I am loving the new location for my sewing room! It is light and bright. I can be in the center/front of the house, and feel more a part of what's going on. I am sewing every day. Nothing big. Nothing fancy. But I am getting more familiar with my new machine, and learning what all it does.
Last week one day, I decided to make the cake block I was seeing all over my friends' blogs. It is a Lori Holt design, and she provided it for free in celebration of her book Quilty Fun. If you go visit her blog, you can also print out the instructions to make this block.
The little mug rug I have on the design board is just a small block I did for practice with my machine blanket stitch, and then a couple small appliques. I added a green border and stippled it, put some definition on the pumpkin, some eyes on the ghost, and machine quilted the word Boo down on the bottom right. I bound it with some left over binding I had. A mug rug was made!
I am certainly enjoying my new sewing room!!! I have been in there every day! So have my dogs. This bad boy won't stay out of this chair no matter how hard I try to keep him from it!
And then my Dusty Boy. He has to be as close to me as he can be.
Today we are going to my Mom's for a Halloween party for the kids. Her neighborhood hosts a darling carnival, and then on my Mom's street, they all go to the culdesac where their garages are, and they set up their tables in front of garage and the kids all trick or treat through in a long parade of cuteness!!!!! It is so fun. We usually have a simple dinner and sit out there and watch the fun. So our grandkids are all coming, and very excited for the festivities to begin. I will see you soon with a new post.
Til then, get out there and make it a GREAT day!!!