The weather in Wisconsin often dictates our weekend plans. This weekend we were hoping to go hiking again and to our favorite pub for lunch. But it was overcast and rainy for two days. Know what that meant? I worked non-stop on sewing projects! Here’s my to-do list:
Finish sewing the binding on this crayon roll in Farmers Market fabrics from the October 2008 issue of the American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine:
Done. I think this turned out so cute! Makes me want to go color.
Finish sewing this chocolate lollipop tote using a pattern by Film in Fridge:
Done. Great tutorial, by the way. This one is a little bigger than the other totes I’ve made, but I think I can fill it quite easily. (wink wink)
This project was not on my list, but the fabric was cut and ready to be sewed together, so I also finished making two more pillowcases. I love how these turned out! This project makes me want to lounge in bed longer!
Because I’m only 5’5″, I always have to shorten new pants, so I have these two pairs that need to be shortened before I can wear them for work, which I really hate doing, which is why this one cannot be checked off my list yet (darn it):
Sometimes I secretly wish the weekend will be rainy like this so I can spend it in my sewing room. Got my wish this time!
10 thoughts on “My Weather Wish”
Love it! The bag looks great – it’s fun to see a picture of it!
i have 2 pr of jeans that I need to shorten too. And I keep putting it off. Sigh.
Three great projects, Terri. Love the fabrics in that crayon roll. I have the stripey piece in my stash. I think it will look nice with my new orange pieces of Farmer’s Market. Thanks for sharing.
By the way, I totally get that hemming thing. Altering clothing is not sewing, it’s repairing. I have 6 pairs of jeans that need to be shortened for my girls. I hope the nice weather holds for a few more weeks so that they don’t need their jeans. LOL!
A rainy weekend sitting in a sewing room sounds wonderful! I have the same problem with pants. I never get around to hemming them so I buy clog type shoes to give me a little height.
Is your Wisconsin weather as crazy as our Iowa weather this month? I too enjoy an unexpected rain day once in a while! Love your crayon roll and pillowcases!
Just found your blog, what a productive weekend. Yes, I don’t like hemming pants either.
I love the bag you made!
I have a pair of pants waiting to be hemmed and I just keep looking at them and walking on by. I really hate that job!
Nice work ! Love the bag. I find jobs like hemming pants are so quick and easy and yet I put them off and off and the mental block becomes way bigger than the job themselves. Just do them, you’ll be proud of yourself and wonder what took you so long!!
I forgot to ask you, have you tried stippling yet?? somewhere you said you hadn’t, I am itching to try it but not confident enough yet…….I need some advice, if you have any. Everyone else seems to be able to do it except me ~ waaaaaaaaa !