Sunday Check-in – 12/03/17

I did spend some time in my sewing room on the 1st.  I found this cute tutorial for a scissors case on the Patchwork Posse Blog and while waiting on some visitors expected in the early afternoon I pulled out some scrap fabric and created one. It didn’t take long at all.


2 Pocket Scissor Pouch

I did a few things different.  Since there would be pointed objects in the pocket, I chose to add batting to give a little cushion.  The instructions didn’t give dimensions for the button loop.  I used some ribbon and guessed about 4.5 inches and after the fact felt maybe 5 inches would be better.  Then after I put the rotary cutter in the larger back pocket, I got to thinking using a pony-tail band would be even better because it would have some stretch. I plan on making a few more of these.

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One Monthly Goal – December 2017

Life has resumed a new normalcy and I have hopes of doing some stitching in December.  My One Monthly Goal this month will be simple.

Choo Choo Flimsy Completed

Choo Choo Flimsy Completed Porch Rails Pattern by Fabric Cafe

This is the flimsy which I completed in September and was Quilted in October by staff at Prints Charming in Fulton, MD. For December my OMG (One Monthly Goal) is to complete the Standard & Travel-size pillowcases to match.  Click Here to see my Tutorial on making Travel-size Pillowcases. Bonus points (to me) will be if I can get the binding added & label made.

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Project Linus Mary-Thon Winter Challenge 2017

Today is Day #1 of the Tri 26 Mary Mile Challenge which runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 26.  The goal is to do at least one mile each day for 26 days.  A few ‘skip’ days are built in for a few ‘days off’ if needed.

tri 26 Mary Mile

Project Linus Mary-Thon Winter Challenge 2017

Your mile a day can be walking, running, biking, swimming or any other activity – except driving doesn’t count! LOL!! Today is the last day to register.  If you are interested in joining me, Click Here and sign up.  A portion of the registration fee goes to support the work of Project Linus.

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Thanksgiving 2017

Just taking a quick break.  There are just the four of us and with the hectic, overwhelming past few months we opted for simple.  The Turkey Breast is smelling great while it is cooking in the Crock Pot.

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Turkey Breast in Crock Pot –

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It’s the Middle of November!

Where did October go?? Fall colors are turning brown and a lot of the leaves are on the ground.  Our local government provides two Leaf Collections per Fall where they have large ‘vacuum’ trucks come by and ‘suck’ up all the leaves we have raked or blown to the curb.  The first one came early for us this year so we have a yard full of leaves.

I haven’t had a chance to take any fall pictures this year, but here’s a picture from a previous year.  We do have some lovely, old trees in our neighborhood.


Fall on our street.

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