I hope everyone is having a great weekend!! We finally got the sun back today...it has rained for the past week or more. I got together today with 4 of my sewing buddies, and we each put a quilt top together. It was a real blast!!!! Marla, Connie, Judy, Rose and myself. I have known these girls most of my life; and it is so nice to get together with them with the same interests.
I would love to show you my quilt top right now; but we are meeting again mid week to put borders on them. So, when we take pictures of all of the quilts....then I'll post them for you to see. We all did the same pattern in totally different colors, and what a variety....So; before too long, we will have a nice little quilt show for you.
Tomorrow I hope to get out in the Solstice for a nice sunny drive. Time for my little convertible is coming to an end quickly. Next week I will be really busy preparing for our annual community turkey supper. We serve about 600 people between 3 and 7pm. It is a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.!!!!
The month is almost over!! I have made it to my goal this month also....finished is the strip quilt I was hand quilting and the Log Cabin is finished too. I am 3/4 through the 3rd one, but that was not set for a goal this month.
Well folks; Madame Samm and Mary have come up with this fantastic idea to have this retro blog hop.
A huge thanks goes out to them...and our sponsors because this has been so much fun!!!!!
I made one piece for this time around, and I hope you enjoy seeing it....
I made a swing bag with flowers made from Batiks...cut out with the GoBaby.
I took 60s pictures from on line and printed them on printable fabric, and appliqued to the bag.
One side of the bag....
other side of bag....
Now; are you ready for the next pics??
I still have the long straight hair..though it used to be longer.....and the rawhide vest....rawhide choker; that you can't really see...lol
Mini skirt...not the headband I would have wore then,but you get the idea....right?????
Not sure you know; but I was in high school at the end of the 60s; graduated in 71. It was a fantastic decade..And I didn't even get into the wacky tabaccy!!!!!! Even though it looks like I did for these pics...lol.
Now after those pictures; you deserve a giveaway!!!! I have 2 FQs for one winner...just leave a comment.
This solid fabric is actually a deep purple.......
Today is the second day of this blog hop...and my turn!!! thanks go out to Denise for organizing this one...and to our sponsors. Now; I am going to show you my contribution to this hop. It is a small one because I have so much going on right now. Hope you enjoy the hop...and please visit all of the participants today.
This little pin cushion is made from wool felt...the center is stuffed with poly batt. I glued, then stitched the ribbon and little flower in place. It was super fast and easy....now; here is your list of folks to visit today.
Ok; summer is gone...but there is still lots of yard work to do!! The garden needs to be finished up and the grass is still growing, but it is cool at nights!
On to my WIPs.....I have way too much quilting to do; but I love it.
I finished the Log Cabin quilt Monday evening.....
Not the best color in the first picture....here is another....
That leaves 2 quilt tops waiting in my sewing room now to be hand quilted before Christmas. Now; with that said, I picked up some cross stitched blocks today from a customer...I will piece the quilt top for her...add sashings and a scalloped border; then quilt it.
I have 2 more arriving sometime in the next month to be hand quilted...don't know what they are yet.
I have the next Log Cabin in the frames...put it in tonight after mowing 1/2 the lawns...Hopefully will finish mowing tomorrow night. Can't mow in the daytime this week; hubby is working nights; so sleeping/or trying to during the day.
I am ready for the 'wool' and 'batiks' blog hops which are coming up right away!!
And I still have 5 quilt tops of my own to quilt one day. lol.
Oh I am so very excited to be here today!!!!!! I have been waiting for this hop to get started, and today is my day!!!! I have to say I had more fun with this one than I ever expected I would; it was a blast!!
I want to throw a huge thank you out there to our fantastic, hard working Madame Samm.and to Kristen for leading us in this hop; and our wonderful sponsors.
My first pin cushion is a very simple one; it is a little batt wrapped with fabric and set in this little pitcher.....so very simple.
The second one is a strawberry ice-cream...lol. very easy again!
Now; the next one I found on line....it just simply made me grin from ear to ear when I saw it...lol
This is called over-ly easy...and it is just that!! I used a piece of white felt with the yellow felt appliqued on top; stuffed a bit....isn't that the cutest smile ever????
And last, but not least..........I couldn't resist this one.
My biggest problem with this one was getting that bun to stay down in the middle....lol
Anyone for breakfast?
And this is one that I made with my sewing buddies last winter...
I hope you had fun with my pin cushions...now make sure to visit the rest of the participants today.
Whew!!!! It has been a couple of weeks since I posted my WIPs. I have just been so busy with things; that I felt not enough accomplished that I could show you. But here I am....
As of now; I have 2 scrappies still waiting to be hand quilted
My Garden Fence is waiting
Swoon is waiting....sheeeeesh!!
I finished hand quilting the strip quilt for a customer last Thursday.....This is the lady who pieced it.
I have her Log Cabin in the frames now...which I haven't taken a picture of yet...so sorry.
I quilted my wool flannel lap quilt on Tiara last week too.
This is the softest quilt I have ever felt!!! It quilted up so nicely on Tiara.
I have my pin cushions finished and posted on my blog hop post today!! Take a look folks...lots of lovely projects going on in the hop.
I have my piece ready for the Wool hop...can't show you though. I am working on the Batiks with a 60s theme. and signed up for the 'Wicked' hop. I love these things!!!
I also have 3 more quilts waiting to be hand quilted before Christmas. These are for customers...so; busy busy; and loving it. Well; I think that might be it.....ohhhhhhhhhhhh no!! I forgot the 100s club quilt I signed up for again this year at my local; favorite quilt shop. We are doing the churn dash this year...the one above is what we did last year. I will get pictures soon and show you.
Well; I finished the strip scrappy quilt yesterday!!!!! That is one of my goals for this month off the list. The wonderful lady who pieced it picked it up last night...and brought 2 more...l;ol. I was expecting these though.
Here she is holding her quilt.....it is too big to hold up by herself..
Maybe a couple more of this quilt...it is so fresh.
A bit of the back.....
Her Log Cabin is now in the frames waiting for me to finish mowing the lawns....
The months are flying by, and I think I am doing really well with my goals so far. For this month; I would like to finish the quilt in the frames now, and one of the Log Cabins that are waiting to be hand quilted. I have a couple of blog hops to do projects for; so, of course they have to be worked up too. This is the one in the frames now.