Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mystery Quilt Progress

So today I was going to work on an apron but I may get to go to a fabric store on Saturday that just might have pancake fabric!! I decided to catch up on my guild mystery quilt. I had half of last month's step to complete. I stopped working on it because my sewing machine kept eating my blocks :( and I got frustrated. Today however was a brighter day and everything seemed to come together nicely!! So nicely, that I also finished this month's step!! Hooray! I think the last step is next month. I am so excited to be staying on track with this mystery. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I have finished making 12 pancakes! 
This picture was taken before I hand stitched them closed, but they are finished now. And I learned a new skill! The ladder stitch!! It worked nicely :) Tomorrow I hope to make a little apron to go with them! These pancakes are so cute and so much fun! I love them!!

About my 15 minutes a day goal, I didn't make it one day!! I worked my 12 hour shift Monday, then had a meeting and work on Tuesday night (14+ hours) so I didn't get my 15 minutes of sewing in  yesterday. I still plan to attempt my goal, but I have to admit I was totally bummed that! Oh well! Today was a new day and I got my sewing time in, so it's all good!

Monday, June 1, 2015


Time is something I struggle with. I am not one of those who can spend every waking moment doing something productive, so I am acutely aware that I "waste" a lot of time. Also, I think I need big chunks of time to do things. In particular sewing. I like to have a day set aside just for sewing. Now that is a nice thought but the reality is I am a Mom, a wife, and I have a job. All of this means I rarely can find a day to sew. I get frustrated and irritable and down right blue, and most importantly it causes me to not sew on anything. So, I am going to try to carve out at least 15 minutes a day to sew. This will be hard for me and I know there will be days that it will take me 15 minutes just to get my machine set up, but I am going to try it and see if I can feel a bit more accomplished. Today I spent 30 minutes sewing and I got more done than I thought I would. 
My current project is from this book.
I saw a review of this book a while back. I can't remember where I read it! Sorry! Anyway I thought it sounded like a fun book. I ran across it when I was vacationing recently, and I bought it! I am working on the pancake game. So much fun! In my 30 minutes I sewed on 7 syrups and 5 butters to my pancakes. My goal for my few minutes of sewing tomorrow will be to finish sewing the butters on :) I love this book and the fun games and tons of ideas it has in it. There are several more games I want to make at some point. I don't have any little people so this game will be donated to my guild to sell to raise money for our guild during our quilt show. Maybe some little ones will have some fun with it! I'll share pictures when I get it finished.