Back Home Sewing


I’m so excited by your responses to the Summer Sampler Series quilt along! Whether you plan on making all 12 blocks, just a few or are watching from the sidelines (to be lured in later – HA!), I think we will have a great time together.

Beach Weekend

We spent a long (5 day) weekend up in northern Michigan for the holiday weekend.

Daddy Birthday

The 4th of July is not only Independence Day here in the USA, it is also Mr. Fresh Lemons birthday. There was lots of celebrating and fireworks.

The drive home Tuesday was long, lots of traffic on the road. I spent Wednesday recovering from the “weekend”, grocery shopping, unpacking, doing laundry. The glamourous side of being a stay at home mom. Today I just wanted to get back into the sewing room and work a little project. Feel like I accomplished something. Does anyone else have days like that? I decided to have fun pulling fabrics and make some bibs.

Patchwork Bib

I think both of these would be cute for a boy, don’t you? The Echino one is pretty gender neutral which is always nice.

Echino Bib

I’m not sure what I will do with them yet. My SIL is pregnant and finds out in a week whether it’s a girl or boy…might have to hold onto them a little while longer. Otherwise they will probably find their way to my Etsy shop.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!

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    July 7, 2011

    Cute, cute, cute!!! *LOVE* the scooter bib.

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    July 7, 2011

    Happy birthday (belatedly) to Mr Fresh Lemons.

    The bibs are very cute – well done.

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    Erika Sews

    July 8, 2011

    Cute bibs, I love the patchwork!

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    July 8, 2011

    What pattern did you use for the bibs? I have a colleague who’s going to have a baby (boy) any day now and would love to make her one, just want to make sure it’ll fit!

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    General Store

    July 8, 2011

    VERY cute! I love making baby items.

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    Emily M

    July 8, 2011

    This is exactly right! we just got back from a big trip and I feel my head fuzzing up when I try to remember what projects I had going and how to prioritize them. I felt the intense urge to start something small and simple today.
    The bibs are ADORABLE!

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    July 21, 2011

    Those are incredibly cute!! I want one for me, I just can’t think which outfit they would go best with 😉

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    Marj Shearer

    March 31, 2013

    I am expecting twin granddaughters in April. I made each of them a level 1 quilt. These bibs are delightful. I think I will try one, I mean two.

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    March 18, 2014

    What material did you use on the back of these bibs? It looks really soft and absorbent.

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      March 18, 2014

      Hi Audrey – I used an organic terry cloth fabric. It’s been a long time…but I probably bought it off Etsy.