Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Wall Hanging

A while back I decided I would make a Christmas wall hanging to liven up my home for the holiday season.  I thought it would also be a great way to use up some scraps!  I was hoping it wouldn't wind up like all the best laid plans for holiday wall hangings,  stuffed in the bottom of my sewing bag......and it didn't. Here's what I have so far.

Yes. Those are pirates ships. I love that blanket.

I'm in love with this star block. You can find a tutorial for it here.

I made a slight variation of the block by adding little triangles to all four corners to continue the octagonal shape.  To make the block large enough for a wall decoration, I plan on adding borders.  I've already fussy cut some green dot fabric I had from last years pot holders and applied it in a way that when the next border is added you will see the dots all line up framing the block! I can't wait to finish it up!

Monday, November 26, 2012

A little something special

So I was a little nervous about my first post. How'd I do??? I guess I was more nervous to hit that post button and put myself out there then anything else. Its amazing the power a little button can have over you.

Anywho...I thought I would just roll right into the awesome sewing craftasticness!

As a crafting/sewing junkie I find that 99% of the time I am making for others. The moment someone is wrapped up in a quilt I've made for them or is daily using a bag I've sewed especially for them, it makes my heart do kart wheels!  This is why I do what I do, to make others feel happy and loved.

Meet Auntie Mary.

Isn't she so cute!  She is 92 years young, sharp as a tack, and the sweetest woman I know. 

My Grandmother passed away when I was a very young girl and I never got to know her.  But my Auntie Mary swooped in as the best stand in I could have ever asked for!  Being my Grandmother's older sister, she took on the role as proud segregate Grandmother serving up double doses of love and "homemade" pies.  She never sends me home without something sweet, lots of kisses and a magical fiver which, unbeknownst to me, somehow finds its way into my shirt or jeans pocket .  When we go up north, my family always makes a point to visit her for a cup of tea and a chat.  Her house is still one of my most favorite stops! And its not because of the cookies or change, but because of the way she squeezes my face and in her Eastern European accent calls me her baby then asks me if I've eaten something.  Because she is so absolutely wonderful I made her this!

It's a thank you for all she's done and continues to do for me.  Now it can love her as much as she loves me.

Make sure you give your Grandparent/Grandparents an extra long hug next time you see them.  I swear it will bring a little sunshine to both of your days!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

So it begins....

Hello and welcome to Sew Nomadic! I am very glad you've stopped by!

Disclaimer:  I am not one for technology....its completely alien to me even though I'm in my 20s, but I am willing to learn.....maybe.  I guess I just want everyone to know I've never done this before, the whole blog thing, but I want to try. I think its a great way to share common interests, ideas, and experiences with a global community.  I am excited for this journey and hope you are just as excited to read about it.

The reason I decided to start a blog was to share my love of quilting, sewing, and crafting. And of course there will be a little bit of life thrown in between!  I think blogging is an excellent tool and that's part of why I'm getting involved.  I've gained so much inspiration from blogs I follow and get genuinely excited to read their new posts! All I can say is if you're willing, I'll be glad to take you on this journey.  It might be a little bumpy so bare with me.  I think you'll find it might be halfway interesting.

Thank you again for stopping by. I'll hopefully be posting more in the upcoming weeks!