Sunday, June 10, 2007

Table Runner

Today I plan to sew a table runner to use on the serving cart near the front door. I have the pattern all figured out and pulled the fabric. It is paper pieced, not a favorite of mine, but this pattern uses a method of paper piecing I have never used. The paper is folded back prior to sewing the seams, so no paper gets caught that will need to be removed later.

I need to learn how to post pictures, but not today.

Friday, June 8, 2007

No Progress

Seems like I just can't get motivated to clean out the to be sewing room. It has been humid and hot here since we arrived home. Several boxes in the sewing room will need to be removed and carried to the storage room on the third floor. Maybe I will feel like doing this tomorrow.

I have done a little sewing, (hemming, made a sling and added to the dog's collar) but no quilting since we have been home. I have been so tired and today somewhat sore. I am not going to let that stop me. I try to keep going and accomplish something everyday.

Today after baking 2 pies and getting dinner going I picked out fabric to start a table runner. It will be used in the living room on the chest by the door. We seem to drop things down on it as we come in the door and I want to protect the wood surface. I will be testing a pattern as I make this project. I have decided on 3 greyish blues. I hope I have enough of the background. The fabrics I am using are from my stash and part of the background has been used in another project. When I have more time I will learn how to post pictures and add a sample of the fabrics I am using. I need to go read the pattern to see if I can use this background.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Time to get started

Today we arrived home from WI where I taught classes in smocking, color and applique. DH and I decided over the weekend that one of the first things I (we) need to do this summer is to remove everything from what will be my new sewing room. Most of the stuff in the room is sewing related, but there are also many items just set in there from our remodeling of three other rooms. We plan to remove the carpeting and paint the walls. Giving the room a fresh new feeling....and organizing the area will help me to be more productive with my sewing, quilting and designing.