Sunday, July 9, 2017

Checkers anyone...

Kelly is here and we were playing around in the sewing room. 

She did this one with wooden buttons.. super, super cute!
These are the 3 we made up.

Then we found these super cute tins and boxes to keep them in so all the pieces stay together.


Then we were done, we decided on doing one more... but ran out of material and can't finish it till Monday when Primitive Gatherings opens.. they are really cute, finished at about ten inches..

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Holiday quilts...

This first one was quilted just in time for the 4th of July... its name is "liberty", measures 55x71 and designer is My Red Door Designs. 
 
This next one is just a top, it's called "gingham stars"
 
It comes from this book. Holiday Wishes.
 
It measures 54x72...super cute, and super easy! There are lots of beautiful quilts in this book by the way. I just may have to put a couple of them on my wish list. 
 
Why do the fur babies think that when you lay these out your doing it for them!? Silly pups!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Another homespun...

Or two...
I started out looking at all the leftovers from quilts I had from my dads shirts, my father in laws shirts, shirts I got at goodwill..my stash...
 
..so I decided to make 1 more quilt. I picked my block based on the size of squares I had leftover, and it was a bear paw type block.
 
I drew out what I wanted...decided that I would make it 6x7 (blocks). Then at last minute I put in a sashing both inside of the block and in between each block.
 

It was gonna be HUGE! I wanted it big in order to use up the majority of my scraps, but it was gonna be too big. So I made 2, 5x5 quilts. I think each of my kids will enjoy a quilt that has pieces of their grandad and grandpa shirts in it.
 
 
After all that... I saved all my pieces that are 2" and bigger, I have enough to make 1 last one, and it's gonna look something like this! THEN, ALL my homespun scraps will be used up!
 
But first I have to get 1 more room cleaned up, which is my sewing room. I decided I am going to get a cleaning lady to come once a month. I am sick of spending my 2 days off from work (weekend)cleaning the house when I can be out doing other things. But I told myself, I have to get that room in order before I make that call!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Stitching...

A little stitching going on...
 
My plan is for 21 of these to get done by October.. we shall see if I can do it!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Kitchen...

We did a little kitchen redo over the 3 day weekend.. here is the before. 
 
All taped up...
 
Mark working his magic...
 
 Almost there... primer coat is done..
 
All glazed...
 
It's not a very good picture. Cabinets on bottom right look white because of the sun, but they really do match everything else. I think I'm on the hunt for black, or stainless steel appliances now.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Walking....

In a Winter Wonderland. That's the name of this pattern.
 
Started it in 2015, finished it 2016.
 
 
Could only work on it a little with my bad wrists/hands before they would give out. I love to do handwork while sitting down at night. Keeps me off my phone.
Decided to do sew on binding for the reason, I wanted it done before THIS Christmas. Hahha. 
 
I sent it out to be quilted... I mean, REALLY sent it out. Saw a post I think it was on Facebook... "sew imagine that", long arm quilting. I followed her for a while, liked her work and was brave enough to MAIL it to her. She's in Louisiana. I have never done that before... I was scared to death. Would it make it, eek!! It did, and she returned it within 2 weeks. Wow... what a turn around. My gal here has a turn around of 6 months!
I think she did a wonderful job!

Monday, May 8, 2017

2017 Red truck pillow....

A while ago I showed you my collection of red truck pillows. I get one every year. I found this years pillow...
 
I can use it for about 4-5 different holidays. I got it from Decor Steals. Every day they have a different "daily steal". When I ordered it, I didn't even know it had a backing  on it.
 
Bonus!
Even has a date on it. Love it!

Friday, April 21, 2017

My Red Door Designs...

Went to the annual and last...My Red Door Designs sale today. Brought a friend who is new to quilting. Oh boy! She has never heard of them. 
Here is the yardage I got...
 
And more fun stuff...
  
They were giving away patterns, 2 per person. Fat quarters were 3 for $2.50. Fat eights, 4 for $2.00. All yardage was $3.00 & $5.00 a yard. And this is quilt store, Moda quality fabric.... I almost want to go back tomm and see what's left and stock up some more. 
I got approx 55+yds of fabric... plus all the fun goodies, frame and packaged/precut material for less than $160.00
 
When you go to pay you find out there NOT ever going to have one again. your heart sinks. You pay & load your car, and then return for round 2. My heart is happy and sad at the same time. I'm happy I got some really good stuff, I'm happy for Donna and Linda to move on to the next chapter of there lives.. I'm sad I won't be able to see them again at any quilt shows. You just gotta pray they decide to have another warehouse sale since they will still be selling stuff, they gotta make room for the new stuff, right!?

Friday, April 14, 2017

Fun Days...

We have done soo much in the last 2 weeks!
Thomas the train, watching skydivers and planes, horseback riding, children's museum just to name a few things.
 
Indoor playground...
 
Then we had to squeeze an early Easter in.. 
 
 
Museum was a hit!
 
Swimming almost every night...
 
Trips to the park EVERY day, most days 2x's... this was a small portion of what happened in the last 14 days.. I should have kept a diary of all we did.
Love this kid!
I'm tired.. but sad... tomorrow they leave.. 😒 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thomas...

Thomas the train... John John knew about him, wasn't a big fan of trains like he is with his tractors... until Sunday... we ventured off to the Perris train museum where Thomas was visiting. He had a blast! I thought we were just going for a small train ride, boy was I wrong! 3 hrs later we left. We went on 2 train rides and a trolley ride. They had like 4 hangers FULL of train displays.. all kinds, model trains, trolleys, 1900's trains of all kinds. Bounce houses, food..and interactive stations placed all throughout. Games of all kids.. an lots more..
 
He is such a ham!
 
This last Christmas he watched Polar Express... so this display was a big hit!and a petting zoo.. I forgot about that!
 

 
He has asked every day since.. "go see Thomas??"

Friday, March 31, 2017

Goodie day...

Every Friday at work we have goodie day. We alternate between 4 different grade levels so every 4th Friday it's our groups turn. Since Easter will have passed by the next go around.. I made Easter treats this week.
Rice Krispy Easter eggs... hint..only do 1/2 batch at a time.. marshmallows started setting 1/2 way through..
 
Deviled eggs little chicks... which were a Pinterest fail for me.. they looked way better in pictures than they turned out. They tasted fine. 
 
These bunnies.. made with small cheeses..
 
Then carrot patches made with hummus. 
  
They were a hit!
 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

And we have another....

Finish it up Wednesday.... I had leftover blocks from this quilt I made last year.
 
So I took those, and then made a few more...and this happened.
 
I had all the fabric in my stash...some leftover from the 1st quilt then some I bought at the wonderful Red Door Design sale for 3.00 a yard last year. yahoo!
Just have to figure the backing out.. I'm thinking tan minkie... have to watch for a sale now... fabric.com maybe..

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Another finish...

Finished another quilt up using those men's shirts I got at Goodwill. I still have enough left to probably make another. The next one will have scraps from my dad and father in laws shirts mixed in. I have a few patterns picked out.. now just to decide. 
 
It is a Bonnie Hunter free pattern called Scrappy Mountain Majesties! It measures about 76x105. Perfect for a blanket on the twin bed. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Vintage Marketplace...

Every 3 months, Vintage Marketplace puts on an incredible show!
 
Got some wonderful time deals...
 
 
 
 
 
I know for a fact, there's about 3 ideas I'm going to copy... just have to go buy some dirt. I just love everything about it. It has changed locations and moved back to Rainbow (Fallbrook). Which I so love... much closer than where they tried it before.