Sunday, March 1, 2015

Monday making

Technology is eluding me today.
I'd love to share photos of what I'm making with Gwen Marstin here in asilomar
I can't seem to do it.
I want some hair when I'm done!!

You CAN look at my Instagram.

That seems to be working for me.
I'm sewing lots of fun little sketches...
And.....having a blast doing it!

What are you making?
I'm posting this a bit early
It's not Monday yet.....
But getting it done today means
The linky party is up and running
And I can keep sewing!!!

Link up if you'd like to share something.
Fabric or food.
Those are the only "rules" this week. ;)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday words

This pillow is my favorite of the Christmas gifts recieved this year.

It's a favorite because...

Number's homemade!
Number two..... My daughter made it using the "stitch doodling" technique
(Stitching without pattern Or definite plan)
Number three.....she used what she had to make it. Kind of a scrappy style embroidery project!  ;). I'm a BIG fan of using what you have without a trip to buy supplies!  Sometimes that's how creativity HAPPENS!

These three words greet me every time I walk in the front door.
They give me a little hug.

Loving stitches.
That's what they are.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monday Making

What are you making today??

I went camping over the weekend.
YES.....It was a CHILLY trip!
But no one complained.....
except me.  LOL!  

Trailer camping is new to me.
TWO years new
I LOVE being able to have a sewing machine along on vacation.
ALL I need to make me happy
is a productive hour or two sewing SCRAPS together!!!

The weekend trip only allowed me enough time
to make TWO of these  scrappy blocks!
That's O.k.
I had lots of time to play with kids
and granddaughter!

Camping  is ALL about making HAPPY memories!
IF you can squeeze some sewing time in....
ALL the better!!!

So friends....
what are YOU making this week???
Link up and share.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pretty pillow

Doing what I love to do!
Taking something old and pretty
And giving it a new life!
I'm not sure this doily wanted to be a pillow.....
But that's what she is NOW. ;)

I first quilted a foundation for the doily with some gray fabric and batting.
I pinned the lace doily on the front and just sewed around the edges!
I then added some old lace on both sides.
Pretty pillow project.
My kind of fun!

Linking up with sew fresh quilts today!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Monday Making

It's not quite Monday yet...
but I wanted to get this off my "to do" list.
I want to wake up tomorrow without ANYTHING
that I HAVE to do..
EXCEPT take a day trip with the family!!!
We're heading up to the mountains
for a day in the Wonderful WORLD of nature!!!
You can be sure I'll have my knitting needles
clicking away on the drive up!

Monday is a day to share.
What are YOU making???
What are you IN THE MIDDLE OF???

I JUST finished these shams over the weekend
for a new quilt owner.
She bought a quilt
and wanted shams to match!

What a concept.
Why didn't I THINK OF THAT??
Ha ha!
Glad I had some fabric that matched.
Good thing I have a "SORT of" organized stash!!!
One bucket for this...
On bucket for that.
Some things get buckets.
Some get baskets.
Some just get little baggies.

What are you up to this week?
Add your post to the link up.
It's always fun to see what's going on with you!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

String quilt Love

Making quilts NEVER gets old.

It's an exciting ADVENTURE every time!

Even when I AM making a BOY quilt.
Boy quilts are a bit of a challenge for me!
I love cute. pink. and Sweet.
Those things DO NOT describe this quilt!

But BOYS need quilts too!!!

This quilt will be given to a high school graduate
at my church.

Gotta love a stringy. scrappy. FUN quilt!!!

Blocks were made using an old sheet for foundation.
Strips/scraps were added to the triangle foundations and trimmed.
Cream Solid triangle was added to the string triangle to make 
8 1/4" half square triangles.
Put it all together with a border.