Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Dove's eggs hatched. There were two. They grow big fast! Within a week they had left the nest and now it's empy.

There's going to be a wedding! Our oldest son is getting married in July and I am helping with a lot of the wedding details. I made the wedding invitations and have been getting them ready to mail. We didn't have a wedding ceremony so this is all new to me. There are so many details to having a ceremony and reception!

This is the pattern for the bridesmaid dresses, she is using the yellow dress style without the bows in the material the pattern is on top of. Last week I cut the pattern out and made a muslim for our daughter and then did the adjustments. Now I just need to transfer them and do the rest. I am making one more of the bridesmaid dresses and the rest are taking care of their own. So many details to work out in a little over two months.

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The excitement of Monday here was finding this dove with a nest on our fence. She was so still! She let us come with feet of her and never moved or flinched. We have checked on her every day since. She is always in the same position. We wondered if she was even alive, but she seems to be. The dogs run around and the children and she never moves. It is on a part of the fence that is currently covered with a tarp, so she will be dry and shaded. I completed four more blocks for the Just One Star project. I thought this red stripped fabric I had would look good, it's ok but not as much contrast as I like. I am going to try to do four more blocks next week and then mail them in. Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Some of the blocks I made to participate in the Just One Star Challenge that I found out about through Deb's blog. They only ask for one block, but it was just as easy to make four. Then I pulled out enough different fabrics, trying to decide what to use and I have two more weeks before I positively have to mail them, that I am planning on making more. The instructions are great and they are easy to put together. Now, the red quilt is another story. I put another row around it and I wasn't happy with the points and so I ripped the row out and made new strips and now have to attach them.

I have also been hand quilting a fence rail quilt I started years ago. I hope to finish it by the end of summer. Busy hands are happy hands! I am working on crocheting a blanket when I get tired of quilting and when I am waiting at soccer practice. I don't know why I gravitating to quilts lately in my sewing, but it's very satisfying and I am enjoying it. Sew Long for Now!