Travel Hand Stitching

18 months ago whilst I was traveling in Australia, I started this hand embroidery project:
I bought it to Canada with me hoping I could get it finished during this trip...

And yesterday I wasn't feeling well so I spent the morning in bed in the hotel room. So this embroidery is finally finished!!!

It's a grey solid fat quarter with a floral mandala design that I traced from a coloring book. I used simple backstitch in green/aqua/teal embroidery floss.

I'm planning to make it the centerpiece of a quilt project eventually 👌💗

She's Assembled

I'm getting back into some basic dressmaking for myself this year.
 I've always wanted an adjustable dressform and I found one on that can adjust to my size, so I bought it 👏 Friday I assembled her and adjusted her to my size 👌💗
Then I drafted some simple patterns on sturdy paper so I can reuse them again and again 👌💗

I can't wait to get sewing some more of my "me made wardrobe" 👗

I'm a hoarder... But I'm trying to get organized.

Whilst organizing my studio lately I've come across 5 or 6 year old tumblers and nine patches! 
So I decided to make some quick giving quilts to use them up. The tumbler is nearly twin because I just wanted all my beige and brown scraps gone!
 The nine patches I made into baby quilts.
 None of them were fabulous fabrics or blocks and they were made when my 1/4 seam was a bit inconsistent 😂🤣 and I'm sure most quilters would take them to Goodwill or throw them in the trash, but I like to "make something from nothing" and give them to underprivileged people. I even joined batting scraps for these quilts to use up all those odds and ends. The backing fabrics I pulled from my de-stash fabric pile that I'm eager to use up fast!

I also have some of the uglier nine patches set aside to make dog beds out of. I just can't bear to throw things away. And hate to donate something unless I make it into something useful.