Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WIP: Hexies, Secret Quilt and A New Job

As we get more settled into the new house I am finding way more bits of time for sewing. I am hand sewing while kids snack and play. I also got a desk set up to keep my sewing machine on. This saves me 10 minutes of hauling it up and setting it upstairs and 10 minutes of cleaning it all up when I am done sewing for the night.

GeoDad and I were talking about our budget last week and decided that I did need to be a working a little bit. Although I technically have a part-time work from home job doing some geophysics data processing, the exploration industry has been SLOW this year. That means, while I am available to do work there hasn't been any work for me to do. GeoDad and I agreed that until exploration picks up again it might be good for me to find a evening/weekend job. I got thinking about what I might want to do other than geophysics and figured finding something sewing/quilting related would be pretty sweet. So let's just say, I went looking and found it. I start today at a local store. I am super excited to be working in such a creative environment and thinking I will get to learn alot.

So here is my updates for the week.

The silly little hexagon project:
22 pieced flowers, each one is unique so far.

The secret quilt, is going well. I got 48 templates cut out of fusible web. 22 of those have been sewn to fabric. I have been spray starching the fabric before cutting and sewing and it is making me wonder why I have never starched fabric before. I am a huge fan. The only problem is that I have run out of starch (maybe I was too generous with the first couple yards). I also got all the background fabric cut.

Linking up with  Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.
  WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I am sewing.


  1. I love the flowers! So pretty!

  2. Good luck with your new job. I love your hexies.

  3. Love your hexies. Mine are pink flowers of different prints with yellow centers, lime green leaves and white hexies here and there as background. Come and see mine.

    1. Oo. I like the idea of leaves. I was thinking I might need some background colors so the flowers all stand out. Yours look great.

  4. Love your little flowers!


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