Monday, February 29, 2016

Another Quilt Done!!

Done and ready for the craft sale! You can see the floral quilt stitch made with my Singer Futura Quintet.
I hope to get more quilt designs. A new friend, Berneice showed me some she had titled Baltimore quilt designs. She has a Brother embroidery machine and a brand new Viking Epic, ooohhhh! The Baltimore quilt designs came on a CD she bought from her Brother dealer.
I really enjoined making this quilt. Yesterday, I purchased more fabric, like I don't have enough, for more quilts. Look out Etsy, here I come, LOL!
I think I might have a surplus, LOL!
And some more. . .
That's just some, my goal, to stitch it all! A little crochet on the side.
Happy sewing, crocheting, cross stitching, relaxing!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Glasses for sewing

I had perfect vision until my late 30's, then only a mild correction. My 40's I needed bifocals. Now 50, I can't see without my glasses and struggle to see when I sew or am on the computer working. My optometrist explained that he could give me a prescription just for sewing, because that is most important, and if the computer screen was less than 2 feet away the glasses would be good for work too. I got them, I can see, I can see! And they're pretty too!

I spent a little extra to get the Tiffany frames. Pretty! But most important, I can see!!!

Sometimes, you have to spoil yourself.

Yesterday, I spoiled my family.


Chile Reyellenos, yum! I filled them with diced sweet potatoes and oinion sautéed before mixing with cheese. I made 3 this way and the rest I added shrimp to the mixture. It is time consuming and messy, I will own up to being a messy cook, but since I do the clean up afterwards I'm the one who suffers my mess.

Back to quilting. Happy sewing folks!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Getting done, More Quilt fun

I'm making another quilt. I plan to donate it to the church craft sale. I've made chevron and what I call strip quilts so I thought I'd try simple blocks. I cut out 5.5" squares, finished 5" squares. Now remember, I'm a self taught sewer/quilter so I may be using incorrect terminology.
I used my Janome for the straight lines, Eliose is my main gal, we stitch everything together.
A tight work space but it worked.
I just bought this gal, but classic me. I bought this gorgeous machine and it sat for a couple of months before I could work up the confidence to use her. In the mean time, I've misplaced the bobbin case and part of the power cord for the bobbin winder. Lucky for me, I took a "fun" part time job with our local Viking store and will be able to order the right parts first time out. You never know when you're hunting on the internet if you've ordered the right part or if it's actually made by the company.
I did some decorative stitching on my Singer Futura Quintet.
Sandy, in action, LOL!
I'll post again after I have the quilt binding on. Wish me luck, usually I put on piping or gathered satin around the edges. This will be the first time I actually bind my quilt the traditional way.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

I'm Back!

After a brief hiatus, I've returned. I've not sew any dance costumes in a couple years, but I have request and do plan to get back at it. But I have been sewing.
A quilt for Ezra, my newest granddaughter.
I learned by making a quilt for Everest, my first granddaughter and older sister to Ezra.

Two years ago, we became grandparents. Five years ago, our oldest son moved to Texas, meant the woman of his dreams and married. They've had 2 blessings since.
My daughter ran for Fiesta Mexicana Queen, a large fund raising event for our church Our Lady of Guadalupe in Topeka. The campaign consumed our lives for five months.
She won! Here she is with Father Jerry at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Two more quilts I made for the girls. Sorry the lighting isn't the best. I promise to get better.
The lighting doesn't do this quilt justice, it is very pretty. Light pinks and cream colors.
A little bit of crocheting on the side.
Everest and daddy sitting on grandma's porch Fiesta time!

My Ezra Joelle. Precious.
Well, I'll be back with pictures of my latest quilt. I've misplaced part of my embroidery frame, so I took a break.
I just had the frame, I put it down and it walked away. Ho hum, I'll find it now that I've had a moment of calm.