Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Work In Progress

Since we had visitors over the past few days, some of my work in progress has included SHOPPING!

I have been very good about shopping my stash and only buying what I needed, however, I added a few things to the stash, this week.

Some Tula Pink, three pieces were a gift and the other two wanted to come home and play with the others. There are a couple of batiks, to fill a special request, and some polka dots, because who doesn't like bright dots. a total of 3 3/4 yards (or maybe metres) and I have plans for much of it.

Yesterday, I spent some time in waiting rooms, waiting for a dear one. This is the result.
My favourite waiting room project must be baby socks. a tiny bit of love that knits up quickly and I don't really need the pattern. The yarn is leftover from a pair of adult socks from last year, so more stash shopping.

The household cat duties this week have been assigned to Loxley.
He has spent a considerable amount of time in the shelter, so he is delighting in windows, sunbeams, and silly kitty toys. I caught the picture while he was chipmunk watching. The chipmunk was busy emptying the bird feeder.

I got back into my sewing room today, and started a new bag. This one is quite small, good for taking on quick outings. I dipped into my stash and found a wonderful piece I've been saving. It was a gift from one of my sweet friends, who knew I would love it. I have been busy fussy cutting to show it to its best advantage while trying not to waste too much.

The orange cat is knitting. Beside her, a little one is coming over the seat to steal the bag of jelly fishes.

This one has a fabulous handbag.

Obviously, this is a very scary scene in the movie.

I will not be parting with this bag. I will enjoy it thoroughly.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Two Timing Again

Last spring, I made a Two Timing Tote, based on a free Sew Along on Sweet Bee Buzzings. A friend saw the tote and asked if I could make one for her.

She is going on a trip, this week, and I got it finished in time for her to take it.

The fabric was chosen from her stash, and she loves green.

The tote has a total of 10 pockets. One on the front and on the back.

One on each end for your water bottle or umbrella.

And six, on the inside.

The top has a zipper, to keep everything securely inside.
I used one of Emmaline's awesome zippers.

I think I should make one of these, for me.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Baby Surprise

My week seemed to zoom by, with me racing to catch up.

I spent a couple of days at the local college helping some lovely ladies hem pants for the new class of culinary students. They all receive two pairs of pants as part of their kitchen uniform. The length on them is one size fits nobody.

This is a small potion of the finished product. There were hundreds of pairs shortened.

I also had a baby shower to attend and the gifts needed to be completed. Since the mom-to-be looks here sometimes, I didn't post the pictures until today. (Of course, finishing the gifts 1 hour before the shower had nothing to do with it.)

This is Baby Surprise Jacket #4, and the first of the four I have knit that I actually have a picture. The rest were given away as soon as they were finished. Probably that one hour before the shower thing.

The buttons are perfect. A lovely hand knit sweater desires handmade buttons.
They were made by the very creative Cheryl, of Grandma Coco's Designs.
If you need some, I hear she has a few more. Contact Cheryl to arrange a purchase.

At the request of the new Mom, I also made a bandana bib.
I found the pattern here, but several other sites have free patterns, too.  I put a snap as the closure and found a perfect one in my stash.

Looks like it belongs on the bandana.

The kittens have grown, and will be up for adoption, soon.
From left to right, that is Dave, Stuart, and Jerry. They are exhausted after creating havoc in the family room.

And finally, a couple of garden pictures.

Now that I have caught up on last week, I am sure this week will start whizzing by.