Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November Finishes and Other News

My finishes this month are:
Tag Blankets
Rag Blanket
No, I've still not gotten to that Tinny Dress....
And, in other exciting news, I've joined the Amelie and Henri team!
My main task there is to edit the PDF patterns and any other documents that are sent out.
I used to do a lot of writing and I still love it--I just don't have as much time for it anymore!
But, this will keep my editing skills honed!
Yep, I'm quite excited!
Go have a look at their Etsy page--they have some beautiful patterns!

Even more exciting news, and one reason why I've been more quiet in the sewing world, we are expecting our 5th child!
I got to hear the heartbeat today after a trying week and we are so thankful!
Lord-willing we hope to meet this little one in the beginning of June, 2014.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Some More Baby Sewing

My sister had a baby.
Since I had to mail the gift, I thought I'd make something small.
A tag blanket it was.
The top layer here is flannel which I received from a friend.
The ribbon is all from my stash--from when I used to do a lot more scrapbooking and card making.

And, the back is some quilting cotton--'Off to the Rescue by Becky Taunton for Newcastle Fabrics.'
This fabric I bought at the Fat Quarter Shop quite a while ago, but it fit perfectly with the rescue vehicles on the flannel!

I cut two 8" x 8" squares, basted the ribbon in place, then sewed them with right sides together, leaving a hole for turning.
Turn, press, and top-stitch. Done.
I sent one off to my new nephew--the other one may go to a friend's new baby unless I sew something else for him....

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rag Blanket Baby Gift

Coming home from Cuba, there were two babies that we *had* to welcome with a gift.
I got on one gift right away, the other will have to wait until later this week.
But, here it is.
I got to meet the little man today--such a sweet little guy!

The fabric is flannelette--the blue I received from a friend, and the white is from Fabricland.
There is a double layer of flannelette, and it's prewashed to start the ruffled look (and to save their washer and dryer from the lint!)

Hopefully this'll help keep him warm in the freezing cold winters up here!
Congrats M & M, and God's blessing in raising the little man!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Goals

We just got back home from Cuba early Tuesday morning.
It was another successful trip, and we continue to praise our God for safety, for getting everything in, and for the blessed time we could have with the Church in Cuba.
But, now it's back to the cold, wintery life here.
And, I do have a list of things I want to finish in November!
First of all, two babies were born while we were gone--my sister had a little boy and some good friends of ours had a little boy as well.
Both these little boys will hopefully be getting something sewn.
So, that is first on my list.
Next, I have the Tinny pattern from Straight Grain laying on my desk with the fabric all picked out.
I would like to get that done as well.
Have a great rest of the week!