My sewing has me jumping from one project to another lately. While searching for another project, I discovered a tube that had a snowman kit inside of it. I bought it years ago when a LQS was going out of business....maybe 12 years ago???? I've been very negligent in participating in Minis and More lately. This month is a "choose your own project" so I thought it would be fun to sew up Frosty. Be sure to check out the Minis and More Parade on December 1st on Michele's and Sherri's blogs.
It involved a lot of 1" finished squares and a fusible grid, but I think he turned out pretty cute.
Recently, Carole from My Carolina Home blog had her annual Autumn Jubilee with lots of fabulous autumn projects. There were also many giveaways. I was lucky enough to win The Ultimate Presser Foot Set. I had been interested in this set for some time, but wasn't sure how it would work with my machine. You can imagine how excited I was to hear that I had won it. Each foot is so well made and heavy duty. I've tried several of them already and have been very pleased with them. Included is a universal adaptor for the snap on feet. It does not work for my Bernina, but I have a Bernina adaptor and the feet snap onto it easily. Also included is an instructional DVD. My goal is to try each foot in some creative sewing.
Another sweet gift came from my sister. She recently took a trip to Japan and managed to find a charming little sewing shop. Just look at the TINY little treasures she found. The detail on these pins is nothing short of incredible - a ruler, measuring tape, pin cushion, thread and scissors. I am holding up a red glass head pin so you can get some perspective of the size of these little gems.
Check out this amazing wooden needle case with pincushion, thread, needles and snips inside the beautiful wooden box.
Lastly, she brought back some beautiful fabrics.
The annual Bonnie Hunter QAL is quickly approaching. I've sorted through my fabric bins and have pulled out fabrics that may work for it. The first clue comes out in a little over a week. Are you joining this year?
A small wall hanging was finished as well. This was a pattern from Urban Elementz, It was fun to pull out all my wild prints.
Motivated by so many working on Jen Kingwell's, My Small World, I have jumped aboard and started one myself. Section 1 and 2 are completed.
Continuing on with my "hopping around", I attempted rope bowls. I've seen so many pretty ones and decided to give them a try. This was such a fun project and I am so pleased with the way they turned out.
We had little ones over the weekend. This one kept me jumping.