Tuesday, December 23, 2008
On New Year's Eve and Day, there is a worldwide slumber party going on. Heartstrings Quilt Project group will be making Happy Blocks during January and February. To kick it off, many of us are joining in the cyber party and begin stitching on them at the stroke of midnight--2009. I'll be keeping track of my progress throughout that period right here on this blog, as well as checking in with others in various quilt groups who have joined. I'd love to hear from you!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I'm in the process of transfering this sketch into an eight inch square piece of fabric. The Abstract Challenge group offers a new concept each month. No prizes. No rewards. No mailing. It's just to enjoy how everyone interprets the same topic and give us a challenge to think outside the box. December's topic is: Beginnings and Endings
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Knowing that this bathroom would eventually be totally remodeled, I decided to paint faux tile across the top of the tub surround. I'm planning on using bead board over the original sheetrock anyway. I didn't want to spend any money, so I just painted the wall.
This was the first baby crib I transformed into a bench. It was my husband's and his brother's bed and I made it for their Mom. Now that she's downsized, I get to keep it for me! It will definitely need some decorative painting and the baby shoes hung someplace else!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I was once the catering secretary for the Marriott in Kansas City. The guys in Food & Beverage Department shared the wine corks with me. These were old "dime store" framed art and I just covered the painting. I also covered a wood frame, but I still haven't found the perfect photo for it! These are what I used to pin up my first paper pieced potholder with Stashbuster!
I've found someone who will exchange six 5" novelty print squares for an I Spy quilt. Then I found a second new friend who wants to try it, too. Neither one of us is absolutely sure about what will work, but we're biting the bullet and doing it anyway! I also have some very vintage fabric scraps I'm going to throw in just for fun. Anyone want to join us? There are several more swaps I'd like to do as well i.e. watercolor florals and postage stamp charms.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I have been in contact with the Police Department of Tracy, California regarding the 17 year old boy who was held captive. My heart aches for this child and I must do something. I have successfully contacted the officer who is handling all the calls from all over the nation regarding how to help--whether a card of support, or monetary gift, or Christmas gift. The Director of Community Services and the officer of crime prevention will be contacting me today on where donations can be mailed. I am devastated about this and have to help him in any small way I can.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I've made four pumpkin pies (only three left), two pecan, and one coconut cream pie. The last three were made with the help of my little man who just turned three years old. Tomorrow only spinach salad, sweet potatoes with marshmellows, and green rice to make. At this time tomorrow night I will be working on sewing projects and grinning ear to ear. I've got three full days to do whatever I want. Hmmm. Shall it be cutting fabric, sewing strips together, painting a crib, or some new idea that just flashed through my brain? I'm never bored.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I just found a cross-stitch kit for a queen-sized quilt. It has the three panels you stitch together stamped with blue x's. Although there are fifteen or so new packages of floss with it, I decided to use the printed panels as a back for a quilt. PLUS, I can just follow the designed lines on the back for quilting design!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This outfit is a smocked top with corduroy slacks.
This was an old baby doll of my mother-in-laws, so I dressed her up! The before picture is on the right.
This couple was made in 1986. I only made the clothes. The dollmaker and I traded clothes for dolls, which I gave away after using them for models.