Sunday, November 20, 2022

More New Projects in November

Deja Vu! It is a new top and pattern...same color as the last one...different batik rayon print. Paisley instead of leaves. I was lucky enough to get several pieces of batik rayon on sale for a great price. 

It was close to our afternoon walk time so Logan had to make sure and remind me.

I love this top! It will make it again...and again. 

So comfy and pretty quick to put together.
 I have a Bernina 1130 that makes wonderful button holes.

I made version C, without the pockets.

This pattern is still available...not from my vintage stash.

And a quilt was actually finished. This was a Breakfast Club project from several years ago. 
I started quilting it last year and had a massive tension failure. It got pulled of the frame to get everything ripped out. I was determined to get it done before the new was nagging me!

All the fabrics were in my stash. 
The background is actually a navy blue though it is hard to tell in the top photo.

Pumpkin Seeds from the Pattern Basket. A great pattern. Planning to make more by this designer. 

I finished another Bucilla stocking kit, Gingerbread Santa
This is such a cutie! Very fun one to make.

I love the kitty. My granddaughter, Kate, always loves to track down our cat, Eli, whenever she comes over to our house. Her mom is allergic to cats so no cats at their house. 

Kate loves to bake and she does that a lot with her other grandma...this stocking will hang in that grandma's house this Christmas.

All those sweet cookies...adorable.

All the little extras put this stocking over the top.

I had a Christmas cookie fabric in my stash that made the perfect lining.

There is another grandchild on the way...a boy...due December 9th!
I'm starting this surfing stocking for him...only because his parents got married in Hawaii. I can always make him another themed stocking once we get to know him. 

And....I thought I'd share a recent recipe success. I switched to a plant-based whole food diet almost 5 years age. Instead of trying to redo my traditional recipes...I find it's better to get a new set of reliable recipes. 

These are vegan caramelized onion spinach pizza cheese or meat...sautéed spinach and onion with pizza sauce in a yummy herb loaded bread. My husband gave it a thumbs-up...very hard for me to get from most of the recipes I make. He is eating a traditional western diet when cooking for himself so he is technically a "flexitarian."

The dough is started the day before and proofs in the refrigerator for one to two days.
Here is the link for the recipe. Short Girl Tall Order
I'm definitely going to check out some more of her recipes. 

I do have public facebook and instagram pages for those who are interested in getting in touch with me without relying on blogspot comments. I can't always respond to commenters on my blog. 
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

New Projects

 I had a great start to November, I finished the Pineapple Cocktail quilt top.

I also finished Zack's stocking that will be hanging in his mother-in-law's house.

It has a sweet lining of fabric with snowflakes.

And I'm well on my way to finishing Kate's stocking.

I finished the last set of Jim Shore Santa cross stitch ornaments in my stash, from 2020.

Perhaps my biggest accomplishment was finally making the blouse in this pattern that I have held onto since the late 1980s. If you are a clothing probably already know that Vogue patterns are known for being the most challenging. Then...pick up a "designer," one and now you're doubling down on difficult!

I was drawn to the neckline on this blouse...and I could never bring myself to discard this pattern when cleaning up my stash. 

I made it...30-something years later! 

It was a little on the baggie side and since I prefer not to tuck it in...I added ties to cinch in the back a little. The ties are removeable...they button onto the sides of the blouse. 

Not surprising...I used a batik rayon fabric to make this top. 

I'm giving myself a big gold star! 

Holiday decorating season is approaching!!!
You know I will be taking my decorating very seriously! 

I want to mention that sometimes  I get questions related to Bucilla kits on some of my blog posts...sometimes posts from years ago if I showed a particular kit that someone might have done a google search about. Often...these folks are "noreply" commenters since that is the default setting for leaving comments.  It always frustrates me because I cannot get an answer to these folks. I have a public Facebook page and Instagram page, also called, "And Sew Forth." Either one is a great place to get a quick answer from me...or those who follow me and have an answer.