Sunday, January 25, 2015

Slow Sewing January!

You would think that it has been perfect "sewing weather".  Cold outside, warm inside to do fun sewing projects.   I don't know where the month has gone, but it has been slow sewing time in my craft room.

First of all, my sewing/craft room had to be "re-organized" after months of last minute sewing for Christmas.  Nothing current to sew, I was in the mood to do some crocheting.  My daughter asked if I could make something for the girls heads that would keep their hair from getting messed up under a hat for school.  Sure, I found a crocheted head band that might work. Made a practice one for my oldest granddaughter, which she liked, and I made it a few stitches smaller for my two younger grandchildren.

My daughter said that the girls opened theirs Christmas morning (I made them to match the winter coats we had gotten them for Christmas) and Izabela wore hers the whole day. LOL  I guess the headbands were a winner! Then, my daughter, Jennifer, liked the headbands also; so, yup, made another one. I look absolutely horrible in hats (that is what my children tell me anyway), so .... headbands do look better on people that can't wear hats.  At least I think so, so I made me one too. LOL ... LOL

Then, a request for a sweater for their dog, Ms. Betty Sue.  She is a French Bulldog, and has little to no hair.  She needed something to keep her warm when she went outside.  From there, my other daughter, which has 2 dogs; seemed it was only fair that Abby and Violet have sweaters also. Now I'm told that Ms. Betty Sue is getting very fat and will need a new sweater, soon!

My other two children have cats, and they mentioned sweaters .......... but that is not going to happen. LOL

From headbands to dog sweaters ......... I needed something more to work on in the evening while watching TV.  I didn't want to start a new needlepoint project .... so I told my husband he needed a new crocheted afghan.  My husband is over 6' 2"..... and he wanted x-tra length so he could tuck it under his feet.  This darn afghan is nearly 9 foot long.  Yes, 9 foot long ......... took me about 2 1/2 weeks to make it.  Son, who is taller than his dad wants one also.  I told him it will not be 9 foot long.  LOL

In the meantime, No. 1 daughter (meaning first born:) ... liked the design of the afghan that I made for her father, she bought yarn for me to make hers.  Now, she can crochet, but she doesn't have the time right now, and I wanted another evening project. LOL  I started it last week, and probably should have it done by this weekend.

Oh, I did do some sewing earlier in the month.  I wanted a winter table runner for my kitchen counter.  I originally thought this might be a Christmas present for daughter #1 (she loves snowmen) ... but too much work involved ... and I fell in love with it.  So I kept it. LOL

I am calling it "A Snowman's Welcome" 



Yesterday I decided I had better get busy and try and do our on line Small Quilt Talk challenge for January.  We had our choice of what to use a 4 patch disappearing  block in.  I need seasonal table runners ......... so a 4 patch disappearing Valentine's theme was for me.  Luckily I had the fabric on hand to accomplish it. 

I think I will name this one:  Candy Box .... doesn't it look like the top of a candy box?

This is all the time I have right now  ........ need to go and update my new blog, stop by ........... 


  1. How is Ms Betty Sue's new sweater coming? hahaha

  2. She has to wait in line ... I made your dad's afghan, Sarah's afghan (she commissioned me for this LOL), and now working on Rickie's. I guess she may get it for St. Patrick's Day?