Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kindle Covers

I have made some Kindle covers for Christmas presents too.

 These last three are ipad cases

Saturday, December 25, 2010

White Christmas in Alabama!!!

Well I really did not think that we would  be blessed with a white Christmas here in Alabama. It is a rare occurrence. But never the less we work up this morning to a winter wonderland. The weather people said maybe a dusting, well we received about 4 inches! It was so wonderful was the best present ever!

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Parliment of Owls

Did you know that  a group of owls are called a parliament? We I have been making these cute little guys like crazy. Along with a few other items. The designs are from Embroidery Garden, She has some really wonderful things.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Projects!

I have been busy with Christmas Projects. As a family we have our obligations to fun theater activities. Frist in line is Christmas Carol. Can't wait for that. But mean while I have been sewing these cute little zipper bags, they are done on my embroidery machine.The design is from Embroidery Garden. They are oh so cute and fun to make. The hold ipods, cameras, make-up, money, and so much more. Great little gifts.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wonderful Christmas Ideas!

Hope over to Amy’s blog to see the absolutely lovely holiday magazine she has put together with some ridiculously talented ladies and beautiful projects.  It’ll make you want to start decorating for Christmas though……you’ve been warned.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am once again participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival being organised by Amy of Amy's Creative Side from October 29 - November 5. The Blogger's Quilt Festival is an online quilt festival where bloggers from around the world showcase a quilt - once you have had a look here, head on over and take some time viewing the other wonderful quilts.
This time I would like to share a quilt that I made for my soon to be daughter-in-law. She loves blue ,so I decided I wanted it to be ocean like. So I chose the fabrics with that in mind. I also wanted it to have a modern quilt feel. I decied to just kind of wing it. Yes, it was scary but I just sketched out what I wanted and then had to go with what I got out of the 2 jelly rolls that I used. I was happy with the results ,but more than that she really loves it too. ^_^
I gave it to Heather on her birthday, but that was also the day that my son asked her to marry him. :-), yes it was a big day! I talked about making the quilt here and then when she received it here.

 Heather sent me this picture when she got back to her apartment and put it on her bed.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

The latest play my family has been involved in was Sleeping Beauty. Not only was it a fun show but it was absolutely beautiful to look at. The set and costumes were just amazing. My oldest daughter and husband who are usually on stage in a show, were join by our youngest daughter on stage. She loves to work backstage and was talked into joining them on stage. Not sure she will be on stage again soon, so I worked hard to get a couple of special pictures of her.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thank You

I just want to thank those of you that have sent good wishes while I was so sick. Now after lots of medacations I am finally starting to feel better.  :-)

Also I would like to explain why your comments are being moderated. I was getting spammed by Japanese sites that we not appropriate. I could not stop it, so this way they do not appear. Unfortunately I have missed some of your messages for a week or more as I was not on my blog much while I was so ill.

Always Sewing

Leaves for Fall

This is my latest creation. It was quick and fun to make. I used a free pattern and  fabrics that I had, so the only thing I bought was the batting. :)

I can't tell you how much I love this fun little quilt. I have made so many large quilts lately, I forgot how nice and easy a wall quilt can be. As I hung this I thought about my Nativity Quilt that took years to make.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back with a new bag

Thank you for being a follower, sorry I have been gone so much lately. I have been sick. So sick I could hardly sew!!!!  I am still struggling, but maybe it will pass soon.

I did finally finish this bag and made a matching wallet. The bag took about 12 hours including the embroidery. The wallet is another 3-4 hours. I was only able to do a hour or so at a time because I felt so bad, so it has taken a while to get it done. I cannot wait to load up this beauty and use it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Fall Purse

This summer when I went to Mary Jo's I got this beautiful batik for a new bag. I make the same basic style bag everytime. Yes I know it is boring. But I cannot seem to find another style that I really like when I am using it. Other bags are so cute, but then I use them and hate them. UGH!

I decided to use my embroidery machine and stitch out this design that I have had for a long time. I just love it and this seemed the time to finally use it. I used to use my embroidery machine all the time but have not used it in what seems like forever. I have done some little things, initials etc. But nothing like these long embroideries that take 3 hours. I am hoping that this weekend while my husband and daughter are going through the pain staking process of auditions for A Christmas Carol, I will keep myself busy with the making of this bag.

The print will be the outside and handles with the P as front pocket, solid will be the lining.

