Sunday, May 24, 2015

Big changes, little bits of sewing...

I'm in the middle of a big life change!  Selling my current condo and buying a bigger/nicer/newer one. Just like the Jeffersons, I'm movin' on up!!

My free time has been focused on the buying + selling + loads of paperwork needed to make this happen.  I'm listing my place tomorrow, so I've been packing up all non-essential items and moving them to my storage unit.  The goal is to make my place look spacious and appealing.  Spacious is a relative thing, considering there is only 853 square feet total!!

Here is a photo of my sewing room from a few months ago:

And here it is today:

Finn has been helping pack!

I'm nearing the end of my packing and treated myself to a bit of sewing time last night.  I thought, "if I can finish up or move some of my current projects along, it will make it easier to pack them!" =)

My Elephant Parade is slooooowly inching forward.  It should almost be called the Snail Parade!  I still want to re-make the blue flowers in the style of the red ones, but in the meantime, I sewed the sashings on and started assembling the rows.

One of my neverending ongoing projects is "Little Ladies".  It's a paper pieced pattern and I use all scraps.  The rest of the blocks are packed (who knows in which box!!).  I'm not sure how many Little Ladies I have so far (25?).  Quite some time ago, I cute one of the papers up into the components and set it on my ironing board.  Instead of packing the small bits of paper, I made up this girl.  This fuschia fabric is part of my Cartwheel quilt and that is one of my favorite parts of the project-- each dress is a reminder of something else I've made. 

I managed to enhance my stash this week with another package from Massdrop.  Lizzy House, Mini Pearl Bracelet fat quarter bundle. Squee!!

Because I'm packing and moving, I've declared a moratorium on buying fabric (until I move into my new place!).  Here is a sneak peek at my future sewing room (the palm tree + dragonflies are gonna go!)

Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash and Judy's Design Wall Monday


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Not enough sewing going on. =(

It's getting nice outside and that means less time to spend inside sewing.  

A few Saturdays ago, I did manage to complete all of the blocks on my Elephant Parade, but I think I want to re-do the blue flowers and make them in the style of the red ones.  I like the scale of those better.

What I'm able to do rain or shine is enhance my stash!  Yesterday I stopped by The Sewcial Lounge and picked up some goodies AND did a super quick Make-n-Take Infinity Scarf.  They had the fabric cut and pinned.  All I needed to do were 2 seams and small amount of topstitching.  The fabric is silky soft!

Somehow I stumbled across these scissors on Amazon a few weeks ago.  I was looking for inexpensive snips to take on a plane.  These are sold by different companies and are listed as different sizes, but they are IDENTICAL!  Crazy!  What else is crazy is how much I love them!  I'm tempted to buy several more (they were $5 each).

The last stash addition is courtesy of MassDrop.  One.Hundred.Needles!!!  I will have no excuse to not change my needle more frequently. =O

Another thing that doesn't stop because of nice weather is dreaming about new projects.  I'm very, very, very tempted to join in (late as usual) the Hillside Houses Quilt Along.  Check out Pretty Little Quilts and see how cool this pattern is.  I think I have almost enough stash to make this?