Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My outfit for Tuesday.  

Top is from Van Husen outlet.  There is one an hour from my house.  They have nice knit modest tops.

My skirt is the Rebekah from Modest Mom.

I am wearing earrings I got on clearance from Kohl's.

Here in Michigan it is cold and I like my feet to be warm so I take a lot of flack from wearing socks and shoes with my skirts.  I never wear tennis shoes with my skirts but I wear a flat dress shoe.  

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wool Circles

My Wool Circles have returned home!  I so enjoy looking at them.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A trip to a quilt shop

On Friday my mom and I went to a quilt shop that is an hour away. Quilted Cottage.  We don't get there very often since it is so far away and in an unconvenient place to get to.  It is a great shop though! They were having a Valentine's week special.  We each drew a heart out of a basket and opened it up.  Inside was our sale.  I got 20% off all patterns and my mom got 20% off all fabric! She had a gift certificate to use too!

These are the patterns I bought with the discount I got.  

I scored these great fabrics by Sweetwater from the clearance section.  I don't know what they will become so I bought 2 yards of each.

I also got this "candy bar".  It is Oasis by 3 Sisters.  I may make a pillow with this.

After the quilt shop we went to Joann's to get sale essentials.  And then to Sam's Club.  We needed large size food items.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sunday Sling bag

Today's sewing was this Sunday Sling Reversible Bag.  The pattern is from Amy Butler.

I made this bag for my Mother-in-law.  She is knitting me a scarf so I thought I would make her a bag.  It is big enough for her to carry her knitting in.  It is made from the same Ambrosia fabric as another bag I made.  It was well liked so I have used it a lot.  I would like to make myself one but in the smaller size.  I will need to have a bag to carry my stuff in to the shower at quilt retreat.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sewing things

I have been sewing like crazy on some days and other days I have no desire to sew.  Two weeks ago during the blizzard I sewed for 2 days straight.  I loved it!  Last week I had no desire to  sew for several days.  So I cleaned  out the bookcases.  I got rid of boxes of books and bags of old magazines.  I just got boxes to organize my quilt magazines.  I did not throw those away.  This past weekend I got the sewing itch again and got these two quilt tops done.
This quilt is not quite all put together in this picture.  It is made with Blush by Basic Grey.

This is made with a charm pack and a jelly roll of Oz.

Both of those fabric lines are older ones.  But I finally got the quilts made!  The Oz quilt will be donated to a kids camp where they are collecting quilts for all the kids that will attend.  

Also this past weekend I made this pillow.
It is made from a Moda candy bar.  I cut the bars in half so I had 2.5" squares.  Then I followed this tutorial.  Four Patch Pillow Tutorial

On Monday and Tuesday of this week I sewed these two purses.  They have been cut out and waiting for a month.
Left purse is for an aunt in Florida.  The right one is for a friend in Kentucky.
On Monday I also got in a trip to my local quilt shop.  On Tuesday I gave blood.  Today I have to get taxes done.  Busy, busy, busy.  But also sewing projects to do.

Happy sewing!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I love wool appliqué

This is the Savannah Wool Table Runner from The Noble Wife. I love doing wool applique!  No finished edges to deal with.  This will go to the quilt shop and when they are done with it I get to keep it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011