Monday, September 17, 2018

Lots of Little Miracles

Here's a story of one of the smallest  miracles. 

So I'm working on a Harry Potter pattern, the Extendible Ear.  This is the last piece to make, and I've run out of the brown I was using for the shadow... (I should have known better.)  I have all but five pieces  done.

 Five more pieces from this little bit?

 Not going to happen. I need to find some more.

I looked amongst the stash- nothing.  I checked with the scraps that are separated by color - nothing. I dug out the potholders I was making for house warming gifts to my family - nothing.  I checked the big bin of snippets, the whole thing - nothing.  I still had two places to check.  The stand up bin next to the cutting table- way at the bottom...

These little pieces should get me through. 

I should be able to finish tomorrow.  I'll run it bye you when I do.


Friday, September 14, 2018

What plant is this?

This one grows on the south side of my house... I really don't know what it is, but the leaves  look really familiar.  I think it's some kind of  Hydrangea, but the flowers are all wrong.  They look  like downward facing bell flowers.

Do they ring a bell with you?
So it's Friday!
Have a great weekend.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Finished Hagrid's Hut

I like how this one turned out.  On this version there is a thatched roof and a weedy lawn.

All four of the most recent makes.  Next up is the fairly new pattern for the Extendible Ears.  I just happened to find my flesh colored fabrics recently. 

Hope you are having a great Monday.

Still working on the Hut

Hagrid's Hut, that is.  Not many seams left to do, but try to find some time to sew.

I know you all have the same problem.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sewing what I want!

You know I love Harry Potter...

Well, right now I haven't got a deadline to meet, so I'm making a few more Harry Potter blocks from Fandom In Stitches.  I like making them. Lately it seems I'm having trouble picking colors. I'm making the castle right now

 Only 2 more seams to sew.  Below, see what I mean about choosing fabrics?  I like the rocks, but it seems more like  a fabric for Hagrid's cottage. I love the sky I chose, magical. With the roof color it seems kind of dark, (it is night time).  I might have to retry this pattern with other colors.  What do you think?
It isn't the easiest pattern.  Making Hagrid's cottage next. Stop by and see.

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Next I made the "Robes" pattern from Harry Potter.

(Paper piecing always brings me out of a funk.)

It's an easy pattern.

Happy Monday.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Here's the Slug Finish

As promised

I usually like to make the subject of the paper pieced pattern a richer color than the background. You can hardly see his antennae. Maybe I should make this block again... I wanted the slug to be yellow like the Banana Slug encountered by my kids when they were at Bible Camp in the 80s in the Santa Cruz  mountains in CA.
The pattern is at Fandom In Stitches or at Eat Slugs in case you want to make one.  LOL
Have a great weekend.