Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Sewing

With 6 lap quilts, a TARDIS tent, a new job, tutoring, quilting class and some energetic kids, my blogging time has be limited, OK, non-existent.  I look forward to getting back in the swing of things after the New Year.  Until then, may you all have a safe and Spirit-filled Christmas!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cedar Christmas Wreath

I brought home some cedar rounds from my trip to Tennessee knowing that a wreath of some capacity would be born.  After searching the internet I came up with, nothing.  So they sat.  First on the patio, then in the dining room. then in the craft room, then back to the dining room.  All in an attempt to keep them on my mind so I could try and figure out what to do.  Then it finally happened.  I decided that I was going to make the wreath.  I would just figure it out.  No end plan.  No idea how.  After SEVERAL hours and a couple movies, I was satisfied.  Here the finished product...

To make this wreath all you need is some cedar rounds, a wire wreath frame and a trip to the dollar store for two rolls of ribbon, a box of bells, an ornament for the center a drill, scissors, bendable wire and some food (this is going to take some time).  I drilled two holes in each round and secured them to the wire frame one at a time until I had two rows.  I then added ribbon to the center, then the bells and bow.  Finished with attaching an ornament in the center and viola!  A beautiful wreath and a huge mess was laying on my table!   

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much for me to be thankful for!  The list could go on and on, but I will will just say, Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Enjoy your time with friends and family!  From my house to yours!

Monday, October 31, 2011

I am sure that both of you have been wondering where I have been.  Or maybe you thought I gave up sewing and crafting.  Well, I am not sure where I have been, but I have been busy.  Here are a few things that I have done since I last checked in...

My new purse for fall. (not the best picture, but you get the idea)

 A new cape for a birthday boy...
 A finished bag by my sewing student...
 and a cape that my dear daughter told me she needed. 
 Oh, and I also finished this little quilt.  Better pictures to come when it goes in my ETSY shop!
I will try to post a little sooner next time!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Next Quilt

is in the works.  Is there anything more beautiful than hundreds of nicely stacked 5" squares?  I cut a few more than needed, just in case!
 I suppose 150 HST might come close!  (That is half square triangles for those of you still wondering)
Fabric is my one weakness!