Saturday, January 31, 2015

Prizes from afar

Travelling all the way from Poland,

 a package of pretty FQs from Craft Fabric (a prize from the Sew Sweet QAL for my entry, "With a Cherry on Top")

With a Cherry on Top the drawstring bag I made using Joanna's paper piecing Cupcake pattern.

and a package of lovely FQs along with a seasonal panel and matching fabric from
 Robin's Patchwork (a prize from the Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL for my Festive Trees Runner).

Festive Trees runner made using Julianna's Christmas Trees blocks.

Many, many thanks to each of these shops for being sponsors!  It was so exciting to receive such pretty fabric prizes from afar and such a treat.

A good month

Just like that and the first month of a new year is finished.  A month I spent away from blogging but sewing for all three of my guys - from fleece hats and slippers; to cozy hoodies, T-shirts and flannel lounge pants.  Not one bit of quilting or patchwork of any kind for the whole month. 
Pink + Red = a favourite colour combo and extra yummy in flannel! Pretty pleased with the buttonholes made using my vintage Singer 15-91.
 Lovely dotted flannel jammies and a fleece hoodie for myself, rounded out the clothing makes for the month.  All very satisfying and all well received (and it still makes my mama heart happy to see my grown-up sons wearing those handmade duds with the same appreciation - albeit more design contribution - as they had as boys).  No wonder I just kept sewing and sewing for them all month. ;o)

Love that bit of ribbon for the pajama shirt pocket and that I had the perfect vintage buttons to finish the front.
 With my whole month spent not blogging... I missed sharing with you a really special handmade gift.

Imagine my surprise and delight to receive these gorgeous handknit socks from my generous and talented friend, Maria,  better known as Maja from Maja's Paradise (she also tucked in some fabric goodness as a part of her gift to me, but these socks are the show stopper!).

I absolutely love handknit socks and these are so warm and cozy.  I'm totally smitten with the colours  of the yarn she chose too (she knows me so well!).  Thanks sweet friend!

All that winter clothing sewing is nearly at an end.  I love the fleece hoodie I made for myself so much that I'm wanting to make another. ;o)  Looks like my serger will keep busy a little while more, but don't worry, I've also got some quilting projects in the works.

Coincidentally, during my month long clothing sewing spree, I received an email from
generously offering all my readers a discount of 20% off your first order using the code: SewMeSomethingGood2015 at checkout.
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