Monday, December 28, 2015

Allietare Mystery - Clue 5

Onward with the mystery! I'm linked up for this week's clue. I hope you're a part of the fun!

First things first! Let's measure up for the proper 1/4" seam allowance!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Allietare Mystery - Clue 4

Moving right along with the Allietare mystery at - I'm linked up here with my progress. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your kind comments.

I got into the cutting right away. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Featherweight Skill Series - Binder

Thank you for coming to my Featherweight Skill Series! There are thousands of us who love our little 221s but need or want a little more "know-how" on using them to their fullest potential. I hope my posts and videos will help you get more know-how and confidence in using your beautiful Featherweight. Enjoy the classes!

Class #13 - Multi Slotted Binder

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Allietare Mystery, Clue 3

Things are moving along with Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Allietare and I've linked up at her blog. Check out the participants and join in the fun!

I was a bit busy this weekend! Had lots of Christmas stuff happening. 
The puppies even did some posing for the camera in front of the puppy Christmas tree.

But eventually, I got to the mystery's cutting, sewing, pressing and trimming!

Lovin' the progress!

Woo hoo! Done!

Now I can get back to more of my holiday projects. 

How's your mystery coming along? Are you doing any sewing for the holidays?

Friday, December 11, 2015

Featherweight Project - Wired Ribbon

It's the most wonderful time of the year for our interior design side to kick into full swing! We have ideas and sometimes our supplies need some help. I love wired ribbon. From the first spool I bought, it is my preference for decorating. Today, I spotted the perfect ribbon for my project but it was not wired. Hmmm. I don't want to buy expensive wired ribbon when I already have this gorgeous ribbon! What can I do? 

I've been one to tell people that if they can't find what they want in the shop, then they have to take charge and make it themselves. Generally, with some creative thinking, you can make what you want.

So I told myself that same advice. 

I had the ribbon. I had very lightweight floral wire. So far so good.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Allietare Mystery - Clue 2

I'm linking up in week two in the Allietare Mystery by Bonnie Hunter. See the project unfold at her blog. Clue 1 went very well so I'm on schedule!

Everyone does things differently when it comes to projects like this. I found I am better at breaking steps down into little chunks and spreading them out a bit. Here's how I handled clue two.

Downloaded and read the clue so I had an idea of what we would be making. 
Went through my stash for the colors I wanted to use. I really want to bust my fabric stash and not buy new yardage. So far, so good!

Decided on these fabrics. Set up the "tools of the trade" as well.