Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I'm in Love with my Walking Foot!

After the whole buttonhole episode, I was relieved to cut out some t-shirts and do a little sewing with knits! I've been following The Seasoned Homemaker's Sewing with Knits series hoping to pick up a few tips.

Friday, February 20, 2015


I FINALLY got a decent practice buttonhole. I'm not going to lie, there was swearing involved. See all those one-legged buttonholes. That's where the machine would make the left leg, but jam up when it was time to come down to make the right leg. It only took me SIX tries to get that one buttonhole (the one you can't see because the button is in it)!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's Almost Done!

Hubby's vest, that is! I know I mentioned in this post that I HOPED to get it finished by Valentine's Day. Yeah, that didn't happen.....and really, if we're going to be honest, I don't think I even expected it to happen.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sewing with Knits

Even though I'm working on hubby's vest #2 (trying to get it completed before Valentine's day), I want to also make some new knit tops for me. If you read either this post or this post, I'm sure you're thinking, has she ever sewn before? Actually, I've sewn A LOT! Over 40 years. Here's my point.....sometimes things go wrong in sewing. Sometimes what you're sure will fit, just doesn't. Or you just can't get something to lay like it should. And. It's frustrating. But, you can't let it get you down. Because there can be so much success also!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Projects from the Heart

When I was making this heart-shaped stitch marker pouch for the February Block of the Month Prize, I wanted to use the tutorial from this pin. But. When I visited the site, it didn't go straight to the tutorial. It went to the page of ALL of her sewing tutorials. And. I didn't want to take the time to find the tutorial (when I get the chance to sew, I want to sew.....not search). I figured, how hard could it be to just wing it? It took a couple of tries, but I got a pouch I was pretty happy with.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Finished 3 Blocks

I figured in January that I REALLY needed to get going again on this wedding afghan. I'm really close to getting this finished (and May will be getting here WAY too fast!). At the beginning of January, I needed 4 12-inch squares and 7 6-inch squares left to crochet. Of course, that doesn't count sewing together into strips and then the strips sewn into the afghan. So. I wanted to make sure I AT LEAST got some blocks made!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

An Invitation to Crochet with JCCF

I've been working on this Simple Filet Crochet Starburst Square for JCCF. Maybe you're wondering, what IS JCCF? We're a group that knit or crochet 12-inch blocks that will be made into blankets to give comfort to injured rodeo athletes.

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