Thursday, July 16, 2015

Heaven is North Carolina

Just got to spend my vacation in heaven!  A week in North Carolina.  I always felt peaceful when I was at my son's home.  When we moved to North Carolina - I was finally home.  Unfortunately, my son's job required him to move back to Florida.  Gotta be where my kid is!  We spent last week at a friend's home and at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.  No physical pain and such a sense of peace.  No Ibuprofen, no Aleve!  Cried from my friend's house to the South Carolina border. We hit the South Carolina border and the pain started. By Florida my hands and back are having spasms! Two days later it is a struggle to get out of bed to go back to my crappy job.  Took 2 Aleve and "nothing"! "God doesn't give you more than you can handle."  I left my heart in North Carolina on April 9, 2011.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sewing Mojo Missing

I feel like I have misplaced my "sewing mojo".  I struggle through a few alterations and custom sewing jobs, for friends. I am always tired - go to work (yuck), come home take a nap, fix supper, go to bed, repeat!
My sewing studio is a disaster, to big a mess to function in. I walk in and walk out. "Depressing"!
Last "fun" project was a baby quilt for my DDIL cousin.  Went to a sew day at DDIL and DS house, "Here Mom this is the fabric".  No plan at 9am - okay quilt at 6pm. The quilt is on the back of crib is the results. Another power sewing day!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Twin Quilts for Twins

DDIL has a friend that is having twins and wanted to make quilts for them.  We "power quilted" for 2 days. Only plan we had on Wednesday morning was something with sea life and about 5 pieces of fabric. Our focal fabric, "a multi-color chevron", ended up being a little to loud and was used for the binding. I love a striped binding! The rest of the fabrics were from my stash. DDIL has mastered buttonhole stitch applique! She has fallen in love with my Pfaff 7570 and hopes "Santa Baby" will bring her a sewing machine with a few more stitches than the little Montgomery Ward "Sew Happy" I have loaned her.
  This is the baby boy's quilt. So cute - all the designs we drew up ourselves.
Mermaids on the baby girl's quilt have "attitude"!  I need to get the pattern typed and printed, to put on my Etsy shop. We had so many "Likes" on FB when I posted the photos - almost 200 in the first 48 hours!  Wow! I am so proud of DDIL, she has officially been bitten by the "Quilting Bug"!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One Less U.F.O.

Woo Hoo!!!
One less U.F.O.!  I bought a pattern and all the materials for this Beach Bag, when we moved back to Florida in April 2011.  Finally got it cut out and sewn up this past week.  The flip flop fabric pockets is only on the sides, not the bottom.  The green part is mesh (pet net), - so all the sand falls out when you give the bag a shake.

Now on to another U.F.O.!  Probably do some of my projects, that will go on my Etsy Shop page.  Haven't had anything on there for a while.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wee Lad

The wee lad is already for his first highland games.
In his Stewart kilt and his balmoral on his head.

He is all armed for any "reiving" (trouble and thieving). 

A claymore on his back and a sgain dubh in his kilt hose.
Not sure what he may be hiding in his wee sporran!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Night Before Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas, not creature was stirring - but Grandma was sewing like a fiend!
I sprang from my bed at 5 am, not to see if Santa had been there - but to cut and sew on binding!
"Devine Miss M" wanted a Christmas Quilt, she said at Thanksgiving.

I think "Devine Miss M" liked her present from Grandma.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas 2013


I think he liked it!  DYS is always the hardest to Christmas shop for.  Inspiration hit 2 days before Christmas.  He likes the Bucs and licensed fleece was on sale, where I work. I don't like the tied fleece blankets, the ties shrink the size of the blankets.  I used a tan solid fleece for backing. His response was:  "NICE! Wow it is huge, definitely can wrap up in this!"  "Thanks, Mom!"