Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alleluia Banner

I finished this for our church 2 years ago.  Decided to bing it home and deepen the colors of the "alluluia' and the "lillies" on the bottom right.  They did not stand out enough.  It was my frist attempt at a banner.  I have entered it on the Babylock Contest site.  The only entered sideways.  I had it the proper way but.   I guess I am still learning.  Had trouble for 2 days with this site.  I can't be just me.  (I hope.)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Save the selvages!!!!

I have several friends who save their selvages.  Making fabric from them allows for repurposing.  These resourceful ladies have graciously refused the saved strips and have convinced me that I needed to try this thrify craft.  I was hoping to find someone to take these off my hands but have failed.  I was bored one day and just wanted to hear the hum of Bernie so I stitched them together forming fabric.  It sat on my ironing board until I fired up the beast.  Ironing it, uncovered an interesting piece.  Words, colorful dots and patches of color and blankness teased me ti fubd a use.  Lots of saved zippers and fabric for lining were also screaming to be made useful.  These are the end results.  Handy little bags.  I was so surprised and pleased when my loving daughter thought one would be useful.  It happily lives in her work desk holding personal-use objects.  Mine will probably hold sewing items.  Thanks ladies for the inspiration.  I continue to save selvages!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What a weekend!!!

Had the whole family here.  Someone was left behind.  Wonder when they will realize?  teehee.  Actually, grandson decided to spend a few extra days with us and we love it. 
I hope to get busy with other projects soon.    This is the best part of being a Grammy!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Serging and Merging!!!

Have ALOT of vintage fabric from a 38 box purchase which hubby found.  Thought I had better get using it.  A new quilt book by Sharon V. Rotz got my juices flowing.  Good old BabyLock Evolution Serger is so much fun to drive, it seemed a good match all around.  The top looks scrappy which I love.  I am putting on the borders and there are prairie points that will also encircle it.  Stayed tuned and I will picture it when done.

Getting ready for a houseful of family this weekend.  Fun!!!!

Today is my first born's BD.  Happy Birthday Josh!