Posts Tagged ‘Singer’

Sewing In My Jammy Pants…The BEST!

September 28, 2010

Friday I went down to the boat, intending on being productive. Well, that was just not to be. It was cold & looked like rain. I hosed down the decks & the cockpit, and then went down below, put on my Jammy Pants & vegged with a book. Dinner & some TV &  a read in bed was it for the night.

Hawaiian Floral Quilt

Hawaiian Floral Quilt

Saturday dawned cold & windy, so still in those snuggy fleece Jammy Pants, I spent the day working on this summery, Hawaiian flowered quilt.

Jammy Pants

Jammy Pants

I have just one more row to do for the main squares (ran short of the dark green). Then I’ll figure how to border it, perhaps increasing the length somewhat.

As you can see, my little mates were not big on active helping either…snoozing was  pretty much it for them.

Bos'n Lucy

Bos'n Lucy

1st Mate Molly

1st Mate Molly

That’s about it for now…Happy Sewing!

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Mulberry Pie?

June 7, 2010

We have a Mulberry tree in the backyard.

Mulberry Branch

Mulberry Branch

This year it has an exceptional amount of berries, and they’re starting to ripen. George asked if I’d make him a Mulberry pie. I figured ‘why not’, so George picked while I started the crust.

Berries

He picked a goodly amount for a pie, eating as he went.

Bowl O'Berries

Bowl O'Berries

I used my standard crust recipe, and figured I’d use instructions  for a blackberry pie to guide my filling recipe.

Gramma's Pastry Blender

Gramma's Pastry Blender

After rinsing & blending with sugar & flour, the pie was filled.

Filling Ready To Bake

Out of the oven 45 minutes later (Excuse the large vent holes…Geo insisted on enlarging the nice slim slits I had scored the crust with!!)

Mulberry Pie

Mulberry Pie

After a late supper, Geo didn’t get around to having any for dessert last night, but had a piece this morning for breakfast.  He arrived here at the store with a sad expression on his face and apology on his lips. The pie really wasn’t very good.

Now, I’m a good cook, & a darn good pie baker. However, Mulberries have such a mild flavor that George was very disappointed with the results. 

I’ll try it when I get home tonight, but this might end up in the garbage can. Oh well…

As far as quilting, sewing, or any other handicrafts go at present, I’m sorry to report that  I haven’t touched a needle in weeks. Oh…I stitched a little on my Black & White & Pink All Over quilt I started a few monthes ago, and went to a friend’s house to pin her daughter’s bride’s maid gown for shortening, and her Mother of the Groom dress for shortening & slight altering, but that’s it.

I took my Singer Genie and a freshly stocked sewing kit down to the boat on Saturday, but was un-moved with taking any of my stash along  to begin a new ‘boat sized’ project. Figure I can do cutting (if it’s small pieces) & assembling blocks down there, bringing projects home as I need the space of home or the new Brother.

No Sewing Here!!

May 20, 2010

So, I haven’t been able to sew for the last few weeks…life & stuff just getting in the way…oh…unless you want to count mending a pair of raggedy jeans for my Tech! Geez…and for this I got a how many thousand dollar sewing machine??

So, it still doesn’t look like I’ll be doing any fun sewing for a while, but I wanted to at least post SOMETHING. I have to re-stitch some of the seams of my sailboat’s wheel/helm cover and replace the velcro on it. Over the years the thread exposed to the sun has deteriorated and the Velcro has lost it’s gripping power. Big whoop!

But on to something a little quilty….I attended the Quilt/Sewing Expo held here in Cleveland a few months ago. I absolutely fell in love with this quilt:

Veggie Quilt

…and bought the kit. Now, I have no idea when I’ll get to work on it… But I plan on taking my Singer Genie down to the boat, so maybe I’ll take this kit down to work on in my free time.

Singer Genie

I really intend to spend as much time as possible down there this year, and hope to spend a lot of time just doing what I want to do. And a little sewing just might be part of it!!