Monday, February 23, 2009

It's been a while since I posted. Things have been happening around. It has actually been kind of busy. This is one of the 20 door hangers I did for the February party at the nursing home. I made 40 of the 80 door prizes.

Valentines Day was a big event here. Our oldest and his girlfriend stopped by on their way to the midwinter formal. She is such a sweet girl.

That was also our daughter's 14th birthday. She was 14 on the 14th. So much celebration was happening here.
I altered a dress for a girl and then began projects for March's party at the nursing home. So far I have made these 10 travel tissue covers. These are made with the men in mind. I am going to do some fancy ones with trim for the women. I will put packs of travel tissues in them before I give them to the lady who plans the parties. I am planning on making 20 and then maybe some type of bag with candy in it. I was thinking of making like 20 drawstring bags and filling them with those candy chocolate coins. I also found a really nice clover pin pattern. I could do 20 of those for St. Patrick's Day. I will decide after I finish these tissue covers.
I pulled out a pattern I bought a few years ago to make the General a revolutionary soldier costume and will attempt to finish it in the coming months.
Can you believe February is almost over? Time is just flying by.
Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I finished the table runner that I was playing with.

I tried to pull together the blocks with the background fabric by using the same material I used in the corner of the blocks for the backing. I had a fun time quilting it. I decided to machine quilt it and since I had been watching some episodes of Sewing with Nancy by using my DVR I wanted to try an idea I saw. On a recent rerun they showed the lady making the quilts and she quilts them square by square and then puts them together with the connecting pieces. She quilts her's using what she called a wobble stitch. It's just a small elongated zig zag. I loved the look of that. It really blended well when stitching "in the ditch."

I have some things to finish by this weekend for the nursing home party next week, plus it's Captain Kitty's 14th birthday this weekend.

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I decided to make a quilted table runner out of the romantic material I used in the cloth hearts. I am not sure of the fabrics I chose. I like them, but looking at the picture they do look a little busy. Hmmm. Oh well I am either going to use red or a tea dyed muslin as the connecting strips. This should be interesting.
Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I finished 20 of these hearts for the nursing home's February party. I filled each heart with Hershey kisses. Now I am sidetracked with a Valentine's tabletopper I am working on. I have one block completed and three more in stages. I hope to finish it by this weekend so I can make more door prizes for the party. I was thinking also of some sweet redwork stuffed little hanging ornaments...hmmm. So many choices and so little time. I was also thinking I need a black denim skirt. I really like the grey denim one I just made. In all the boxes of stash in my house (and there are over 10 32 gallon rubber maid boxes) there is not one yard of black denim, sigh I guess I will just have to go fabric shopping (insert evil grin)!
Sew Long for Now!