Oh yes, let me tell you. I got really sick in the end of June and could not stand for any length of time. I am better, thanks. Now, I could sit and sew or make cards, so I pieced a new quilt top and a matching zippered bag. (and a few more as well!)
and some of the cards.
I was invited to a Stampin Up demonstration and got hooked! BAD! I love this new hobby!
Well, more after I corral my pictures into a manageable pile!
I hope the pictures inspire you in some way.
I quilted a lovely quilt for my friend Peggy. This quilt was so pretty. I tried to capture different parts of the quilt to show you. Peggy, you did a fantastic job on this quilt. Thanks for letting me quilt it!
I don't seem to have a picture of the entire quilt and that is such a bummer. It was gorgeous. Peggy also used a really pretty batik for the backing. I tried a new quilting design called Smitten and it is now my new "favorite" quilting pattern! LOL
I also quilted several others for peggy this summer that I forgot to take pictures of. I know, I know, where is my head????
Yes, kids are back in school and things should be settled down. There is still one really big item to happen though. My youngest daughter, Lily, is getting married on Sept 12th. Wow! What an exciting time it will be for our family! I am so proud of her and my new son-in-law and thrilled for their son, Parker. Things are going to be good. God is good, all the time!
So, here are a few things that got done this summer. Yesterday was Lily's friend Michelle, baby shower so we will start there. Below are the quilt, front and back, embroidered flowers to hang on the wall and a zippered pouch to match. She was thrilled. I only hooped one flower in case she wanted to paint the hoops.
I quilted in Piper's name in the peach top and bottom bar to make it uniquely hers.
And then the bag.
I also made her card.
This post could get really long so I'll stop and start a new one. thanks for visiting!
I am going to learn to use my Silhouette machine that I have had for three years. Duh, its about time, huh? Anyway, I joined this membership club and if you have a Silhouette, you might be interested too.
Wish me luck on my new journey!
Oh my goodness! What a day. Almost two inches of white stuff and bitter cold. But besides that, what a great day for sewing. My good friend Nora, saves her scraps for me because I make pet pillows for my vet and local animal shelter. This last bag produced some wonderful pieces for me to cut 2 1/2" Squares out of. And then, I was reading one of my favorite blogs and saw a great idea for those 2 1/2" squares. Here is my work for today!
I am having so much fun. There is no rhyme or reason or matching of colors allowed. And I love it. I'm off to make more!
Once again, it is time for new year's resolution. I am going to try really hard to post more often. I completed so many projects since the last post that I should have shared. And I may as I go along! Anyway, today brought in the brand new year and I got up and began cutting and sewing blocks together. I am part of a fabulous block swap called the 2014 Quilter's Garden Row Swap that you can see here. So far, all the blocks are fabulous! I missed the first month but bought that pattern and will make those this week. Here are my blocks for October. Rotary Flowers
For November we did Iron blocks.
And this morning I got these six blocks done for December (yes, I know it is technically January, but the hostess gave us a couple extra days to finish!)
The ones with the open star center will have an appliqued center or button to cover the raw edges. I just love this swap! Ok, that's it for today.
I pray your New Year is full of joy, blessings and love!