Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Patchy Sewing

I have been doing a little sewing.....very little.  But I thought I would share what I have been up to.

I have 2 grandsons who are in scouts.  One is a wolf, and the other is a Webelo.  The boys changed packs this fall and so the number on their uniforms changed, and the Webelo wanted to have the khaki colored shirt instead of the blue.  The patches have glue on them, so you can iron them on, but when the shirts get dried, the patches start to peel up.  I had actually sewn the patches on a couple of years ago so this was where the problem started, unpick the stitches, but how to get the numbers off.  Thank goodness for google.
A hot iron applied to the back side with a towel as a pressing cloth and then just a little tug and it peeled right off.

I use a small dot of glue on these to keep them in place before I sew them down.  One shirt down, one shirt to go.

I finished quilting my small quilt and am currently working on stitching the binding.  Will I have it finished by Thanksgiving?  I am also still working on the binding on the big star quilt.
 I got the gray that I ordered to work on the quilt I showed here.  The gray is Moda Bella Ash.
I think it will look great.  I did order a little bit more of the pie making day fabric, and some solids to match, I need to go pick that up tomorrow so  I will have enough to make the queen size quilt. 

I started cutting my background strips using the Stripology Ruler I bought a couple of months ago.  I will say that I was pretty happy with the way it worked.  It did exactly what I needed. 
I don't know about you, but do your plans exceed what you can actually do? Translate to buying fabric, and quilty things.... I know that yellow was part of the RSC so I have picked up some here and there.

Martingdale has had some nice sales lately so I picked up a couple of books for $5 a piece.  OK I picked up 5 books total.  This is just 4 of them, one actually was put away.
Also a quilt shop had a Thanksgiving sale they call Thomas Stuff my Turkey.  Every day for 14 days they had deals on fabrics, kits, sewing machines, patterns and other quilty stuff.  I saw this quilt and decided that I had to have it.  Very Christmasy right?  I love the old trucks. 
Dh asked today why do you get packages and I don't?  I told him, but you did get a package, a new blower for our wood burner.   :D  Yours just aren't as fun as mine.

I also received a Frivols Tin from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  The line is by Moda called Blue Barn which I won during a drawing months ago.  The Frivols are 7 inch squares of the line. 
It will be a fun project too. 

Last Friday Finn and I had a picnic on the grass while waiting for mom at the social security office.  The temperature was above 70 degrees, there was a very slight breeze, and I was wearing a tank top.

Me and my shadow....

Saturday it got cold, it was freezing in fact, the wind was blowing and we got snow.

OK I am still wearing the tank tops since the AO have to have the house at at least 75 and I feel like I am dying constantly. 

I think I am starting to finally change gears and get in the holiday mood.  The turkey is sitting in the sink to thaw a bit, I have started working on my Christmas gift list.  I guess I just needed the weather to change.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friend! Love all your new fabric acquisitions and your little pumpkin quilt. I too, as you well know, shop way faster than I can sew.
    Pugs and kisses,

  2. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I remember the uniform sewing days...these days it's trying to sew stuff on his letter jacket. I would so rather quilt!! Yay for the yellow month ;) I am missing that 70 degree day too!

  3. I'm so glad I don't have to sew on patches anymore. Looks like you'll be busy for a while.

  4. I will sew this weekend, maybe!good luck with the aunt and uncle

  5. lol....my expectations always exceed my productivity.

    I remember those patch sewing days.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. great that you have two scouts! good job on the patches.
    yes the colder weather just get us thinking about the holidays more. Happy thanksgiving my friend and good luck with those projects! bite off more than we can chew? who you lookin at???? HUH??? I know you Meant ME LOL

  7. My brain totally exceeds what I will ever be able to do in my lifetime. That doesn't stop me from shopping, though! My MIL keeps her house at 80 degrees in the middle of the summer. I don't get how that happens since for now I'd rather be wearing a tank top because I'm always hot. Have fun sewing all those new things you got in the mail!


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