Friday, June 9, 2017

Rag Quilts

These rag quilts sure are fun to make!..about 5 years ago a friend of mine gifted me 12 pumpkin blocks, all done by different Gals.
I finally put them in a quilt this morning..

Also made 2 pillowcases. One for me & one for my Son's body pillow...mine is made with 2 flannels with squirrels & acorns, his has WWII airplanes with a black background..He picked it...I have a little bit of his fabric leftover thinking of making a valance for his newly painted room....(Update)*** I made the valance but he doesn't want it , he said it was too young looking for him..which I understand..He has nice bamboo shades.

Also made another Rag quilt with a couple charm packs. Pretty roses.

And finally finished the rug I was crocheting with Bulky yarns..
 Just came out of the dryer...the back is also green.
I hand sewed rubber backing onto this measures around a yard in diameter.
washed & dried twice.
Forgot to mention this wrapped bowl I made..I keep my most used notions in it.
Always wanted to make one...I need thicker clothesline I think.
Used Christmas fabric scraps to make it.
Just took it out of the dryer..

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Sunday, June 4, 2017


Silks & Velvets with a very old Lace Applique...

This was made using 3 mini charm packs for the exterior...2 were 'Sunflower' by Kansas Troubles & one was 'Maple Island' by Holly Taylor..
I used various quilting stitches & several trims & laces.
I'm thinking of sewing a button closure on too.

 Charm Party Tote with Gail Pan fabrics

 'Improv' Tote made with strips from a swap.
Pattern from Crafty Gemini & Jenny Doan.
 It's a QAYG

 This one is called a 'Schlep' bag...It's huge!
I had the written pattern for a very long time so I figured I'd make one.

I also am going to make the 'Mondo' bag...I cut 208 2.5" squares the other night...just waiting for the pattern & the interfacing that comes with it to come in the mail.

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TFL & Blessings everyone

Sunday, May 28, 2017


I've been making some ATC's lately, when I have the time...Here are a few pics.

TFL & Blessings

Friday, May 26, 2017

Birthday Present!!

Wow, Wow! 
My Mr. Gave me the most beautiful, wonderful Bible I've ever owned...Leather bound, Christ's words are in Red, Colored maps, large print. About 10" X 7.5"..nice big size...I'm in Heaven!

And not a spec of ink will be going in this bible..
I Love, Love, Love this Bible!

I just finished making this cover for protect & make it easier to carry..
This is my other Bible I've been journaling in..
New Testament only.
 This one is so old I had to tape half the pages because they just fall apart when touched.
I've owned it since junior high school.
The back
I have another old one too, it's very delicate as well. It was a gift from a very special person so I keep it covered & keep it in my hutch.

It was given to me when I was in High School.

I've been doing some journaling as I read my bible..
I have a travel sized journal/notebook & one for home..
This stays in my pocketbook.
 Burlap, Gauze, felt, lace & a couple mini doilies I fussy cut.
Also a wood chip I stamped & colored.
The back is burlap layered with felt & fabric topped with another stamped wood chip.
It measures roughly 6" X 5"
It's a regular 10.5" X 8" notebook.
This is my home bible journal/notebook.
Just started putting words & images in it.

Here are some other things I've been doing while waiting for the basement to get cleaned out so I can quilt.

 These card have all been done with Fantasia Premium Artist watercolor pencils
The images are from Carolee's Adornit Collection.

Then I altered this wooden key
 I primed it with 3 coats of flat black spray paint & a couple coats of lacquer over that..
Then I papered both sides, inked the edges, added flowers, pearls, bows, feathers at the top with a pearl spray & lastly I added glittered Tulle.
Then gave it a quick spray of sealer.

Here are 4 ATC's I managed to throw together
Bird themed.
 I made these cute little boxes with my envelope punch board!!
I didn't realize it could make boxes!
and that's just my favorite corner punch I prettied up because it's quite old.

And Lastly, I altered the tin the watercolor pencils came in..

I haven't decided what to store in it yet...
maybe some prayers or images.

Here is the cover I just made

Pockets on both sides of interior

Blessings to Everyone & TFL