Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saddle Blankets and Procrastination (still!!)

Thursday night I thought I would sit down and get everything cut out for my That Girl... That Quilt Quilt Along. I started out great finishing the white inside border, but then I got tired and decided I would finish by 2inch border later. HA! I haven't done that yet. However, I've decided that I'm not that far behind because I started the next step of sewing. I figure that if finish sewing all the white then I'll cut my coal and then sew that, and then TA DA! I will be all caught up.

This morning I went to volunteer clearing an marking trails for a public horse riding trail system. Getting out into the fall air to do some good works really motivates me.

Speaking of horses, I got my very first sewing job, which I'm doing for free for a friend of my sister who rides on the Equestrian team. I guess since I'm not getting paid it wouldn't a "job". :-) Anyway... to buy a pack of 3 plain white saddle blankets it costs around $15.00 to buy 1 saddle blanket with ribbon sewn on it cost $15.00. My sister told her friend "I bet my sister can sew a ribbon on it for you" so that is how I got my first job!

Plain Old Saddle Blanket
$15.00 Saddle Blanket with Ribbon Sewn On

Plain Old Saddle Blanket with $2.00 Ribbon Sewn On. I think it looks just as good as the store bought one... new business opportunity???

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fabric Pick Up

I am kind of falling behind on the That Girl... That Quilt Quilt Along and it is only week 2!!! It took me forever to decided on a fabric, and then it took me forever to order it which I finally did pick out Kona Snow for the small border and Kona Coal for the Larger Border. I wanted to use a teal or some other kind of blue, but nothing really matched, and I really love grey! One the fabric came in the mail on Monday off it went to my sisters apartment to be washed. I just can't stand paying for my fabric to be washed at my apartment ($2.50 wash & dry) where is hers is part of the rent. However, she took forever... but today is the day that I will pick   them up and get to cutting. Hopefully after tonight I will be right on track! I can't wait for the next step!!!

Summer in the City Giveaway from Little Miss Shabby

There is one thing that you may not know about me, but I am a polka dot freak! Anything with a polka dot I feel the need to own! I just think that polka dots make the best fabric. I also think bright colors make the best fabric too! Oh heck what am I saying I think that any fabric minus ones with creepy cats make great fabric! I am super excited about this Summer in the City Giveaway from Little Miss Shabby!!! You have got to check it out!