in my studio right now


As you can probably tell I have been obsessed with sewing lately, mainly piecing quilts and small projects.  Every spare moment finds me running upstairs to my studio and flipping on the power switch to my sewing machine.

My biggest problem is deciding which of the projects I already have going to work on, or if I should start on one of the many ideas I have swirling around in my head at any given moment, like this cute little tote bag I sketched out.

Unfortunately, more often than not the new idea wins out...which is why I have so many unfinished projects!

I think it's time to make a list of those WIPS (works in progress) and start tackling them one by one. Maybe when school gets back in session next week and my days have more order.  (Read into that, when I actually stay home long enough to get anything done.)  Most of them will be Christmas presents, some will go in my Etsy shop and a few will stay here with me.

One day I hope to be a good finisher...

xo, Patty


  1. I have more WIPs than I can count, for the same reason lol...I see something that catches my eye and I switch gears, LOVE your purse drawing, cant wait to see it done!

  2. I can relate. Lots of unfinished projects in my studio too :-) Love your stack of fabrics and I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. Hi Patty! I'm wanting to get in my sewing room but I have so much 'work' to do that it kicks my bum! I love the fabrics you've chosen and the little bag will be so cute!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Love your fabrics Patty. You need to pop over to Diane's Lavender dreamer blog...she's been sewing like crazy on doll clothes mostly. You will love them. Bj at sweet nothings has shown some quilts she has made a few posts back. Blessings to you honey, xoxo,Susie

  5. What a cute bag and the fabric choice is perfect. I like to start one project and finish it before moving on to something new. It drives me crazy having it half done :)

  6. Hi Patty,
    Love those fabrics, and that sketch is adorable.
    I hope you find the time to make up some of your darling projects.
    Enjoy the rest of summer :)


  7. Hi Patty, now I have a name for them "WIPS" (works in progress) . . . that is exactly what I have been trying to do. Right now I have a quilt on my frame that I pieced together last winter, then rolled up and forgot about. A list is the best idea ever . . . it really keeps us on track. You and Carol of Art & Sand have both mentioned making a list this week on your blogs, I think it is a great idea. Love your purse drawing and will love to see your finished product . . . you're such a talented young lady :)
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  8. You have the bug! I too, spend as much time as I can in my sewing room. It feeds my soul.
    XO Kris

  9. Patty,
    L O V E your tote bag sketch, dear friend!!!
    Last year, at a Craft Fair, I purchased a similar bag for meetings!!!
    It was an end~of~Season Show and the bag was half~priced for $15.00!!!
    I carry this tote bag everywhere. . .perfect size!!!
    Gorgeous fabric choices!!!


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