Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick project!

Ruffle Pillow Case

I really wanted to sew a fun yet quick project. I really do not need to start another new project. So I have  had this fabric set aside to make a pillowcase for my daughter. I really love how it came out. Quick easy and fun!

At least I got something accomplished today!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pinwheel Quilt

Remember last summer when I started this wonderful Pinwheel Quilt? Well I am at the end now. Well....I still have to quilt this HUGE quilt. But it is so wonderful! I can not tell you how happy it makes me. The colors are so wonderfully bright and cheery. There are 88 blocks, on the front and back of this quilt. Each is a different 1930's reproduction print. No two are alike. My dear Aunt Sally has been collecting these prints for a long time, and generously let me cut my quilt from her stash. I would never have been able to make this quilt without her help. Here are a few pictures before the quilting. You can see that Teaga was there to check out this quilt as she does with all the others. ^_^

 Quilt tested doggie approved!

 Front 8 blocks by 10. (12inch blocks)
Back side of quilt


Well 4 kids and 20 years of Homeschooling comes to an end. Our youngest has now graduated. She has been a joy to watch grow up, into a wonderful young woman!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Sewing Classes

During the summer I am blessed to teach sewing classes at Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater. We have a great time and make all sorts of fun sewing projects. Here are a few pics from last years classes.   No faces for the kids, to protect their privacy. :-)

 They made 2 bags some great Pajama Pants and a pillow case.

I had a few Adults sewers too!

If you would like to join me this year, here is the info:

Learn to sew with Fantasy costume seamstresses Pam Anders & Marie Sexton. The two and one half-hour class meets each day for one week in the costume room of Fantasy.

In BEGINNING (age 10 and up) sewing, you will learn basic sewing skills by constructing a pillowcase, a simple tote bag, and a pair of sleep pants.

In INTERMEDIATE sewing, good knowledge of basic sewing or a previous sewing class is required. You will be making a pillowcase with contrasting band, scrub style pajamas with set in pockets and patch style pockets, and a bag with a zipper.

In ADULT (or Teen) sewing, good knowledge of basic sewing or a previous sewing class is required. You will be making a tote bag and a pair of scrub style pajamas. We will also make a fun project with a zipper.
Learn to make your sewing projects on our sewing machines or bring your own. The instructor will mail you a letter after registering with a list of supplies to bring. Class size is limited so register early!!!

Give Fantasy Playhouse a call at (256) 539-6829 the Summer Schedule is also available on the web site.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We are fine.

We did make it through the horrible tornado out break in North Alabama.

We were very blessed to have no damange. We had 100 hours of no power. My son counted, this is how I know. ^_^ We spent the time remembering how to play board games. LOL We really did have alot of good old fashioned family time. We did some puzzles, we even had a camp fire in the backyard. roasted marshmallows and made Smores. Yummy!

So many people lost everything. It is devastating. Please pray for those that were so deeply effected by this horrible out break of tornadoes.