Tuesday, January 15, 2019

nothing but blue skies...

Nothing goes to waste in the little sewing sweatshop...
 
 
I almost threw out a box of fabric strips
 that have been accumulating when my sister suggested
I use them to crochet a rug or bowl.
"Great idea," I said and I did.
 
 
Mr. b couldn't resist photographing this morning's frosted trees
 against a beautiful blue sky.
 
 
"Nature's Gift"
 
~b


Monday, January 14, 2019

100 excuses

While cleaning my little sewing sweatshop this weekend...
(which by the way I am still doing)
I came across these unfinished zipper pouches.
They were a great excuse to interrupt my cleaning and to sit down and sew.
 
 
 
 
 
Today I am looking for another excuse to quit cleaning and sew.
 
~b



Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday post card

 
...where the buffalo roam.
 
~b


Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Mule

I'm back at organizing my little sewing sweatshop today.
I took the day off yesterday and we went to a movie.
We have not been to a movie theater for years
 but Clint Eastwood got us there with "The Mule".
I am a huge movie fan but I'm finding it harder
 to find a good movie that suits my tastes.
 
 
I'm currently enjoying this book about a knit shop in Seattle.
Although the dish rag I'm making here is crocheted.
 
~b

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

cruising

I was cruising down the Pinterest highway this morning...
 before breakfast and still in my pj's.
 
 
Pinterest and Instagram are where I get
 most of my inspiration and ideas.
 
 
I had this zipper pouch finished and photographed before lunch.
 
 
Now what do I do with the rest of my day?
 
~b
 


Monday, January 7, 2019

sampler

This year daughter-knit-and-pearl and I decided
to make sampler quilts using this book.
I love sampler quilts...every square different.
I am again using what I already have for fabric
which will be a challenge to stay within the
 specific color palette I have chosen.
 
 
I am also determined to clean and organize
my little sewing sweatshop this month.
 
 
I am finally embarrassed by the mess I have created.
It's a little room and doesn't take much to look completely in shambles.
 
 
I am doing it in baby steps which seems to describe me lately.
When I am satisfied that I have accomplished a little bit
quickly return to sewing.
 
~b

Friday, January 4, 2019