Sunday, August 7, 2016

What I have been up to

This is card weaving. Something I learned back in high school 
These are just test pieces to get back in the hang of things. 

I was telling my girls about it and about all the different things we learned how to make. I still have many of the things I made those years. I had a great art teacher. Mrs. Levine. She taught art through all my elementary year and high school. I only had a different art teacher in middle school. I started wondering about her and Googled her. :( sadly she passed away a few years after I graduated high school. Amazing woman she was. My junior year she left for part of the year to fight breast cancer. She asked me - me out of all her students- to help the sub art teacher to teach her students. Mostly it was basket weaving and bead making. I was honored then but of course looking back I realize how much of an honor it was. 

My thoughts are with you my dear art teacher. Your memory lives in me with all I learned and still make and in my children who I have passed your teachings in to. Where ever you may be - Thank you

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Passing the torch

(Kris is making a face as she usually does)

That's my Kris learning how to spin on my old wheel. Both my girls learn to spin on a spindle. Tonight Kris bugged me to learn and so I dug out my old wheel and she picked it up really quickly (like she usually does)

Tomorrow she'll learn how to ply :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mug rug done!!

Used nothing but scraps and leftovers from other projects

Big hexies:). Sorry I'm vague there is a reason ;)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Better pictures

Add a pair of shorts to the done pile

Kris wanted a pair of lounge shorts. So. 
She picked two different fabrics. This side is planets and
This side is a galaxy sparkle print. There cute on her. I know bad pictures lighting sucked

Two sewing projects done

I cut these out months ago and they have been sitting on my extra chair since. Mj asked for them and when we picked fabric he said I should make myself a pair too
I am talking about pj pants

I did discover something sewing his together. Late at night is not the time to cut fabric. 
His TARDISs are upside down. Rookie mistake. He doesn't care. Sweet thing he is. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

I can see this as something addicting

It took me over two hours to undo my boo boo last night. I did manage to pin it the right way and start sewing today. Quilting it will take some time but the end is with in sight. 

I also finished the hexagons and sewed them together. 
Mug rug - basically a mini quilt in oversized coaster form. Big enough for a mug and a snack (like cookies)

I will machine see the first half of the binding on then hand sew the rest.