Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Garden Party Tutorial

I've got a tutorial for you over at the Moda Bake Shop today. I am so glad I was able to get it done to share with you. Head on over to the Moda Bake Shop and check it out. This is a fat quarter friendly pattern and the fabrics are from Sandy Gervais' Lovely line.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Comic Con 2011

The Sherrod family (less yours truly)  went to Comic Con. The kiddos love going because there's so much to see. Here's some pics of what it looks like. There's wall to wall people everywhere.

This is the Total Recall display 

This is the massive crowd at the Captain America The First Avenger's display. They are waiting to see the actors from the movie.

This is Chris Evans, Captain America.

This is Garret Wang (Ensign Harry Kim) and Robert Picardo (the doctor) of Star Trek Voyager.

We know this guy :-) This is Billy Martinez of Neko Press Comics. He's a really super guy. He teaches art classes and sells his work all over and publishes his own comic books. You can check him out at

This is the view of the convention center.

Some random people in costumes.

Ironman monster truck. Look pretty cool.

I'll have to go next year. One day is enough for me. There's just so many people and all the walking hurts.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Free Museum Day

Here in my area, every Tuesday the museums admit residents for free so we decided to go and take some pictures. We got to go see The Museum of Art and the Japanese Friendship Garden before they close. We got there a bit later than planned. Here's some pictures I took.

Japanese Friendship Garden

Museum of Art

Ok, I didn't look at what this picture is. Hubby wanted me to take a picture of the guy on the horse.

This is right in front of the botanical garden. We got there too late so they were closed. There's gorgeous flowers inside the garden. Will have to go see it next month. The pond has a bunch of koi and turtles in it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I managed to squeeze in some sewing time to finish these pillowcases for Carol when my children were watching a movie. I have my sewing cabinet set up behind our couch in the family room so I can sort of watch along as I sew. I think this arrangement is working out pretty good because I've been able to just sit and sew more than I usually do.

I finished sewing the bottom and side seams together and left them on my ironing board to come back and press them so I can do finish the cuff.

Here are the pillowcases. I made 6 of them. I just bought 1 yard of each print  so I can make 2 pillowcases out of 2 yards of fabric. I'll make a tutorial to share after I finish my SIL's bag.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Burp Cloths

I had every intention of making a zip pouch to go with the bag but I ran out of time, so these burp cloths were added to the gift bag instead. They were just really easy to make. I just cut a strip of fabric big enough to cover the center and topstitched it down.

Now I am off to make the patriotic pillowcases.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sewing Projects

I have some projects that needs to be done. I didn't have fabrics I needed so I went fabric shopping.

I bought these patriotic prints to make pillows to mail to Carol of Brown Quilts. She's collecting them to donate to our military men and women.

These purple fabrics are a bag for my sister-in-law. It took months for me to find decent purple prints for her bag. I don't think I will use the bird print, but it was pretty so I bought it to make something for me. I don't have any purple bags.

I will use 4 of these prints to make a diaper bag for a baby shower gift for a friend's daughter. I am a couple of weeks late, but it couldn't be helped.

I will share as I get them done.