Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Being Crafty

Oh my goodness! Such cuteness I can hardly stand it.  

Another Pinterest success story.

I put this together last evening in less than 15 minutes. 

Voila.....Portable pressing surface.

Thank you target for your 10$ table

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sewing Saturday

Finally tackled this mound of batting this week.
 I pieced seven baby quilt batts out of it. 
Frankenstein batting..... 😀

And today I was able to go to Sewing Saturday with my Westside Guild peeps. 
It has been a while since I was able to sit and stitch with friends. 
It felt good. I quilted another Fancy Fox piece for a second pillow. 
Again I just love that Serpentine Stitch. Cool texture. 

And I finished a couple of pot holders.

Good Times!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sea and Sand

A beautiful weekend at the Oregon coast!  We took the 5th wheel out and spent it with some good friends. Lots of time to relax,rewind,regroup...laugh!

      Time for a little stroll on the beach.

     What a gorgeous day!

    Camp spot nestled in the trees.

     And now it's home again. Time to get back to work.

          Til next time......

Monday, June 8, 2015


Today I finished a baby quilt for a little girl who will turn one this month. This quilt has a story to tell as do many quilts. A little over a year ago I lost a friend suddenly . She was a fellow seamstress. Her husband had asked if I could finish a project his wife had been planning on making for their soon to be grandchild. In her sewing room I found a neat stack of fabric that she had lovingly prewashed in preparation for her first grandchild. There were small notes about what she was planning. While picking up the fabric I noticed a 3 ring binder with Baby Quilts written on the front. It was separate from the pile of fabrics on a bookshelf.  Inside I found more hand written notes about a baby quilt that matched the fabric in the stack. It was as if she was looking down to tell me what she had been planning on making. And so today I will give the quilt to her husband "grandpa" to give to his granddaughter.

   Sometimes making something like this
   Gives so much purpose to what I can do.