Sunday, July 31, 2011

10 Years In The Making...

I cannot believe I finally finished a project that I started
soooooooo many years ago!
I had found this embroidery pattern for an angel for each season
and fell in love with it so I bought it.
It involved quilting as well which made it even more attractive for me!

Now... 10 years later I finally finished it!

It's a really crappy picture...sorry!
One day I will learn how to take a proper picture!
I could totally blame the camera, but it's operator error 
for sure!


I'm still working on my Gardener's Journal quilt...
(I took a break to finish my Angel quilt)

I'm still working on my Granny Stripe afghan and a
scrappy baby afghan...

But I want to start new projects too!


I really need to finish the projects already started!

Intro....a new book I got!

For those of you who really do not like sewing machines...
Like me!
It actually has a few cute ideas for hand sewing projects!

cute pouches...
an adorable pillow...

even a purse!

and my favorite!  I think these light and breezy curtins are beautiful!
So I see one of these projects in my future!


Well...that's all for me tonight...
got homemade spaghetti sauce on the stove simmering
Yum, yum!
So I better go check on it!

Till next time...


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Great Storage Idea!

When I made my post the other day of my SIL's craft room, I realized I did not take a picture of the most important storage feature in her room!  So I had her email me a picture so I could share it with you!

Isn't this just a fabulous idea!
She had seen on a blog where someone had used
cardboards designed for comic books and that's what we used!
I took all of her fabric that was larger than fat quarter size
and folded it to cover the piece of cardboard
then grouped them by selection...
seasonal, prints, solids, etc.

Just wanted to share this pic with you, 
heading off to work for now but check back
soon as I received a wonderful book yesterday that
has a dozen hand sewing projects!
(for those of us who don't like sewing machines!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy...

As usual it's been quite awhile since my last post! But this time I actually have something productive to show and tell! My SIL recently moved and in her new house and she gained a room dedicated just for her crafts and sewing. She flattered me by asking if I would help her organize and decorate it so I told her I would try! (if you could have seen the number of boxes she had to unpack, most would have hightailed it out of there... I seriously thought about it!) With that said.... here is her new work space!

Some of the decorations I made for her such as the bulletin board, the two photo frames, the wooden buttons on the wall, the magazine holders and my favorite of all...the sign above the closed door! The oversized buttons were taken from an idea I saw on someone's blog (forgive me but I don't remember which)and the sign is personalized with the name of my SIL's blog!

I finished all of the embroidery for my "A Gardener's Journal" guilt! I can't believe I actually started to piece the blocks for it this weekend. I was going to build my blocks using my new sewing machine bought just for this project, but decided to try to piece them by hand as I am a traditionalist when it comes to quilting! I can't seem to use a machine! So... for a project that should take a normal person a relatively short amount of time... this will probably be a year in the making for me! This in addition to the many other projects going on!

That's a wrap for me! Till next time...

p.s.  I was getting so frustrated trying to do this post, I couldn't get my pictures of my quilt blocks this time!  When I cool off and have a little more patience...