Friday, September 4, 2015

Because I love you sewing

Many times we are sewing for the love of sewing.
And then there are the times
we are sewing because we love someone.
This week it was ALL "I love you sewing"!!!

First the diapers.
What a project!

The diapers were fiddly.
Not sure how many more I'll make.
It WAS nice to sew with my daughter who's in town!
She made a dress and I slaved away on the diapers.

I also threw together a nursing poncho.
SUPER simple project!!
Yeah for EASY!!

This monster wasn't so simple.
IT's a BIG 'ol football flag.

My son thinks I can do anything......
In NO TIME at all.
They need it next week.

Last, but not least, I made some bunting for the baby shower.
Another simple "I love you" project.

Sanity sewing is on the agenda NEXT week!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


I don't know about you...
but old quilts like this one INSPIRE me!

The old fabric.
The lack of FUSSY piecing.
The idea that a square in a square block was the jumping off place...
but the square in a square block is never SQUARE!
of course...
the string pieced squares make this one EXTRA special.
I LOVE string quilts.

I mentioned recently that old quilts have been finding their way to my house.
I can't say NO to old quilts...
but I am NOT a collector.
They may not STAY at my house...
but I enjoy touching....
admiring them for a little while.

This quilt is UNfinished.
Someone began quilting it a long time ago
and I JUST might finish the job!

What do YOU admire about these old GEMS???

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Monday Making

I like to keep busy.
Knitting these little dishcloths is the perfect little project.
It MOVES with me.
I don't need to keep a pattern nearby.
When I DO try the more difficult knitting projects....
My pattern and notes are SO HARD to keep track of!

I've also been picking lots of vegetables....
and cooking it!
We're all enjoying the fruit of my husband's LABOR!

What are you up to this week?
This is a weekly linky party.
It's always FUN to see what you CREATIVE people are making!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Monday Making

Now isn't that bird flannel fabric the sweetest??
It's been in my stash and I finally used it.
I made this little flannel blanket for my friend.
Her baby is due ANY day!
I'm prepared. 
Two sides of flannel with some little ribbon tags
and a nice orange quilting/running stitch ALL AROUND to give it
that homemade "I love you" kind of touch!

(how-to video on the blanket is here if you're interested)

The two books (two of my favorites)
are for big brother!!
You can't go wrong with those little golden books!

If you haven't read 'Home for a Bunny'
you've missed out.
It has a special place in my heart.
It's not about adoption...
but I see that theme in it.
My adopted daughter wanted me to read it
OVER and over again when she was little.
At my house....
we ALL know this one BY HEART!

"In the spring a bunny came down the road.
He was going to find a home of his own.
A home for a bunny.
A home of his own.
Under a rock.
Under a log.
Under a stone.
Where would a bunny find a home?"

It's almost Monday at my house.

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, August 21, 2015


They are DONE.
Woo HOO!!

This twin sized matching set is now ready for it's new home.

I love the soft colors.....
and of course green and blue are such a GREAT combo.

Using vintage with a dash of current fabric
is ALSO a great combo!

Happy sewing friends!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thrifty Thursday

As I drove through my neighborhood earlier this week
I spied an estate sale.

I bought two things.
A small bit of Old fabric
and THIS.

It has not had a happy few years, I'm sure.
It is made with wool, polyester
and a host of other fabrics!
The batting is wool
and this baby is HEAVY!!!
It is also full of moth holes....
Mostly around the edges.

It was worth the couple of dollars
just to have her pulled from beneath the furniture she was protecting
(in the garage) 
and bring her home!

I laid her out on the grass and hosed her off.
Poor thing!!

She hasn't seen the light of day in YEARS
and I SHOCKED her into 2015
by spraying her off!!!

I will try VERY hard not to buy any more old quilts.
I am not a collector...
I am trying to convince myself of THAT!.....   ;)
but I do FEEL for these old patchwork masterpieces!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Making

It's Monday.
It's HOT.
It's Hotter than hot at my house....
And I quilted this weekend!!

Good thing there was fan right ABOVE me!!!

This week you'll find me binding.
LOTS of binding to be hand sewn
on two matching twin sized quilts!

What are YOU up to???