Thursday, October 15, 2020

Halloween Quilt

Happy Thursday sweet friends!!
I woke up this morning thinking it was 
Wednesday. (ooops)
Hope you are having nice Fall like weather?

I am sew in love with this quilt.  My friend Kim
and I both made this quilt.  Sewing around the cut outs
was not all that bad.  
The pattern is by Buttermilk Basin and called
All Dressed Up For Halloween.

The boarder is an old fabric from 2007 called
Halloween Lane by Alexander Henry.
I sure wish I had some more of it (sigh) 
I plan on using the little bit I have left in 
another Halloween quilt and I will fussy cut
the sweet children.

Hope you have a spooktacular day.

Love and Hugs


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Making Memories With Skyler

Happy Hump Day sweets friends!!

I wish I could say it feel's a bit like Fall here,
but not sew much.  The exciting news is I finally
found some Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer.

I had the BEST WEEKEND!!

With my Great Niece Skyler.
I can not believe she is already 6 and in the lst grade.
She has been wanting to learn to sew for a bit  now.

We Started out practicing sewing straight
lines and following the guide lines.

Skyler knew what she wanted to make just
needed to be shown how to use the sewing
machine and help cutting things out.

She wanted to make a sleeping bag for her
Barbie.  Sew I cut it out and sat by her
and guided her on how to sew it.

This is the end result and she was sew happy
with the results. 
 It just makes a girl's heart sing!!

The next day she wanted she wanted to
make a Barbie outfit.

Sew with a little help from Aunt donna
this is the result.  The look on her face
says it all.  We had to do videos and send
them to mom she was sew proud.

I can not wait to sew with her again!

Hope y'all are having a wonderful week.

Love and Hugs


Monday, August 3, 2020

Kim's American Flag Quilt and Free Tutorial

Hello sweet friends!!
And Happy Monday.

Geez it's been awhile.  Hope everyone
is doing well? I have been missing
everyone over here in blog land. 

I am sew excited to show you Kim's 
Flag quilt. 

My sweet friend Kim made her flag
quilt using my tutorial.  I am sew in
love with all the fabric's she used.  It
is sew much fun just picking the fabric's
to make this quilt.  You can even dig into
your scrap bin for this one.

I was sew Blessed to quilt her quilt as well.
(Was hoping you could see more of the quilting.)
Kim choose Troubled Seas for the quilting, she
want's it to look like her flag is waving.  If you
are InstaGram you should pay Kim a visit and
see all her happy make's.  She is one talented lady.
She is at kim_ann_rice

This is such a happy quilt to make.  Hope you
get a chance to make one too. 

Love and Hugs

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy New Year and My New Sewing Chair

Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone's 2020 has gotten off
to an awesome start?

I got a saddle chair as an early Christmas
  Since I sit at my sewing machine A LOT I thought
 I needed to give this chair some consideration.  

Since I have been sitting on it I notice it 
helps me to sit up straighter
and not slump over my sewing machine,
not as much pressure on my legs and
hips. I have trouble with my back and my
left leg goes numb.  Sew far this chair has
been an awesome find.

I have a friend that is a Hygienist
and she loves her chair.  She explained
to me how it has helped her hip.    

You kind of have to get used to it but once
you do I promise you are going to love it.

Here is an article about the benefits of a 

If you are interested this is where I bought mine

That is before I knew Jo sold them.

What kind of chair do you use to sit and sew?

Love and Hugs,

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Sweet Birthday Gift

Good morning sweet friends!
Hope you have weather that feels like Christmas?
It is finally feeling like winter outside here.  My
hubby called me this morning to let me know
his truck said it was 27 outside.  Yeaaa!!  I do 
not mind the cold since it get's sew hot here.
Just wish it could snow along with the cold. But
we do have frost on the ground.

I am sew stinkin' excited to show you my quilt that
was gifted to me by a dear sweet friend. 

Kim @kimhouselrice (on Intsagram) made me this super
sweet star quilt for my birthday.  Just look at the lavender
fabric's she used.  

And the back!!
I have to say I am in love with pieced backs.

Kim hand quilted it with flowers.  Just have to say
her hand quilting is gorgeous.  And this quilt is one
of the softest quilts I own.  
When I grow up I want to be able to hand quilt just
like Kim.

I love the label on the back.  
Kim I love everything about this quilt.
Thank you sew much for such a super sweet
gift.  I love it with all my heart.

Love and Hugs

Monday, December 9, 2019

Swell Christmas Quilt and Some Crafting

Happy Monday sweet friends.
Hope you are enjoying the Christmas
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

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,