A few productive day in the sewing room

My last two Kat heads are finished.  So, two month’s into this BOM and I’m still up to date — miraculous!  LOL  I now have one design wall of Kat heads and the other design wall still has the Dog Pound Pals upon it (that BOM – not so up to date and actually way behind).

DSCN4239  When I went searching in the stash I found that fabric for the head on the left.  I absolutely love that one.  I love all the colors in it and even though it has some shades of green in it – I think it make a really cute Kat  I had just a big enough piece to cut out one cat.

After having pizza delivered for dinner, I was just going to do a little cleaning up in the sewing room but spied the jelly roll of fabric and had a pattern sitting out I’ve been wanting to make so decided to see if I could use the jelly roll for it and yes, it would work.  Pulled out my handy dandy Hex  N More ruler which I love (it can cut hexagons and half hexagons and the corresponding triangles that fit on a hexagon — all kinds of shapes with blunted edges to help line them up when piecing).  Anyway – I had the Tiny Dancer pattern and I have a fabric I want to try it with using larger blocks but decided to try a smaller version with the jelly roll to see how I like it.

DSCN4240 I think these blocks could be addictive — so super simple and no Y-seams since you piece them into  rows of half hexies   But enough already since I’ve been in the sewing room all day and night (it’s now Sunday a.m. – okay just barely but I’ve spent about hours sewing – need to go find a different chair to sit in.)


PatchKats Progress

DSCN4234  I’ve been busy today.  Friend Gloria came over late morning and we spent several hours sewing.  I’ve got all except two of my PatchKats April blocks done – the Kat heads.  I think I may go looking for a gold color to use for the last two.  Then I need to go back and cut out all the other Kat block and background pieces.  I only cut what I needed for the head blocks so far.

There was a trip to JoAnn Fabrics involved since Gloria  needed more supplies and what did I come home with –


a pretty new shears – that is actually sharp unlike every other scissors here.  I’ve tried sharpening some of them but it has not worked and I  am tired of searching thru them to find one that is just as sharp nipping with the tip as it is cutting with the whole length of the blade.  I had a 50% off coupon and I had a gift card in my purse I hadn’t  used so free pretty blue scissors.

It’s been a lovely spring day here- I’ve had the windows and doors open since early this morning.  The warmer temps and sun the past couple days have the leaves starting to pop out on the trees and green grass everywhere.  Not quite time for the first grass cutting of the season but soon.  I need to wander down to the apartment garden plots because I can see rather large green clumps of something in the plot where I had my garden last year.  I want to see if it’s something that has voluntarily sprouted and is a good plant or if it is a weed since sometime before Memorial Day they’ll be coming to till up the garden plots and I’ll dig it out and stick in a pot if it’s something good that’s growing out there – tho most likely a robust weed.