Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hope you had a pleasant, relaxing week end.  I didn't get much sewing done, but I did get to spend a little time in my sewing room this afternoon. 
First..... here's my sweet Oliver in one of his favorite spots, checking out his backyard turf.  Strictly and indoor cat, he keeps careful watch over his yard and lets me know if there is an uninvited intruder.....AKA- a stray cat or juicy bird.
I didn't get caught up with my Designer Mystery BOM series, but I did get one block done. I'm not going to beat myself up for only making one block..... one block is better than none!
Here's a little tip that I use to keep things organized while I'm making blocks.  This particular BOM series has a lot of pieces in the blocks and it gets confusing sometimes.  It's easy to pick up the wrong piece.  Many of these pieces are the same size, and even the same fabric, but they go in different places.  I just use pennies with an alphabet sticker pressed on top and place them on the pieces as soon as they are cut.  I use pennies because they are weighty enough that if I have my ceiling fan on, they stay in place....little pieces of paper drift around.  You could use any sticker to write your alphabet or row number, use a label maker..... whatever.  It helps me keep track of the pieces and I make fewer mistakes in construction. 
Happy sewing!


  1. Thanks for the tip! I love the design. Cute kitty.

  2. Glad it helped a bit... those simple things can just make quilting a bit easier. I'll tell Oliver you think he's cute!