Easy Sewing Projects

I’ve been having fun just sewing easy stuff. I belong to a group where we get together every month. Well, that was until Covid. We are now meeting again, but for lunch instead of dinner. Since we are all retired it’s so much more enjoyable to meet for lunch. We used to exchange ornaments which I tried to make one every year. Now we just donate that money to a charity we all decide on. However, I love to make stuff and to surprise them, so I’m making the first of these easy sewing projects for them.

This tissue holder is so easy, and so much fun to use my fabric scraps.

Here is the You Tube tutorial from Sewing Time With Sarah: https://youtu.be/X1brHKD6ows

Next up is a vaccine card holder. I bought vinyl a couple years ago for a project which I never attempted so I had plenty to play with. For these holders you laminate your fabric with iron – on Heat N Bond Vinyl, another vinyl I had in my stash. These were a bit trickier to make, and not sure they are needed since so many of us have put our cards on our phones. I showed one of them to Dave and he pointed out that he would need a holder that is all vinyl so the back could also be seen. Humm. Anyway, I made a couple, and a few waiting to be sewn up.

Here is the You Tube video from Debs Days: https://youtu.be/9O-6xVK3GVI.

I baked my traditional pumpkin pie for our Thanksgiving dinner. Here is the recipe if you’d like to try it.

Dave and I have started playing Scrabble at night again. It’s been a long time, and I decided we needed an upgrade to our game. The one we play on is the one I played on as a child, and it works fine. However, I thought a rotating board would be nice. After searching online, I found this one at Costco at a great price. I like how the base holds everything when not playing. Costco also has two other wood sets including Chess and Monopoly/Clue.

Yesterday we got out the tree and decorated it. Most of the ornaments are ones we’ve made for each other every year, starting with our first year – 2005. It’s getting crowded, but I’m sure we have room for many more Christmas ornaments.

When we started this adventure together, we would buy our trees from the local Boy Scouts. Then we decided to try tree farms, and had they cut fresh. However, that tree farm went out of business, and we were back to buying from the Boy Scouts. Then one year we just decided to get a small artificial one.  It’s not as nice as a real tree, and I miss the smell, but it’s fine. This year it only took us a half hour to put up!

As we were putting up the tree yesterday I decided it’s time for me to start thinking about my ornament for this year. It’s always fun, and a challenge to do something new.

Thinking about trying something new, I mentioned in an earlier post that I had just completed a slideshow for a talk called, Creating Fabulous Fabrics With Resists. Anyone in SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) can request it for their regional group. However, a lot of you don’t belong to that group. So I am offering this slideshow, which includes my live talk, to your group if they meet via Zoom. It’s about an hour talk with questions and answers at the end. I would love to share my love of resists with your group. If  you are interested, email me at lsheines at gmail dot com.

Can you believe tomorrow is December? I can’t believe it! This year has flown by. Take care and thanks for dropping by.