Thursday, October 31, 2013

Organizing fabric in my Sewing Room


 I have been going thru my stash and organizing my sewing room this week and thought I would share with you what I have accomplished so far.

This is a picture of the right side of my closet .  Starting with the top shelf the fabric basket has my French General  fabric in it , the blue zipper bags in the center has all of my civil war fabric and the white wicker basket has FQ'S

Second shelf 1 yard or more of fabric has been folded  on comic books boards that I had seen on Nicole's blog.     More about that in a minute :-D

3rd and 4th shelf are quilt projects
These comic book boards are the BEST !  I bought them on Amazon .  They come in a bundle of 100 .  Now I can look at my fabric at a glance . No more stacked fabrics !  When ever I needed a piece of fabric from the stacks I had the whole pile would come tumbling down.  My shelves are deep so I kind of made a U shape lining up the fabric.  The fabric on the right that is stacked is fabric backings .

This cupboard is just over my sewing machine area and these are my precuts

I have more fabric to organize but it sure feels good to have most of it done :-D

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Back from a few days of beach camping

Got home yesterday from a dew days of camping on the beach at WRIGHTS BEACH BODEGA BAY on the Sonoma coast and this was our view from our campsite

That is our tent trailer and teal color truck we are camped right next to the beach

hubby found this live starfish while walking the beach


Nothing more fun then seeing what you can find on the beach

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Country Charmer Quilt a Finish......


 Just finished sewing on my binding on my  Country Charmer Quilt  and I just could not wait to share it with you.
Hubby is kindly holding it up for me to take pictures

I am so very pleased with the quilting

                       Eileen of RobinHillquilts did this amazing quilting for me
                    I used this paisley fabric for the backing & quilt sleeve and found this wonderful plaid fabric for the binding.  I want to thank Lynn of Sewn' Wild Oaks for this wonderful Sew along !  I had SO much fun making this quilt !


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A few days at the lake

                             Just got home from spending a few days at Pinecrest Lake! It was beautiful weather and we had the lake to ourselves !

As you can see the lake is very low . They start draining this lake after Labor day weekend
Since they drain the lake we just fished off the docks where the boats are usually docked . We could see fish everywhere and caught 5 in less then 1 hour.
We usually take our trailer but decided to rent a townhouse this time . Good thing we did ! We were so surprised to see that the campground was shutdown because of the government shutdown .
 I did take my Country Charmer quilt with me and I was able to finish hand sewing the binding on 2 sides .  I will be sure to post a picture as soon as I finish it

SO nice to be home .  Now I need to clean my house before I can even think about any sewing

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Las Vegas & WIND SWEPT

I'm Home !!!! I have not been blogging much because we we just got home from Las Vegas !

           We saw the Michael Jackson Cirque show at Mandalay Bay . It was AMAZING !!!!!
 Before I left I did finish my WINDSWEPT TABLE MAT . Doreen had a free October sew along and this was so easy to make you can go HERE to see the FREE TUTORIAL .  I plan on making the table runner too . 

I received my Primitive Quilts & projects magazine and ....................

    Did you see this PUMPKIN SPICE QUILT??  It was love at first site for me.
I ordered the kit and have already pieced  my  quilt together
Now I just need to cut out all of my applique pieces from this yummy fabric
Have a great weekend !  I hope it is filled with lots of SEWING !

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Free October Sew along WINDSWEPT

I am ready to make my table runner &  table mat !

Doreen at Aunt Reen's blog is having a FREE OCTOBER SEW LONG !

 I received this wonderful  package from Doreen in the mail , this picture does not do the fabric justice !  It is GORGEOUS!  Not only did she send me the pattern & the fabric I need to make both the table runner & table mat but ........................

Doreen also sent me her pattern for Zip or Zag.


If you did not see this quilt on Doreen's blog you can  read about it  here .  It is gorgeous and so easy to make ! It is Fat quarter friendly or you can even use 5 " charms to make this quilt !

Isn't it just Gorgeous !!!!!