Monday, December 28, 2015

Big on Photos...

I know you all have been waiting ~grin~ ...
I can now show you all the things I have made
and didn't show here because they were (mostly) gifts.

Curtains for my sewing room.
I actually made these way back in September,
but I failed to show them off to you. 
Love this bright yellow!

Two pillows for my living room.  The one on the right is black linen with natural linen on the front and natural linen on the back.  Zipper on the other end.  12 x 22 inches.  The one on the left is a black print I've had forever with Kona solid in Stone.  16 inches.  


Doll clothes for 18-20 inch Waldorf (or dolls with a similar build).



Kleenex cozies for sister Joyce.


Pillow covers.



 


This is really a crappy photo, but it's the only one I have right now.
Coin purse.

Key fob.


Table Runners.
Ran across Erin's Tree Farm tutorial on Christmas Eve morning
and quickly whipped up these two runners.
13x29 inches.
11x21 inches.


I gifted myself with this book.
Are you familiar with Yoko's work?
It is simply amazing!!
Cannot wait to make up a few pieces using her techniques.
Go here to look through the book.  



I had a wonderful Christmas with Jill and Tim.
Vegetable pizza and chicken tacos...
card-playing and gift-opening.

I have a lot of plans for the coming year.  
Will share that with you in a post after New Year's Day.

Wishing you all the very best...
have a Happy New Year!




"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, December 25, 2015

Today is Christmas Day...




A very Blessed Christmas, one and 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

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Old and New...


About a million years ago - or when I was about 8 years old - my Grandma made a quilt for my Chatty Cathy doll.  I have managed to hang on to it all these years.  I used to keep it in my cedar chest, but now it sits on top of the pile of small quilts and unused pillow covers that reside on said cedar chest.

Here it is...

I love it...don't you?  It measures about 21" square and is made with pieces of corduroy, cotton and flannel...it is soooo soft!

One day, out of the blue, I had a thought!  (ohyeah...it does happen once in awhile!)  The thought was to take my scraps of Christmas fabrics and make a doll quilt based loosely on the way Grandma put together my little quilt.  So, that's what I did.  I finished it this morning.


This one measures about 23 inches square.  I will be listing it in my Etsy shop later today.

I have been busy sewing...more to show tomorrow.



"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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

1, 2, 3...



There's really not much going on around here.  

Must be why I have not blogged.

(wow...it's really been almost 3 weeks?)

BUT...

I do - finally - have something to show you.

3 doll quilts.

For 3 little neighbor girls.








Each doll quilt measures about 18 inches square.  


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Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

I have much to be thankful for.





"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, November 3, 2015

Just a Little Bit...

I haven't been able to spend much time with Naomi Janome.  

However, I did manage to get a few little things done.

Here's the quick story on these two projects...
While packing up to move, 
I came across some leftover blocks
and pieces that I had planned to use up.


So.  
That's what I did.
I used them up.

I had five 5" squares and the brown polka-dotted fabric.
Plenty to make this 16" pillow cover for Jill.

I had these blocks and the striped fabric for binding left,
so I made an 18" mini quilt.

It's fun to make little things.

Doll clothes and a t-shirt quilt are coming up soon!




"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, October 29, 2015

The Meeting...

It was a great meeting...

Bren and I met on the Wool Snippets message board about 13 years ago.  We started chatting via instant message and eventually began talking with each other on the phone.  Never together in person...until yesterday.  Now that I live in Colorado, Bren and I live a short almost 3 hours apart.  She patiently waited until I got (mostly) settled before she demanded begged for us to meet.  The date was set for yesterday.  What a great day!  We lunched, we shopped (more on that below) and we laughed and we chatted. I met the kids and then it was time to leave.  A really fun day and it was so nice to actually spend time with each other.  We plan to get together often...working together and apart on various quilting projects.

We shopped at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver, a craft store with yarn and wool and quilting cotton. What a fun shop!  We both found some 'cannot leave without it' fabrics.  Here's what I came home with...
This is Liberty voile...I had never seen it in person before.  To touch it...ohmy.  I bought 1/2 yard of it...not sure what I'll be making but I could not resist.

 This will be used to make a cover for my crockpot...which needs to sit on the kitchen counter because there is no space for it anywhere else.

  I think these are just delightful fabrics!  Will use them to make some kind of quilt...not for sure what pattern, yet.

I absolutely L-O-V-E this fabric...kind of a gray green with dark circles around the x's.  Nothing spectacular about it...but it definitely wanted to come home with me.  I cannot remember if I was going to use it with the above pieces, or not.  

This is Sherlock, one of Bren's cats.  He is very outgoing and friendly.  Nosy, too.  ~grin~

Kelley, of With Hook and Needle fame, sent Bren a quilt top to machine quilt...and she received it yesterday!   I was so happy it got there so that I was able to see it!  The quilt top is for Kelley's Mom and is all hand-pieced...absolutely beautiful work!  (I am fortunate to own a quilt that Kelley hand-pieced.)  Here's the quilt Bren received yesterday...

sorry, a bit blurry.
The landscape...beautiful mountains near Denver.  

I had a wonderful day with my good friend...and am already looking forward to the next time we're together.






"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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Simple Sewing Sunday...


I did some sewing this morning.  Just some simple sewing (hence the name of this post).  I made a 14x22 inch pillow cover for myself.  Nothing difficult...but extremely satisfying.


  

You may think that you've seen this pillow before.  And, you are correct. Partially.  Here is what you're thinking of...
                                 
This is the pillow I made for Kim, back in July.  It is just a plain pillow cover, with no quilting (per her request).  The one I made for myself today is quilted with horizontal lines and variegated thread. Just because.   

Sister Jill and I went to Pueblo yesterday.  Pueblo is about 30 miles from Canon City and is much larger...about 6 times larger than Canon City.  Lots more shopping there.  Yesterday, we visited Kohl's, Hobby Lobby, and Jack-in-the-Box.  I need wall art for the six foot wall that is in the dining area of this apartment.  I think this is a good start, though I have no clear plan...just will add to this as I see more that I would like to hang there.  

This is going to be a fun week.  I am going to finally meet a longtime friend...we met online on the Wool Snippets message board but have never been together in person.  I am so excited! More on that later.  

Have a great week!


"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, October 12, 2015

A Mini Tour...

There is no way to describe the mountains
except to say that they are awesome!

(click on the photos to enlarge them)


A shot of the gorge...and the bridge across.


Anyone want to zipline across the gorge?
Medium security prison in Canon City.

Deputy Warden's house...built in 1901 by prison labor

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, CO
 







"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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