Thursday, July 31, 2008


It's county fair time and that means it's time to sew up some projects to be entered. I spent Tuesday doing the sewing and made a coordinating set of placemats and potholders. I can't tell you what patterns I used as I just began with an idea and built on that as I went along. This is what I ended up with.

The ideas came from the base fabric which is the print on the off white background. I can't even tell you how long I have had this fabric.....I'm thinking it has been about 10 years. I don't know for sure, but I think I may have purchased it for a project for the celebration of the 50th fair and this year os the celebration of the 60th fair!!!!!! Oh well at least I eventually use what I purchase. At least most of the time I do.

I have more idea about thing I would like to sew. Only time will tell if the get done. I always have more ideas than I have time. At least I have reached the point where when I make items to enter in the fair I do so using materials that I already have in my craft or sewing rooms. At one time fair prep was a very expensive time because I went out and purchased all sorts of stuff. No more...if I don't have the materials on hand the project won't get done. Of course I can do that because I have way too much STUFF already lying around in closets and on shelves.

I have a few other sewing ideas and I have also been stamping and doing some paper crafts. Of course I always have more ideas than I have time. All entries must be complete and ready to turn in by one week from today!!!!!!!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh those are so cool!! I love the bright colors and fun material!!! Good Luck at the Fair my friend!!! I think you're super talented and should win hands down!!

Diane said...

Hi, Suzanne! I haven't been blog-hopping for awhile, and wanted to visit you again for sure. You've been busy! Love your creations. You will have some gorgeous artwork to showcase no doubt! Just wanted to say hi!

Christi said...

These are awesome Suzanne!! You are a winner in my book! Good luck!!

Susan said...

What a cute set of potholders and placemats!! I totally expect you will be taking out some awards, my friend.