Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday Night Sew In

I joined in for the Friday Night Sew In last night and I'm so glad that I did.  I have wanted to make this little wall hanging for over a year and just never seem to get around to it. 
Instead of sewing the buttons on I glued them as this will not be getting washed and it was so much easier than fiddling with sewing all those little buttons.

This came in a kit with the fabrics.  I love the fabrics but this is super simple.  They did not put as many buttons on the one the photo they showed showed but I liked the buttons.  I can also think of a lot of other things that you could put on this.

Here it is with the border.  I LOVE it!!!
I think that I will do a tutorial for this and post it as this is so cute and would be a fast little gift for teachers, neighbors, etc.  Would anyone like to have a tutorial for this?
This is going to be a "Make It Take It" project for the Monday Night Quilting group this fall at church.

I don't have photos but I also sewed on my sky scape blocks.  Lot of sewing 2.5 inch strips together.  I think there is a photo in one of my recent posts showing the block.  I think the quilt will turn out great and I like the two rows I've completed.
Thanks to Wendy for hosting the sew in.
I have added this to some linky parties.  See the buttons on the sidebar as there are some cute things out there.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thrift Store Finds and Two Week-end Projects

I took a class about a year ago and made this landscape.  I've never finished it soooo  I have my granddaughters starting Saturday nite and I'm not allowed to do anything but be with them.  I am allowed to go to the potty or to get a drink if I ask and promise to be right back.  They will allow me to work on hand projects so I thought I'd embellish the landscape and hand quilt the doll quilt below.  The doll quilt has been lying around a long time also.  I must be the only person in the world that has this problem!!!

On Thursday I volunteered at the Thrift Shop and found these shoes for $5.00!  I love Clark's so I'll be wearing these babies to work next week.

Then I found this container for a buck!!

A container full of white buttons!!  Oh Yes!  I will spend a buck on that!!  I kinda sorta collect buttons but I don't talk about it.  I'm a "Closet Button Keeper" and I know this isn't good.

Aren't they pretty?

I've had a good week and I'm still working on my sewing room and it's looking better every day.  I hope by tomorrow to have it all back together and looking neat for a sewing room.  As neat as I can be.  I'm not a "Neat" person!!
I'm going to link up to the following:

PS:  It's Friday Night Sew-In and I'm going to join up.  I was number 73 so I think it's so hot that everyone wants to stay in, be cool and create!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Projects in July

The photo above and below are what I'm calling sky scape.  I saw a quilt on a blog and then couldn't find it so I think this is close.  I'm using all batik scraps for the buildings and then white.  Neither of these two blocks made the cut for the quilt as I decided to go with one color of white for the sky.  I had thought about using different blues for the sky but I knew that I had quite a few blues in it already.  I like the contrast between the white and the colors.  I have two rows sewn together.

This is just something hanging out on my desin wall.  I love funky buildings!!

This photo below is the quilt that I found that needed one nine patch block sewn and then the last row sewn together.  This is an easy peasy quilt and I just don't understand what happened.  I think that I was working on it when I moved my sewing room and somehow it was folded into a plastic container.  As I've said before I need more money before all of these quilts are sent to the quilter.  This quilt is 90" x 98" so it's a whopper.

Hope you're having a good week!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Walk at Mill Race and More Money Saved

Mill Race is a local park and it sits beside the river.  In rainy times it's very likely to flood.
The above photo is of the man made pond and the covered bridge.  This is an old bridge and you can still drive through it.  There are usually geese in the pond but I think today it was too hot for much of anything.

On the river there were a couple of guys fishing.  A beautiful morning to do that but I would think it was hot out there in the sun. 

People were walking their dogs and biking.  You have to be careful on these trails as there are people walking and biking.  I try to walk very close to the edge and stay out of the way.

This is a picnic area by the river and sometimes a group of us eat here at lunch time.  Sometimes if the day is stressful I eat here alone.  You just need peace and quiet!!

I love the shadows here and once you walk under the trees you can feel the temp. change, the quietness and there is a peace of walking in here.

This is the bench I sat on for a few minutes and I had a friend there for a few seconds.

Walking along the path you can see where trees and debris have floated down and then become stuck.  It adds character to the area I think.  I think this would make a good landscape quilt.
The rest of the day has consisted of laundry and cleaning my sewing room.  Right now it's in a bigger mess than it was.  I like to organize as I clean and try to find ways to make more room.  What I've done so far looks good.
Yesterday I helped a friend with her granddaughters birthday party.  We had a sewing party and all of the girls made pillow cases and then they used markers and designed a quilt block for the birthday girl.  Her grandmother will put these together and make it a wall hanging  for her 10th birthday.  It was fun and there is always one that is amazing and she had her pillow case completed first and wanted to sew something else.  It was like she just knew how to sew.  We have that when we teach the 7th grade girls to sew.  There are always a few that are just so talented.
Have a great week!!
ps - I found another quilt that is almost completed!  I have sewing group tomorrow so I'll take it with me and figure out what it needs.  Remember the last one only had one block left.  Right now I have 4 quilts that need to go to the quilter but I don't have the extra money!!!
pss - I added $8.00 to my savings today as that's what I had in my pocket.  So instead of $6.00 if you follow the scale I have $28.00!!  $1,340.00 more to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!