Posted in Design, JoAnn Fabrics, PVC Pipe, Quilting, Sewing

I Made A Thing To Make Other Things –

I made a thing to make other things – and it’s absolutely HUGE!

What is this Huge, wonderful thing that will assist in other things?

Why a Design Wall for Quilting of course!

So, you may ask – what’s so special about this wall?  WELL.  deep subject

Here she is!  She measures – 83″ x 93″  Bonus – it’s double sided!  That’s right folks, I can work on 2 projects at once if I so choose.  This gives me a happy.


Actually, it’s a pretty easy answer – I can take it apart and store it with very little space!

It’s made from one of my favorite materials to work with – PVC Pipe.  That’s right, I built a frame from PVC pipe. 3/4″ to be exact.  I also purchased 3 3 yard cuts of 72″ wide felt from JoAnn’s and seamed them together along the length.  The third cut I only used roughly 21″ wide, but the full 3 yards length.  After that was stitched up, I simply closed the top with a seam.  Voila!  Double sided Design Wall

Just so you can see, here is my frame being built in the sun room –

wall frame

I was going to end the post here, but I’ll admit my bonehead move –  you see, I built this in the sun-room, and when I finally finished wrestling the felt and pipes getting the cover on, I was ecstatic!

Then I then realized I couldn’t get it through the door to my office/studio!

washdinosIf you’re a firefly fan, you’ll understand…

So, I had to wait for the man to get home………. and then we moved her into the office/studio.  Now it’s shiny and happy waiting to be used.

And of course I did have to try it…. I used some of my HST’s for my table runner…



Once I square up my HST’s, I’ll stick them on the wall and show you….

So, what do you think?


Posted in Clutch, Denim, JoAnn Fabrics, Pants, Patterns, Puggle, Puppy, Sewing, Shirts, Shorts, Tops, Uncategorized

Add Sewing to the mix

Recently I went back to sewing.  Before you gasp and exclaim ‘ What about the knitting?! ‘ I’m still knitting, just not as much.  Yes, the yarn is crying to be picked up.    I just wanted to complete a project in less than a week. The P.O.T.S. days don’t help much either!  Hint: that’s when I knit.  ;0)

I have completed 3 shirts, two from this pattern: tops D & C

The first one (D) I like.  The second one I made…..not so crazy about.  It’s probaby the color I used.

I did just finish a peasant blouse, but I don’t think it’s a keeper.

It is funny thinking about constructing shorts when the nights have been hovering around 35, and days getting up to a whopping 60.  Ah well.

Yesterday Sis and I went for a quick trip to Joann Fabrics.  We both grabbed a pattern or two, and some fabric of course.  I had pattern for cargo pants/shorts (McCall’s 5633) so I scored some denim 50% off thank you very much, and started laying out the pieces for the shorts this morning.  I do have some nice chino fabric in army green for the pants, but I’m gonna wait to see how the shorts fit first, and go from there.

Clutch is gonna be 4 months old tomorrow.  He had his last round of shots last week, and I swear he grows about an inch for every nap he takes!