Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last Minute Gifts

Camo Duffle bags for the guys !
I made 7 of these , all different ,they loved them !  I decided to make them when I realized I did not have enough for all the guys so I made them  in a matter of hours .
They are ideal for camping trips to hold snacks ,drinks and etc or just a days change of clothing or whatever they want to use it for .
I did not have any ,but they would look better with heavy cardboard in the bottom of the bag to help with sturdiness.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sarah's Art Work

   I am so proud of Sarah , I think she did an excellent job for her age ...she just turned 6 Dec. 8th, she said the one tree was done with marbles and paint !

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Grandchildren's Gingerbread House

My DIL brought the kit and they helped her to put it together.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Antique Look- Dresden Kitchen Quilts

 While I was at Mom's  we made lots of  Pot Holders , these we copied from a mag. I had gotten at a quilt show for .25 cents ,there was an article about Kitchen Quilts , These here are call Dresden pattern and I used the old fashion look fabric to make them look Antique , I made 12 of these , Mom made about the same of  the flower pattern .
The book below does not show the dresden holder, it is on another page , I forgot to take a picture.
If you look at the book on the top left middle holder the flowers are made with tiny yoyo's ,those will be next .

  Here is a couple flower holders Mom made , she asked me to finish the centers and do the blanket stitching.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Handmade Flower

When my sister and Mom came to get me we decided to stop in at the Fabric Warehouse in Lakeland , we saw a flower similar to this, I asked if I could buy it, they said it was for display, I asked for a pattern , they were out , so when I got to Mom's I decided to try to make one with out a pattern and this is what I came up with .

I had to look at it a long time to remember how it looked like it was put together, I think I came in pretty close.
There is more leaves on the strawberries now though. The pillow is an old one of Mom's, I did not make it for that, it can be used on pillows, handbags or as a hairpiece.
Also the flower is just as pretty without the strawberries.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

3 Finished Quilts

 The green in this quilt was from one piece of cloth that had 7 different shades of green, each color was in one long strip.
 This is left over 9 patches from 2 other quilts I made into a table top.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Little Red Button Christmas Tree

I was shown a link to"Oh So Shabby by Debbie Reynolds " on Facebook by our Pastor's wife  .I just loved the all white one, but have not collected enough button's of different ones yet, so I am waiting on that one.
She also had mixed, so I decided to try it in red and this is how it came out .This is very easy and fun to make !

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Stockings

We had fun making these ,the first one is appicade I went and brought some ornaments at walmart and put those on there Mom already had the weath , I was trying to find more ,no luck there.
the others we just did what came to us .I love the 2'Square ones ,I put buttons on the x's in the squares .

This one above is not finished , it was another one of my ideas ,I will be adding more to it, it is for myself so if I don't get it done this year, I will for next year.

These last 4 were for Grandchildren that live next door, I was going to let them decorate them, they took them home, maybe we will get to them soon.
My pictures are not going where I want them to, the quilted square stockings are suppose to be with the last two.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I am Back !!! I Have new stuff to show !!

    I am so glad to be back to Blogging !!! I have missed it so much !! And the reason for not being able to is because my other computer just all of a sudden lost all my programs ,internet explorer,& many other things ,  I could not get them back . Just last week my husband found this one for a good deal ,he asked if I wanted it now or for Christmas ...You can bet I said NOW!!! LOL
Ok long story short , in October I was busy with DR. appointments for myself and my husband, then I was wanting to go on to Mom's, but my sister Rexa had asked me to help with a Halloween party she had planned , so I ended up helping with the party which turned out excellent , I will post pictures and a story about that in Jan . I have other Christmas stuff to show now . Then right after the party my baby sister and Mom came here to get me ,from here we went to Fabric Warehouse in Lakeland , then to Peoples BBQ in Auburndale!! So good !! Got to Live Oak before dark.
  I was only going to stay with Mom for 2 weeks , it was with our understanding that Rexa would come up after 2 weeks but she could not make it, so I was there for 3 weeks !!
Mom and I got so much sewing done , we finished quilts we had started, then we cut out more lap quilts, table tops for Christmas and everyday , we made 18sq. pot holders , 12 dredsen pot holders ,18 flower pot holders, one star and one round ,12 stockings , 12 pillow cases 9 PJ bottoms , 9 hand bags  ,couple of dresses, started 4 more quilt tops with Mom , made some scrunchies ,Mom knitted some wash rags .
The  quilt you see on this post is my first free hand ,free motion whole cloth quilt , the pink you see is the starting point, it will wash out, then from that main flower I just worked my way around the rest with what ever came to me . I plan to make more like this .
There is probably more to tell about, but this is the first time we have ever made so many different things and had a ball too!
So with time I will be showing everything we made along with my Christmas sewing ,decorating and etc.
 I am very happy to be blogging again !!!!!