Monday, May 30, 2011


Pray for those who gave us and maintain our freedoms.  Pray for those who rescue us when we are in need.  Pray for those who provide our everyday needs.  Pray for us all.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

UFO no more!

This was a Mystery Quilt a few years ago.  Done by our Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild, I only finished the top for show and tell.  Well, I finished it and it hangs in a place of honor in our bedroom.  The room was changed from 'hunting lodge' complete with snowshoes to a more feminine airy decor.  After 13 years it was time for a change.  We love it!  Til next time-keep sewing!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Resting up today as Grandboys were here.  Exhausted! You can see the quilts I made for them.  Tossed 9 patch if I remember correctly.  One is logging fabric other is working vehicle fabric.  They love them.  So do I when the beds aren't pulled apart by them.  Linen change due so ....thought I would share part of the reason I am bushed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I can grow stuff too!

Besides knitting, I can grow-somethings.  This is an orchid I bought 2 yrs. ago in Florida.  It was just a few sprigs of green.  It is twice the size and has the tiny white orchids called 'stars'.  Hurray!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I can knit!!

As you can see, I can knit.  Really.  Made this poncho/sweater for my Granddaughter.  Followed a pattern from Bernat Softee Baby yarn.  Called for buttons but I put on flowers.  Covered the metal snaps with a green gingham so they would blend in. 
I have plenty of yarn left so I plan a jumper for next fall.  She is a southern gal.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Did I mention....

that I love heirloom sewing?  Well, I do.  I have taken a few seminars from the Martha Pullen group.  Here is an example of a pillow top made entirely on the serger.  The embroidery is ready-made.  But, the rest, yes, serged!!!  I love my serger as it has the air threading.  Those of you who sew know this little Baby's name. 

My dream is to take a course in Alabama with Martha.  I guess you could say it is on my 'bucket list'.  Enjoy the sun and find time to sew (even if it is mending).