Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Little Sewing

Well, I've been trying so hard to simplify my life so that I can spend more time doing things that are fun and feed my soul. I'm sure getting a lot of good work and organization done but little else. Still, that makes me feel good too, even though a little grouchy.

A few weeks ago I started on a wall hanging from Diane Knott's beautiful book she sent to me. I want to make all the quilts in the book, but this one was the one I wanted to work on first. It's all finished except putting the backing on. I'm very pleased with the way it came out.


And when I saw this little sewing machine cover on the Sew Mama Sew blog, I knew it was something I could finish in a short time. I had to add a border to make it a tiny bit wider to cover my machine. Hopefully, it will help keep some of the dog and cat hair off of my machine. :)



It's horribly hot here and no rain in site. I'll be working at Gail's shop and sweating a lot taking care of the garden plants. I hope you all have a nice weekend and can stay cool.
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5 comments:

Betty said...

I enlarged the picture of your wall hanging...oh, my gosh! Your sewing is beautiful! The detail in the picture is really fun...especially the little veins in the leaves. It's just a great creation! Like your machine cover, as well. You are so talented.

Betty said...

Oops, I meant to also comment on the really cute 'handle' on your teapot...that's fun, too!

Betty said...

Hahaha...another comment...guess that's a watering can, not a teapot. Since I don't garden and don't have a teapot, I wasn't paying attention. Okay, I'm gonna stop with 3 comments, I promise.

Cat said...

I love the watering can with the bird! That gives me an idea for a thread sketch...
You did beautiful stitchery on it!

Sweet idea for a sewing machine cover too!

Diane said...

Hey Phyllis! I've been a stranger lately so it was great to get your email telling me what you've been up to with the book! Wow! This turned out beautiful! And I love all the fabrics you chose to use. What I'm most happy about - what we tried to get across in the book - to have FUN! And it looks like that's exactly what you did. And I couldn't be happier myself knowing that it was YOU who found some joy in making one of our patterns.
Bless you!
Diane