Friday, February 27, 2015

We got snow!

It's about time we got snow. We got a little over 2 inches. We have a snow day today, too bad the kids were already off for conferences. I had also taken today off for Matt's conference, got to fix that come Monday morning. Our make up day is the end of May.




I love it. 

In the process of hand quilting, so
more later as I need to take pictures. 

Take Care, 

Erlinda



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stitching

I may not be sewing,


But I am stitching. Camping season is here and I want a camping theme quilt. I plan to do it all by hand. 

News on my machine is its not worth fixing. Can't afford one right now. So I better learn hand sewing.

Take care, 

Erlinda




Monday, February 2, 2015

Items for the BH house

These are the items I took to sewing club on Sat. 



A large tote bag



A Wana be quilt



2 draw string backpacks



A little girls purse


Size 6 boys jeans


Size 3 skirt with black lace on the bottom also took the brown swirl skirt.



Size 18 mths jacket


Scarf and 3 head bands


2 pillows, 2 stuffed animals.

There will be no sewing for a while. My machine fell apart. It is a self threading machine and the whole threader part fell down. DH will look at it next weekend after he finishes son #1 car.


Take care, 

Erlinda



Monday, January 19, 2015

Doll quilt done

The binding is complete. I did not hand stitch it down as I wanted too.  I just used the machine. Its not perfect, but does looks good. This doll quilt is done and will be put in the doll clothes box. Hoping to find 18 inch dolls this year for the BH house for Christmas.



I also made a few head bands using scaps I had. 


I started a pair of boys pants that I hope to finish today.
If I have any energy. My coughing/chest hurting came back. So tired and down right now.




Take Care, 

Erlinda

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Binding problems continued


Took the binding off, ironed it and proceeded to install it following a you tube video. It was coming together  really nice. My corners were coming out perfect and then as I was coming to the end it happen.......look to the right.




Yup! 
That's right. 
The binding is too short.
 How did that happen?
I don't know, because all I did was take the binding off , iron it and started sewing it back on following a video. 


Gggrrrr! OK on to fix the problem so I could move on. I have some denium waiting to be turned into boys pants.

Take Care, 

Erlinda

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Binding problem

I could not get the binding on this doll quilt sewn on correctly. 


So off it came. 


My goal is to work on it tomorrow 
till is done right. Can't move on to anything else till its finished!

Take  Care,

Erlinda

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Shirt to skirt


This  shirt was a no go from the beginning.


So it became a skirt (size 5).

So I did it my way.

The pattern was very confusing, missed some steps and left you wondering what to do next. Miss spelled words did not help. I paid full price at the Sewing Expo last summer..so I need to make at least one to make it worth the money I spent on it.  Will put the pattern away till the summer when I have more time to work on it.

 I am happy with the way the skirt came out. 
Might just make a few more skirts. It came out cute and has a good twril.

Take Care,

Erlinda