Thursday, November 5, 2015
I became part of a new book/quilt club!! Eeekk! I'm so excited! It's the best of both worlds! We read books AND make quilts based on those books . How cool is that!!
I attended my first meeting this week and I brought each member a book mark I made with the club name on them.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Problem No. 1- My sewing room is not complete! The things I have in there needs to come out so I can put the flooring/rug down.
Problem No. 2 - My house was not lived in for 8 years! EVERYTHING in the kitchen had to be washed, weeded out, or painted. Yes! I washed every dish I own! All that while unpacking what goes in there! THAT took me an entire week!
My hands are like sandpaper. My bruises have bruises. I get up at 4:30am to begin the task at hand. Oh, and did I mention that my water heater went out???? I have to heat water on the stove to wash all those dishes! My dear brother is coming to install the new water heater. We are switching from gas to electric, so a little work is involved.
Why would I go through all this, you may ask. Well, my husband was laid off. The company actually closed down. Oil field related. It's bad, people.
We are back in our house. We are together. This , too, shall pass!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I made these fidget pillows for the local nursing home. The Alzheimer's patients live them! Zippers, buttons , Velcro , smooth and rough ribbons , fringe and beads galore !
I know the picture is way below par , but it's the only one I have!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Today was the Eagle Court of Honor for our Eagle Scout. I made him a lone star quilt with an eagle in it. He then pinned some of his patches he collected through the years around the outside edges and we hung it on the wall behind his table at the ceremony.
He loves the quilt and I am pleased with how it turned out.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Here's what you need:
13" by the width of the fabric. Most faux fur fabrics come 58-60" wide. That's what you need. So, if you get one that is only 28-45" wide, you will need to piece it together to get to 60".
Not to worry, the seams in this stuff are hidden forever!
Next, fold in half lenghtwise ,with right sides together and pin.
Now sew all the way from one end to the other.
Then turn right side out with the seam in the middle and lie flat and straight.
Keeping one end flat, pick up the other end and twist it 1, 2 , 3 times, then put it back down.
Curve the two ends to meet. Insert one end inside the other end.
Pin through all four layers where you inserted the ends and sew through all 4 layers. Just go slow and don't worry, your stitches will never be seen!
That's it! Your scarf is complete! Now, how easy was that!?