Sunday, June 13, 2010

What's Up

Despite the lack of sewing blogging, I have been doing some sewing! I made the new Irby pattern by Sara Norris:

I know it's too big, but I like to aim for the future just in case time runs out and I don't finish in time for the current season.  You can find the pattern here:  Sara Norris Ltd.

I also made a big effort to clean up the ol' sewing room.  It still needs more, but more projects call!  Plus I added this new little addition:

Okay, it's really a shared machine for youngest dd and dh...and myself so I can tote something lighter to the occasional class.  Can you believe dh can sew?  It's been awhile for him, but the cord and accelerator (I know it isn't called that, but who doesn't think of it that way?) needed a bag so he whipped this up today:

Isn't it cute?  Polar fleece on sale at Joann's, just bought today! 

And, finally, the Leaning Tower:

I'm in charge of a charitable sewing project for our local chapter of ASG.  We're going to make baby/children blankets for patients at the hospital.  This is just some of the fabric we've had donated.  Our goal is 500 blankets!  Can we do it?  Yes, we can!  We've already had 35 completed blankets donated.  The project runs through the end of the year.  I think we've got a good shot at meeting (or exceeding!) the goal.  People are very generous--and it's amazing what you can do with small pieces of flannel or fleece.


Sara said...

Thanks for posting your darling version of my pattern!!!
What a wonderful project you are doing with the blankets!! Good luck with meeting your quota!!!

MushyWear said...

The dress looks darling. I can relate to cleaning up the sewing room. Recently I pulled my whole room apart and put it all back together. I'm glad I did because now I know where everything is and was happy to discover fabric I had forgotten about. Enjoy sewing those blankets. I'm sure they will be a blessing to the recipients.

sewing spots said...

Yes, we'll need all the help we can get doing that many blankets, but at least I don't have to do them all by myself! whew!