Saturday, August 22, 2009

What's in the Sewing Basket?

It has been a while since I posted about my sewing projects, so I thought I would catch up on that. In truth, there was little time for sewing for a while. Life is beginning to slow down however and I am planning out my next projects.

One that had been on the "back burner" for too long was making new coverings. I am going to start cutting out the fabric to make new Prayer Kapps to sew. My favorite one is looking a bit worn and being it is my only Prayer Kapp, I need to make some more. This time, I am going to make a special one for outings, such as going to church, and another for daily wear. I also need a nice warm one to wear when outdoors.

I plan to start making some other capes that look a bit like a snood to wear when working about the home or garden. If I find them to be easy enough to make, I will likely sell some along with the Prayer Kapps & Cauls. I will add pictures when I am able to do so.

I have been working on the PIFs and hope to have them ready to send out by the end of next week. I am also drafting up the pattern for my 8.5" square quilt blocks for the Friendship Quilt block exchange I am hosting. The exchange is really fun and easy. You make one 8.5" block to exchange for a block made by another person. Friendship quilt blocks are collected until you have enough to make into a quilt.

I am still finding time in the afternoons when the children are napping & the housework finished to be able to crochet a bit. I am learning to put edgings on handkerchiefs. I am finding it to be much easier than I had thought it to be. One personal project that I am wanting to crochet is a couple pair of wristlets. My wrists and hands get sore in the cold weather, so hopefully these will keep my wrists warm enough to ease the pain.

Soon, thoughts of the holiday season will be becoming more in the forefront. I would like to make table linens in a pretty autumn fabric and maybe a winter design also. I already have fabric, just need to get busy and make them.

5 comments:

Andora said...

I will be looking forward to seeing what they look like,I love the fall and winter up til christmas,then I'm ready for spring...take care...

Linda said...

Hi Paula! Nice to see you again...

I received your letter and posted it on my forum as I said I would do. I haven't gotten around to answering it yet, but will soon!

One thing I have learned from my life experiences, is that it helps to have your mate involved in the whole process of homesteading. It helps the motivation. You are very fortunate to have that.

It is nice life is slowing down for you and you have time to plan and start your next projects.

Take care my friend...

Linda

Robin said...

When you make your wristlets, please put pictures of them on your site. Winter is on its way here and when I milk in the winter my hands and wrists hurt from the cold and I do not like wearing gloves. I've never seen any wristlets and it seems like a good idea.

Janet said...

Hi Paula, would love to hear about the gives you are planning to make for Christmas. Are you planning any for Thanksgiving. Jan

Heather Haney said...

hi I just found your site and I am in OK also. I upcycle clothes, you could also turn your little ones to small or stained pants into wrist/arm warmers easily ;)
I dont know what homesteading is but Im looking it up that is how I found your site. I do like the frugal simple stuff it has been an eye opening journey and very liberating and helpful so far!