Friday, September 30, 2011

Coin Purses and K & L

I finally went to the doctor yesterday and I have a sinus/ear infection, so I haven't gotten much sewing done this week. I did finish up these two coin purses for my Etsy shop, tho! I'll probably have to hide the pink one from Anna, or she'll be taking it! :o)  
I also finished this double block - K and L, for Kris Kringle and Lights. Another favorite! :o)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Christmas Pillow Covers and E&F, G, H and X!

Adding more Christmas items to our Etsy shop! :o) Two new pillow covers - both featuring machine embroidery designs. "Elegant Christmas Cardinal on Santa's Boot Pillow Cover", above.                                       
And the "Christmas Ornaments" Pillow Cover, above. I used a snowflake tulle over Kona Avocado, to surround the embroidery design. Love the sparkle! :o)  
Been stitching along on my "Snowmen A to Zzzz" blocks, too! :o) Hoping to get the embroidery done in the next couple of weeks... :o) Here is E and F - Elf and Fir.
 G is for Gifts.
 H is for Holly Berries.
And X is for "XOXO" - love this one! :o)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A, B, Q, and Y and Z...

More of my "Snowmen A to Zzzz" blocks! First off, A for Angels. This is a wider block, it will take up "3 blocks". Love it. 
B for Bells.  
Of course, my favorite! Q for Quilt.  
And Y and Z... :o) These are going pretty fast. I'm *considering* giving this as a Christmas gift to my Mom, if I can get it stitched up and have it quilted quick enough. That may be pushing it tho. Can't believe September is half over already!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Helper and Etsy...

Jimmy came running out of school one day last week, with THIS! He was the "line leader" that day, so he got the "Happy Helper Award"! He was so Happy! :o)
Been working on new things for the Etsy shop.  First off, is this "Winter Pinwheels" throw in "It's Snowing" fabrics. This is the Schnibbles "Jacks" pattern. Very fun, and I love the secondary designs that the blocks make. I've had these fabrics since at least before last Christmas, and decided it was time to do something with them! :o)

And then for Fall, I made this "Scrappy Autumn Owl" pillow. It was fun to just randomly put together his body section, using all kinds of fall colored scraps. David helped me draw up the pattern. :o) Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vintage Chenille pillows

I worked on these two matching vintage chenille pillows for our couch today! Fun to make something for me! Especially out of vintage chenille! :o)  

I added this cute two-tone blue pom pom trim! It was easy-peasy using this "Fussy Cut" tutorial!
I made "envelope" style backs so I could wash (soak) the covers, as needed...
I used the edging of the vintage bedspread piece, which gave it the back these cute chenille stripes! :o)

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I made this little graphic shortly after 9-11.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Jewels In My Flower Garden" and "N" and "O"

I've been working on this quilt top for a customer, it's for her granddaughter. Couldn't get really good pics today, as it was breezy! (I'm not complaining! We have had absolutely PERFECT temps, mid 70s this week! Hooray!) She sent purple minky for the backing, and it will just have a sheet for batting.   
This quilt finished to about 60" x 72". Click on the pics to see an enlarged view.
And in the evenings, I've been getting alot of embroidery done. "N" for "Noel". 
And "O" for "Ornaments" -- one of my favorites! I'm almost done with "Q" - can you guess what that stands for?! :o)
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Vintage Chenille Heart quilt

Vintage chenille is one of my favorite things to work with lately! I couldn't resist this chenille PINK heart! It called out to be a baby quilt! :o)  So, so snuggly!
This quilt is available in my Etsy Shop. :o)