Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hard to Concentrate on Work

Real work, that is. All I want to do is sew and here I am at work trying to be productive. There are so many things I want to be working on right now but for some reason, my regular job is a higher priority than sewing (lol). You can bet the minute I get home, I'll be at the sewing machine and enjoying every minute of it!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Most Interesting Gift Idea

Any idea what this might be?

Does this help you figure it out?

Believe it or not, it is a wrap - a toilet paper roll wrap!

My daughter received a request from a friend for this fun 1st Wedding Anniversary gift for her husband. They've been married one year and the traditional gift for one year anniversaries is paper. What a cute twist!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it for her. This could also be a fun housewarming gift too. I think I'll make a couple extra for my daughter to sell on Etsy.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Letting the Young Ones Help With Sewing

I love this picture. It's my youngest granddaughter sitting on my lap at the sewing machine helping Bahma sew. We were ruffling a ribbon and she helped me feed it through. She'll be two years old in July and loves to hang out with Bahma and help me do whatever it is I'm working on.

My hope is that she and her sister will continue to help me stitch and sew and that they will learn to love it as much as me and their mommy does.

My daughter wasn't that interested in sewing until she grew up and got married and started having children. Now she is quite the crafty one and I have to work hard to keep up with her.

We all have a lot of fun and I really do hope that all the girls stick with it because it's so much fun!

Monday, June 13, 2011

20 Quilt Blocks Finished!

 It took all week, but I just finished all 20 12' blocks for a quilt I'm working on. All blocks were made with 2.5" strips in five different color sets. When I put the color sets together, they seem to make an 'X' and an 'O' pattern and I haven't yet decided how I will put them together. Here are a couple of ideas:

There are four blocks of each of the five color sets. I could also break them up into four block quilts with large borders and give them away as baby quilts.

I'll have to think about it for a few days. Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions or like one more than the other.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Hello Stitching Bloggers!

I'm creating this blog to share some of my stitching creations. I love to sew and enjoy working on all types of projects. I've made tons of clothes and costumes, items for my home, gifts for friends, quilts, pillowcases, and many, many other things.

I just purchased an embroidery machine which opens up a whole new world for me. I've never done any machine embroidery before and I'm excited to begin this journey.

There are a million projects forming in my head so I must get started right away. Please join me as I share my embroidery/sewing projects with all of you creative bloggers.