Thursday, December 29, 2011

LVMQG Pillow Swap

Here are the pics of my pillow...the first pillow I've made in over 20 years!!

My swap partner picked a FQ of the green fabric that is fussy cut on the right side...the "Josef Mar...." fabric.  I added the other greens and some linen fabric that I had around and Ta-Da!!  My partner requested "traditional colors, modern design" and I hope I hit the mark :-)

The reveal/swap is tonight...I'll show the pillow I receive on my blog tomorrow!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!!

I'm back...and sewing.  It has been a while since I've posted or sewn anything--but I have a lot of great changes to tell you about!!

First, we moved to a much bigger house!  We have spent the last month renovating and really sucked!!  Our old house was a small 3 bedroom/2 bath with a pool (that I hated) and our new one has 5 bedrooms, a loft, a mancave (for Ryan) an open kitchen and living room, etc.  Twice the size, less payment per month.  Yeah!!  But the best thing of all  is that I have a sewing room again!!!  Check it out...

I made some curtains for the sewing room... "Just Wing It" is the fabric line...

I also got this fabulous vintage Ethan Allen hutch off of Craigslist for my sewing room... Lots of room for misc sewing implements, etc.  Very cool, in my opinion.  I've become a Craigslist junky--don't let me get started on my other purchases!!

And here is Buddy is his bed in my sewing room.  I bought the sherpa-like throw to match the aqua/yellow theme that I'm going with...but now Buddy looks a little Liberace-like.  I guess the aqua isn't as masculine as I'd hoped....Thank God he is color-blind!

The real Liberace....they could be brothers!!

I made an excellent pillow for the MQG pillow exchange on Dec 29th.  I can't show you the front, but here is the back...just lovely, for my first pillow.  Seriously, I was lucky that the damn pillow fit in the cover I made for it.  Really...why does a 12" pillow require a 16" square...honestly about a 17" square for the cover?  Maybe I should have read some directions online??  Oh well...I also might not have left enough overlap on the back side....2" instead of 3-4"??  Who knew???  I could try to put in a button and buttonhole but what if I screw it up??  Better leave well enough alone...

The good news is that I don't have to shop for Rebecca.  This year, I bought her a roof for Christmas and she bought us a house! lines for those purchases...

Happy Holidays!