Friday, September 28, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

It doesn't seem like it but Christmas if just around the corner.  Especially if you like to make items for friends and family.  No one is getting a big gift like a quilt or anything (except S, because he needs a queen size one for his new room). 

If I make a list of items I am a lot more likely to accomplish them so here goes:

  • Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild Mug Rug Swap - due Oct. 18th
  • Moderista Swap - mail by Oct. 28th                          
              hope to have it complete by Oct. 18th to take to the guild meeting

  • Start of my Modernista Swap
  • Pillow Talk Swap - mail by Nov. 15th
  • 2 wristlets or pouches - probably the Bella Pattern

  • 2 Placemats for the in-laws
  • Tote Bag
  • Bee a {modern} swapper - my month is November - granny squares
  • Star Christmas Quilt for us
  • Zakka Style Breadbasket - I've been looking at these and NEED to make one soon.  I will probably make it a little bigger so I can put a paper pieced jelly jar on the front

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Back to School

The last month of summer and the first month of school has been a blur.  We are finally getting back into a routine and I have been able to do some more sewing.  The Pretty Little Pouch Swap on flickr just ended and I was lucky enough to have Sarah as a partner.  Look at the adorable pouch that she sent me.  The little trailer is even cuter in person and the pouch is HUGE so it can fit lots of good stuff.

I also mailed to Sarah also.  She likes curves, applique and texture.  I think I covered all bases.  It seems kind of like a split personality with a little mild on the front and a little wild on the back.  

The pouch is the Bella pouch pattern from Pink Stitches.  I love it and actually made several additional pouches in this pattern.

D started playing the Cello so we have some relaxing music every evening in the house. 

I just started working on a project for the Moderista Swap on flickr.  I get to make one big item for the kitchen and a small item.  I am going to make a kitchen aid cover for the big item and the small item is still unknown at this time.  I will post about it shortly (promise)