Tuesday, August 24, 2010

sweat shop

On Saturday, while we were out shopping, I mentioned to Steve that I get SO hot when I'm at home sewing during the day that sometimes I have to go in the family room and sit under the fan to cool off. Steve suggested that I not say things like that in public, lest someone overhear and think he is running a sweat shop at our house.

I am thankful for the cooler weather today because I have six projects going simultaneously and have been using the iron for the past hour and a half. Sweat shop indeed.

I am preparing to make two stuffed balls today, but after laying the fabric out to decide on color arrangements, I am so delighted with the flower shapes they make that I almost don't want to move them.

Aren't they cute? (Please ignore the battered-looking coffee table under the delightful flower shapes.) They make me want to make a fancy quilt, but I am trying not to get wooed away from my idea of a very plain quilt made only of squares. Because I like squares and I like plain quilts, but darn those flowers are cute.

Along with the stuffed balls, I am working on a set of napkins that just need to have their edges serged and they will be ready to head out the door. Out for a wild life of mouth wiping and lap sitting.

And lastly, I am making some baby blankets that go along with the stuffed balls, so I got to make bias tape to trim the blankets. I LOVE making bias tape. And I love how it looks when it's done, all neat and wound up and ready to go. And I love how it looks sewn onto the edge of a project. I am seriously on the verge of writing a poem about bias tape here, but I'll refrain.
Hopefully, in my next post, I will be able to share exciting things like my logo (!) and some pictures of the diaper bag that I finished over the weekend.

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