Monday, January 20, 2014

Sweat Shop Monday . . .

It was a jam packed fun-day today!
Gidget and the kid showed up for a sweat shop sewing day.
We usually start our day with a shopping trip to 
buy whatever we need or don't need.

We had to make a stop at Christie's Quilting Boutique!
Christie is always so welcoming and fun!
She has lots of fun things going on next Saturday for local quilt shop day.
Make sure to check it out!

Gidget and the kid found a few things to snap up!

Here is my stash from the shop . . . 

After a morning of shopping and a yummy lunch it was back 
to the Penthouse for an afternoon of sewing.

I was able to quilt this little beauty.
with the Minnesota Modern Guild.

It's going to be hard to part with,
but I may just have to make another for me!

 Gidget worked on some scarves with a fun knit fabric she found.

Infinity and beyond!
It came out great.  Maybe she should start a business.

The kid was able to finish the top on one of her UFO's.

She loved how fast my Juki goes!
Me too!

Now she just needs to layer and quilt.

I also quilted my 2014 word from 15 minutes of play.

Now to sit and sew the binding.
I love sewing the binding.

A wonderful day with two of my favorite peeps!
Great way to start the week!  What did you do today?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Focus . . .

I have none.
Nada, not an ounce.
Not a drop.

Does that ever happen to you?

Usually I'm pretty good, I can stay on task for the most part.

But lately . . . 
I am all over the map!

I started cutting a new quilt a few weeks ago.
I need to hang a huge piece of batting on the wall so I can lay it out
and sewing it properly.
Okay, skip to the next then . . . . 

I got sucked into Pat Sloan's quilt along.
Don't know why, just thought it would be fun.
I love a mystery quilt.  Hehe.

Made this a few weeks ago.
I had a bunch of made fabric laying around, so I just did it.

Then I thought a medallion quilt,
so I started making a few of these to go with it.
Yup made three and moved on.

Wanted to try this x and + block,
ended up making 13 . . . 
(Maybe all of that can become a quilt together!)

Have a swap quilt to make that needs to be done soon.
I know what I'm going to do, now to just do it!

And these little lovelies arrived on my step this week too.

Aren't they fun?
Seahorse scissors for the redheaded mermaid!

So there you have it.
All over the map.
No focus.

Maybe that should have been my word for 2014!

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