Friday, August 31, 2012

Finished Friday

Yay! I got 3 projects finished this week! I finished another t-shirt dress for my gd:
She really likes them with something on the t-shirt to match the skirt. I ran out of fabric on the other dress I posted yesterday...oh well.
I also finished the apron for my friend:
And I finished the 1930's quilt top!!
It always makes me feel good to finish projects- something to check off my list.
How about you? Are you a list maker too?
Have a great weekend!
Linking up to

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I can't believe it's been a whole week since I've posted! We're keeping busy here- having a yard sale this weekend and that takes a lot of work!
I have been doing some sewing though. I started an apron for a friend for her birthday:
And I cut out squares in preparation to make this next calendar quilt:
I've also been slowly quilting the veteran's quilt and adding rows to the 1930's quilt. And here is one of the finished t-shirt dresses for my granddaughter:
Cute kids, huh?!
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am making progress on projects, just not a lot of pictures...
This is my 1930's quilt
I am officially half way done! I think I may donate the quilt top to our charity group to finish.
I also have been working on this:
The reason there are no pictures of progress is I put it together and then tried it on my granddaughter. Needless to say it was way too long! So... I had to take it apart. Right now it does kind of look like this picture. I need to cut off some of the t-shirt and then sew the skirt back on, then try it on her again for the length. Once I get this all worked out the other dresses will be much easier.
I'm linking up to
Have a great day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Quilting start

I've officially started quilting my veteran's quilt! I did 2 blocks...
I'm doing some stars and loops. My arm is still giving me trouble, so 2 blocks is about it for the day
(sigh...) I do hope to eventually get back up to speed someday, but for now I'm thankful I can do 2 blocks!
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Finished Friday

I 'm so happy!!! I got the tote bag finished!
And here is what I put inside:
Some mechanical pencils, sticky notes and some HUGS in case of loneliness.

Aren't these sticky notes cute?! I found them in the school supplies at Walmart for $1.
I'm planning on giving her this on Sunday as she leaves on Tues. My dd is actually going with her and her mom to the college, to lend support on this big adventure (she is my dd best friend).
Today I hope to get my veterans quilt basted together.
I'm linking up to
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIP Wednesday

My veteran quilt it coming along. The borders are now on and next I need to baste the quilt together. I think I'm going to try spray basting again.
I'm still working on my owl tote bag :

I got the lining sewn and the handles topstitched,
and the pockets basted on. They are lined with the owl fabric too. My goal is to get it finished by Friday! Since it's cooler today, maybe I'll spend more time sewing :)

I'm linking up to
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another tote start

Here is another tote I'm working on for a "daughter" who is heading off to college next week.
I chose gray because I thought it looked collegey ( is that a word? :) But she likes owls so...

I chose this cute owl fabric for the lining! I'll post more pictures as I go along- I have to have it finished by this coming weekend as she leaves next week.
Have a great day!
I'm linking up to

Monday, August 13, 2012


I'm working on some t-shirt dresses for my granddaughter for school. I'm deciding if I like these fabrics with the shirts. What do you think?
This is my favorite!
This one I'm not sure- anybody have an opinion?
I'm linking up to
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday stash

Here are a few of the new fabrics I got to build my stash:
I've noticed I don't have many blacks or grays, so I picked up a few of those. Don't you just love the kitchen fabric?! I'm going to make valances for my kitchen and a new mixer cover with it :)
So excited! Now if I could just find the time...
Have a great day!

Friday, August 10, 2012

I'm also linking up to

Finished projects

Here are a couple of projects I finished this week- it feels good!
This is my June calendar quilt- doesn't it look summery?
This is the tote bag I made for my sister and this is the lining:
I hope she likes it :) Now I need to send it off before the end of the month.
I'm linking up
Go over and check out the fun!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Today, 32 years ago, I married the love of my life.
I am so thankful to the Lord for bringing me a wonderful husband and allowing me to have my dream of being a wife and mother. We've had our ups and downs, but through it all we knew we loved each other and that's forever :)
What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Not a whole lot of progress this week- it's been so hot...kinda hard to focus in a sweaty studio :)
I'm working on a tote bag for my sister's birthday coming up. Here's a close up of the pocket fabric:
So cute!
My other work in progress has been cutting out some different things to be working on and finishing up a few projects.
I'm linking up with
Have a great day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

August goals

Hi! I'm linking up to Just Three @

Here are my 3 goals for August:

1. finish my calendar quilt
I just need to sew the binding on and make a hanger for the back.

2. Work on the 1930's quilt top
                                        I can't remember how long this has been least 3 :(                     

3.And I want to start on my grandson's quilt.
I need to get it made before he outgrows liking cars and trucks!
We'll see how I do on my goals this month. How about you?
Also linking up to Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful today for my grandkiddies and summertime popsicle fun!

Have a great day!