Friday, August 31, 2012

Feline Friday-Project Tower

School is almost back in session so I will soon be able to start working on my Project Tower!  I have a lot of catching up to do!  My sewing do list includes more cherry pie pot holders, a jacket and pants for me, 3 book review projects, free motion quilting, a new pattern to write! and a dress (supposed to already be wearing it, but maybe I'll have it ready to wear before the weather turns cold).  
Alice is in the background with her glowing eyes. 
Hope you all have a safe Labor Day weekend!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Barbados Bag Class at Quilting Adventures

Meet the Barbados Bag- possibly the perfect sized bag for your everyday needs!
Come sew one with me at Quilting Adventures.
Sign up today!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Feline Friday

Emma is posing with my son's Vacation Bible School project-a house that Jesus might have lived in growing up.  The kids had a great time making people, pottery, bed roll, furniture etc.  My son added a pet rat to the roof (next to the oven).

Emma has been very interested in it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sewing Classes at Quilting Adventures

New classes at Quilting Adventures!
Starting soon- a Barbados Bag class- possibly the perfect size bag you have been searching for! and the Brighton Blouse- comfortable but good looking at the same time.
Both classes are scheduled for September so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Feline Friday- Lucky Cat

Happy Friday!
Here is a Lucky Cat painted by my daughter at All Fired Up.
Here are two more lucky cats- Emma is having a moment with my shoes and
Alice is enjoying our clean beach towels.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fall Classes- Henrico County Adult Education

I am offering two classes this fall through Henrico County Adult Education- Sign up soon as spaces go quickly!  Get more details here.

The following is from the catalogue:

Fresh Out of the Box -
Beginning Sewing

Is your sewing machine still in the box it
came in? You want to get started but don’t
know how? This sewing class is for the
complete beginner. Students will learn the
basics: machine threading, using the feet
and attachments and different stitches,
while completing a drawstring bag.
Supplies to bring to class: sewing machine
and everything that came with it, machine
manual, bobbin, machine needles, thread,
1 yard of broadcloth, 1 yard of ½” wide
ribbon, seam ripper, hem/seam gauge,
scissors, pins, tape measure. You will be
able to sew after help getting started.

Tuition: $50.00
Registration fee: $15.00

Course #055

Hermitage Tech Center
4 sessions @ 2.5 hours each
Tuesday: 10/2 -10/23 6:30-9:00 pm
Registration deadline: 9/18

Clothing Alteration and Repair

Save money by fixing the clothes you
already own! Students can bring in their
own clothes in need of work or bring in
fabric for making samples of techniques.
Examples shown will vary with the
projects brought in but will include
zippers, hems, buttons, buttonholes, and
pockets. Supplies to bring to the first
class: clothing and/or 1 yard of fabric for
samples, 7” zipper, button, seam ripper,
hem/seam gauge, sewing machine,
manual, bobbin, machine needle, thread,
scissors, pins, tape measure, and hand
needle. Stop using tape and safety pins
to hold your clothes together – gain more
wear from your wardrobe and save money
by fixing it yourself.
Beginning sewing class or equivalent
Tuition: $45.00
Registration fee: $15.00

Course #056

Hermitage Tech Center
4 sessions @ 2.5 hours each
Tuesday: 11/6 – 11/27 6:30-9:00 pm

Friday, August 10, 2012

Feline Friday- Free Motion Quilting

I was inspired by the free motion quilting challenge from SewCalGal.
I used the Jester's Hat pattern as a starting point to fill in the cat.
I stitched a quick sketch of Alice while she was lounging on my sewing table.
Another unfinished example.  I am going to make something from all these samples- maybe once school starts I'll get to it!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Free Motion Quilting Challenge

This month's free motion quilting expert is Wendy Sheppard.  She taught us the Jester's Hat pattern.

It is never too late to join, see what it is all about- sewcalgal's free motion quilt challenge

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Feline Friday- I mean Saturday!

I could give you a whole list of excuses on why I am a day late, but suffice it to say, its summer, and I was out of town.
Since this is Saturday (not Friday), here is a picture of raccoons (not cats), that my daughter Grace and I sewed from an American Girl Kit.  We were having a mother/daughter afternoon.  The kit was fun to make, easy and contained everything we needed.

I sewed the mama raccoon and she sewed the daughter one.