Yes, I’m Still Alive…
I’m not sure I can remember when I didn’t post for this long. It’s funny…when the new year started I had all sorts of blogging plans. But they all sort of went by the wayside.
I have been sewing, though. I’m participating in what is known as “Stash Game” on Sewing Mamas. The point is to not buy fabric and sew up as much of your “stash” as you can. I’m not at too many yards, yet, but I have done some challenging for me sewing. Like sewing with knits! This for me is a big thing. I’ve made undies for my boys before, but that is it. I am moderately proficient with wovens, so it’s sort of frustrating feeling like I’m starting over. But I’m planning on forging ahead. I know I’ll never get any better if I don’t practice.
My first project was pajamas for my three boys. I was able to use a walking foot, which made it so much easier! My dear friend had lent her’s to me to try it out, since I’ve been considering buying one. Good timing! I think I might be buying serger though. This is mighty tempting and it seems to get good reviews. And it has differential feed, which is one of my must-haves!
A custom Birthday Banner for my shop. I really love the way it turned out!
I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I’m doing Project Improv. I’ve made a few blocks far and it is so much fun! I made a few blocks for a mama who lost her little girl. 😦 Take a lesson from me and don’t mail quilt squares in a regular un-taped envelope. The came out and got lost in the mail! I think they turned out pretty cute, so it was a little sad.
I’m working on a dress right now. It’s sort of the muslin, only I can’t stand the thought of all that work, so I’m using fabric I would actually wear. Hopefully I’ll have something to show soon. Well, I have more to share, but I’ll save it for another post.