Wednesday, 19 February 2014

WIP 19/02/2014

 
The past week was a hard one. The panic attacks have started coming more frequently. Now anytime I get a wee bit stuffy or heaven forbids warm BAM they start hitting me. I am really hoping that it is just a surge or a drop in baby hormones that is causing this.
 Anyhoo speaking of babies I am still in baby supply mode as far as sewing goes. However, I think as of this week I have all the important items I wanted to have made before the little one comes officially done. Nope that is a lie I just remembered I want to make a nursing cover. I know it's not on the list, however after looking at a few in stores they are cheaply made and over priced so I'll try to make my own
 
I must say when I decided to not take part in any online quilting bee's this rounds I thought I wouldn't get any sewing done. However, with the pressure off from not having to make blocks I have gotten more done than I have in a long time.
 


Okay now for
February's Goal's

A baby car seat canopy DONE
PeePee TeePees DONE
Baby Wipes DONE
 
PeePee TeePee's were a success. I think the whole concept is hilarious, but after seeing them in the stores and the price I thought I could whip up a few of my own. I am sure they will come in handy or at least be an interesting topic to discuss..LOL 
 

 
I also made a few baby wipes using micro fiber cloth. As I mentioned last week my mother made me quite a few burb clothes so I decided to not make any an instead try my hand at a few wipes. I had the foresight to put on my walking foot when sewing these up so working with the microfiber wasn't even half as bad as I thought it would be. I think I will make a couple more of these

 
Next weeks Plan
Make a nursing cover
Baby Quilt
 
This week I am going to turn my attention back to my baby quilt. As you will recall it is at this point.

 
 
Now here is the question. Do I actually sandwhich and quilt this or do I just sew the backing to the top and make more of a blanket? Option 2 would be easier, however, I am not totally sure what purpose this quilt/blanket will serve yet...carseat cover, using on the floor for tummy time or just a cuddle blanket....or something else..lol


2014  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.

No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed it.....no progress
Baby wipes/teepees DONE
Car seat Cover:DONE
http://www.theribbonretreat.com/blog/car-seat-canopy-tutorial.html
Baby Quilt
Nursing cover
We bee learning jan to june 2013
we bee learning july-dec 2013
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Christmas Table Runner: DONE
 http://cathy-blueberrypatch.blogspot.ca/2013/11/wonky-wony-little-star-table-runner.html )
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and 
@The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
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9 comments:

  1. The fact that you are doing any sewing at ALL with a wee babe in tow is commendable! Those teepees will come in handy, for sure. When my boys were tiny I'd drape washcloths to protect myself and our surroundings, especially when directed to lay my change pad on my hosts BED - eek!!!
    Carole, from Fresh off the Frame

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    1. Thank you. I am just doing a wee bit at a time once a week which makes it easier for me to get things done. I am hoping I don't need the teepees, but I don't want to chance it either..lol

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  2. You make me wish I still had a sewing machine! Being a slender man and not fond of American style box tailoring... I would love to just purchase fabric and use those articles I have that do fit well as patterns.

    peepee teepee. I'm going to need to look up what that is...

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    1. I have only made a few items of clothing for myself which have all been pj bottoms. I don't know if I would have the talent to make anything else..lol
      Yay peepee teepees are clever and extremely funny..lol

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  3. PeePee TeePee! LOL. That cracks me up! My son was not a squirter, but I know Mommies who have said their little guy did every time the air hit! I watched a girl that was that way! Only thing to do there is place diaper VERY fast! Hehe

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  4. Great post Mrs P! i tried to comment earlier but it has not shown up. love the PP TPs ! I have just made a couple for my upcoming grandson!!

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  5. great projects, and I am glad you are getting some sewing time in; hopefully it will help with the anxiety.

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  6. Great projects, but so many! Do take care of yourself.

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