National Sewing Month!

Oh September, where to I begin?

I know I have been sort of absent lately.  Things seem to have gone into hypermode before I went on vacation last week, and my poor brain really can’t handle it.  I have not been able to sew as much as I’d like, which hello, annoying much?  It isn’t really any one thing’s fault.  I am taking some steps in the right direction to get my sew-jo back.  I’ve started upping my gym time, which always gives me a boost, and I’m making more lists.  WHO DOESN’T BENEFIT FROM A LIST?!  I’m also trying to make myself get more sleep.  A happy sleeper is a happy maker….I’m sure someone has said something along those lines before, right?! 😀

So I’d love to share with you all my pictures from going to the beach last week, but my phone decided to take a trip into the toilet and die within minutes of said trip on Monday.  So all of my pictures are gone. 😥  And yes, I JUST got that phone maybe 2 – 3 weeks ago??  It’s alright, I just went to Verizon and got another phone, and it’s already growing on me.  I will tell you that we had such a fantastic time!  Searching for sand crabs, jellyfish encounters, and any anniversary trip with my man is always a fun time.  He even got me a tiny pearl from an oyster! ❤

On my personal sewing agenda I have 3 projects in the works:

  • Finish Nautical Baby Quilt
  • Michael Miller Fabric Challenge
  • Needle point

The baby quilt really does not have much to go, I just need to cut the backing, baste, quilt and bind.  I may actually finish most of that up this weekend.  Hopefully.  I don’t know, it’s football weekend, but it is also Labor Day weekend…the weekend is long and young.

My Michael Miller Fabric Challenge actually does have a deadline in November.  I have all of my EPP hexies basted, I just need to attach them, and figure out my “tails”.

Needle point, well, is just so fun.  Melinda and I have been working on a whole lot of them to sell at the upcoming craft fair in Nashville this month.

Speaking of the upcoming craft fair!  September 12 from 3-8pm we’ll be at the Handmade Nashville pop up at Curvy Yoga! Come by and say hi! Anyway, that’s about it for me!
Until next time! Happy sewing!

In all the excitement..

…I forgot to blog!

The quilt was completed!  😀  I can now say that it got to its destination in time for the baby shower, too. 😀

This was so fun that I decided to make another one of these as soon as I finish up these couple of bags I need to work on.  The next will be using the fabric line The Littles by Michael Miller and will have Riley Blake Fly Aweigh waves for the backing.  I’m excited for all my “parts” to come in so I can get it going!


Since this post took a little time, I’ve also been to my guild!  We learned improvisational curves from Jayne and perfect machine binding from Stefanie.  I even got a new gadget!  It’s The Binding Tool and it’s probably right up there with wonder clips as far as amazing.  It really helps to clean up where your end pieces come together.  I think we all had a great time and we all made some pretty cute things!  Here’s what I made.

cut, pieced, quilted!

cut, pieced, quilted!

I finished mine up once I got home, and now it's hanging up in my sewing room!

I finished mine up once I got home, and now it’s hanging up in my sewing room!



So now that we’re all caught up, this weekend is Paducah!!!  I’m excited, me, my mother in law and aunt are all loading up Saturday morning to go see what all the fuss is about, also Hancock’s.  If you also want to see what all the commotion is about, follow me on Instagram this weekend.  I’m going to be using #PQW2015 so everything should be (SHOULD…be) together.  It looks as though the weather may not be..pleasant, but we’ll make the best of it!  I know a few others from my guild are also making the journey to Paducah, are you coming too?  Let me know!!

Well, I’ve got some pre Paducah preparation planning to get back to, so until next time!  Happy sewing!

P.S. Al had to jump into my photo shoot of the quilt.

So majestic....

So majestic….