Sunday, October 4, 2015

Gift for the Bride to Be

One of my daughters life long friends is finally getting married and I enjoyed making this for her!
I looked and looked everywhere for a satin robe and I was actually disappointed that I couldn't find one but the Bride to Be was really happy it was a shirt since she will be going to the hair dressers to get her hair done for the wedding.
And here she is with her gift!!
I'm very happy with how it turned out and I got to work with my Floriani software again!!
Well until next time,

Monday, August 24, 2015

Still Alive and Kicking

For those that get notices from me, I truly haven't fallen off the face of the Earth since May I'm just getting worse about posting.  I am still working on the Park Bench quilt blocks and I'll post a picture soon.  I'm getting ready to work on some items for a bazaar in September and I promise I'll post pics soon.

Until next time,

Monday, May 11, 2015

ARC Notebook Cover

A little sewing did happen over the weekend, a few weeks back one of the ladies in my planner Facebook group showed a picture of a cover she had purchased and it got me to thinking that I should be able to make one of them myself.  So I worked on it,

This cover is on an ARC Mini notebook.  For the most part I'm happy with how it turned out but I want to try to tweak it a little bit and figure out how to keep all the seams inside so that it's more finished looking.
But until I do, I'll keep trying!
Until next time,

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Some Machine Embroidery Going On

Well last week I did find some time to do a couple small embroidery projects.  One of the ladies I work with wanted the school logo put on a shirt
And my daughter had gotten a beach towel for my grandson so I put his name on it!!
Also I realized that since my last post prior to last week was in November I hadn't told you that due to an unexpected financial blessing I was able to purchase the Floriani Total Control - U embroidery software
which I am still learning to use.  I know I had told you I had gone to a couple different Floriani events where the software was demoed and I really fell in love with it but it is somewhat expensive.  I am hoping to find some more time to learn this software.  There are a few events coming up between June and November that I plan to attend.  Most events are not very expensive and if you are into machine embroidery I highly recommend you attend if you can, you always walk away with free stuff (spools of embroidery thread, stabilizer samples) not to mention the knowledge of those teaching!
I am spending more time in my sewing room mostly trying to get it cleaned up so that it is useable.  I recently took some time to clean and rearrange it and once I get a little more cleaned up I'll post pics for everyone to see.
Well until next time!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring Thaw

Spring has finally sprung and I'm feeling revived and refreshed!  I'm beginning to think I have that seasonal depression that comes with winter, I just felt so unlike myself the whole winter and couldn't get motivated to do much during that time.  I had such big plans and all that seemed to happen was that I purchased things to do but never got them done, and boy did my sewing room show it (another post for another day).  I did start a block of the month in February which helped start getting me ready to start sewing again.  At my favorite quilt shop one of the teachers started the Park Bench Quilts block of the month

I decided that I wanted to use batiks in my quilt top so here is what I've got happening
February Blocks
March Blocks

April Blocks

I'm really liking these batiks and cannot wait to get the entire quilt top finished!
One of the ladies from our quilt guild spends the winter in Florida and while she was in Florida she had the opportunity to see this quilt block being put together

But didn't know what the pattern was called and I searched the internet high and low and couldn't find it so I sat down with Excel and created my own and this is what I ended up with minus the sashing
I wanted the graduated colors as well and lucked out that my favorite quilt shop had 1 left that I almost missed out on as another customer had picked it up and carried it around but decided to go a different way and laid it back down so it was my fortune to be able to pick it up.  I'm gonna try to find another jelly roll if possible to have.
Well I know this has been a long post and hopefully I don't wait so long to post again!
Until next time!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Mega Pinnie

Finally a completed project.  While surfing the net recently I found a tutorial for this Mega Pinnie
So I decided to make one of my own.  I had also recently visited the Nelsonville Quilt Co and picked up some very cute sewing themed fabric.  So this is what I came up with, I didn't piece the pockets I just cut the fabric smaller.  But it is quite large, the main pieces are 7"X7" with the pockets being 7"X5".  If I make it again I will probably make it smaller more like 5" at the largest.
Don't mind the mess on my cutting table, I've been trying to get it more organized and unfortunately I'm making a bigger mess than I think I'm fixing.
Well until next time,

Monday, May 26, 2014


Well I have to say this was a pretty productive week while I was on vacation.  I made a pillow for some family members that celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, even though it was last year!!  We actually were on vacation last year when they celebrated it and wasn't able to attend
I also fixed a bathing suit for a friend.  When she bought it, it showed too much cleavage for her comfort so I fixed it by adding some material to the top
She let me know that it turned out perfect which always makes you feel good about helping others.
I also made 2 sets of baby bath towels
Fixed 2 pairs of shorts and repaired sheets for my brother.  I'm sorry to see the week end but feel very rested and relaxed and I guess ready to go back to work tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day and please remember the true reason we celebrate this day

Well until next time,