Friday, April 11, 2014

Learning how to miter corners

Learning how to mitered corners is something I've always wanted to try. It took a while to get it right
No

Not this one


Got it!!

I also did some appliqué this week. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Blue Bird Challenge

As part of Emily's http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com/2014/04/blue-bird-challenge-reveal.html flour sack challenge I got to play along.  I had a hard time cutting it up.   I wanted to keep the words as well as the picture. Since it was meant to work hard and hold flour I thought it should continue a life of usefulness.  In fact it's already in heavy rotation with my other  grocery store bags.  Since making bags is a huge challenge for me, I'm pretty pleased with it.  Check out the other participants responses to the challenge.  They are really  impressive.    Ooops, forgot to mention to visit Emily's blog to vote for your favorite!




Friday, March 21, 2014

This week

As usual I'm jumping around a lot working on too many different projects.
I finished some heart blocks for Margaret's Hope Chest. 


I worked on some pink blocks. Sometimes a girl just needs to play with her pink scraps

I had extra fun playing with corduroy. I really am having fun with Stephanie's http://www.designsbyloftcreations.com/ new book Uncommonely Corduroy. I have two quilts planned to make right away with it. Same pattern, but with and without corduroy. 
Don't you love that red corduroy?  I found some red and pink corduroy on sale at my local sewing store the same week the book arrived. It was meant to be. 
I also finished a quilt,  this is a long overdue one for Margaret's Hope Chest. Ooops I just realized I haven't put the binding on yet.  Handsewing for me this weekend then.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

A finished quilt top!



A while back I came across some Lily Pulitzer fabric scraps. This is the second top I've finished. 

We've had a beautiful warm spring day today. My daffodils are ready to bloom. 
 
So what it this?


Monday, February 17, 2014

It's here!



This is my favorite chair. I love this chair. It was my mothers and I've loved it ever since I was little. I had it reupholstered a few years ago  and it became even more comfortable if possible. Tonight I'll be sitting in it reading my new book!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Halloween Ho-Down

I while ago I tested a quilt pattern for Em of Em's Scrapbag  http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com/2014/02/ho-down.html. It was such a fun quilt to make.  The pattern is perfect for showcasing a lot of fun Halloween prints that I had. It makes me happy just looking at it.


Monday, February 10, 2014



I thought that when I got my walking boot off I'd be up and running. But I think I've seriously underestimated my recovery period. There's always sewing. Wool to play with 

New hats to make the baby wear


And there is this new toy to play with!  With all the kids needing cars for jobs and school, I found myself without one. So we've been on the lookout for a good used car. Although good gas mileage and in good condition were two important criteria, adorableness was way up there too!  Since it's a stick I have to wait a little while longer before I can press down on the clutch. I can't wait!