Tuesday, July 24, 2018


I don't know how many of you have dealt with home renovation projects.  We are in the midst of having both of our bathrooms redone.  It is not fun.  The last time we did a renovation project I said that I would rather burn the house that do it again.  I am eating those words. This is the master shower after being re-tiled.  Love the way it looks, but not the mess it has created.  We are also having all of the doors in the house replaced.  I didn't realize that I would have to empty the closets for this to happen.  At least it has given me a chance to clean out all of the closets.

When putting things back in one of the closets I came across a box  and I had no idea what was in it.  When I opened it and saw what was inside, I was immediately transported back to when I was 8 years old and my mom was teaching me to do embroidery.  I remember it was in the summer and after she had done what had to be done for the day we would sit outside on the porch and she would show me different stitches.  These placemats were the first things that I ever made.  This was during the time of iron on transfers.  I remember going to the store with my mom and picking out the pattern that I wanted to use.  What was the first project you ever made?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Love Collage

I am totally addicted to collage.  This is the second one that I have done, both  have been patterns by Fiberworks.  The first one I did was Lola and Olive, the pigs.  It is currently hanging in my office at school.  This one the Perfect Dress Form will go in my sewing room once it is quilted.  Taking it to Leisa tomorrow for quilting.  I didn't think that I would like this process, but it is extremely relaxing.  It reminds me of putting a puzzle together, without the box to look at.  I can't wait to start my next one. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Moon Garden

 I am a huge fan of anything that Lisa Bongean does.  I have been lucky enough to take a couple of classes with her and meet her at several different shows.  She is a wonderful person.  Several years ago when I wanted to start dying wool I emailed her some questions (really not expecting her to answer them)I was pleasantly surprised when she not only answered my questions but gave me additional advice that I didn't even know enough to ask.  I was super excited when I found out she was going to do a SAL on Facebook.  I am using her great patterns and my wools.  I have finished the first two blocks and have just started on the third.  I am excited too that I am managing to keep up with the blocks as they come out.  I usually have really good intentions to do them each month but never get around to making the.  I can't wait to see how she puts these blocks together.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Other finishes

 I am finally getting around to finishing some other projects.  I made this quilt a few years ago, I used the Turning 20 pattern and all shirting fabrics.  It is a really soft romantic looking quilt.  The top has been hanging in my quilt closet for a while and I finally had Leisa quilt it.  Love the way she quilted it.  I even had a label ready to go on the back.  Hubby liked this one. 
Preprinted label but at least there is a label on the back.

I just finished Block I of Lisa Bongean's Moon Garden SAL.  I have Block II almost finished.  The hardest part about this one was all of the little colonial knots in the middle of the flowers.  I had never made a colonial knot before, I have always used a French Knot, I have to admit after I got the hang of this knot I really like the way it looks. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July OMG

I started this table runner a long time ago, not even sure when I did the stitchery.  I  managed to sew it together but never did go back and quilt it or bind it.  I should be able to get it done this month and have it ready for Thanksgiving this year. Check out all of the other July One Month Goals at Elm Street Quilts.

Friday, June 29, 2018

June Finish

 Finished the binding on my quilt for this month. Love the way it turned out.  I love the pattern but don't think that I will ever make another one like this.  I love the way quilts that are set on point look, but don't like putting them together.  This one is going on our bed.  I even have a label on the back of it.  The pattern is called Blue Berry Cream, I used blues and neutrals from my stash.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

June OMG

Hopefully, I will have better luck this month meeting my goal.  Last month's is still waiting to be finished.  I have ordered more wool to redo the last block.  This month my goal is a simple one, put a binding on a quilt. I picked this one up from the quilter yesterday.  I am anxious to finish this one as it is going on our bed.  I have been wanting to redo the bedroom for a while and was waiting to get this quilt finished.  I am redoing the bedroom in different shades of blue and cream. Check out other goals at Elm Street Quilts.