Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yes I really have been sewing

I did two rows for my round robin exchange and you can see the posts here.

Then I made myself and apron for National Apron day.  I lost the pattern pieces to my Emmaline pattern so I winged it with just the instruction sheet.  I love it.   Now to make some more.


Then I started Dave's laptop sleeve with my left over black and white.  No pictures till it is done.

Then I worked on my buck a block for this year.  I now have Jan-Apr done and Just need to assemble May's block.

I found myself at the quilt store with my boys today.  Wearing my apron so I could get my free surprise, which turned out to be a quilt magazine!  I am so excited, I don't know which design I want to play with first, I love them all, both the old versions and the new versions.

While at the quilt store I got scraps with lots of help from all three boys!  They picked up pieces I wouldn't have but look at the results.

All my boys love the car track and tote to take to when they have to be quiet at the doctors, dentist or at church.

I also stopped at the library today and since they were tearing up the carpet in the kids room I got browse the adult section, while carrying my 21 month old in my beco front pack.  He was not happy but I found the quilting section and checked out some books for me!

Then I found myself at walmart with a cute pattern of a shirt i have been wanting to make so I got the pattern and the fabric and sewed it up right quick.  I of course didn't really follow the directions but did my own thing and french seamed the seams.  I love it and have been enjoying wearing it.  Then I got a comment from somebody from Austria who had also made it!  Sewing really makes the world much smaller. Check out her blog.  She does block party friday with me and I need to get back to sewing my friday blocks.

As if all that wasn't enough sewing, I got some fabric and made a slip similar to vintage hems for a brown dress that is a tad to short.  I love it and saved a bunch, I only spent $8.20. 

Somewhere between my shirt and my slip I managed to make an apron for my mom for her birthday.  Kicking myself I didn't take pictures yet.

Oh and the most exciting news is my niece is getting married and I offered to sew her gown!  I love sewing dresses and haven't gotten to sew a wedding gown since mine.  And wedding gowns are so special you only get one in a lifetime (well hopefully only one!)


  1. Wow!! Jennifer, you sure have been it are amazing with three sons and all this...amazing!

  2. I love the apron! I have plans to "wing" a couple myself. I am for sure on an apron kick. Also, how special you get to make her wedding dress! i am excited because I get to do her engagement pictures. Oh and I have something funny in mind for her bridal shower. hee hee


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