DD created this Thomas the Tank Engine out of a diaper box, ice cream bucket, duct tape and a little paint. (Yes, she likes Pinterest.) The graphics were downloaded and printed out. Batting was the "smoke."
The Little (below) thought it was just right. It was too cold to see his overalls. …Continue
This time of year always gets a little busy for me. I have a nice break at the end of summer up until now. Everyone gets busy working on Christmas gifts which keeps me and "Trixie" buzzin until Christmas and will continue until it gets nice enough for the ladies to get outside. Which is fine by me because when the snow is falling and the wind is blowing there is nothing I'd rather be doing then quilting all the beautiful quilts my customers bring me.
So with my break I did manage…Continue
I'm always intrigued by new techniques, especially those that seem fast & easy. Sometimes I wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?" Not that I don't enjoy slow stitching or intricate projects as well, but sometimes I just need a quick & easy project. I don't buy precuts, but thought this was a good technique regardless. It might be old hat to all of you, but it was new to me. I hope you find it helpful or interesting as well. …Continue
Hello everyone! We must all be busily sewing and quilting for the holidays - or else everyone has abandoned us for Facebook. Since I don't have a FB account, I enjoy stopping by here to catch up with quilting friends. It's been pretty quiet lately.
I've been sewing up those hanging kitchen towels in reds, blues, tans, blacks & greens. (Refer to previous post for pictures.) Since each towel is cut in half to make two hanging towels, it makes for a pretty economical gift…Continue
This has some political elements to it, but just bear with me as that is not the reason for this posting. My husband & I were watching Rachel Maddow last night. She was talking about Jeb Bush meeting in Houston last weekend with his family and how the rain messed up their plans. She said they had to stay at a local hotel instead of the Bush residence even though they also had to deal with "a small local quilt show". The "local quilt show" she was referring to was…Continue
Don't know whether trying out for a play or just feeling creative, but started a new fiber art project today. When this is completed, it will contain thread painting, needle felting, applique and fabric painting. Hoping to get it completed for an upcoming display of fiber art. If I like the way it turns out, I may even attempt to enter it into a show.…Continue
Got four microwave 'bowls' made:
They were easy to make and go together pretty fast. Hope our kids enjoy them. Lessons I (re)learned from the gifts I have been making:
1) I do NOT care to make the same thing over and…Continue
We have cranked up the furnace, and I'm working on hand quilting my "Peggy's Sistine Chapel."
It should make us feel warmer just looking it. It's the "Delectable Pathways" pattern by Mary Sorensen. I gave it the Sistine Chapel name, not because I've done all the work on it on…Continue
Today I had some time to actually venture to my (much neglected of late) sewing room to get started on some gifts for Christmas. Today's project was camera straps for our 'kids' who have SLR Digital Cameras (drool). They went pretty fast and I'm pleased with the results.
Earlier in the year in the Techniques for Textiles group we were challenged to do…Continue
The holidays are creeping in! Halloween is coming soon then it flies by! Get those projects started and let us see what you"re working…Continue
The Pine Burr quilt is finished. We decided to hang it on the wall in the dining room.
The pattern is from "Pine Burr Made Modern," McCall's Quilting, May/June 2012.
The hexagons for the …Continue
DH and I returned home late yesterday afternoon from our visit to North Carolina and Virginia. The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny (except for one day and I was in a meeting so didn't care). My only complaint, other than the briefness of our visit, was the trees. I experienced this several years ago when I flew to Boston, rented a car and drove to Saratoga Springs, NY--frustration with trees. Driving along, we knew that on either side of the road were important sites and beautiful…Continue
When you make a place mat what do you use to line it with inside? I do not want to quilt a lot.
Wanted to do some machine applique on a Halloween outfit. I love to use my ancient Kenmore for that. Shame on me for forgetting my friend. It was a struggle when I first gave it some power. I will be giving it a lube job this evening. I forget that it gets summer condensation. So, just a reminder to oil the old ones and replace their needles...they will love and run better for it!
Ok Ladies I need some help. I am looking for cute 1 liner quilt/ craft jokes for a game that I am playing with my quilt guild. I need 30 jokes. These jokes need to be somewhat short and have a response for example...
Why did the quilter stop telling jokes?
She ran out of good material
I will take anything that has to do with cutting or needles or anything crafty as well.
The Pine Burr Quilt is finished. (Well, it still need a label, but it’s as good as.)
The pattern was from McCalls Quilting, May/June 2012, "…Continue
OKAY,,what did I do that I cannot see anyone's pictures,,nor my own for that matter,,I think I loaded "Fire fox" and now I can't see anyone pictures..Please help.! I'm still no good at this computer thing..but I am learning.!
None more than for DD. DD finally had her second baby yesterday afternoon at 4:30. She arrived at the hospital at 8am Sunday. I don't think I could have survived labor for 32 hours. But baby Lucas is here weighing in at 7.13 lbs 19 inches and hopefully will be going home tomorrow morning.Continue