Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Bit of Stitching



The sewing urge has been quite dominant lately. It's a good thing. My daughter-in-law's birthday is later this week, but we celebrated this past weekend. I stitched up two pillow covers using fabrics that will go in her living room. A simple Granny Square block with diagonal machine quilting came together without any glitches.
 

We also celebrated my daughter's birthday which was the previous weekend. I don't make clothes for my kids much any more, but last spring I stitched up this Vogue 8689 pattern and it turned out a wee bit too small so I gave it to my youngest daughter. Then I thought it would nicely fit her elder sister, so this time I made it in a cozy flannel. It does fit her, and oddly, it fits me, too, although I don't think I've lost any inches. Next I'll make it for myself, allowing for a little more room where needed.
 
This afternoon I worked in the garden, digging some manure into the garden beds where it can rot over the winter. I planted a few more tulips, some Siberian iris and Allium bulbs.

The winner of the Gladys Taber book is Deanna of Creekside Cottage.  Congratulations, Deanna. I'll contact you via email for your address.

32 comments:

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

It does fit well and it's very cozy. I like having something made by you again.

Connie said...

Your cushions are beautiful, she is going to love them :)

Happy@Home said...

I'm smiling at that first comment. What lovely gifts you have made and that just proves how well loved they are.
Congratulations to your winner. Nothing like a Gladys Taber book to curl up with at this time of year.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh Lorrie! I am so excited! Thank you so much!

I love the pillow covers and the blouse you made for your daughter. Very, very nice.

Deanna

Cattails said...

Congrats to Deanna. Very pretty pillows and a cute blouse.

Jill said...

Great sewing projects, they'll be happy with them I'm sure.

Deborah Montgomery said...

So great you can make clothes. I have made a few things, but am not real adept at it. The blouse is really pretty!
Glad you're enjoying the chai.

Elizabeth said...

I think your patchwork cushions are lovely!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Congrats to your book winner! Lucky gal.

Your pillows are lovely in the serene colors of yellow and gray....very nicely done! And it's fun to see your blouse too, as a gal who used to sew her own clothes. Recently I bought some fabric for a few tops and you've inspired me to get sewing!

Mary said...

What lovely pillow covers Lorrie - your choice of colors so pretty.
Is that floral fabric actually flannel? If so it's really gorgeous, well actually great in whatever fabric of course. A blouse/shirt is not the easiest garment to make - you did a fabulous job though and I know the girls must love wearing your creations.

Happy stitching.
Hugs - Mary

Cheryl said...

You've been stitching up some lovely creations! I know your recipients were thrilled!

Congrats to the recipient of your giveaway, my sweet friend Deanna!

Rettabug said...

Your pillows & shirt turned out beautifully, Lorrie...very pretty & I know they are appreciated gifts.

I thank you for the reminder that I should be planting more tulips NOW!! I almost forgot!!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love those pillows! Such soft colours. And the blouse is so pretty. I always love a nice blouse/shirt but I'm 'in between sizes' right now. LOL I saw a few in a store the other day and am wondering if they're making a comeback. Lovely work!

Art and Sand said...

At one period in my life, I made all of my clothes. I haven't sewn anything to wear in years - just pillows, napkins, quilts. You inspire me to sew something for myself.

Love the pillows.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOVE the pillows and what a beautiful top!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOVE the pillows and what a beautiful top!

ann said...

These are the days to sew. I am putting away the dollhouse building stuff to clear a place for the sewing machine and the surger. I have thought about making pillows for the grandchildren. I like your quilted ones. And, I do like your blue header. Love the shade of blue. No garden work it; it is snowing and very cold: 1 degree F. Staying in all day. Happy stitching.

Barbara said...

Very clever.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love your projects - it is always nice to find something the "fits" - whether in a room or on a person. We have a good frost here today - I guess I should get some tulips and daffodils planted soon. And sunshine - aren't we the lucky ones?

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

It's cozy time so we have the excuse to do the creative things again :-) Lovely projects! Congratulations to Deanna too xx

podso said...

The pillows look so nice…such a nice way to dress up or change things a bit in a living space. And the shirt looks great--comfy. I bet in flannel it would be very cozy and warm for your rainy winter days.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pillows and the shirt is very cute. I don't try to sew for myself anymore...nothing ever fits right! lol I have to always try clothes on! Congrats to your lucky winner, too! Hugs!

Donna said...

Those are lovely sewing projects! And congratulations to the lucky winner of your giveaway.

Marilyn said...

Love seeing your sewing projects. I just don't like to sew anymore. Note sure why that happened, as I sewed for so many years and even made a 25 year career out of the knowledge of sewing. Maybe that is why, when I retired sewing was mostly set aside. Love your pillows

happywonderer said...

Great pillows! I'm sure your daughter appreciated them!

Jen Vandervoort said...

All this and you have time to sew clothes, and those cute pillows?

That's a very cosy, and warm looking shirt, and I bet it will be well appreciated.

No bulbs here, ground is now too frozen to do anything. -12 already...sigh.

Jen

Granny Marigold said...

Thanks for popping by my blog. Yes, we are having sunshine but a little less cold wind would be nice. On the subject of nice, the pillows you sewed are very lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your pillows are very pretty, Lorrie and the shirt looks professionally made!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful cushions. Lovely blouse!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Gorgeous cushion covers for your daughter-in-law Lorrie.
Modern fabrics and the grey spotted one ties them together beautifully!
I'm always amazed at what you accomplish each week. I've slowed down so much in the last few tears - it takes me longer to get things done now and it frustrates me!!
Enjoy your weekend.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I meant to add - congratulations to Deanna on winning that lovely book!
Now you can tell I'm forgetful too!!

Storybook Woods said...

Very pretty. I especially love that blouse. It is so nice to look at ones own handiwork. Your sewing is so perfect too!! Clarice