Posts tagged ‘iron’
Here she is in her new natural habitat. Isabel has been asking for me to sew with her for ages and I wasn’t sure that she was ready to be safe with needles, iron or machine. But, I could not put her off any longer and so off we went into the WIP pile, along with the scrap basket. As you can see above, she is learning to press open the seams. Check out the look of concentration on her face; She loved it!
This is a very old UFO which has not been completed since I cannot make up my mind what to do with the strips. Hop, Skip, Jump quilt? A version of This Quilt? Isabel says she is thinking about “What we make whid it” and she’s going to let me know what she decides.
Her first thing to make was a mug rug for daddy’s coffee cup. She carefully selected some scraps and she sewed this together with very little help (and intervention) from me.
Clearly, we have a quilting prodigy on our hands. ;p
Oh bother. I haven’t been a very good blogger once again. And I’ve also been quite a slow quilter as well. All of my good intentions of finishing my UFO’s have been cast aside lately by the business of every day life. My Single Girl quilt sits on the chair feeling very neglected and sad. Out of anger, and also knowing how the curved piecing has me a bit undone, it taunts me. I think I can, I think I can…Single Girl, I will conquer you. Next week, maybe.
So, let’s just have a photo-heavy post on my little sewing room, shall we? Yes. And then perhaps my next post I will have something to actually SHOW you.
With a slight bit of guilt, I took over a room in our small house for sewing. The sewing corner I once had was growing and carving out more and more room out of the living room and was generally bugging the fam here at the cottage. I reasoned with the two girls that they hardly ever actually played in the playroom and before they could answer, I had turned the playroom into this…
And last, but definitely not least, my Christmas gift from Mr. Cottage. My Rowenta DA 1560. See that pointy tip? Totally rocks. When I’m piecing blocks, the compact size and shape is just what a quilter wants. I recommend it whole-heartedly. That’s the sewing room here at the cottage…I’ll be back soon with what I’ve been sewing. It’s not quilts by the way….