Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time to Bag it

In class if the boys get a tad noisy I say, “Gentlemen” . Inevitably one of them will look up at me and say, “Start your engines?”
Well, “Ladies” start your engines because as of today August 29, 2010 there are only 118 sewing days left until Christmas. My two Berninas are going full tilt, so I thought it best to create a “Shopping Bag” to stash whatever OC creation I come up with this time……. So here goes…
I took the dimensions from a paper shopping bag, added interfacing to the bottom, straps and placket sewn to the lining to hold the straps. I made the straps longer than ones on the bag. I’m thinking next time I wouldn’t do that. I also had some of that plastic needle point canvass left over from the 80’s. I used it to reinforce the bottom, sewing it between the lining and main fabric. I also slipped some in along the top across the widest 2 sides.

Fait Accompli as the French would say.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Totally Sidetracked by my “New Stash”

Teddy Bears and Doll Quilts

Never having owned a stash of any girth, my sewing inspiration has always been pattern / idea driven…. Well it’s a new world order folks. I now, (thanks to Anne) have a stash of monumental proportions by my standards. I find myself pawing through the colors thinking…. Hmmmm this would make a nice_______________. Long story, but I needed to surprise someone with a baby gift et VoilĂ  as the French would say….. Okay so I’m compulsive and had to make a few extra…..

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

I Really Don't have a Problem

Because I can stop making them at any time.....

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just to put what happened today in a little historical context…

So my husband and I were just in Germany and Austria for two weeks, and my only souvenir from all the fabric shops I managed to find, is the above 99 cent piece of trim (exhibit A) from Austria, 6 cookies from Nuremberg, and a souvenir thimble from the Eagle’s nest. (My husband bought that because he knew I wouldn’t spend the money for it)I guess I’m cheap; but I just can’t buy fabric unless it has a purpose. Notice my pathetic stash on hangers (exhibit B).
The phone rings today, Anne’s cleaning out her stash, can she bring some fabric over???? Unbelievable

Thanks Anne, I don’t even know where to start…… To Be Continued……