Saturday, March 7, 2015

Finishes...

I made a few things last week but wasn't able to show them before now.  They were received today...gifts to my sisters. 

First up...I made a double-zipper bag (it's actually the LOVE Zipper Bag by Sweetwater) for my sister, Joyce.  Gave it to her as a thank you gift.  She flew to Colorado (from Maryland) to play nurse to Jill, my baby sister, who had a total knee replacement.  Nurse Joyce will be there for two weeks.  Purple is Joyce's favorite color, so I made it in purple...though I think it shows here as more blue.  The little patch is also from Sweetwater and reads, 'Life is good'... 

Next...more kleenex cozies!  I thought they might make nice little gifts for Jill's PT gal and the visiting nurse.  And, anyone else Joyce and Jill might want to give one to.




It looks like we are going to have some sunshine and warmer temps here this next week.  Hallelujah!  I am so tired of cold and gray days...am so looking forward to Spring.

It is Daylight Saving Time tonight (technically, tomorrow a.m. at 2:00...like I'm gonna get up then and change my clocks?)! 

I hope to work on doll clothes this next week...need to fill up my Etsy shop.  With Spring right around the corner, visions of spring/summer dresses and outfits are running around in my head.  Poor Cassidy Jane...she has been whining about having only one outfit.  Not like the ones I sew will be for her , but at least she'll be able to try them on and model them for me.  ~grin~

Enjoy the weekend.




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Stitching On Snow Days...

I am actually following my plan and getting some stitching done in the evenings whilst sitting in front of the tv! 

I told you that there were mostly tree branches that needed to be drawn/extended onto the pieced blocks.  And, that's exactly what I've been drawing...tree branches!  It's much more difficult, though not impossible, to trace these lines through colored fabric than it was to trace through Kona Solid in Bone.  I am getting it done...though stitching lines that I cannot see is definitely a first!  Good thing no one else will know exactly where those stitched lines should be, hey?  ~grin~

It does make a huge difference in the look of this project.

Here is the 'before' photo of block 14...

And, here is the 'after' photo...

I am in love.  Course, I have been since I started this project 4 years ago.  I guess I forgot how much. 

Tomorrow is Friday...according to the weather people, we're in for some warmer (30's+) temps!  woohoo!!



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, March 2, 2015

Giveaway WINNER!!!

Oops...I completely forgot to post the winner of my birthday giveaway!

Noreen, of Life Blessing, is the winner!  
Noreen, please email me here with your address.

Thank you to all for visiting my blog...I wish I had a pouch for all of you...it means so much to me.




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snow Days Revisited...Again...Seriously!

You will be happy to know that I am working on my Snow Days quilt.  Again.  Seriously!    

For those of you who have not been reading my blog for the past 4 years...here is a quick recap.

Sharon - of MoosecraftUSA blogging fame - and I started a BOM in February of 2011.  Snow Days.  She actually did the BOM thing...where she received a box of fabric from the host shop each month.  I received the pattern for my birthday and bought my own fabrics.  

Here is the pattern cover...

And, here are the fabrics I purchased...

To continue.  I finished stitching all 14 blocks within 11 months.  woohoo!  And, then I did nothing for a year.  In 2013, I pieced all of the fabric blocks that go around the border of the quilt...those that attach to the stitched blocks I had completed.  Since then, I have done very little with it.  So.  Here we are in 2015...I must be able to work on this in only the odd-numbered years.  (huh?)  

Today, I cut stitched blocks to size and sewed them to pieced blocks.  I have four more to go, but I am done for today.


Here are the blocks that are now ready for the next step.  (Ignore the measurements written on the paper tags...those are the sizes I needed to cut the stitched block.)  Without further adieu...


 

There is more stitching to do on some of the blocks.  Extensions of the tree branches.  That will keep me busy in the evenings for awhile.  And, I need to piece all of those center blocks!  I will get this done!  

Hope you're having a pleasant and productive weekend!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, February 27, 2015

GIVEAWAY!

I did not forget...I promised a birthday giveaway and here I am with it.  Better late than never, I always say.  

I made another double-zipper pouch with Lotta Jansdotter fabrics.  The pattern is by Sweetwater and is so easy to put together...I rather enjoy making them!  This pouch measures ~9 x 7 inches.

For a chance to win this pouch (which I will fill with a few goodies), leave a comment on this blog post.  What would you use the pouch for...sewing supplies, make-up...could be wonderful for almost any use!  

I will draw a winner on Monday morning, March 2.

Here's the pouch...
front

back

Good luck to you all!



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One In and One Out...

It is time to say goodbye to Emma, my 16 inch model.  She's been visiting since July and now her mama wants her back home...so off she will go.  Goodbye, sweet Emma!  Thank you, Cathy!


In the meantime, a special someone arrived today...and I am very excited to have her here!  A lot of the patterns I have, and the clothes that I want to make (that I will need to make up my own patterns for), are for 18-20 inch dolls, so it makes sense to have a doll that size to help with fitting and modeling. 

So.  Without further adieu, meet Cassidy Jane...my 19 inch model.

did you see that she has ears?

Here they are together...Cassidy Jane and Emma.  Wow!  There are many differences in these two girls and not just in the size...

I plan to have fun with Cassidy Jane.  I just hope that what is in my head translates to paper and fabric. 


she has big feet!



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

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