Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Purse Organizer


Just recently I found the pattern for a purse organizer on the web. I had wanted to make one for quite a while-ever since first hearing about them last year. Sunday I looked through my stash and found some fabric that I thought would nicely. Of course, I didn't have the required interfacing on hand so had visit the LFS yesterday to get that. This evening, I cut and sewed and was quite pleased how well it all went together. Of course, the hardest part was turning the darned thing right side out. I know I will like using it, because I can never find anything it my purse! I chose this fabric because my favorite doll of all time-at least for now- is a French doll by the name of Bleuette. What could be more French that the Eiffel tower and poodles, which probably won't show up in the photo. I think my doll club friends will like this project, too.

My other current project is a hexagon star project that isn't quite ready for a photo yet. It will be quite a while before that one is finished since it is all hand done. Have been cutting more hexagons for it this evening, too. And of course, there are the UFO's. I will work on one of those this next weekend.

Take Care!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Heartland Dollers Wallet Project

Doll club went pretty much as planned today. We spent the morning with Show & Tell, the business meeting, lunch, and then on to work on the wallets. Of course, we did not get quite as many completed as hoped, but we did get thirty or so almost completed. Only the top stitching and the fasteners left to take care of. We will work on these at home, and if necessary finish at the March meeting.

Here we are with our little Janome Sew-Mini's which we really like except for no lights and they are a little noisy. But they sew well and that is the key point.

What good sewing project doesn't need a raft of pressers! Three people sewed, two pressed and three or so people pinned pockets into place. All twelve of us present worked on the wallets in various stages.

We have one junior member and she was right in there helping us line up edges and turning corners.

More pinning being done!

And here are most of the wallets that are mostly completed. Nice variety of colors and prints. I am so excited to see this project under way. We had lots of fun and good conversation while working on these.

Next month we are on to Charity Quilts. Wish us luck and good weather!

Until next time!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Quilting and other projects

It's been a while since I posted here. I hope to do better! It has been really cold here, but sounds like it will be better next week. When not working, I have been working on quilting projects. Since the first of the year I have made a table runner and pieced the blocks for the NYE Mystery quilt.

The NYE Mystery was the first I have done in this kind of setting. I had to work on New Years Eve day, so got a late start, but all the blocks are finished and I have tried several settings. The hard part is chosing which one to go with. Take a look at the pictures. What do you think?

Tomorrow is the monthly meeting of my doll club, and we always have lots of fun at the meetings. Our project for the day will be making wallets for the tote bags for the annual convention. I hope we have a good turn out so that we will get this project finished tomorrow. Some of us have cut the fabric already so that we can sit and sew during the afternoon.
At the February meeting, we are to start some lap quilts for a charity project. This is hopefully to help use up some of our collective "stashes".
See you all later!