Sunday, December 30, 2012

Calendar Makeover

What to do with a calendar that has no pockets and isn't a color I particularly like????

Make a cover with pockets!!!

And yes because I live in Ohio I'm definitely a Buckeye fan!!

Next to my actual King James Bible, I have to have a calendar to keep me on schedule and get things paid on time.  I wanted to make sure that if I drop it things won't drop out so I added a piece of elastic to the back that comes forward to keep it all closed and together.

I'm very excited with how it turned out!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and Happy New Year!!!

Until next time!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Quilt for Christmas

Here is the quilt I got done for my in-laws

I'm very pleased with how it turned out and they were thrilled, I think my mother-in-law was actually crying.
I had several other things I wanted to get done for Christmas but it just didn't happen, oh well better luck next year.
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate.
Until next time,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Update on sewing projects


Hopefully everyone had a nice enjoyable Thanksgiving and are now busy working on Christmas gifts, or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year.  I have been fairly busy working on new projects and some UFO's.

To start here's an update on my red and white blocks from Karen's block swap from a year ago this past May

The top is completely pieced together I just have to get the batting and decide what material I want for the backing.  It is a twin size and I have 1 or 2 blocks left to maybe make pillows.

I started this table topper

during our Guild's Quilt Retreat back in October, I had it to the point of cutting the corners diagonally and putting the border piece on with the pumpkin stems now I again just have to put the sandwich together and get it quilted.

Last year I made a quilt for my mom and step-dad for Christmas 

so I decided to make one from the same pattern for my mother and father-in-law, so here is the start

so I have 14 of 49 blocks made.  The cream squares have little burgundy hearts and the burgundy squares have a different pattern but it was the closest I could come to the burgundy hearts.  The cream and burgundy hearts will also be the squares in between.

I also did a special order embroidery job

one of the girls I work with purchased a 31 Gifts Sling Bag (I think is what it's called) that is a backpack, she wanted her nieces name put on it as a birthday gift.

Well hopefully I didn't bore you too much with this post but I really have been somewhat busy.

Well until next time,