Well yesterday 39 yrs ago I had a son and his birthday is celebrated with his daughter. My husband and I wished them both a Happy Birthday at different times. Our son is in Wisconsin, but his daughter is here in Texas. She's no 20 years old. Isn't she a looker?
Monday, May 15, 2017
I had with the help of a special lady in church, created hankie roses for our Church's mother's day.
Made two more of those sewing thread catcher organizers. They went over well.
Made two bigger design boards. Mine is already being put to use for some pixel quilts.
Wanted some number pins to help keep my current row in order. So, made some. Just glued on paper to my button pins and it does the job nicely. Then needed a way to keep it organized since my design wall is in the hall. Looked on Pinterest for some ideas and decided to make my own wrist pincushion. Used a jar lid so I won't go around poking my arm.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Well I did complete my block on time even though I was almost down to the last minute, but I did get it done. Yes, actually I completed it on Monday and as I took the picture to post on here I noticed I'd made a mistake. (Of course I did)
(1) So I took it apart and started again.
(2) Notice the dark spot in the middle on the right side.
(3) Yep I took it apart and turned it around.
Now it's complete and I also took a picture of our first 6 blocks together. Coloring is yellowed but they are done.
Hence, my topic for today. Sewing helpers that can make your sewing fun and easy, no matter the space, 'cause how many of us really just work in one spot. Our sewing/craft tends to travel around with us.
The Sewing Chatelaine:
I looked at many pins on Pinterest and even found a few patterns for sale. There were different advantages to each one and I decided I'd try my hand at making my own. Not once, but twice (one was for my mom). Maybe, in the future I'll try my hand at a tutorial.
Triangular Thread Catcher:
My floor and shirt are usually covered in strings by the time I stop sewing a project. These are so simple and adorable to make and yes another Pinterest find. Here is a tutorial: http://needlingthings.blogspot.com/2011/08/triangular-ort-thread-catcher.html?m=1
Pincushion Thread Catcher Organizer:
This one I just whipped up recently, thanks to Pinterest. I liked the idea of having certain things on hand. I also like the bigger thread catcher, because I can throw fabric scraps in it as well.It was very easy to whip up and Sew Mama Sew did a wonderful tutorial that is easy to follow. Here is her tutorial: http://
The Thimble Pip:
These are such fun to make and can be used for an assortment of ideas. My kids are already asking me to make them for them. :-) I plan to use mine to keep my thimble and just maybe I'll keep up with where it is. Another Pinterest find and here is the tutorial: http://madquilter.blogspot.de/2011/07/thimble-pip-tutorial-great-for-stitch.html?m=1
Hope these tutorials will help and inspire you as well. Enjoy!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
I finished another baby blanket. I just love how the colors look. Of course, my daughter is saying she wants it, but she is too big (age) to have it. Might have to go back and buy some more. Just might try making flannel blankets. Not this year- my to do pile is as long as my husband's honey to do list. Lol