Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My 100 Day Sewing Challenge #3

Hoot! Hoot!  I've gotten to sew 3 days since my last sewing challenge post!  

That puts me at 8 of the 100 Days!!

Want to see what I stitched up???    

Here you go ....


I finished the robes for the princess class I'm teaching.  The girls will wear them in our finale in a couple of weeks!


I stitched up this pillow case, I have one more cut out ready to stitch up and then it will be time to crochet an edging on each. 

Not shown, but with the scraps I cut 2.5 inch strips, 2 inch strips, 1.5 inch strips and 1 inch strips.  The 2.5 inch strips, which are the widith of the fabric, are being added to a jelly roll I am putting together and the other strips (various sizes) are going into a plastic container specifically for each size.  What do I plan to do with these strips ... use them in a quilt, of course!


And finally, I stitched up these two bed buddies.  They have rice in them and can be thrown into the microwave to heat and then use!  I made them out of flannel.

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27



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19 comments:

  1. Dear Patsy, woot woot indeed! I confess that I have had two full days of tidying my sewing room thanks to you. It had got into a bit of a state after my last bout of Costume making for the school, and I couldn't move in there! It's all lean and clean and rarin' to go now, so I'm looking forward to joining you! Mimi xxx

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    1. Mimi, I look forward to seeing what you create, you are so talented!

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  2. Great work Patsy! I love that you are always challenging yourself. I love the pillow cases and will be making some after my husband can dive again from his health issue. Right now I spend too many hours driving. I was wondering how you get the needle into the pillow case fabric to make your crochet edge. I think I've seen a tool that rolls along an edge that makes little holes. Is that what you use? Thank you for all your inspirational posts!
    Melody in OR

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    1. Melody, hopefully it won't be long before your husband can start driving again. You are being so helpful to him! As for the crochet edge, there is a tool like you described and I have one but I only use it on items that will not ravel. For these pillowcases I will use an embrodiery needle and do a blanket stitch around the edge then switch over to a crochet hook and do the edging. I will use the same thread for the blanket stitch as I will the actual edging. I hope that makes sense.

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    2. Yes, that makes perfect sense! Thank you so much for your quick response! I hope all is going well with your husband as well. I'm very blessed wth such a wonderful husband that always takes good care of me. It's a pleasure to do for him. However, I'm sure he's going to be happy to not have to put up with my driving while groggy! ❤️

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    3. Melody, thank you for inquiring about my husband. He continues to heal. I too am blessed with a wonderful husband!

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  3. Love the challenge. I'm sewing about 2 hours a day. So far I have made 15 outfits for the American Girl Doll. I have 5 granddaughters. What I am loving the most is that it isn't costing anything. I'm using up scrap fabrics, laces, trims, elastic and snaps and Velcro. This is so much fun. I was dragging my feet to make them, this has given me in insentive to see how much can I get done in 100 days.

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    1. jlynn, two hours a day!!!! That is wonderful! You are really cranking out those American Girl Doll outfits. You go girl!!!

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    1. Debbie, it's a sack filled partially with rice that you throw into the microwave to heat and use for aches or to warm the bed!

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  5. Great job! We are having a week of high 90 degree, humid weather so I have been crafting too. I am making afghans for both daughters for Christmas (just started so they don't make me too hot), sewing curtains for a guest room and trying to crochet cactus per a request from a family member who saw them on Pinterest. I am on a 365 day craft marathon since I retired last summer!

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    1. Gloria, crochet a cactus??? I'll have to look that one up!

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  6. Good job on the challenge everyone! This is changing how I'm looking at sewing. I used to think of it as a weird combination of pleasure and chore. As a pleasure - I would put it off because I had other more pressing things to do. As a chore - I could put it off because I didn't *have to* sew.

    Now I am looking at it as a creative discipline. I like this mindset better.

    I finished the quilt top for the baby quilt. Now to assemble the layers and tie it. Should be done in a few days. Good thing - our little early girl (5weeks early) just got home from the hospital. AND Vacation Bible School starts next week and I'm teaching!

    Thanks for this challenge!

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    1. Cheri, creative discipline ... I like that! Sounds like you best get busy because busy is knocking on your door!!!!

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  7. It is great what you are accomplishing in your challenge. Also thank you for the information you shared about crocheting the edge of the pillow case! Lovely material. Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I fell in love with the fabric when I say it and knew immediately what I would do with it!

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  8. I didn't make my goal of sewing 4 days, just sewed 1 day. The garden is coming in and picking, canning and freezing is definitely a priority. However, at least I sewed 1 day!

    I was able to hem a pair of jeans, then continued with organizing my sewing area. I will not allow myself to do a fun project until the mending chores are finished, there is not enough room to work in my tiny sewing spot. Whenever anyone is giving something away, I offer to take it without complaining. As a result I have quite a few trash bags piled up in my sewing area. I managed to go through one bag and find a set of curtains for one of the bedrooms which I ironed and hung up. The other items in the bag were cut up for grease rags to go in the garage. Some other curtains had nice lace trim which I will be cutting off and saving.

    This next week, my goal will be to hem another pair of pants, finish going through the last bag, and covering two pillows.

    Jeannie
    GetMeToTheCountry.Blogspot.com

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    1. Jeannie, the busyness of the season is why I chose my 100 Day sewing challenge ... no pressure, but a challenge to work steadly and slowing in and around all the other gardening and preserving.

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    2. It does add pressure thinking about it but only because I am so far behind. If I can slowly chip away at the iceberg, I can move on to fun things I want to do; then it will not be a chore, but will be fun. That is my goal and this challenge is helping me stop delaying.
      Jeannie @ GetMeToTheCountry.Blogspot.com

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