Monday, December 27, 2021

Being productive, sort of

 This past month I've tried to work on my December mini, using the scraps that Janet O so generously gifted me, with the challenge to make something using only her scraps plus one or two other fabrics.

I've just about finished my mini (still sewing down the binding) and followed her instructions.  So you'll need to wait a day or two for that reveal.

But I had many more scraps leftover and decided to use them to make a little something:

Any ideas what it is?  I used a fabric I bought in Virginia that's Bernina fabric!  FUN!  So, what are you thoughts??

I have two machines in my sewing room and the second one needed a cover (have been using a pillow case~! YIKES) and thought it was the perfect project for the leftover gold/blue/light scraps plus I added a bunch more.  Of course now I have more scraps than I started with!

There's no pattern for this;  I just made it up as I went along.

We've had lots of snow in Central Oregon this past week and it's quite beautiful.  My poor birds (I've become a bird feeder!) So much snow that the top of the bird feeder had about 4" as did the water bowl (which is completely frozen)

I need to refill the feeder but I'll need to put on my heavy tall boots to have to climb over the snow to reach it!!

Here's the view out my back!

The snow is perfect for snow shoeing this week, although it's VERY cold.  Hasn't gotten above 22* and nights are in the teens (or lower).  BRRR

Hope you're having a great week and recovering from Christmas.  I'll be back in a day or two with the December mini all finished.

Big hugs,


  1. Ok. That is significant snow. Ours all melted this week. It was nice meeting up with you on Chooky's zoom party.

  2. Gorgeous header photo, Randy!
    I really like what you have done with the leftovers. I need to do something like that for the machines that are not currently being used, but I never get around to it. One of these days!!
    Lovely snow photos.
    I didn't know you had joined the Zoom with Chooky this time around. I was only on for 90 minutes--it was just a full day.

  3. Your machine cover made great use of the secrets......
    The snow looks so pretty..... Thanks for sharing the pics....

  4. Such beautiful creations going on in your sewing room!!! Love it...and it was so fun to see you on zoom!

  5. Lovely sewing machine cover--so colorful--nice work on improving that!! We have NO SNOW here--just got a few dustings last week. I cannot believe how fast our bird feeder gets emptied!! $$$ to keep on refilling, you know?
    I am still battling sciatica here; keeps on coming fun at all.
    Take care and enjoy snow shoeing...
    Looking forward to seeing you mini...hugs, Julierose

  6. Love your sewing machine cover. You did an amazing job! You should write the pattern down. Your back yard is so lovely. Winter Wonderland indeed. Looks like you have more snow than we do at the moment. It was not a green Christmas by half an inch I'd say. We mostly have ice. :^( I am working from home until Jan 10 so I'm not too worried about it. Looking forward to your next post a finished mini. Take care. ;^)

  7. What a great sewing machine cover! You are west of us somewhere near Bend? We are on the east side of Oregon's central plain. Not near as much snow here, yet!

  8. The sunrise in your header is absolutely gorgeous! Your sewing machine cover is the best. You're doing better than me, my poor machine never gets covered.