Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Projects, Projects and More Projects....

Hi Friends!

I have been working on many different things over the past few weeks so I have not been able to sit down and write a post here. 
So here is what I've been working towards.

Been working in the flower beds. 

Got a little distracted by the moon one night. God's creations are spectacular.

On my walk back from taking the moon picture. It amazes me! 

Now what have I been sewing you say? I did have two roll ups in my stash so I took one and put it together to make a baby quilt for my niece who is due in October. I am now waiting for thread to come from Superior Threads so I can quilt it. 

Speaking of Superior Threads you might or might not have seen that they started their Instagram account. The first thing they did was share a picture and ask people to share it on your feed and you needed to tag two of your followers and you could win a $10.00 gift certificate.

Well guess what?

I won! So I signed up for their newsletter and in the newsletter they were having a sale for the month of July if you buy some of their "Try Me" threads you could get them 50% off if you entered "tryme" code in the box.

So if you do the try me on say the Master Piece thread. The thread is reg. priced at $8.99 a spool if you buy it as a try me special you can get it for $5.40 and then if you put the "tryme" code in the box at check out it cost you just $2.70 that is 70% off!!!! 

You can only buy 5 spools of any given thread as a Try Me thread and they get to pick the colors.
So I ordered 5 of mater piece thread and 5 of king tut. I used the code and my gift certificate that I won. That is 10 spools of thread and with shipping it was $21.00!!!!! WOW!!

And I found out through Superiors Twitter feed that they just released a new app.

It is an inventory app. to help you keep up with what thread and needles you have in your stash. It is pre-loaded with Superior thread colors and needles. I don't find anywhere that you can add any other brands of thread or needles. This app is Free.

So I talked about making a dress for myself in the last post I did on here. 

This is what I picked out. McCall's #6741

This is as far as I have gotten.

I didn't have enough fabric for the body of the dress as well as the lining. I had to find something in my stash that would work and I did. It is a solid and it is very close to the color of the dress.

I am doing view A. It has a different color band at the bottom of the dress. This is the fabric that I choose for the band.

And this is what started all of this.

 This is a post on Instagram by Michael Miller Fabrics at market. I like the purple dress that she is wearing especially the collar but the Aqua dress in the background That Fabric is what I love!!!! That is how I get myself into making things that I have never made before. Ahhh Instagram you are going to be the death of me!!

For example: Bonnie Hunter posted this!

So guess what I have been reading?!

It was free over the weekend. So I'm 87% done with this book already.

She also "Reposted" this:

I had no idea she had these books out. Does anyone have these books? I would love to know what you think of them.

Went over to Spoonflower and created some fabric so I could make some quilt labels.

I think I am going to use a different font the next time maybe even a different picture. I'm not real impressed with these but I paid for them so I will use them.

Everyone seemed to be having a 4th of July sale so I got some goodies!

These charms were really what I was after but....

If you are paying shipping you might as well get your monies worth. These are 5" charms by Robert Kaufman the name of the line is London Calling. This is a Lawn Fabric.

Here is what I have planned for them:

I'll tell you more about this project when I get further along on it.

Well I know it was a long one and I did not put all the other personal things I have been doing. But you all have heard about the bird and gardens plenty so I will stick with sewing and quilting for today.

If you have time comment and tell me a little about what you have been doing over the past few weeks. I love to hear from you all. 

It may be a while before I can get back here hubby comes home tomorrow YEAH Finally! I missed him.

Linking up with:

Design Wall Monday @ Patchwork Times
Anything Goes Monday @ Stitch by Stitch
Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story
Sew and Tell @ I Have To Say
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
Work In Progress Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Show it off Saturday @ Sew Can She

Hope you all have a wonderful and quilty week.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew


  1. Wow, lady! You have been so busy! The dress will be darling!

    I have started the Amy Butler weekender bag. I am so nervous!! I am taking it one step at time to keep myself from being overwhelmed.

    Tomorrow is a work day. =)

  2. Love that solid jelly row quilt... but then again, I'm a complete sucker for solids!

  3. Cute, cute, cute! Love the strip quilt!

  4. As for the Bonnie Hunter books - Adventures with Leader and Enders and Scraps and Shirttails 2, I personally really like these books!!! In the first one, she teaches you how and why she cuts up her scraps into a system where what you need will already be cut and ready for you to use when you are wanting to create a new sewing project - usually a quilt!
    And in the shirt tails one, I am actually making a project out of it right now! And there are more in this book that I want to create, so I like both of these books.
    The first one, Leader and Ender one, I am actually going to be doing a class at my LQS on this subject using this book as my guide. I really love the idea of the L/E process and use it all the time to create my quilts. More projects in less time and less mess in the sewing room.

    If you get these books, I don't think you will be disappointed. I actually own all of Bonnie's books and love what she has created with her fabrics - even though I am not a huge plaid fan, I can and do look past that!! ;-)

  5. Hi Michelle!
    You've definitely been busy! That dress is gorgeous, love it and love the Michael Miller fabrics :) I'm going to have to check out those books. I didn't even know they were out there!
    And thanks for posting about Instagram - I need to learn more about that. I think I'm missing out here lol.
    Take care and I hope you are enjoying your time with hubby. Mine just returned as well. I really don't like it when he's gone.

  6. I love the pattern you chose for your dress. It will be darling on you. I am concerned about the way you have it situated on the fabric, though. Take a look at the grain line on the pattern and line it up with the straight grain of the fabric. If you don't have enough fabric to cut it all out, don't do it. Cutting your dress without using the grain line will make some strange bias effects and your dress will not hang right, especially after it is washed. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I like wasting so much time and fabric on something that you will find unpleasing later, even less.


I love to hear what you think. Just remember let's all play nice. ;)