Sewing for my new apt. and more

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     I have not done much sewing lately except for my apt. I made new Valan
ces for the kitchen and dinning room and my other valances for the 2 bedroo
ms and living room was able to use the old ones and didn't even have to alt
er them. I also made place mats and napkins to match. I don't like curtains
 covering all my windows so just have vertical blinds and valances.
     Yesterday I cut out material for two crib quilts. First one has differ
ent colored tractors on a white background, so I added 3 different solid co
lors to match tractors and these are just 5 1/2 in squares filler blocks. T
he second crib quilt is pink half squares using the churn dash pattern. www
.quilterscasche.com has more than one size if you want to try this quilt. T
hink this will be cute, especially since I am using white 2 inch sashing an
d dark pink 2 inch corner squares at corners of sashing blocks. I hope to g
et started on these two quilts sometime next week.  
     All most forgot, I have also made a variety of cat/dog place mats for  
water bowls/food. These are all made with cat and dog prints of fabric. I s
till have some pot holders to make from left over material from other proje
cts. The crib quilts, cat/dog mats and pot holders all go to the Senior cra
ft show in November.   I try to donate something to help seniors out. Most  
of these were done just before my move, while packing boxes.
                              Sandy$

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     I have not done much sewing lately except for my apt. I made new  
Valances for the kitchen and dinning room and my other valances for the 2  
bedrooms and living room was able to use the old ones and didn't even have  
to alter them. I also made place mats and napkins to match. I don't like  
curtains covering all my windows so just have vertical blinds and valances.
     Yesterday I cut out material for two crib quilts. First one has  
different colored tractors on a white background, so I added 3 different  
solid colors to match tractors and these are just 5 1/2 in squares filler  
blocks. The second crib quilt is pink half squares using the churn dash  
pattern. www.quilterscasche.com has more than one size if you want to try  
this quilt. Think this will be cute, especially since I am using white 2  
inch sashing and dark pink 2 inch corner squares at corners of sashing  
blocks. I hope to get started on these two quilts sometime next week.
     All most forgot, I have also made a variety of cat/dog place mats for  
water bowls/food. These are all made with cat and dog prints of fabric. I  
still have some pot holders to make from left over material from other  
projects. The crib quilts, cat/dog mats and pot holders all go to the Senior  
craft show in November.   I try to donate something to help seniors out.  
Most of these were done just before my move, while packing boxes.
                              Sandy$

Sounds like you stay busy, and I think it is nice that you make the items  
for the senior craft show.   I have considered making dog place mats for my  
kitchen but end up just buying the small bathroom rugs to put in the kitchen  
and spend my time making doggie winter jackets for a few friends.  I also  
make a few simple tops for a friends grandchildren children to wear when  
playing.  And of course I make a few simple shorts & tops for me.  I have a  
couple patterns that I use most all the time, and no one but me knows how  
quick it is to sew them up!  But most of my sewing time has been taking up  
clothes since I am still losing weight-----slow but steady, just a pound or  
two a week.  I like your idea for just having blinds with a valance for your  
apt.  That is mostly what I have in my house.
Barbara in SC, but right now on a vacation in FL  



Re: Sewing for my new apt. and more
Hello Barbara,
     Glad you are also sewing. I really enjoy making things and when I make something for another person or group, it makes me feel good inside.  Think you know what I mean.  Keep sewing.
                                 Sandy$

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