Oct 18, 2011

Keeping children warm


The weather is getting colder here.  So I’ve been sewing fleece hats for children, along with a Humanitarian Group I belong to.  I needed a model but had a hard time getting this one to hold still for even a second…



Aha…  gotcha!

I’ve made 29 fleece caps so far… and there’s more on the way.  Sew fun!

Oct 15, 2011

Spice of Life


This is my design wall this weekend.  They say variety is the spice of life…well I have a lot of variety.  1. I’m always working on my Florabunda applique blocks…(and someday I will actually finish them.)  2. I started making my “Cold Wind Blows” baskets.  I decided to shrink the pattern by half and make a little quilt.  3. My bow tie leaders & enders blocks are multiplying quickly.  I finish a few with every one of my 4. Jacob’s Ladder quilt blocks. 

Speaking of which…


I only have 7 more blocks to go to finish my design.  Very scrappy isn’t it?  You should see my much lighter scrap bins.  I still have some rearranging to do on this quilt and then decide on a border. 

Besides a little sewing today, I also helped Mr. Sunshine install new outside light fixtures and made applesauce from our apple tree. 

Our house smelled so wonderful!

Oct 8, 2011

His first tux

Last night my daughter and I had some play time with this guy for a fitting.  I've been sewing a special outfit for his blessing.  Sewing such tiny little armholes is very tricky.  Just enough room for my presser foot...no fingers and barely pins.  I finally hand sewed the sleeves in and then machined them.  But the challenge was worth it for my newest grandchild.  I still have to add a soft satiny blue bow tie and buttons in the back and he'll be ready for his big day. 

BTW, the quilt he's laying on was his great grandfather's baby quilt. 

P.S....I just had to edit my post to add a photo of the final product...all finished and pressed....not as cute as the baby...but cute.

Oct 6, 2011

One very lucky girl…me!


This beautiful quilt is called, “The Quilting Gathering” and is part of the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle series.  I was amazingly fortunate to be the winner of this pattern and kit from Taryn’s generous giveaway.  I just couldn’t believe it!

When it arrived, I started to work just as quickly as I could push other projects to the side to make space. 



And now it looks right at home hanging with other quilts on my wall.  Thank you so much Taryn.  I love it and appreciate you!


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