want to share my thoughts, projects, disappoints and minor details publicly. Whoa! Yes, I really said that. My priority is to keep each post upbeat and not lag on the downers in life. There's enough of that crap to go around.

Monday, August 19, 2013

My latest passion, er, obsession...

OK, since I quit my teaching job last June ('12), I have become great friends with  my Viking Ruby sewing and embroider machine. I have rekindled a love of sewing and new-to-me, embroidery! I have so many projects that I want to complete,, I don't think I'll live long enough. Many times I feel guilty spending so much time up in my sewing room that I try to avoid it all together. There are always closets to straighten, dust bunnies to chase, streaky floors to clean...but when I get near that machine, I lose all thought of the "supposed to's" in life.

Here's my latest project: I found these super bath towel wraps at Kohl's on clearance for only $5.99 each. Plus, I had a 30% off coupon which took it down to...well, almost nothing. I first tested my idea with just a "K" on my purple wrap. It worked swell, so I went on to applique my daughter's, then did another for the neighbor girl who's going away to college soon. I love them!