This year is all about getting our house in order. I had the same intention last year, and I was really quite successful, but there is still so much to be done!
I love having handwork to do in the evening in front of T.V. or listening to an audio book (and ticking WIP’s off my list, win!) so hand quilting small projects is perfect.
Here are my latest creations. The two at the top were put together and quilted before the Holidays, but needed binding. The runner on the bottom was pinned, but needed the fabric pieces stitched on, then bound.
You may be wondering why I need so many runners…
I really dislike dusting! Every once in a while, I will take a few runners and throw them in the wash. Or, if they are in a hard to remove kind of place, under a T.V. and such, I will just use a vacuum attachment on them. I don’t know, they just seem to make the furniture look cosy, and I love making them.
I had originally made this one for my bedroom, but I really, really disliked it there. So now I have one less runner to make for my sewing room. 🙂
Just so you know, this and the previous runner, were made out of blocks from quilts I had started many moons ago, and had never finished. It’s such a huge relief to use things up and move on! This one is going into my sewing room too. I have about 8 runners to make for my sewing room alone, but I definitely have all the fabric I need.
Yay for using up supplies!
This runner is for our dining room table. It’s made by stitching fabric pieces onto linen with vintage wool thread. I wanted to use thick colored thread on this because I wanted the option of flipping it to give my table a more neutral look.
Here is the wool thread I used. I found several spools of this gorgeousness at the thrift store a few years ago, Love! You can find some on Etsy and Ebay too.
One of the reasons why I’ve made getting our house in order this year, and last, is because we will be selling this house in a few years, and I want to be ready to de-personalize and neutralize our decor. As you well know by now, I love color, so this is an easy fix!
This is what it looks like on our table, just the pop of color it needed. I’ll be starting the placemats this week, I’ve chosen a leafy, vintage-y fabric for them, and muslin for the backside. I’m not sure If I will be doing any hand stitching on them yet, we’ll have to see.
In between stitching my heart out, I have been busy with working in my faith devotionals from last year, planning out my year with Lara Casey’s “Goal Setting Planner“, and I signed up for Ali Edwards “One Little Word“, mine is “GRACE”. I will be talking a little more about those things as soon as I’m a bit more organized. I fell off the “No spend” wagon, but hope to jump back on asap! 🙂
So, until next time,
Thank you so much for stopping by,
6 thoughts on “Sewing My Little Heart Out”
I love your use of colour, so cheerful and vibrant x
yay for using up supplies indeed! since your word is Grace, give yourself a little for “falling off the no spend” wagon 😉 (i’ve done the same-lol) i despise dusting as well, and use placemats/runners as much as i can, tho none of mine are as adorable as your’s!
that kitty pin cushion is too cute!! these are stitched pieces of art-i’m so jealous, i’ve never sewn except for mending, buttons. just like your journal pages, you have an eye for what fabric complements the others. gorgeous!! thanks, as always, for sharing with us Patty ❤
As always, Thank you so much Jenny! I’ve sewn some pretty awful projects over the years, I won’t be sharing those much! Lol!
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Patty – this table runner is just really, really cool! I love its simplicity and the colors – and the soft edges!
Thank you so much Kristin! My hubby likes it too, that was nice!