Minding momma

Secret Sewing Day
February 5, 2017, 8:00 am
Filed under: crafted

secretimage from Google

I am going on another mini retreat!  A couple of girls from the LQS I started at, are going to get together on a Saturday and sew up some fun.  There will be stitching and laughing and snacking and who knows what else.

Then at the end of March is the store official retreat.  We have space left for four more!  Its very reasonable!  Won’t you come sew with us??

hope to get much accomplished in these two sewing days.  I have sooooo many unfinished and preplanned quilts, I will never get on top of it this year.  Better start next years calendar too!  And it’s only the start of February.  I have some very long-term projects in mind.

Sunday Stash Building
January 22, 2017, 9:40 am
Filed under: crafted

mu-fabric-amazonI am searching for a local source of this fabric I found on Amazon…it Marshall University.

I need at least 2 yards.  Our daughter got accepted there, it was her number one choice, and we are beyond thrilled.  I want to make a secret project for her, a tv lounging throw.  And Pillowcase to match.  Please, anyone seen this in your JoAnns or something similar I have heard is at some WalMarts.  I will gladly paypal for fabric, shipping, and would need it by May for a graduation gift.

Spread the word to your local friends, or anyone travelling that way.  Greatly appreciated!!!!!!


Sew Busted!
January 19, 2017, 7:08 am
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mail-clipart-7cargnocaimage from Google

I am sew busted!  My husband got home before me, and got the mail, and found my latest order from Missouri Quilt Co.

He is a little concerned about my stash building!  But I showed him my list of WiP/UFO (Works in Progress/Un Finished Objects) and my planning pages for this year.  He laughed heartily at my overly ambitious self, then patted my hand, and said just don’t go overboard.  Heehee.  Little does he know about my orders Connecting Threads, or the Fat Quarter Shop and their daily deals!!!!

How many projects are you thinking about doing right now?  Have you made a list of your Works in Progress?

A Sew-in We Will Go
January 13, 2017, 6:18 am
Filed under: crafted, Life

girl-sewing-googleimage from google

That’s going to be me!  I am clerking at my LQS store today, and in between customers, had sewing on a binding.  Then tomorrow, It a Sew-In!  Just in time for this weekends poor weather forecast, I will be warm and dry sewing with two of my new, dear friends from the quilt store.

It’ a mini retreat kind of thing.  I am so scatterbrained about what to take though.  I have too many projects going on and way too many ideas for others.

Ever get yourself in such a place that you can’t focus on one thing because of the sheer number of things around you?

Looking for a good planner to print
January 12, 2017, 8:56 am
Filed under: crafted

I need a good UFO or project planning page to print.  I have seen the one on Moda Bake Shop, and the one from Pixels to Patchwork.

Anyone seen one for 2017 that is a mix of checklist and actually planner like places for swatches?

thanks for helping me out!


Block 3
January 8, 2017, 7:55 am
Filed under: crafted

I am sewing along with the 182 Day Solstice Challenge from Pat Sloan.

Here are two versions of Block 3 I did.  One with lights are focus, one with darks as focus.

Which one do you like better?


Block 2
January 2, 2017, 5:05 am
Filed under: crafted

Continuing with the 182 Day Solstice Sew Along with Pat Sloan, I completed a navy and white block 2.  I tried at least 4 blocks to get those points correct, and unsewed a lot of times in the process.  I finally decided this one was good enough for me.  And maybe when my skills have improved later in the year, I will revisit this block and try again.