Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Occupy Your Sewing Room

Barbara at Cat Patches challenged bloggers to "Occupy Your Sewing Room." Several times last week, I spent some time in my fabulous sewing cavern. 
The flannel quilt that I began last Summer was placed on the design wall. I was ready to begin piecing the borders when I discovered that I had arranged the blocks in a different design (ie. I didn't follow the pattern), but I like this design so it stays.  The two borders will be next on my sewing list.
 Dad's Christmas gift involves new pairs of slacks. Removing the button and adding zelcro helps with the arthritis in his hands. Three pairs done and actually mailed:)
 I wish I would have take a before photo. My quilting buddies donate fabric and batting scraps for my pet bed projects. I had a MAJOR mess. It took a couple of hours, but several pet beds are near completion and
 fabric was organized for various donations - Goodwill, Guild and an elementary art department.

Rusty received a "Snuggie for Pets" but it was TOO BIG. A little alteration was added so he can stay warm this winter. 

I wasn't able to do as much piecing as I had hoped, but my sewing area is organized and ready for the next sewing session. Thanks, Barbara for challenging us to spend time in our sewing rooms.


Diane said...

I feel like I'm a dyslexic piecer. I change things around all the time unknowingly. Sometimes it works, like yours, sometimes I have to start all over again.

I love your idea for your dad's pants. I think I may need to do that for my dad soon.

Sue Daurio said...

Wow you got a lot done!! Love the idea for Dad's pants, I'll have to use that one.

Pet snuggie, oh my that is just way too cute.

Connie said...

Looks like you have been busy! What a great idea for your dad's pants! My dad lives with us and doesn't have a problem with arthritis but I am constantly mending his "work" pants as he will never get rid of them.

Barbara said...

You got a lot done! Thanks for joining in.

Brenda said...

You got a lot done.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Happy parents and puppies. Can life get any better. I love your idea of velcro on your dad's pants, that never occured to me, but its a great idea!

Bev C said...

Great work in the sewing room, what a super idea for your Dad's pants.
happy days.