Monday, November 15, 2010

Not My Idea of Sewing

This morning I dropped my baby off at the airport for a four day school trip.  She is super excited, and I'm trying to be.  She's a true Florida girl who prefers shorts to jeans and tank tops to long sleeves.  However, for this trip jeans, long sleeves and jackets are required.   We hit the mall this weekend in search of jeans that fit.  I don't know who "they" make jeans for, but it's not my daughter.  

Since I waited until the last minute (big surprise), I had to alter the jeans myself.  Luckily, I do own a denim needle and went to work hemming several pairs of jeans.  I didn't stress too much as I knew my daughter planned to tuck the jeans into her boots.  Thank goodness for that.  {I planned to take a cute picture of her wearing the jeans tucked into her boots, but my brain wasn't functioning that early in the morning.}

 I've been spending a lot of time thinking of a quilt to make for my oldest son for Christmas.  I think I finally have a quilt design in mind but can't decide on colors.  During this time, not much sewing was getting done so I pulled out my Christmas fabric and played.  This is the kind of sewing I prefer!

I made two log cabin blocks using a mixture of Figgy Pudding, 12 Days of Christmas and a couple of other Christmas fabrics from my stash.  These will probably be used in a table runner.

I finally made a maverick/wonky star!  It has been on my list of blocks to try for a while now.  I have two charms packs of Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas, and it was hard to cut into them.  I knew I should have bought more!

I'm off to cut fabrics for my son's quilt.  Have an amazing day!!!


  1. I know what you mean about those Christmas blocks...glad you got started, now you've motivated me!

  2. I can't wait to see the finished project.

  3. I have a pair of khakis that need to be hemmed, and I've taken them back out of my sewing room and worn them twice without hemming them. How's that for avoidance behavior? I buy talls, because the regular length aren't quite long enough for me. So they don't make 'em for me either! And you can't add length to them...

    Love the Christmas quilt, I'm working on one, too!

  4. Thanks for your "Not My Idea of Sewing" post. I think I like your Christmas themed log cabin blocks the best.