Monday, July 27, 2015

Pen Pal package.

It's time to send a package to my Pen Pal .
This is the collection of things for this month.
That's a spool pin doily I made for her sewing machine in the hexie fabric dish.
The framed saying is one of my favorite. I think she will like it also. She loves things about tea. She collects tea pots so I made a tea cozy for a tea pot and a mug rug for her tea cup. the saying is from Peter Pan.
She also collects pin C. so in went one I made.
And there has to be fabric. So in went some of my Orchid fabric with my name on the salvage. I won a bolt some years ago and use it very little. Someday it will be quilts for my DD Jennie and my 2 G-Daughters and my self.
Last is some pin fabric I got at the state quilt convention this week. Just because I liked it!
 I think she will enjoy getting this package as much as I enjoyed making the things in it.
For now stay cool and keep stitching!   Flicsha

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My take on a mug bag!

 OK I thought about the mug bag I made and thought it would be better if it was a little simpler . So this is what I came up with.
Keep thinking and creating! Flicsha

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mug Bag

This is the Quick Quilt Saturday project for this week. It will carry your mug , tea, sugar and a mug rug .
Now you can carry your cup and tea with you to work or where ever you like.
It has a pocket for your tea bag and sugar or sweetener . You just fold the mug rug and put it in by the mug holder.
Keep sewing and quilting.  Flicsha

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Pen Pal surprise Box

What a nice surprise I got from my Quilt Pen Pal today. It felt like Christmas .
 Tried the chip and Salsa  right way.  Pretty darn good!
I love green and batiks so they are just perfect
Everything will be put to good use. This was a very thoughtful package.
Love it all. It's so nice to have a Pen Pal to talk about things we love . Fabric , sewing. and quilt. Life in general.
Not so hat today but the humidity was just to much!
Keep creating and sewing. Flicsha

DD Jennie and Spike

 A friend of Jennie's gave her a big bag a fleece scraps. She has been making hats and warm head bands out of them. Some scraps are just to skinny so she mad dog toys out of them . Spike loves his new toy.  We are going to give them to Pine Ridge Rez. and Some of the little people in her life. They will be a fun and warm hat for cold Winters.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Some of my latest projects. And Memorys

 DD Jennie has been busy! She has made lots of pencil cases for the Pine Ridge Rez.
 The tape measure fabric was a gift from my SS in a group I am in . I thought it would be good to keep pins, pencils, seam rippers. and so on for sewers. It will go into the door prize bag for tomorrow.
 I had some left over scraps from another project that I will post later, so I made a hot/pad/ trivet with insul bright  in it for hot things . It's  hard to quilt with insul bright in it. It shifts while sewing and quilting it.
 Now for the play time . This months them was July /Summer . These are things I remember from child hood as a source of happy things for me.
The dark blue is of Firefly's and dragonfly's and warm Summer nights.. As a child I would sit and watch them fly and blink at night . Some times I would catch them and put them in a jar.
 Dandelions were another past time for me. I would spend quiet Summer afternoons picking and making chain necklaces, and bracelets out of the stems. Crowns for my head with the flowers. I would also rub the dandelions on my eye lids and cheeks . Look funny but I thought it was wonderful We also collected the stems with the seeds and when we got a big bunch I would wave them in the air and watch them fly in the air. Like little parachutes. Taking my wishes to all parts of the world.
Now for my very favorite thing of Summer
Tomatoes ripened on the vine. I could and do eat them 3 times a day when the are on. I also love canning them.
Even as a child I would go to the garden and just pick and eat them on the spot.
It's hot here now so I sew in the mornings most of the time . I don't have air conditioning in my sewing room.
Keep cool and quilt something wonderful that reminds you of Summer.  Flicsha

Friday, July 3, 2015

For Jennie

 Jennie liked my other flag mini so I made her one today.

Red , White, & Blue

 I made this for a challenge in one of my on line groups. It will be over to night so I thought it would be safe to post it now for the 4th. We had to use this pattern . I used what I had on hand. It is now DD Jennie's. It lives at her house.
I am sure that she will have it out for the 4th of July get to gather they are having.
Have a great 4th of July!   Flicsha

Thursday, July 2, 2015

This and that.

 Had a challenge in a quilt group to make a 9x11 mug rug / mini quilt. Swiped DD Jennie's scraps and did this this morning. It's a little artsy but it conveys the thought.
 Monday was make something for Jennie day. I embroidered the hanging quilts and made a pink batik pinnie for her.
 I did 2 more pencil cases yesterday. I found the scraps from another project so it's cut it up use it up.
We also worked on pillow case dresses / night gowns. I think we got 5 or 6 done.
I also got out a UFO quilt out and sorted through it. I got it ready to work on . Maybe I will get it done ? I hope sooner than later .
Keep smiling and sewing!  Flicsha