Friday, February 26, 2010

Heres my big accomplishment for the day! I got my garden planted in my new raised garden bed. It amazes me that something so simple as getting a new garden started brings happiness and joy to your heart. I havn't had a garden for a few years and so I am so very excited about this new garden.

During the 1 st watering, I discovered a new little problem. My faucet needs replacing with probably a new washer as well, water was going everywhere.

And, besides veggies, you need a bit of color as well, Here is my new Lantana that will bloom red and yellow all year round.

Good luck little garden. May you bring me squash, chard, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatos and herbs.
Now, back to the quilting!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Heres an update on the "All Hand Stitched" Quilt Project that I have been working on. It has been put on hold several times because of the weddings but due to the Olympics, I have been able to get a lot more done. I have been able to attach all the blocks together in rows, start the triangle units on the ends and will probably be able to put the rows together. Thanks to the required sit down and watch the Olympics that I enjoy doing! Just can't sit and watch TV with not doing something with my hands.

This Quilt project will be entered in the Arizona State Fair in October if I can get it done before then.

Meanwhile, I still need to finish quilting my Daughters wedding quilt, the only one that I did not get finished before the marriage. A baby quilt for my new grand-daughter thats soon to come. Stuff for my Etsy shop etc etc and etc. The list goes on!!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A lot of the work I do in sewing is commission work. This is only a part of 50 Privacy Drapes that I am sewing for a Doctors office. Next will be the gown part but I probably won't have to do as many. I have done this before, many years ago, but this time they wanted soft solid colors.
There is something really pretty when you get them all stacked up, so I just had to share them on my blog. Nothing very fancy, but beautiful in their own way.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yes I am still here! I wonder where the time has flown too. I admit I have been busy with my daughters wedding, which photos I have still yet to put on my blog and I promise that I will soon, and then just trying to get my house back in order. You all know it takes time, especially when you already work full time and you already have other sewing requests that need to get done.
The house (lol) I don't think that it will ever get "back in order" the way it needs to be, even when you are just down to 1 child left living with you, this place is a mess. Besides who out there knows another person that just married off 5 of their kids in the last 11 months. