Thursday, June 23, 2022

Maple Cottage Designs

 









I have fallen in love with this Maple Cottage Design called, Starlit Dreams Quilt Pattern & Pillow!

Now you know I am not a quilter at heart like most of you sewers.  I only quilt when I find something that I just think is darling.  I love this quilt so I bought the pattern.  Now I have to find material and decide what size I want to make.  Do I want it to be a wall hanging so I can look at it everyday or do I want to make another quilt for the bed in our RV fifthwheel.  Then I can trade off with the quilt I made last year.  Or was that two years ago?  Can't remember for sure.  When I get everything together, I will post as I go, again, so you all can see how I do.  I think I will make the pillow also!!!  It just looks so clean and fresh to me!  Let me know if you like it!!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Gathering Material for a More Professional Look!

 I just wanted to let you know that I made another you tube video if you are interested in watching.  I am showing you how I gather material for skirts, etc. and making it look more professional.  I can always tell when someone is wearing a homemade garment if they do some gathering.  Most people don't know this tip.  I discovered it for myself many years ago, but I have seen it at other places since.  I think it makes a really big difference.  Please watch and subscribe!  Thank you so much!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf8hh7X6rv4

Monday, May 23, 2022

 Hello everyone, I have been trying to get back into my sewing room.  It has been finished since about January but I just have not had time to actually sit down and sew until lately.  I finally started to make this top a few weeks ago.  It is Charms Pattern, Hepburn Top.  











  I wanted to practice on it and I found this material at Walmart for $2.00 for 2 yards.  I could not believe the price! I thought it would be perfect to give this pattern a try.  When I brought the material home, I actually loved the fabric and didn't want to just practice on it.  I then decided to just cut up an old sheet to make sure of the fit and use my $2.00 red fabric once I was happy with the fit.

  What I wasn't very happy with was this pattern.  I thought it was kind of hard to follow and my pattern pieces were very washed out and it was hard to tell which lines for cutting out the pattern were the ones to follow.  I don't think I will use her patterns again.  She has a large following and everyone loves her, but it just was not worth my time to figure it out.  Here is the top.  I thought it turned out very nice.

 










I also wanted to show you the floor in my sewing room now that it is finished.  I know I showed you all the mess that it turned out to be after we pulled up the carpet. I love the way it turned out when finished and I can scoot all over the room!   LOL 











It ended up being such a terrible job and I had sanding dust everywhere in the house.  I had all of my machines covered but I did not cover my thread, oh my, I was so upset with myself when I looked at all of my thread with dust-covered over every spool.  I had my thread hanging on the wall and never gave it a thought.  I ended up having to take it all down and throw the spools into a large garbage bag.  Then when I watched tv, I had to wipe off each spool, and some of them I had to wind down to the next layer and throw some thread away to clean them up. 












 I wanted to make sure they were dust-free because I am sure that would ruin my machine if I got all of that dust into it.  After this was finished, I had to clean the dust in every room of the house.  Even though we were so careful when he sanded, it still traveled everywhere.  

I also did add one additional project to my room that I just love and that is I got my hoops hung up.  This will keep them from warping and they are nice and neat and out of the way.



Thank you for staying with me over the years and I will try to post more often now. My plan is to really get back into sewing.  I miss it terribly, so more will be coming!!