Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Work In Progress!!

Well, here are the early views of the quilt I am making for my Granddaughter.  It has been a long time since I have made a quilt and it is nice to have a way to track its' progress.
It is interesting how much of a difference a 1/4" foot makes!

I love the "twists" that will allow her Mamma to hook toys to them.

I am also getting the hang of quilting in a progression.  It saves so much time!

See?  All lined up and ready to go!

I was also trolling around in blog land today and found a great blog called Ruby Slipperz. She has some great ideas and give aways going on.

I was particularly excited to find this:
on her blog!  I am not sure if Mac brought the image over with the link or not but if you click on "blog"  it will take you there.  I so need to be finishing some of my projects that a little "challenge" may be in order!  Go have a peek!
Have a great Wednesday!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bracelets and Blankets for Craft Hope

A while back I bought the book Craft Hope.  It has some wonderful ideas in it for sewing for charities which I think is a great idea.  I try to teach my children good values and thinking about others is one of them.  The other day I stopped by Craft Hopes' blog to discover that they are running two projects this time around because of the recent tornadoes that have hit in the USA.  My step daughter lives in Missouri and the tornadoes have come within three miles of her house but gratefully her family has been safe.  Still I am moved by the struggles that others are facing. So, for the last week the kids and I have been making bracelets for an orphanage in Russia, "project #12 and blankets for the States affected by Tornadoes, "project #13".  The kids had a great time making a variety of bracelets and encouraging their friends to help and I got to use some fabric from my stash to make some blankets.  So here are the results to date!

There are about 40 bracelets ready to ship tomorrow and the blankets will ship not long after.  I still have a few that I would like to put together so I may ship them on the weekend.
I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!
Thanks for visiting.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Some things that I have been up to.

Well it was an interesting week and since blogger was down I couldn't amuse myself reading my favourite blogs nor could I update mine!  So I went sewing!  I finished a few things but I don't have pictures of all of them but here are a few:

The embellished onesie and pants match a burp pad I made for my granddaughter at Easter.  And then there are a few more that were just to cute to not make!  I love those mini pom poms!

I also visited some organizing sites and played a long one afternoon when I couldn't make my drawers close nicely!

It looks like we eat a ton of candy at our house!  That however, is the problem!   No one ever "eats" it so it gets shoved in this drawer and takes up my space!  The marshmallows are divided equally between the fire pit for roasting and Rice Crispy Squares!

Then I spent some time with the kids.  We set up the trampoline and jumped for an afternoon.  I even took pictures and what's more, I let them take pictures of me!  I never do that, but I was inspired while reading Sugar Bee Crafts blog. She was saying that we should make sure that the kids have memories of us on film.  We Mom's are so often behind the camera that when we are gone......there aren't many pictures with us in them. So for memories sake, here are a couple of shots of me so there is proof that I actually existed!

Moo, Mamma, Bean.
I hope everyone is doing well.  Have a great week.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Great Giveaway!

Little Bluebell is having a giveaway for the new DS Quilts Collection fabric!  It looks like very nice fabric but I may never know because it is carried at Joann's and we don't have them in Canada!  I did make two trips to Michigan to check it out at the Joann's there but they weren't selected to carry it.....sigh.....
This giveaway is open until the 5th of May so quick, quick go check it out!  And while you are there check out some of her very cool quilts!  Love the colours!

Not a whole lot of sewing here this week, hubby had a bad reaction to some medication and well...that took all of my attention!  This weekend though, should be good for at least a few good stitches!  Until then, here is one of my favourite pictures from Easter.

What a great Auntie and Uncle!  They were so wonderful with her...I was a proud Nanna!
Have a great weekend.