Looks like some of us are busy stitching...darn sunny weather and the pool are such distractions! I haven't stitched at all except mending! That counts... right???
Hubby is an expert on how to ventilate patients. They asked him to advise medical staffs on coronavirus treatment. Set up a website. We've been busy fielding questions by text or emails. Seems like he is skyping all day. The language barrier is huge trying to advise them. This is a similar flu to…Continue
I've been sewing this week. I finished this blouse for Mandy on Saturday:
A few months ago I went to an open house put on by Renee Nanneman with Need'l Love and I found this really cute purse pattern. I decided it was time to make one for myself and just finished putting on the handles a little bit ago. The pattern is the Scrap Happy Purse by Amanda Jean Nyberg. After I finished the gussets I realized I had oriented my scraps vertically instead of horizontally like she did in the pattern, but I don't think it made any difference. It was an easy "mistake" to…Continue
I had to break into my stash and drop my cardigan knitting to start on a project for the "Happy St. Patrick's Day" Join-Along in the Goetz Group on Ravelry. I'll be making a cardigan, a blouse and a skirt for Mandy, who looks more Irish than any of the other dolls, with her red…
I spent last week down in Arizona, surprising Miss Bailey for her 10th birthday (and already 5'4"+). Her dad is on the left (Adam) and my middle son CJ is on the right. He is living with Adam and helping with Bailey on the week she's with Adam.
No sewing/quilting ... I'm going through everything and purging a lot as I prepare to move to a…Continue
My grandson Will asked me to make him a pillow with a dragon on it. We gave him our old living room couch when he got his own apartment & he wanted a decorative pillow to put on it. I gave it to him yesterday & he was thrilled with it.…Continue
My grandson Mike loves the Chiefs so he was thrilled when they won the Super Bowl. I found this cute machine embroidered gnome design so made it for him as he has just moved in to his first apartment. I found the Chiefs fabric at Joanns. It was absolutely horrible to work with and I would certainly never use it in a quilt, but it worked okay for a pillow. The original price was $12.99 per yard, but they had it "on sale" for $9.99. Wasn't worth more than $5.99 per yard in my opinion. It…Continue
Hope everyone is staying busy and warm. We have had a couple of cold days for here, but I still went swimming. Wanted to send some pictures of the gorgeous flowers from the yard. The picture of the ground owls are from our yard.They are protected...if, you see one, put a fence around the area and build a little perch for them to sit on. Gary gets a good hissing at every morning. We had friends in over the weekend. Went to a 50-60s cabaret show. We did a lot of dancing and table singing.…Continue
We left NY on Wednesday am. Gary was feeling funky, but insisted on leaving because that storm was moving in the next day. He rallied until just north of DC. Then, chills and fever hit. I took over the driving...after 45 years the ole boy had to turn it over to me. I don't think he thought I'd make good time. We drove 10 hours and got down into NC. His temp broke during the night and we made it to Daytona beach. We always start the winter trip there. Same hotel room with the doors open to…Continue
Sitting here resting up from doing alterations all day. With the wind blowing the snow we got yesterday around I haven't ventured out in this 9 degree weather except to move my car for the plow. My next projects are to make myself a kitchen curtain ( I have the valance done) and another mixer cover for a client. And then get back to quilting until more work comes in. My goal is to make four of my grandchildren a quilt (the other three got theirs last year) and one for both my son's. Two are…Continue
A few days ago I received an e-mail from a company called Kimberbelle that had a link to a cute freebie that could be either machine embroidered or hand embroidered. I couldn't resist and had it made within a couple of days. There are also buttons on it that were specifically made to go with this design. Fortunately one of the stores in Columbia MO sells a lot of their stuff so they not only had the buttons, they carry the cute little hangers. This is approx. 5-1/2" x 9-1/2".…Continue
This week I'm showing off a lot of things that got raked in over the last couple of weeks. First Christmas:…
I am in super need of some more of this yellow fabric. Unfortantely I do not know who the designer is or what the name of the fabric is. I only need a 1/4 a yard. Any help would be appreciated it. It is a yellow batik
As soon as I saw this pattern in Judy Martin's book "Log Cabin Quilt Book", I knew I was going to have to make one. My original idea was to make it king size. Didn't take long before reality set in. The smallest piece is 3/4" before being sewn in to the top! One of these days I might get up enough nerve to count how many pieces are in this wallhanging, but I know it is a lot!…Continue
I hope everyone has been having a great holiday season.