Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend Spring Sewing : :

Yesterday I had myself the longest sewing day to date!

I worked on a tutorial for a Spring Twine Garland.

Twine Pompom Garland

I admired my lovely new stack of Summerlove.

Summerlove

Decided I needed to cut into them ever so slightly, to realize a Spring Pillow idea.

Summerlove Birdie

Mostly worked on these, plus a dozen others that didn't get finished until the wee hours.

Gold Crowns!

Made this ridiculous and smelly mistake at some point during all the making. Ack!

Oops!

Had to cash in this coupon just as soon as the kids were home.

Cashed In!

Continued to dream up a plan for my new sketch stitch girl.

hanging

Today, I'm wishing you all a wonderful Monday morning and I'm wondering, what did you make this weekend?

43 comments:

  1. Sadly, nothing. We had a busy (family) weekend since the girls and I had a four day weekend from school(today is our last day off). I'm hoping to get some sewing done with my new stack of fabrics that came last week.
    Love your birdie!:)

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  2. I was able to get 16 crayon art folios started for the children's hospital here in Spokane WA. Did all the ironing and the small stitching and now just have to assemble them today. Then on to the 24 pillows I hope to make by the end of next week - thinking silly monsters!

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  3. I love your stitchy girl even more this week and I can't wait to see what becomes of her! =D

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    1. I'm still working on having her made into a print! :) Thanks Sarah!!!

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  4. I finally finished the curtains for my sister as well as a knitting project for my future sister-in-law. To reward myself for that as well as cleaning ym windows, I resisted doing anything for most of Sunday, then whipped up a frame purse with some Outfoxed in the evening. :)

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  5. Not too much here, was a bit lazy and did a little sewing, but nothing finished. Love your machine quilting, something I will be practicing soon.

    Debbie

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    1. Be sure to show me what you do with your own stitching! It's so much fun!!

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  6. Looks like an exciting weekend. We enjoyed six grandchildren over the weekend here - lots of cards and games too.

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  7. Fun little weekend tour =). This weekend my mom and I made more headway on the garden, transplanting, moving rocks, taking out weeds like wild women. Next weekend we are to lay a new stone walkway. I miss my sewing machine!

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  8. I made a mess this weekend. I was "cleaning" and now I'm surrounded by piles of stuff that need to be put away. So unfortunately I did no sewing. I actually was getting ready to finish up a bag I've been making and I spent several HOURS looking for the handles. I think a toddler got to them, they are GONE!!! *sigh*

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  9. I cleaned all day Saturday so that I didn't feel bad when I sat at the machine all day Sunday , My grand babies were in and out all day as they usually are , I'm blessed that they live downstairs from me . and I'm able to see them each and every day , But I was able to finally finish up some sewing projects , and now they go out to my long arm gal who works her mo-Jo
    as they are way to large to go thru my machine .
    Hope everyone else had a great weekend , Sad that it was a tad cooler but probably back to normal temps

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    1. We were spoiled with gorgeous weather here last week! Now, it's back to being cold like a true Potter County March. I'm glad you found some sewing time!! I took wonderful advantage of the rain all day yesterday! ;)

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  10. This weekend I was very proud of myself. I finished quilting 2 baby quilts and just need to finish turning the binding. And I pieced and sandwiched a mug rug for a friend. I will finish quilting it today (not that I have the right color thread). I started my daughter's sewing lessons. Step 1 - Familiarize her with the machine. Step 2 - How to use rotary cutter. Her excitement is so contagious.

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  11. P.S. Love how your Sketch girl is developing.

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  12. I caught a cold this weekend- boo. But I did get the house clean and finish 8 placemats; two sets of four for my sil and grandmother. Had a fun friday night going out to eat with 4 neighbor gals. To the post office today and parent teacher conferences. Absolutely have to get our Easter clothes cut out. Have a great day!

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  13. OH my gosh---I LOVE your spring birdie!!!! Adorable!! Did you have a pattern for that?

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  14. Lovely makes Maureen! I worked on some paper pieced bell peppers, and sat in the sun :-) I blogged about it here, if you want a peak :o)

    http://www.needlespinsandbakingtins.com/2012/03/this-weekend.html

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  15. Oh, I have so many plans for projects! I just love a new pile of fabric. There's such possibilities in it.

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  16. oh your poor cutting mat and iron! ruined?? hope not! it seems like a bit of a sweat shop at your house with all of those crowns. i bet you are getting a little tired of them. they are so cute though so i am sure that helps a bit. i love that coupon also. i can't wait to get some of those from my kiddos when they get a little older. excited to see your twine tutorial. i think it looks like the perfect spring break craft activity!

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  17. I made two casserole totes for an upcoming craft fair in early April....hope people like them, as I tried my best!

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  18. I unfortunately didn't "make" anything but I did finish a rather lengthy writing project. Glad that is done and off to the presses.
    Love all of your ongoing projects. So inspiring~

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  19. I haven't done any sewing but a did make an Easter garden which you can see on my blog. I call it He is Risen. I love the note from your son. I am also anguish to see what your next stitch photo will be. I am so impressed with your first one.

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  20. Ohhhhhhh...I'm very envious of all your sewing time. I got a few hours to myself and almost finished up a new tutorial :) Love that bird...so gorgeous. Can't wait to see the pillow when it's done!

    So happy you got some sewing time in, it's good for the soul.

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  21. Love all the projects you're working on. That birdie is just so adorable. I made a very colorful patchwork tote this weekend when I should have been working on other stuff instead, oh well!

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  22. Your little bird is sweet as can be. I work 3 12hr night shifts this weekend so the only thing I made were 2 sore feet. I have off the next four days so I am starting now.

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  23. Am enjoying watching your beautiful stitchy girly grow. She has a Madonna smile about her. I played around with felt and pearl thread on Sunday. Fun!

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  24. This weekend mainly worked on taxes with a little handquilting. We had lots of rain.

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  25. In between standing out in the rain to watch a riding clinic this weekend, I made myself two embroidered felt needle books. The needles are getting out of hand! Hoping these will help rein them in to organization.

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  26. I love long sewing days! I've been busy making blocks for some future quilts. Well quilt tops anyways =D

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  27. Do you ever sleep?? LOVE the little birds! I'm hoping to (finally) finish a doll quilt and work on a seascape quilt that's sadly still in the pile of beautiful fabrics stage. But in the meantime, I have some Etsy orders to finish---and I'm grateful for that.

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  28. Final de semana fui passear e rezar em APARECIDA DO NORTE,em São Paulo.Nossa Senhora Aparecida é a Padroeira do Brasil.Levei minha bolsa com hexágonos,enquanto esperei marido e filha explorar a cidades e fiz 4 flores completas e algumas peças de alinhavo.Não rendeu muito mas ficaram lindas peças.São minúsculos cerca de 1 cm.Beijos.

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  29. We made memories this weekend - went away for the end of Spring Break. Relaxed, had fun, etc.

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  30. Hi Maureen! What a lovely things again! I love your bird and the skecth girl is fantastic! x Teje

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  31. I started sewing in home ec class in high school. The first thing I sewed was my first prom dress. Then I made the double breasted suit that my husband wore in our wedding. I take sewing classes as often as I can because I want to learn how to do it all. I currently sew mostly quiltsmwith some clothing mixed in. I am currently sewing some clothes for my grandson.

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  32. Unfortunately not much got done here :( The hubby had an eye infection and men when they're sick... Well you probably know how that ends. When you made the bird do you use a fusible web or something on the back or is it just fabric to fabric? Still loving your sketch girl.

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