photo #2 Maxine and Linda P.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
photo #2 Maxine and Linda P.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This border in Quilt Magazine has inspired me to make a stripy quilt. For a row Robbin I am doing with 2 other ladies in other states. We each have to do 2 rows or rounds makers choice. I am going to use some of the shapes and hope to find big rick rack in green. If not it will have to be what ever I find.
I have been trying to make a Aunt Gracie quilt ever. This is the 3ed time . I had one all done but the quilting when we had the fire. So that one went up in smoke. IT had 6 1/2" blocks from all over the US and some from other country's.I embroidered a boarders on it with all kinds of butterfly's, bees, flowers and vines.
The #2 quilt was started as a row robin That Jenny and I was in and apparently one of the ladies really like our rows as she kept them. Thank goodness everyone else got their quilts in the group. So they say the third times the charm!! I think I will do both my rows with a blanket stitch on the machine and ask the other 2 ladies to piece bocks for me. All in Aunt Gracie fabrics.
These are the fabrics I am going to use. My DD Jennie was so nice to add to my stash for my Bday.
Now to get going on it. I have a Nov. 1st mail date.
I hope to make it!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
One more thing done for Christmas.
sunny and warm.
My DD Jennie gave me the best assortments of Aunt Gracie's for my Bday. My stash was sorely lacking in that department. It's nice to have new fabric. She knows me well!
I am hard at work with Christmas gift so stay tuned. There are more coming! I am letting the glue dry on my next batch of gifts now.
While I was working this weekend. I finished the bindings on the 3 small wall hangings here. I did them as gifts for My Yahoo group SEW GOOD FRIENDS We have small exchanges like a $3.00, and a SS exchange.
I found the saying in a Debby Mumm book I have, and feel it fits sewers so well.
I also finished more candy pin cushions.
I think 15?
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Barb, My pillows are about 3 1/2 " and I machine embroidered them. Thy are to be Christmas ornaments for quilter friends. Thank you for reading my blog.
Linda, It's all ways nice to hear from you.
Jennie did you see I changed my header?
I was making a list of things to make and for who. I really need a 2 of me!!!
Or maybe some one to kidnap Don until Christmas so I can get my sewing done.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I have a trade in my Sew Good Friends yahoo group. We are to send a Christmas card to every one in your group with a little tuck in. There are 4 of us . That's not bad. I made the cards on my comp. cut out the window and put the ornament I made in them.
I had been trying to get in my sewing room all day. Finally at 9:00 tonight I made it.
I feel better when I can get something done every day. This was a quickie project. A few hours and all done.
Monday, October 20, 2008
The bookmarks are a bonus I can do 2 ornaments and one bookmark in a hooping. So I did 5 Christmas and 3 more fall bookmarks.
I have a lot of Friends that are readers. So these will come in very handy .
In between that I planned and worked on other things. Just trying to pull it all together for Christmas.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I have a lot of things planed for Christmas gifts but not started yet. Time is getting a way from me fast. I am going to have to get busy.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We are a happy bunch! I think the photo came out well. Even if we all grumbled about taking it.
That's me in the green with the beautiful star quilt behind me.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I got 30 Qt's of tomatoes put up with the help of Sara. She is such good help. Before Sara was out of bed Sunday I painted these. The sparkle doesn't show up in the photo.
I finished them this morning. They are for a trade with one of my groups on Yahoo.
I embroidered them on the machine and then painted them with craft paint and translucent paints for dying. I added some penalized additive to the paints. A lot of the paint leaches to the back of the fabric and batting I used. So it turned out lighter then I thought when I was painting it. I finished them off with some gold metallic cord, a eyelet and some yarn that a fellow post card maker sent me as a gift. It is recycled for a sweater or shawl from India, I am not sure. It has all kinds of great fibers in it and colors. I have used it in lots of my projects and will hate it when it is gone. I am very happy with them . They are very pleasing.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
All that is left is a little yellow brick fabric and not much of that! Here are more of Jennie's Heart String Quilts. I got them bound last Wen. when I took care of Edna.
Jennie keeps me busy with bindings for her. I take them with me when I go take care of someone. I work on them when they nap.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I use my computer for my embroidery machine and have to transfer pattern from my computer to my cards to put in my machine. I have things for Christmas I want to do.
The days here are so nice this time of year 60's and 70's Just love it. If only it would stay that way all winter!