Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Book / Quilt Club!

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. 
So cute! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Moving is a *&$%@!!

That, my friends, is a 26' Uhaul truck! We packed that puppy to the ceiling from front to back! The sad part? It was all from an apartment we occupied for the past eight years (that's another story), and we are moving BACK to our house (WHICH IS FULLY FURNISHED!!), two hours away. It took us 2 days to pack and load up that truck, then another day to unload it. Good! Done, you say? Not even close! There were 100 boxes in that truck . All 12"X 12" or 16" X 16".  I now have towers of boxes in almost every room of my small two bedroom house. My son's room (he's away at college, whew!), is packed with ALL THE BOXES FOR MY SEWING ROOM (30 OF THEM !!), And , I do mean packed! You can stand in the doorway , and that's as far as you can go!

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.

The upside?
We are back in our house. We are together. This , too, shall pass!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fidget Pillows

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

Wine Koozies

I had an order for some wine koozies and they are so cute! I had so much fun making them! 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

An Eagle for my Eagle Scout!

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

Christmas Gifts continued

Although it's 90 degrees outside, now is the time to whip up some Infinity Scarves for all your prissy, diva friends . Everyone loves these scarves, and they are so easy to make! You will look like the crafty queen when you give these as gifts .

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! 

Cut off the selvages. Yes, it will shed , so be prepared!

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!?

Monday, July 20, 2015