Monday, December 9, 2019

Swell Christmas Quilt and Some Crafting

Happy Monday sweet friends.
Hope you are enjoying the Christmas
season.   
I love this time of year and I need to get
started on my baking and candy making.


I made this Christmas quilt out of Swell
by Urban Chiks  for Moda last year.  Every piece of
the fabric line was used to make this quilt
scrappy Happy.   There is nothing I love more
than a vintage Santa Claus.
This year Sweet Christmas came out by Urban
Chiks for Moda.  I do have a plan but just have 
not put it in motion yet.



This weekend I spent time doing a little crafting.
I have been wanting to make a Christmas wreath
for our front door out of vintage ornaments and
other little odds and ends that I have been collecting.
This is as far as I got because I ran out of hot glue.
Sew as soon as I can pick up some glue sticks I will
add a little more.


A few years ago I bought these mailboxes
at Target in the dollar bin.  This weekend I
decorated them up and played in the glitter.
Glitter hides sew many flaws I just love it.

Hope you are enjoying some Christmas
sewing and crafting.

Love and Hugs
donna

Monday, December 2, 2019

Happy December and Some Quilting


Hello sweet friends!!

Hope everyone has been doing well?

It is already December and the Most
Wonderful Time of The Year.


The weekend we got our tree up and decorated.
I put a few Christmas things out.  Today
I got the Christmas pillows and quilts out.
Everything is starting to look a lot like Christmas
around here.  All we need now is some snow.
Which is not likely to happen here in South Texas.


Over the weekend I got the opportunity to quilt one
of our Sew Sweet Bee Sister's quilt.  


Kim asked us to make her churn dash blocks out
of blue fabric.   As you can see the one in the middle
is backwards from what Kim wanted.  Well, that
is all my fault.  I made the block and realized later 
that it was not right.  Sew I decided to send it to Kim
anyway thinking she would make a pillow or something.
Kim got her quilt all laid out and sewed together at our
retreat in October and handed it off to me to do the quilting.
Kim choose Hearts n Bows for the quilting.  I am sew in 
love with how it turned out.

Love and Hugs,
donna




Monday, June 24, 2019

Rainy and Quilting


Hello sweet friends.
I have missed y'all, hope everyone is doing
ok?

Woke up this morning to the wonderful sound
of rain and after is was over there was cool air.
Sew I opened the windows and let the breeze in.
 It was wonderful.  This is not normal weather
for this area in Texas.  We have been melting 
down here.  lol!  

The news about my fabric shop is that I finally 
 .  closed it, officially today.  It has been a fun
7 years, but it is time to move on.  I have been
busy quilting for customers, and loving every
minute of it.  
If you are interested in having me quilt for
you, up under my logo to the far right you can
find the information about my quilting under
Long Arm Pricing.
  

Here are just a few quilts I have done recently.
                                       

The next three quilts belong to Carla Kennedy
(aka) Hurricane Carla lol!
I quilted this one using Spin.


This was a fun patchwork.  I had to take
the yoyo off to quilt it.  But sewing it back
on made me want to make some yoyo's.
I think yoyo quilts are awesome.
This one was quilted using Cherry Blossom.


Carla K made this one for a little boy as a baby quilt.
This girl makes tons of baby quilts.  There are some
lucky recipient's out there that will have a quilt to
cherish forever.  The quilting for this is Deer In The Woods.



I had to keep this quilt a secret.  This
was a graduation gift for a customer's 
granddaughter.  Customer's make the
most amazing quilts.  It is sew much fun
to see them all and pleasure to quilt them.
Lorien's Sweet Pea is what I used to quilt
this one.

Hope y'all have a wonderful week.

Hugs,
donna

Friday, April 19, 2019

Fabric Shop Closing


Happy Good Friday!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I 
am closing the fabric part of my business.

This has been in my mind and in my heart 
for awhile now.  I am going to concentrate
more on my quilting business and sewing.

The whole store is on SALE.
Hope you stop by for a visit.

Love and Hugs,
donna

Monday, April 15, 2019

Retreat Fun In Durango Colorado





Happy Monday sweet friends!!

I know I have not been around blogging much,
that is because I am mostly on Instagram.  If you
are Instagram look me up donnaslavendernest.


(Kim, donna, Lauren)

I had a great opportunity to go to Durango and go
on a quilt retreat.  I had not meet Kim, but we had
talked on the phone sew much I felt like I had known
her for years.  Kim has been in my online sewing bee
Sew Sweet Bee for like 3 three years and this is 
Lauren's first year.  I flew into Albuquerque where Kim
picked me up at the airport.  The first night we meet
Lauren for dinner.  These two ladies are a hoot and
sew much fun.  We laughed sew much tears ran down
our legs.  




The next day Kim and I drove to Durango and
this is where we stayed.  The Strater was built
in 1887.  While it has been remolded there are 
still some original components from 1887.  We 
found it to be very cool.   (but not haunted)


This is the room we sewed in.  It was down stairs
and we where told this room used to be filled with
silver back in the day.  How cool is that?

I almost finished my Texas flag quilt, but since I 
miss cut I needed more fabric.  When I can
take a better picture of it I will show you.

Hope y'all have a wonderful day.

Love and Hugs,
donna




Monday, January 21, 2019

1930's Reproduction Fabric by P&B Textiles for Washington Street Studio


Hello sweet Friends!!
   Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy and      
 getting to do something you love.


P&B Textiles sent me these super cute
1930's Reproduction prints by 
Washington Street Studio to play with.
They have been sew much fun. 

 I didn't use a pattern
 I sewed 3 strips 2 1/2 x 6 1/2
together and for the other block I  sewed
3 2 1/2 inch squares together and sewed
a 6 1/2 inch strip to the side and then rotated them
around. 

I am just waiting on the rest of the fabric to
get here sew I can add boarders and get her
quilted.

I also bought some fat quarter bundles for you to purchase.  You can
go here to purchase.  And by looking at the pictures I left one out.
"Sigh"

Hugs,
donna


Monday, January 14, 2019

An Anniversary and Sewing Going Ons


Hello sweet quilty friends!

This week my sweet hubby and I will be married
35 years!!  As most couples, we have been through
many ups and downs but through think and thin he
has always been my BEST Friend.



I have been stitching up some of my vintage linen's
into a quilt.

(sorry for the bad picture)

This is what I had sew far.  Since I took this picture
I took the big basket off.  After looking at it for a
few days I just did not like it.  I think I like the smaller
motif's better?

I am not really following a pattern, sew there has been
some challenges.  Math is not my strong suite, but I am
working it out. lol!!


   PandB Textiles sent me this fat quarter pack of
1930's Toy Box Miniature's by Washington Street.


This is what I have sewn sew far.  I am sew in love with
these prints and it is sew much fun to sew.

This is another no pattern but is is easy peasy.
No thinking. lol!!

Here is how you do it.

Sew 3 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 strips together.

Sew 3 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares together, on the
side of the 2 1/2 inch squares sew 1 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip.

Now you have 2 different blocks.

All you need to do is rotate them in opposite directions.

If you would like a fat quarter bundle they are listed
 on my Instagram page.  I have 2 left.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Love and Hugs
donna