Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!

My DH and I joined the YMCA.  It is only 3.4 miles from our new home.  We have enjoyed swimming laps in the great heated pool there and I have been able to take the aquatic exercise class for arthritis.  I feel it is helping with the pain in my knees and back.
I am working on a couple of memory quilts for a friend that lost her husband a little over a year ago.  I think it is the most difficult quilt activity I have ever done. As I was cutting up the shirts I had tears just thinking of her dear DH and how wonderful he was.  Such a great person!  I will post photos of the quilts once I complete them.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

20 more little dresses

Here is another group of dresses being sent to Haiti with our mission group.
This group of dresses brings me to a total of 55.  I hope to make more throughout the year for future mission trips. My over all goal was to make 50 dresses and this group brought me to my goal and more!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rag Doll

I found this cute doll tutorial over at "Love Laugh Quilt" and I have been wanting to make one.
Here is the link for the tutorial.

Here is a photo of my first attempt.   Not great but it was fun to give it a go!

I made it for a friend's new granddaughter.  I hope she likes it.

A shout out thanks to Beth for sharing her talent!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More little dresses

My cousin, Pat and I are making dresses to send to Haiti with a mission group from our diocese.

these are the ones Pat made..(7)...last time we sent dresses she made 20!

these are the ones I made....(20)...last time we sent dresses I made 15!

I love making these little dresses.  It is a great way to use your stash for a great cause.  I do not usually make clothing so this was a challenge for me but these are so easy and quick to make.

We are both working on making many more!