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teaching Heather to quilt

My son plans to marry Heather this February, so I decided we needed to see if she could sew and quilt. After all if she going to be part of our family she had better be able to sew! LOL Well lucky for us all, she is a great quilter! We made this pretty quilt for her sister, who got married this weekend. I have been waiting to post this until the wedding. Would not want to ruin the surprise. ^_^

She also learned to use the embroidery machine to make this beautiful label.

Another tote bag.

I made this bag from some of the wonderful fabrics that I got on my trip to my Aunt's house for that family quilt retreat that we had. I chose to try this bag because it had a different handle. it has these grommets that not only let the handles move, they also gather the bag a little. I really like this pattern I might have to shrink it down for a purse. The pattern is in The Quilts and More magazine  Fall 2010 issue.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Snow White

My beautiful daughter was asked to wear this wonderful costume made by Carol Morris, to the Fantasy 50th Anniversary Gala.  It was made for a version of Snow White that Fantasy did some years ago.

Oh, I am not so sure you should eat that apple Snow White.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nine Patch Quilt Along

Nine Patch Quilt Along

I finally was able to take some nice pictures of this quilt. I blogged about it when I finish the top but now it is truly finished. So I took it on a little photo shoot today. I talked about this quilt here and after more sewing here and again here. This was a quilt-a-long with Crazy Mom Quilts (not her current one) This quilt-a-long ended about a year ago. But it took me a while to find the perfect sashing and then a good backing and them most of all life is just so busy.  But here is my quilt!

I have so enjoyed see other blogger's take such beautiful pictures of their quilts. It was so much fun to take my quilt for a photo shoot!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Amazing Technicolor Dream Bag

Amazing Technicolor Dream Bag

I made this bag for the director of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.Really was lots of fun to make.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

1930's Quilt

On my family quilt retreat I started a 1930's pinwheel quilt. My Aunt has a large collection of 30's fabrics so I was able to make a quilt that has more than 80 different fabrics! Along with all the other fun goings on on the retreat I worked on getting my blocks cut out. The fabrics are just so colorful and fun!

This quilt as simple as the design is, is very time consuming. Picking the fabrics, cutting all the squares, then pairing them up with a white squares.

Then all the half square triangle blocks are made pressed and then trimmed. I figure I have over 20 hours into this one and I still have not sewn a pin wheel! I must say that all the steps let you touch and play with each square, I so enjoy seeing each different fabric. Not sure I would enjoy as much  if they all looked the same. ^_^
Today I hope to get some of the pin wheels sewn.

Oh and for those of you wondering I am getting the binding sewn on my nine patch. Hand sewing around a 92 x 109 inch quilt is taking a little bit of time. I hope to get it done this week in my evening TV watching.

Road Trip Part 2

After the Aquarium, it was off to our little family Quilt Retreat. My mother and her sister Sherri drove up from Florida and I drove with my 2 daughters from Alabama. We met up at my Aunt Sally's in Charlotte North Carolina. We had such a fun time. Our days were filled with sewing, and sharing of ideas. We all made cute little projects that each of us taught to the others.

We started with a shopping trip to Mary Jo's. Wow what a store it is like a fabric Wal-Mart!!!

We had a fun lunch at a little Mexican place then off to the thread store!
Then we had to get to work. Sally taught Sonia, machine applique along with all of us in-the hoop projects.

My mom taught Savannah how to make a snap bag.

Then Savannah was off to help Paige make a pair of Pajama Pants.

With the help of my Aunt's wonderful collection of 1930's fabrics, I am starting a large pinwheel quilt. each pinwheel will be a different fabric. I spent the trip getting that all together. Details on this quilt later. ^_^

Aunt Sherri worked on several projects.

When it was all over, it went by so fast and we did not get near the pictures we should have. We had so much fun. My Aunt was a wonderful host with not only a great place to work and play, but she fed us some really fabulous meals!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Road Trip part 1

My daughters and I took a little road trip for our summer vacation. First we went to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. My oldest son and his Fiancee joined us on this leg of the trip. We loved it. So pretty and calming.

There was so much to see. My personal favorites were the Jelly Fish and the Sea Horses. There was also this awesome Sea Turtle. But there were also butterflies.
along with the fish that could be very large.

It was so much fun. I remember taking the kids there as young children. They were so amazed, well we had just as much fun as grown kids. Was just a wonderful time.