Sunday, February 7, 2016

Monday Making

Hello friends!
What are you making this week??

I have had MANY appointments lately...
so my MAKING has had to be portable.

Knitting travels WELL!!

I've started another baby sweater.
Baby knits are the BEST!
You get a finished product in so little time!

This pattern looks fairly do-able...
for a simple minded knitter like myself.
Wish me LUCK as I clickety clack away in the waiting rooms!

Pattern I'm using is found here

Link up and share about YOUR homemade progress.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The oldest UFO

This is possibly the world's oldest UFO.
It came as a hand-me-down from an 80 year old friend.
It was in HER aunt's quilty project box
Have you seen those boxes???
They aren't rubbermaid folks!!!

I am certain she was going to make a WONDERFUL quilt!!!
she never got to it!

She was hand piecing this one!!
The stitches are so tiny and pretty.
It was a shame to cover them up with the quilt sandwich!

I AM sure though that she would be happy knowing
 her once upon a time project
is now a SOMETHING that SOMEONE can USE!!!

There were LOTS of these half square triangle pieces.
There are four attached here.
ALL I did was applique a muslin square right on TOP!!
Then it was quilt, backing and binding!!
You know the drill.

The fabric is old and a little fragile.
Oh....and there are a few age stains!!

That's o.k.
Those old age spots just say
"USE ME!!!"
And I WILL!!!

There is more treasure in the box.
I'll be BUSY!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Monday Making

It was a WINDY and RAINY day today.
The perfect kind of day to bake some cookies!

It made me so happy to lay those HOT cookies on this sweet
embroidered dish towel.
I love having handmade things ALL around me....
don't you??

The perfect peanut butter cookie recipe is found
at Land o'Lakes web site and
the Link is HERE

They are easy and come out PERFECT!!
MY kind of cookie!!!

I bet the secret ingredient is BUTTER!!
That makes EVERYTHING taste better.

What are you making this week??
IF it's cookies...
I want to know your favorite recipe!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Table mat #3

These half square triangles had been locked away in a bag TOO long!

Putting them all together in this small quilt made my quilty heart glad!

I added simple quilting lines.
Quilting does NOT have to be complicated.

Love the country feel of this one!

Happy sewing!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Monday Making

I went back to my knitting roots this week
and began a BEANIE!

This is one of the simplest knitting projects....
and my son WEARS them!!!
It's one thing to KNIT...
it's another to figure out WHAT to knit in 
Southern California!!

what are YOU up to this week??

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Red and White

Don't you love the classic
RED and WHITE combination??

I do too!!

I was able to use some vintage red and white prints in this.
Oooh! I LOVE them!

but I find it hard to CUT into these precious older fabrics!

 Table mat #2 down.
10 more to go!!!!

12 is the GOAL!
Goals get me going!...
Even if I don't always make it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Woodland Wonderland

I was very pleased to have this fun baby quilt
included in the most recent issue of McCall's Quilting magazine!

I used a wonderful Woodland print
and some fabric from my stash when designing this one.

Quilting was done simply with lines going diagonally both ways.
For's the easiest AND
it looks GREAT!!

Win. Win.

There's a video here with ALL the quilts from this issue.
There are so many GREAT patterns!!

The magazine has already started shipping
and will be available on newsstands
and digitally on February 2, 2016.

Happy sewing Friends!