Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday tidbits

Dull title.  Help with title ideas gratefully received.  Last week at CTA one gal had been clearing out bits and pieces from her stash.  One of the items she brought for "re-assigning" (to me?) was this sewing  themed fabric.  As I was due to make something as my next exchange, for Rita, I decided to do the placemats I have done before.  A made several groups of them for Christmas '08, but not much since. 

Such fun and so easy.  Cut, re-sew and a bit of decorative stitching (or even just ordinary zig-zag) along the seam lines.  These will be finished envelope style.  [and the cost of the fabric was just great! - FREE]

I joined the Mug Rug swap.  If you click on the link over on the right side, you will get directed to the site.  I think the exchange closed today, but you could make these anyway.  They are quite addicting - they are small, fun and fast.  I have made 3 so far - 2 for the exchange, and one for my friend Caro.  Here is one I made for the exchange (she said we can show them)

Now it may not be apparent, but this is an item that makes me feel most satisfied.  These little drawers are filled with fat quarters or other pieces of less than 1/2 yard that I want to save, sorted by color.  I haven't been able to shut the drawers for quite some time.  Finally today that was accomplished.  HURRAH!  And I have been following Bonnie Hunter's suggestion for scrap control and have a drawer with 2" and 2 1/2" squares and a basket filled with seamed one light and one dark.  "Two-zey"

And there you have it for today.  Life is good.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

The mug rugs are really fun. I made already several one for the swap, and to take with me to Seattle. bye bye Caro