Sunday, January 21, 2018

One step at a Time


I put this together yesterday.
I haven't decided on the boarder,
but I am leaning toward the black and pink print.

I also had a sit down with my friend, 
Dixie about how to put together some 
hand made octagon blocks.
She was so helpful.
It was a good visit.  


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brighten Your Day


I struggle with winter.

I was pretty happy to find this little spot of color this afternoon.




I started this little project last week.
The fabric was given to me by the wife of my nephew.
Her mother had passed away and she had come home with this fabric.

I can't tell a lie.
I look at this fabric and think it is pretty ugly.
And it is old.  
However, when I sew with it, it makes me happy.

I am working on a quilt to send back to this girl.
She liked the fabric and it will always remind her of her mother.  



By the way, the pink dinosaurs and alligators are velvety stuff.
I have to use a cloth on top of it to even press it.  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Fabric Stores.


We made a quick trip to California to visit my parents after Christmas.

I love walking into my moms house and finding my projects.
Bless her heart.
She has taken many a project off  my hands.
I made this for her a few years ago.


We took a day and went to San Francisco.

Has anyone else ever been to Britex Fabric?
It is downtown.
I had heard that they had moved across the street and I really wanted to visit.


And I did.

Yes, they moved the button wall.
It is still an amazing site.  



It was a fun trip.  

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Aprons, Aprons, Aprons

The aprons I made were well used.

I love my son making cookies with his boys.



Turns out I wore mine to breakfast.
I enjoyed it very much.
(The family breakfast and the apron)



I love that my family knows what to give a quilter for Christmas.
I am excited to make a new row quilt. 
And I needed a new rotary cutter.


I hope you all had a Merry Christmas.



Sunday, December 17, 2017

Goals

On a visit to California this summer 
I talked to a niece about how to finish a hand quilted quilt.
Because, let's face it, they are big and it is easy to get discouraged.

I told her to set a daily or weekly goal.
1 row-
Move the hoop 2 times-
4 inches-
Just something doable. 


When I got home, I knew I needed to follow my own advise.
This has taken about forever,
but I realized this week I only have 3 more rows and a border.
The end is in sight.

And here is one of those cute aprons in use.


They are to fun.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Does Life Get any Busier

I have been so busy.
I am always cutting something for my Kindergarten Class.
It's what a quilter does,
We cut
and then
we put it back together
and it looks
Beautiful.

I have cut out 40 hand prints this week.
These should be cute.

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Handprint Christmas Card

I'm so grateful for all the cute ideas out there.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

In the Groove

This summer, we were in line at the Merc
in Pawhaska, Oklahoma, when
I found the cutest quilt shop called

I purchased this fabric for a friend who has three girls and was having a boy.


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I'm not sure what took me so long,
but it is tied up and ready to deliver.



I did some more machine quilting this week.
This is a little one,
and it needs some binding,
but I finally feel like I'm getting back in the grove.



I hate to say this, 
but the blue in this quilt kinda makes my stomach turn.
However,
It is done!




I need a thank you gift for a foster grandma who works in my classroom.

I had this block sitting on my sewing table.

I made this much more difficult than it needed to be,
but it is ready to be presented to a very 
sweet, helpful and lovely lady.


Happy Sewing