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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Clara and Jenny's generosity is so appreciated.

Here they are~Clover & Violet's Patterns that I did won First place Champion Ribbons 2 years in a row. These embroideries are loved by all. Very precious and they have them free on their website.

 While trying to make quilting decisions for this quilt, I'm super pleased with the micro stippling that I did in the background of the embroideries, it really made the motifs pop out. I also wanted to try to make some scrolling look like garden gate scrolling. Knowing that needed to be done in black scared me to bits. I wasn't sure I wanted to quilt in black but I think it worked.

Aren't the little flowers so sweet.  Thank you again Clara and Jenny.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

County Fair Quilts 2013

My Elk quilt won first place at our County Fair. And this picture take by Moriah is absolutely gorgeous. We had a lot of fun. I haven't said much but I have been keeping myself busy by teaching 15 girls here in my hometown how to sew. There were many entries to be had and it was so fun seeing all of the girls' things laid out with ribbons on them. I don't take pictures of them and their things for privacy sake, but believe me they are very talented. We had Best of Show winners, Champion winners and many 1st place winners. It was all very fun.



Here is another quilt that I made with another QAL by Clover and Violet called Garden Steps.  I won another First Place Champion ribbon with their pattern. Isn't it beautiful. I'll blog more with pictures tomorrow, but head on over to their website and see all of their pretty things.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

So Blessed



I'm so thankful today for my photographer today, for without her I would have never been picked for Best Photograhed Quilt by craftgossip.com!  We've had so much fun together and I'm so proud of her. She has a heart of gold, and such a bright future. Thank you Moriah for all of your hard work, and I pray that you will get to do what you love, often and can make a career out of it if you want to.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Editable Notepad Tutorial by Geri Jewitt

Here http://thelanguidlion.com/editable-personalized-notepad-tutorial/we have a wonderful Lady offering a free Editable notepad in which she's asked us not to mass produce but to be sure that we link back to her name and product with some elbow grease and at least as much thought as she has put into designing these free goodies for us. Geri also has a shop with lovely things inside, You should check it out.

 Well since I am a Post Office worker and I appreciate hand written letters and communication with others the old fashioned way. I wanted to really Thank you Geri for offering these things online and keeping the eye to eye contact and formal lines of communication open.  You even took the picture with Stamps!

Now to be sure, I am not very well educated with blogging and I'm not very popular, any help with etiquette would be greatly appreciated and I hope I did this right.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A quilt for Baby


Here is another way I like to quilt. Buying a panel and adding matching borders so that I can just sit and stitch is very relaxing. I stitched around the characters and left fuzzy tails and textures. It was nice to just watch the animals come to life and feel the fabric, Am I weird or what? Thinking about the one I'm making it for is the most special part of sitting and just stitching and relaxing.



I stitched with two strands of yarn around the pig and sheep, horse and cow, and clouds and grass.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pillowcase dresses for Kiwi


Today I made this dress for my Granddaughter Kiwi. It's her Birthday soon and while  I was packing up all of her wrapped presents I just couldn't bring myself to send it without a dress made by Grandma.  I added an apron made from a thrift store find of a Queen sized eyelet lace bed ruffle...
What a find! The bed ruffle was a buck, 1 dollar.....I've been making dresses and night gowns like crazy. And the apron can be used on her other dresses too like a pinafore.
                        Kiwi loves Rapunzel so I used heat-n-bond, cut her out and ironed her on.