Sunday, December 28, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I made a few snowman table toppers, towels, etc. for my girls and my BFF, Debbie. I just finished them minutes ago. Here are the towels...
Ali's snowman collection...
Friday, December 12, 2014
I am making some runners and table mats for Rob and Ali this week. They have been married for 6 months already! Can you believe it? Well, I am doing blue work for their items, which I am liking! A lot!
Kenny was jealous of the snowmen I made Evy and Pat so I made him this tonight. It will be a pillow in a few days. Evy cleaned all of her clothes and stuff out of our house today. All that's left is the furniture which she will take this weekend. It will be nice to organize everything this winter and clean it the rest of the way. I also have to purge tons of stuff. I am looking forward to that.
I love this snowman picture! I guess I am getting over my snowman aversion!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I am making Evelyn a few things for her new house! She has purchased an adorable place in a great town, but they won't move in for a few weeks so I thought I'd do snowmen for her instead of Christmas this year. This will become a runner.
These towels are hand embroidery. I am working on one more. I have to add trim to the bottoms.
I made the little ornaments at a rug hooking class. It was fun but not a full time hobby for me!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
This was a project started many years ago, but I put it away in the attic after I did it in class. I was cleaning the other day and there it was! Only needing a binding (I dislike putting bindings on, but I'm working on that) so tonight after work I put one of the store bought kinds. It feels great to actually finish things. I Even thought about it when I went to bed last night. I went to sleep with a feeling of accomplishment! Maybe it's a new trend! :)
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Friday night I got Rob and Ali's quilt finished. I only had to finish putting the binding on and it took like 8 months. I had put most of it on and then my mom was put on life support and then died. Guess I just couldn't bring myself to take it out and bind it. I made the label today and will put it on the quilt tonight! Isn't it cute?
I made this quilt last summer with some good friends and finally got around to quilting and binding it this week. The fabric was a Christmas layer cake (can't remember which tho!) but it doesn't look too Christmasy to me now. But, since it's already very cold here, we will be happy just to have it on the couch!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I finally found a good quilt to show off this fabric! A group of us went to a quilt retreat a few weeks back and I got it mostly done. Today I put it all together. I love it!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Well I have been busy doing a lot of nothing this summer. Playing with the dogs, sewing and reading have been my days for the most part, but that's been good. Went away for a few days here and there, but nothing like I usually do all summer! It was good staying put most days. Here is the second to last block for Stitchers garden.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
So I got an email from Michael's the other day and there was a pretty picnic setting with log slices used on the table! Of course I had to have some! I told Kenny and he just happened to be taking a few trees down for a client so log slices would be in my hands the next day. Yay! Funny how things come together sometimes. Kenny showed me how to use the planer to make them smooth.
Here he is taking over! It didn't bother me that he finished the planing. I need more practice at "feeling" how it works so that I don't leave ruts. I am going to have to sand them on my own and do the finishing as well. It's fun when Kenny gets involved in my ideas.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I have chosen a different color scheme for each block so I did this one purple and green. It's cool because you use a twin needle for several stitches and to make the center of the bigger flower. That is pin tucked fabric which I made with the twin needle. It was easy and fun to do. I think I only have two flowers left to do, then I can put it all together!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
I'm on a roll now with this quilt! I cleaned my kitchen all afternoon and then got into this block. It's a rainy Fourth of July, so it was perfect for cleaning and sewing. I enjoyed this block very much.