Monday, June 29, 2009

High Five and some Peace

Got the general idea for this project from a friend and then expanded on it adding the patchwork. I also spray painted the embrodier hoops white. This one is of Sarah's hand and Ivy's just needs the stitching done. I am hanging them in the girl's room for art work. Breezed right through Gail Pan's PEACE stitchery. Should be caught up on her blocks about the time the next one comes

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Birthday

Just a Birthday wish for my handsome hubby. Today he turns 44 but we are not able to celebrate together as he is half the world away. WE love you and are so proud of you.

Mini Doily Fun

Needed to fill some space in a parcel and decided to work up some of these mini doilies. They are super quick, about palm size, and cute. Both came together in approxmately 2-hours each.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Christmas in July Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at whats on the sewing table this week. Coming along quite nicely and I found that paper piecing is not as tough as I thought it might be. Also, FINALLY completed my last remaining Whonky House block. This month has been insane with not much time put into my stichery projects. Have my fabrics selected for the whonky houses so we shall see how soon I can get them put together.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beautiful Bride

This beautiful bride is the daughter of a dear friend and what has kept me from my projects the last 2-weeks. Jennifer lives in Hawaii and fitting her gown was a bit of a challenge with the distance. With her arrival home on the 4th, it has been a blur of alterations and adjustments. That and a weekend trip to Bakersfield to visit with my uncle and aunt. More on that here. 4am Friday morning found me putting the final stitch in and me hitting the sack for a two hour nap before final preparations for the 11 am wedding. This project was a learning experience in many ways as it had me doing things I'd never done before. Finding a modest pattern was impossible so that was my first alteration. Then there was the plus size issue, patterns in her size were tough to come by. Defiantly a market that is being missed. With her mother's help and four attempts we finally got a beautiful, modest fit. I did think we should have put an organdy overlay on the skirt but with the time constraints we had to let that pass. And how about that groom, does he looked pleased or what!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Even More Stars

Did not finish my wonky houses as I had hoped but I did get the rest of the star blocks assemble from AmandaJean's Block of the week. Now I am on to finishing the top assembly. Took a side trip from sewing this week and broke out the crochet hooks. Don't recall where the pattern came from but I absolutely love these pot holders. I have a set that I have used for the last 15-years and look as good today as they did way back then. They are also nice and thick so when my friend Kelly was saying she needed some good potholders I knew they were just the thing to give her for her birthday on Friday. She loved them.