Friday, July 8, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
I picked up a few Windows and shutters a while back and have been letting them season outside until now. I happened to like this old shutter because of the half moon which made it seem like it belonged on an outhouse.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
I started this quilt in a class a few years ago at Pieceful Quilting when they had a store in Calverton and tonight I finally put it together. Debating whether or not to put a border all around it to make it larger. It really is lovely and would make a nice coverlet to put on a bed with a white bedspread.
I had a good time playing with colors and fabrics in this quilt.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
A few years ago I picked up a few old shutters and windows to play around with. This past weekend I decided to work on the window and make something for Evelyn's old room since I quilt in there sometimes and guests stay there. I cleaned the room really well this weekend too so thought it would be cool to decorate a bit.
I got out the Mod Podge and cut them and glued them on.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Deb's grandmother had this chair in the garage and Deb has always used it so instead of buying a new one (which wouldn't be as strong or long lasting) I made her a little cover for it.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
My friend has a high tea every year and it's already coming up for this Saturday. I made her a new cosy to add to her collection. I liked this design because it's so close to Easter and I like the reminder for myself about how I should live my life. (Sometimes it's soooo hard!). Deb will love this, I am sure.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Kenny got me this Easter quilt kit a few months ago and I promised myself I wouldn't start it unless I was going to finish it. I love all the flowers and chicks and spring themes. It's all ready for quilting now and I plan to do that tomorrow when I am done with my running around.
After I quilt it I will add the button eyes and the hand embroidery for the stems on the flowers.
It was fun to do the machine embroidery on this project. I used many different stitches to add texture to the appliqués.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I have been in a sewing mindset every minute lately but I've only been starting projects if I know I will finish them! This was a quick quilt I made for my friend's new baby girl. It was fun and quick
Sunday, March 20, 2016
This weekend I made a few mug rugs for Easter. The ones with the blue bunnies are for me and Kenny. The others are for friends at work. I'm going to make some for my kids before next weekend. Now that they both own homes they need stuff for the seasons.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Evelyn got engaged to Patrick on December 27 and today we went to look at dresses for her. They are not having a traditional big wedding but they are having a dinner party at their favorite restaurant on October 15th. They are probably going to elope before then and just enjoy the party. Evelyn doesn't like everyone looking at her and gets anxious about all that stuff so this will be perfect. We didn't find anything perfect for the party yet so will keep looking. She looked gorgeous in every single dress she tried on! Her friends said she would look good in a burlap wedding dress! They were a lot of fun today too! Evelyn has a friend who is my age! Funny how life goes.
I am a member of the Shabby Fabrics Vintage Blessings wall hanging club that gets delivered by mail every month. Of course I really need to have yet another monthly sewing obligation! I was smart about this one and ordered the laser cut version so it's essentially ready to roll as soon as it arrives. I love all of Shabby Fabrics' kits and fabric collections! Tonight it's all done and ready for the table.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Ali has a friend who is having a baby so she wants to make a quilt. She came over two times so far and has made good progress. A few years ago we were going to make one for her friend's first baby, but time got away from us with their wedding plans and just life in general. So now she will make one for each of her friend's children. I am so happy to have someone in the family to sew with me. Maybe this will inspire Evelyn to get started too. Evelyn will do other crafts so we do get to create together.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Here it is hanging on my nieces' fence in Vermont. I never got to take a picture before I gave it to them so I took a picture when I went to visit them this past week. I enjoyed the whole process and even though I doubt I'll make another one exactly like this, it was fun to work on!