Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Not Enough Hours in the Day!


Lately, it seems like I run from morning till night
& have been just swamped with all kinds of
projects that are keeping me away from my blog!

Between harvesting & cooking our garden’s
produce, working on the family tree on (2 wks free membership!)
& sewing lots of fall outfits
plus making DGD’s Halloween costume (Ariel)
I’m exhausted!


I’m not quite done with the costume so all I can
show you at the moment (above photo) is the
flesh colored long-sleeved top of a
very soft knit that goes beneath
the bare costume so she will look like she is
*neked* underneath but will still be warm
enough on the night of Oct. 31st in Ohio!
It is made from a vintage Kwik Sew
pattern for girls tee-shirts...#307.
That cute Pilgrim turkey fabric in the background
is from Hancocks (Thank you, Niener!)
That will hopefully become a jumper
sometime before November 25th.
(Somebody please remind me that it is
a one-way pattern to those Pilgrims???)
I've got them upside down!!
I’ll have to be careful when cutting!

I promised to show you some of the completed
sewing projects that I gave you
a sneak peek of last week.
Both of the little skorts below, are from the
pattern "Sara's Skort" by Children's Corner.

They are lined, have elastic through the back &
have attached shorts so my
darling granddaughter

(6 yrs old)

can cartwheel to her

's content & remain modest!
You should see her doing flips & trying to do a
one-handed cartwheel. Yikes!
I just know she’s going to be a cheerleader!

Skort shown here with a matching machine embroidered design

on the black shirt & black knee-socks.
One of those sparkley glue-on diamonds
is covering a tiny hole that I managed to make
while cutting away the stabilizer.
Thank you, Nicole, for the idea to use the Bling!!

Another version of the same skort.
Shown below with a different black long-sleeved
top that has a sparkle effect
which does not show up in the photo.
I couldn’t decide what to embroider on this one…
Its a cinch one of the dogs won’t show up! LOL

They have 2 black Schnauzers at their house,
so I think she will especially love this one!

The pattern for the little Christmas package with
the appliquéd bow


is from a free insert in last

month's issue of

American Patchwork & Quilting

This is just one block to be used as a trivet
but here is what several of them would look like

made up into the entire quilt.

Cute, huh?
I don’t know if I’ll make the entire quilt before
Christmas gets here or not…
Its only 93 days away!

I made this little oven door dress , below, out of 2 tea towels.

If you google “oven door dress” there are lots of
tutorials available.
As always, after I took the photo, I saw that the cherry appliqués
weren’t laying right so I took out those few gathers in the front
and straightened it out, then sewed it back together but
never got another picture before I gave it to my sister.
Why is it we can see our mistakes so much better
when looking at a photo?

Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo House.
I’ll be back with some autumn decor & a fall tablescape real soon.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

September is National Sewing Month

I have been sewing up a storm lately.

No time to read anything other than patterns,

so no book review this week.

No time to set a pretty table either.

Here is a sneak peak at what I've been working on


I'll save them for another day.