Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday #99~ Drive Through Shenandoah Valley on a Rainy Summer Morning

All pictures are drive by shots.
July, 2014



 









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Monday, August 18, 2014

What Only 6 Inches Can do in a Sewing Room

From this
to
THIS
 Thank-you Mr. G for moving the 2 heavy cabinets and shelves over 6 inches, and putting together 2 IKEA storage units and table.
What a difference in work space it created!
The shelve with fabric and books were moved to the foyer where I could more easily reach and search. 
Moved the white shelve that originally was behind my machine.


Notice there is no table leg in the corner, so I can swivel in my chair right or left.
  I can easily set up my serger, or when the big machine is doing an embroidery job, I can move it to the right and set up the little sewing machine.
Because the white table was about 9 inches deeper, I had to move the oak top to the right.
Guess how much space I had?
Thought it was going to be exactly enough space, but Mr. G had to cut off a measly 1/4 inch!
But now it's all level surface and more space for computer.
I did regret losing my little person tutor space.
A little person could sit in this space, but the table went up about 3 inches which does make a difference.  An adult might be able to set up a machine here.
Wish I could get rid of cords, but distance of sockets won't allow.
Yes, just a few inches can change everything.
This isn't all the 6 inches changed.
See more later.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Quilt Shot Block #25~ Stack & Slashet

        I thought this method was called "Stack & Wack," but everything I saw on I You Tube showed that method produced a kaleidoscope effect. Some called this method "Stack & Slash."  That method was used to make quilt size blocks of 10 or more inches.  I decided to make a mini 4 inch version to combine to make one 12 inch block.  So I'm calling it "Stack and Slashet."


     While in Ohio a few weeks ago, we stopped at a Saturday Flea market and I purchased a large bag of vintage cloth scraps for $1.  Some pieces weren't large, but big enough to cut a 5 ½ inch square. The yellow & green piece next to it, I've had for years since my girls were toddlers.



Stack the squares and slash somewhere.







Take the top piece of the right section & place in back.

Sew pieces together in order as they now lay.





Iron, stack and slash somewhere again.













Move top piece of right section to back.

Sew sections together as they lay.









Iron, stack, rotate 180º, and slash the upper corner somewhere.







Move top piece of upper piece to back.








Iron, stack & rotate 90º.
At this point I wished I had just slashed all pieces at the beginning instead of one at a time.  So I slashed twice somewhere. 
After moving pieces to back, sew together.

 Finished "Stack & Slashets"
 Trim to 4½ inch squares.
 Lay out to suit your fancy in 9 patch order and sew together.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wordless Wednesday #98~ Bee a Sunflower

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