Monday, February 23, 2015

Is orange the new Black?

I finally finished putting together this quilt.   I have been collecting small tumblers ( cut out with my GO machine!) from scraps.  This one has 12 rows with 28 in each row.   The quilt is around 65 inches square.

My DH suggested the orange border and I think I like it.


Friday, January 30, 2015

My new Juki

I got my new machine a couple of weeks ago.   Love love love it.
It only does one stitch....a straight stitch.  It is wonderful for piecing quilt blocks
but it's main job is to quilt my quilt tops!

Here she is sitting on my sewing table......























Here she is on my quilting frame!




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I made a little dress!

I have only grandsons and I have enjoyed making little rompers for them. It is fun to sew for them.  I am having a good time making items for my friend's granddaughter.  She is a year old and looks just like a beautiful doll.  I have made her several things   I don't  have a simple pattern for an easy dress so I used a romper pattern then I cut off the bottom to make it into a dress.

I have never taken sewing lessons so I am learning on my own.




I thought it was a little short so I made some pleats with some of the scraps to add to the hem.  I can just see her in this with a white turtle neck sweater and some white tights.

What do you think of this one?   I am looking forward to seeing it on her.

Monday, December 22, 2014

First blocks for the 2015 Lovely Ladies bee!

I made the January blocks!  Brenda was assigned January and I received her fabric a couple of days ago and decided to make them.(before I loose the fabric in my sewing room) LOL....I really need to spend some time rearranging things in there.
She chose the disappearing 4 patch.  I love the colors she selected.


Friday, November 21, 2014

More Stained glass

My  DH and I have decided to give each other a new lamp for Christmas.

We ordered them from Amazon and they only took 2 days to get here!




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.