Sunday, December 15, 2013

Quilted Make-up Bags


All these bags are free hand free motion quilted,the top 3 have zippers and a loop to carry it with. Perfect for all make up,even Mary Kay make-up.
The last 2 can be make up bags or just a small clutch for church or anything nice. This green one was done with fancy stitching from my Janome machine ,I love it!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Small Rooster Wallhanging

My oldest daughter Tammy had asked me to make her a small wall hanging for her kitchen to help cover the fuse box . Her theme is roosters so I made her a small one like the table top I made for Samantha but lots smaller .I love the 1 inch squares with this ! Hopefully I have enough fabric left to make a few pot holders too.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Used Coffee Filter Weath

I have been saving used coffee filters for about 2 years , after the grounds dried up I would dump them in the compost or flower beds . then brush off the leftover from the filter. I have almost 200 filters folded and twisted on a sarafoam weath then added the fall decorations , Later I will change it out for Christmas .
My grand daughter Chloe said it looks like a Camo weath.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Requested Quilt from Grand daughter

My Grand daughter Kayla Sue had asked me if I would make a small quilt for a friends baby sister from Dora fabric , so this is how it turned out.
It is almost a crib size maybe 12 inches shorter than normal .
I sent it along with other things for her and her Mom. She is now a happy girl!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas Stockings Mom and I Made

Crepe with satin trim Antique lace and hand made silk Roses 
Another silk ~Taffada  with pink & ivory lace with green satin trim


                    Green Copper and red Taffada with Antique lace

                         Almost crazy quilted velvet ,satin lace and brocade
                                  Fancy stitching Taffada and lace
2 inch patched squares 
        My sister asked if we could make some really pretty stockings to sell in her daughter's Bridal Shop , The shop is located in the Olde Town Square in Winter Haven ,Florida , The Building is rented out to several different shops ,with the style of the building and etc. the crafts are perfect to sell in a place like this.
        We spent lots of time making those and the aprons in just a few days,
         So they are for sale at Brandy's Bridal in Winter Haven.
          Prices vary. I will show the aprons later.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

At Stephen Foster Park~ Quilt Show

I have shown pictures of the quilts the last 2 days , today I am showing pictures of the Park where the Quilt Show was held ,They are open year around and have many events planned here as well as a gift shop and camping grounds.

                                  Tower up close
            Southern Belle display inside the tower.
               Tower from the distance _ I had taken more photo's but they did not turn out good


Museum~ walkway from Auditorium to Museum
 Not sure if this is the front entrance or the back, but from the Auditorium we went in this way.
 Inside the museum there were several piano's all very old .

There were several window units showing how things worked long ago.
 This is a very old chair , I failed to look and see the age , they had straps going a cross it to keep people off it and I was afraid to get too close but this wood carving at the top looks just like George Washington!
  A few more quilts

 The other side of the museum - we came out a side entrance, this is what you see as you drive into the park area, at the main entrance gate you have to pay to get into the show, not sure about campers and etc.
This is another side view from the museum of a water fountain, there was no water in it this time. There are many very old Oak trees that are huge! A beautiful place to visit.

Upcoming Park Events ~    Rural Folklife Days ,see cane grinding, Lye soap, canning, candymaking, blacksmithing and more .Oct 30-Nov.1, 2013

                                          Dulcimer Retreat Nov. 8-9 , 2013

                                          Festival Of Lights
over 5million lights strung all through the park and all over the tower as it plays Carols,  there will be bonfires hot choc,.concerts, shopping, marshmellow roasting and more.
Dec.6,2013 ~ Jan.3rd 2014

 All of these events sure look like fun,however I will not be able to attend because I live in central Fla. and the park is in White Springs,Fl.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More Quilts~Stephen Foster Quilt Show

 A varity of quilts made by others. ,The ones above are hand quilted.
           This Quilt was made By Mabel West~ She named it a Thousand Memories, but told me there were more than a thousand 1" squares in it and one button.  I never did find the button.
Some of them were in the Tower, I did not get many pictures from there.
                       The 3rd quilt in this picture is beautiful!
Mom looking at the detail
 This couple was looking and talking about my 2 quilts .wish I could have heard what they said .
 Mom looking for hand quilting.

This picture is kind of fuzzy but the quilt was excellent ! I loved the pattern used to make this.
I loved this one, good piecing and machine quilting, loved the boarder too.
Redwork and extra's from the museum.

           A beautiful Christmas Quilt with dogs, bones and paw prints .

   This lady has always made some excellent appliqued quilts and all done by hand !