Wednesday, January 17, 2018

First Sewing of the New Year

It's amazing how hard it can be to come back to blogging when you've been away for so long. Now I know why so many bloggers have chosen to flip over to Instagram and abandon their blog. I've not given up on this ol' girl, but it's gonna take time to get reacquainted again. I just hope I still have a few readers left!  The entire reason for my blogging hiatus hasn't gone away, I'm still having some health challenges but my goal is to put out one blog post a week. So without delay, here is this week's!

With the new year, another year of Stash Bee is underway. Managing this bee is a huge undertaking, one that I'm not sure that I'll be able to continue another year, to be honest, but the finished quilts are always so rewarding. I kicked off January with this fun block:

I also made this angel block for a bee-mate who didn't receive enough blocks at the end of the year. It's a big block, measuring 16" x 16".

Both of these were nice small projects to sew to get my year started. I hope your sewing year has started off well.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

2018 Stash Bee Sign-Ups Are Open

Hi Everyone! Yes, I'm still alive. I know I've been quiet here on the blog. Life has just been super busy right now. We close on our house on Friday and move this weekend and I've been working lots (gotta pay for that house!). Just wanted to pop in to say that the sign-ups are open for the 2018 Stash Bee if you were interested.

It's going to be a little smaller this year with only 7 hives so if you were thinking of participating, don't wait long to sign up.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Back to School Sewing

Nothing like some little projects to ease me back into my sewing room. First up were the reusable snack bags that I made as my August goal. These are such a fast make and are just so functional yet fun. I also get so many people asking me about them, I just might have to start making them in bulk and selling them.

Next up was a fun pencil case for my son made out of some Star Wars fabric that he picked out 2 days before school started. I can guarantee that none of his other classmates will have one like it!

Both of these projects were just what I needed to get my sew-jo going after such a long hiatus.

(Linking up to Elm Street Quilts for OMG's August Finish)

Sunday, August 06, 2017

A Monthly Goal for August

I have to admit, I'm that parent. The one who is overjoyed for the start of the school year. This week is the last full week of summer vacation and I'm really looking forward to getting back into the routine that school provides. Summer is hard for my kiddo (and me!). All of his neighborhood friends spend their days at summer camp or daycare because their parents work full-time so it's just him and me all day long unless I set up organized play dates or outings. And did I mention that our house is up for sale? Throw in some house showings and an open house to add to the chaos and there's not been much sewing going on.

That's why I want to ease into August with a simple sewing goal of making more reusable sandwich bags for school lunches. I made a few last year, including one that was Star Wars themed but it was a small snack size. I'd like to make these larger. I'm not sure how my son will feel about the apple and plaid fabrics, but I'm sure he'll approve of the Peanuts fabric I found in my scrap bin.