Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February's Lovely Year of Finishes..Finish~

At the beginning of the month I decided that a lens bag
would be my goal in February
for Melissa and Shanna's LYOF.

After thinking about what it needed to be able to do, 
this is what I came up with.

I gave it a square bottom to stand up,
a little loop to lift it with,
and two layers of Soft and Stable padding.

It also has a waterproof sleeve inside to keep
things dry,
cordura on the ends to protect from abrasion,
and a zipper closure.

It was a fun little experiment.

The Iditarod is starting March 1st.  Those dogs and all of the happenings
 will give us 
a great chance for this little baby's test run.....

Check out what everyone else was working on this month.....

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Weekend Doings~

This was a good week for sewing while a so-so time for pictures.

After getting over the "making up my mind" obstacle,
I am making progress on a few sewing projects
with my favorite machine!

Happy stitching.....

Weekend Doings

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Camper~

I was excited to receive an email from Shanna letting me know that
I was a winner for December's Lovely Year of Finishes!!
Shanna and Melissa host the annual project-a-long.
 My prize was a Moda Fat Quarter Bundle!!
I have never had an entire bundle before...

You may have guessed it was a HaPPy, haPPy surprise!

The lovely line is called Glamping by MaryJane
of MaryJane Farms in Moscow, Idaho!

In years past I subscribed to her magazine, purchased food supplies from her,
and visited her store.
I didn't realize she was also creating fabrics.
That all made the surprise gift even sweeter for me.

I don't know when I will be able to cut into the fabrics,
but I sure appreciate the treat 
of looking at the colorful stack each day!

Thanks again Katie Q, Shanna and Melissa!!

Remember, it isn't too late to start in 2014.....

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Little Hex-a-Long~

I was testing out a white background for this set of hexes,
and playing in the snow.

I have four different EPP projects going.
They are so easy to pack up and take along!

Can we say "Addictive".....

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Color Adventure~

My friend, Tammy, and I have embarked on a new 

It is different than anything we have done before.

Each month we will make two identical blocks 
using Kona Solids

and a 12" pattern of our choice.

We both have sewn for years,
but this was a bit of a stretch and, surprisingly,
very intimidating for us both!

One of the monthly blocks will be mailed
by the end of each month to each other.
A Deadline.....

This block of mine was sealed and flew away.

Then, one lucky day this block arrived in my mailbox!

I was so excited, I hung it right up for a picture,
without even pressing out the fold.

It made me laugh when I opened the envelope and saw Tammy's work.
I think think this is going to be a great adventure

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Goal~

For my birthday I was given a wonderful new lens.
It works really well, and I love it.

But, when I go places, I am concerned about damaging it
because I don't have a case to fit.

In February I am going to change that!

My goal for this month is to create a padded case
to protect the lens.

I am linking up at

A Lovely Year of Finishes-

Click to see what everyone else is doing.....