Friday, November 21, 2014

JUST A PUTTERING OVER HERE.


I finally got the fourth row on this quilt using Island Batik fabrics.  Fits nicely on a queen size bed.

Well....I believe I am getting kinda lazy, I am wondering if I should just put the last border on and forget it or should I continue on making it big enough for my king size bed?  Hummmm so that is the question of the day.

I will say that this fabric is soooooooooooooo awesome.  This picture does not do it justice.  also..if you look in the middle of the stars, no middle is the same.  It is amazing what one can do with half squares.

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On a side note:  My aunt turns 100 tomorrow and she doesn't even look like it.  She still lives in her own home and for the most part has her senses about her.  


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IF ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THE DIRECTIONS!!! and read the directions...


I have been wanting to make this little doll for years.

The other day I decided it was time.

Now there is something about me that is off, I hate reading directions.  I am a visual learner.  This pattern is mostly directions and no pictures.  Gotta have pictures...just gotta.

I didn't let that deter me but...this is what happens when you don't read them good enough.  You have to do things all over again.  After I had stuffed the body I had to take the arms off.   What a pain to try to get these arms back on....



Lucky I had my "Lapel Sticks"....truly....I glued the 1/4 inch seam allowance under and just slipped the arm in....it wasn't a breeze but it certainly was easier.


Here she is all healed over and a head of hair...


Now on a side note but a very important note


He makes and gather quilts for a youth shelter  in his area for Christmas.  If you want to know more about this, go to the above site, just click on Gene's name.  Just make one quilt, you will be surprised how one quilt will make a difference in someone's life.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Making Santa Ornaments

I started the other day making these Santa ornaments.  I made about 28 about two years ago here:
 
I decided to tackle 50 this year and hope to have them done by the end of the month.
 
 

Not really gonna say who they are for right now....maybe later.

I have to confess that I am getting a little lazy....I am using my perma pen for the eyes and I am gluing the bells and nose.  Oh well....all I can do is "get er done"....


 
 


Friday, November 7, 2014

THE REST OF THE STORY.....WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR STEAM A SEAM???

If you have been with me since the beginning of my blog, you would have known that I used Steam a Seam like I used toilet paper, or better yet like I eat chocolate!!

You probably noticed that it disappeared out of JoAnns!  We were all going...

                                       WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR STEAM A SEAM!!!  

Just click on the sentence above in caps and it will take you to the story of what happened.  It was interesting to know but a lot of us have moved on.

I have switched to HEAT N BOND, I use the Heat N Bond lite and I love love love it.

1.   What is more important to me since I live in a small town, Walmart carries it.
2.   Also it is at an affordable price for those of us counting our pennies.
3.  It comes in a roll.  Yes, you can get Steam a Seam in a roll but at a cost and I believe you have to order it       in a roll if I am not mistaken.
4.  I also like the idea that it has a stronger paper backing than Steam a Seam, just makes it easier and it             doesn't fall off the backing like Steam a Seam does at times.

Do I dislike Steam as Seam now?  No, not at all, it is just I have moved on.  Will I use Steam a Seam, if you give me some I will but I am happy with my Heat N Bond

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HOW CAN ONE BE GOING THROUGH A DRY SPELL WHEN IT IS RAINING OUTSIDE???



I don't know about all of you but I so enjoyed Sew Cals "It's all about Kids Crafts Blogging Event," it was so fun to see the creativity of the actual blog post and the children and ideas involved.

I love working with children and soon I will be teaching two very adorable girls to sew.  My suggestion, just because I want to.

Look at these two mischievous rascals....  We put a pillow in their little house for comfort and well...they just thought it would be more fun to tare it up....  I must admit, it was fun watching them (yes, I would have taken it away if I had seen the pillow whole but by the time I saw them it was a snow mess).



 One of the projects the Ladies at church wanted to do was make quilts for those expecting.  If you know anything about Mormons, we tend to expect a lot...HA!!!  Nothing to do with our time?  TV broke?  HA!!!

Just kidding....well...it seems that the gals put the squares together, I put the sashing and then my soon to be daughter in law tried out her quilting skills.  For her first time she did a fantastic job!  I think she is a natural.

She quilts but has never machine quilted before.  I also want to say that polyester batting is just horrible to machine quilt.  I so love my warm and white, those backing and top just snuggle up to the batting that you hardly get any wrinkles in the back.  Just a small tip for those of you thinking of machine quilting.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!

Last year this time I was in the process of moving.  Vance and I were going back and forth bringing our household goods to our new home and decorating was out of the questions.

So today I was able to find a few things, I am so excited, each year I add to my Thanksgiving collection.

So here we go.

This turkey is on one wall in my sewing room.  My husband was finally able to put rods up for me.






This is in the kitchen, this is made with the Accuquilt Go cutter
 This is on a wall in my sewing room, I did this one in Samoa from a pattern (gave the pattern away) or I would tell you what pattern it is.

 On the bar in the kitchen


In the dinning room.  This one is real special to me because a sweet friend Betsy (Fiesta) sent this to me as a surprise.  I just love it.

I just think I might make me a few towels for my kitchen for Thanksgiving so I will see ya later.

In the mean time.  Hope you enjoyed your Halloween and will enjoy the up coming Holiday season.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SEW SWEET SIMPLICITY BLOG HOP!!!!

The time has come!!!

The time is now!!!

Today is the day for Jacquelynne Steves Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM

You just need five colors, a background and then four others.

Here are mine.



I have been wanting to make something with the yellow daisy fabric for a long time now.

It was a chore to come up with the others but I am happy with my choices.


So here is my first block.

Directions were easy.

I chose to do applique instead of embroidery because well...that is just what I like to do.

Here is a list of the Hoppers

Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting

Be sure to go by and check out their blocks.

If you haven't signed up for the BOM go here:  It is always fun to see what others are doing and it always amazes me the difference fabrics can make as well.

Have fun!!