Monday, November 11, 2013

Keeping it Small

The weekend has gone by like a nice breeze on a hot day.  Ah well-- it was great while it was here and we did get to celebrate Veteran's Day which is definitely a MAJOR part of my family.  My hubby will be serving in the Army for 11 years in Jan.  There are numerous other family members on both my hubby and my side as well that have served or are still currently serving.  Happy Veteran's Day to all!!

There was much sewing to be had as well.  Once the hubby and I rearranged rooms in our house to welcome Jade in Feb. there was a new sense of order to our home and my inner being.  Jade has her own room freshened up.  Empty, but soon there will be new paint on the walls and her gifted crib to use by a very sweet friend will be assembled.  Pictures of embroidery work done by me will be added in and quite possibly a banner displaying her name.  Feels really good.

I tackled a new baby quilt for someone.  I had the fabric all cut into 5" squares for awhile and up on my design wall.  I pieced it all one morning during this past week.  The extremely- sweet as candy embroidered bunny,kitty and teddy bear are courtesy of Nana Company.  If you have not seen her blog, please do take the time to venture over and stay for awhile.  Her pics are Godiva chocolate to the soul without the calories;)  I managed to stitch the animals all day yesterday off and on in a carefree manner. 
Ric rack was in my stash and I have been itching to use some.  All of the fabric is also from my stash and includes Sarah Jane, Les Amis, Tasha Noel, Kona and Joann prints.  I am going to purchase a very soft backing for this quilt top very soon. 

I went through many fabric choices one night after watching Parenthood on Hulu and came out with this fun, cutie print from Joann's.  I had a lot of pink flannel left over from the chenille blanket I made for my niece.  Today I got to work on 2 of 3 receiving blankets for Jade.  I added little heart stitch on two sides and then a straight stitch on the two sides.  It was a tricky feat as I haven't used any fancy stitching on my Janome before.  There were a few boo boos here and there,but I figured it will be fine;)

Here is the 2nd blankie with Pop Garden by Heather Bailey.  Fresh and delicate.  This time I worked in a popular squiggly stitch.  One more blankie to go!

How could I forget about my frenzy sewing last weekend!!  First up, was another pair of PJ's for Ayden, using the same tutorial in some Star Wars fabric purchased from a gal on Etsy.  A bit longer and here's to hoping they hang on for the ride with my bean stalk boy!  Christmas PJ's are on the agenda.

Diary of a Quilter Amy Smart had a simple tutorial for a nursing cover.  Need one of those!  I had a black and white funky buttons print I bought from Joann's on a whim about 3 years ago.  Perfect for this item.

Longer than needed,but hey at least I will be covered right?!  hehehehe 

Little projects are becoming my new niche.

You didn't think I was done for the day?  Infinity scarves are huge I tell ya huge these days.  If I could knit one I would.

Some 1/2 off sale price jersey very soft and off I went creating my new scarf.

I wanted you to see the subtle design in this fabric.  I was looking for a sophisticated print and this is what caught my eye @  Joann's.  I have been to that store way too much lately.    Since then I have worn my new scarf two times and I want to make more.  Added to the growing list;)

Well now it is time to go and I will see ya'll soon!



Paulette said...

You have been busy with some fun stuff. Love that scarf!

RobotMomSews said...

I love those receiving blankets! So adorable!

Adventurous Quilter said...

You have been VERY productive! The scarf is a great idea and I love scarves, so I might have to try that :)

Laney said...

You have been busy! Love the scarf!!

Terri said...

how fun to be getting the baby's room all set up, and to be making new blankets for her.

Karen said...

Your son is looking so tall! The object pants look so cute :)

Karen said...

Um ya, make that PJ pants :)

Carla said...

Hi Sara. Your little baby quilt looks just darling! Happy sewing today. Blessings on that new little life ; )

Stephie said...

My son (now 15) would have loved those Star Wars pjs - in fact he probably still would, but shhh don't tell him, 'cos I've got a ton of other stuff on the go!!! Your scarf's gorgeous, looks like it's got a really soft drape which is just lovely :)
Stephie Dawn Chorus Studio

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

you have lots of great projects going on! love those little blankies!

Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Shanna said...

What a sweet set of blankies you have made! It looks lke you have accomplished a lot this week! Very well done and whoop, whoop!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You are one super busy mama!!! Happy Veterans day to your patriotic husband!

I love the infinity scarf! I bought velveteen and voile last December to make one and never did it. The directions are really confusing to me--what tutorial did you follow if you don't mind me asking.

Your little girl is going to be welcomed to the world with lots of homemade goodies!

Ella and Nesta said...

Wow! How do you do it? So many great projects!

Lorna McMahon said...

Lots of great projects shared in this post, Sara! Love that scarf. And those PJ pants look great on your bouncy model. Ho, Ho, Ho! Did you know? Only 39 sewing days left to go!

Vera said...

The pics of baby blanket are sew cute!

MalinisQuilts said...

Lovely projects. Wow, that's lot of sewing. The baby quilt, PJ, blankies and bag all look so very cute!

hydeeannsews said...

sara, you have been crazy busy! that nesting thing seems to be working for you! what a lot of great projects and fabrics. good job keeping joann's going while you're at it. =)