Saturday, November 8, 2014

Stained Glass fun!

I had a great time Friday and Saturday helping my sweet friend, Myra, hang up all of my stained glass pieces!  She made these for some 'transom' windows in our old house and when we moved I brought them with us.  I also had a large one.  Myra lives in Colorado Springs and she and I have been friends since we were in Junior High School, seems like 100 years ago.  She came to our home town to spend a couple of weeks with her mom and she was able to come spend 2 days with me.
We moved into our new home in October of 2013

Here are a couple of pictures we took today.

This window is in our Breakfast room.

 This one is placed in the window over our bath tub in the Master Bath
 I have a window like this on either side of the fireplace in the  living room.  The red fleur di lis looks great.
This is the window in my sewing room.  I
This is my sewing room from outside!

Monday, October 27, 2014

bear paw blocks

I have been working on this bear paw quilt top for a couple of weeks.

I found some fat quarter packs that had orange and red and yellow and purple pieces.  These colors screamed bear paw block to me.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Scrappy Log Cabin quilt

This was a fun quilt that went together pretty quick.

I pulled out a bin of scraps and cut them into 2 inch strips.
I found a couple of yards of an off white fabric with small flowers.

I did not plan which strip went where..... completely random placement.
I did try to avoid having the same fabric end up next to each other.

Here is a picture of the quilt top.   It is about 62 inches square.

I had some fun with the left over strips to make different sort of border.
This is a close up of one of the corners.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Red and White quilt

My dear friend Jan has been making quilts for about a year now.
Here is her latest creation..... Our husbands held it up for a picture.
All I can say is WOW

Friday, September 5, 2014

Black and White quilt

I saw a block like this somewhere in my web surfing and decided to give it a try.
It is about 50 inches square.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

making bags

Making a duffel bag has been a challenge.   I tried two different patterns.

Here is  my first one.

Here is the second one.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Getting ready for the new school year!

My daughter in law teaches at a local primary school. She asked me if I could make something that would allow her students to hold a book at their chairs.
She wants them to have access to their library books so they can read when they have any free time.
I came up with this. . . . . .

I am going to make 5 of each color.(blue, red, yellow and green) Nice
bright colors.
'Duck" fabric is perfect for this.

Here is the view from my sewing studio window.  My dear husband loves to take care of his flowers.  SO PRETTY.