Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Anthea's Piece Yourself Together Hexie Link

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Still working on my 1/2-inch hexies. There are now 253 hexies sewn together. I think I posted before that there were 334 hexies sewn together but I guess that was "wishful thinking" since it probably should have been 234 hexies. Anyway, here's what I've done to date:

I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" hexie link.


Click here to see what others are doing with their hexies.
Thanks, Anthea, for providing the link.
That is all.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Trunk Show

There's a Trunk Show going on. This is the idea of Soma from "Whims & Fancies." Click here for more information: Really, there are all sorts of prizes being given away plus we get to see alll the fabulous projects others are making. Here's what I've done in preparation for our upcoming Thanksgiving Day.
I made these two wall hangings, one for my sister and one for me. She chose the one on top.  They're so fast and easy to make. I was able to practice my "quilting with rulers" on these.  Quilting with rulers is somewhat of a struggle for me but I'm hanging in there.  I'll get better one of these days.   That is all.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Continuing Hexie Sewing

Encouraging Words of the Day:
Sewing continues on my 1/2-inch hexie quilt. I've now sewn 334 hexie flowers together along with the green separator hexies. It measures about 44 x 50 inches.
And I've sewn these one-inch hexie flowers for my partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. She requested polka dots.
I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" links. Click on the photo below to see what others are doing with their hexies. On second thought, since I've somehow lost my Blogsy app and am having to learn a new app in order to post from my ipad, click on this link:  http://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/more-hexys-for-epp-tuesday.html
I'll have to figure out how to add a link to a photo. That is all. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Quick Hexie Post

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Just a short post to show you the flowers I made for my swap partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. She requested flowers made of 1930s fabric with a light yellow center. Ta da!

And, of course, work continues on my 1/2-inch hexie project. There are now 205 flowers and it measures about, well, I forgot to measure it and I have to hurry to try to get on Anthea's linky for "Piece Yourself Together."


Click on photo above to go to linky and see what others are doing with their hexagons.

That is all.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Beautiful Round Robin Finish

Encouraging Words of the Day:

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. I am by doing one of my favorite things, sewing. I've finished quilting and binding a little lap quilt/wall hanging. This is the product of a recent Round Robin with family and friends. I wanted a Christmas quilt to hang during the Christmas season and was so pleased at the end result of the Round Robin. Check it out:

I started with the center block, now surrounded by a signature block from each Round Robin member in each corner. I'm just delighted with how it turned out. Thanks Lynette, Ida, Mary, and Sara.
The backing fabric was provided by my sister Ida who knows how much I like house blocks. Here's the back:
Thanks, Ida. That's the perfect backing.
Short post on this Sunday but "that is all."



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Piece Yourself Together Some Hexies AND Pincushions

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Today I'm linking up with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches and the Piece-Yourself-Together linky

I'm constantly sewing hexies into flowers but it's been a while since I've linked up. Here are four flowers I've made for friends.
I also want to remind you of another linky which ends tomorrow. Ida at "My Sister Made Me Do It" is hosting the "2nd Annual Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade." Come join us by showing off your pincushions, any you've made or swapped or bought, etc. AND you could win some pretty exciting prizes too. By the way, I have another pincushion to show off, one my sister made for me.

It's beautifully embroidered on the top and is perched on top of a little jar, perfect for holding buttons or sewing notions. Thanks, Ida!

Check out this link for more information on the Pincushion Parade:

That is all.







Sunday, September 4, 2016

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2016

Yes! Time for the "Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2016" and I'm ready. I had such a good time looking at everyone's pincushions last year so can hardly wait to get started on this year's.

But first, here are the "Encouraging Words of the Day:"

Now, here are my entries for the Parade:

I again made a round pincushion that's made up of hexagons AND pentagons. I had to actually get my son's old soccer ball (AGAIN) and use it as a guide to sew these together correctly and make the round shape. Here is this year's pincushion pictured with the one I made last year.
Then I ran into a really interesting pincushion and decided to sew that together. BUT, since I've been sewing for a long time, I don't need to follow the directions, right? So saying, I ended up with a "pin pillow" rather than a pincushion. Then, I made everything smaller and came up with a size more worthy of being called a pincushion. Here are both of them. They both have a little pocket in front for scissors or thread or hexies or whatever:
The next pincushion was made my my nephew when he was about 12 years old and wanted to learn to sew. He sewed it up by hand and was quite proud to present me with it. Sadly, he died almost 2 years ago but I always think fondly of him when I see this little pincushion, well, I always think fondly of him but anyway, we had fun the day he sewed this together. He loved the fuzzy animal print.

My grandson gave me the stuffed Angry Bird when we were both into playing the game on our iPhones. Perfect for a pincushion! The Angry Bird is probably angry because I stuck all those pins in him.

I've been putting together some sewing kits for friends and sewed up these little pincushions to add to the kits.

Lastly is this little bitty pincushion that I made for my "take-along" sewing kit. I use this a lot when I travel. It beats putting the needle in the car seat or on my pants leg. I'm so glad I made it because I use it all the time. Well, I made two. They're really small since the bottom is a lid from a 2-liter soda bottle.

This last photo shows my pincushions in the "Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2016."

That is all.