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Friday, December 5, 2014

Small blog meeting

Lily's Quilts has a monthly Blogmeet, Isn't that just nice! We small bloggers can go meet and join others in this Wonderful Blogworld. Thank you Lynne! 

Now, if you are a small blogger you may join in the fun too. Just grab her badge, then submit your link on her blog.  Post on your blog about this nifty meeting. I've got a badge to the right there too.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sewing room Christmas tree

My mom sent me a picture on Pinterest of a Sewing room Christmas tree. When I brought the tree into the room my sewing girls went crazy decorating it. I showed them the pinned picture and away they went~ There are bobbins and buttons, thread spools and thimbles. A tape measure is draped around for garland and even little sewing elves!

In the background is a cross stitch that I did a long time ago. Cross stitch is the first craft that I learned how to do around 30 years ago. I still enjoy it very much.  

The little sewing machine and table is a music box that was gifted to me by one of my girls.  It's really precious to me, and I love winding it up and listening to it all the time.  The thimble ladies are pretty cute too.....

Well of course I have more up and coming sewing girls to try their hand at decorating this little sewing corner, so hopefully we'll get lots more decorations to show you and enjoy. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Inspiration for my sewing girls

Well this was super easy from Willow Bend Creations.  I think I can print this right onto my steam a seam....I traced this one onto it and then ironed it onto my batik fabric and cut it out......Im hoping the girls might think they would like to try something like this...You don't have to stitch it down if you dont want to. I think next time I'll hand applique it onto my background fabric after I iron it on.  The people at Willow Bend Creations were really nice to deal with. Give it a try, they have all different kinds, western, fairies, mountains, fishing, you name it.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The sewing girls created these Turkey Crayon Holders
this week.  Aren't they adorable? You can get the pattern from here. They were quite easy and the girls were so happy to get to coloring.

 We had Pudding cups that day to gobble. 

 I wish I could be at all the girls' Thanksgiving tables to color and eat with them. Being with the ones we love and giving thanks to the Lord for all of our Blessings is the best! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My first Quilter's Retreat!

I worked on my Circles of Life quilt at my first Quilter's Retreat! I didnt get it done but I learned so much....I heard about 505 spray to baste my quilt, and I watched my friend glue baste her quilt with Elmer's glue! Visit Sara at Sarasquiltingcorner,  her free motion quilting is done on her domestic machine and it is beautiful.


I saw Jelly Roll Race 2 quilts being made too. They were just darling.

We saw the quilt that would teach us about the Elenor burns flying geese ruler.

And there was lots of food to be had.

I was surrounded by the Best people, they welcomed me with open arms, and still wanted to be my friend even after 3 constant days of listening to my sighing, because I must hold my breath when I quilt.  Busting out in song when a phrase reminded  me of the song It's all about that Bass, all about that Bass.  I was also known to be seen draped over my machine in exhaustion.  We had a blast!

There was so much more beauty being created that I didn't get pictures of, but they were certainly a part of making wonderful memories for me that I will never forget!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weighted Blanket

I made this weighted blanket for an 8 year old to help him sleep at night. It was made with steel BB's and had to be 10% of his weight. It was a workout but was totally doable.  I sewed the front and back right sides together on 3 sides turned it right side out and turned the 4th side under and basted it down.  I proceeded to sew vertical lines every 4 inches. The math of how many bb's in each square depend on how much it needs to weigh and how many squares you end up with....I had 187 squares to fill with bb's and a little bit of batting or polyfil. My hubby cut me the perfect sized pvc pipe to stuff the stuffing in, then you sew horizontally after each row is filled, and so on.  I really hope this little guy is completely Blessed with sweet dreams and rested days in his future endeavors. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Stitched Along

Here is my finish for a stitch along on Jenny of Elefantz that she hosted...Her tutorials were great and I enjoyed the pace of her 5 day stitch along.  I couldn't quit after this one so I started and finished a pillow also, of a butterfly.
I got the pattern for the butterfly on pinterest and I already had the black butterfly fabric. I just love incorporating my two loves of stitching and quilting together in one project.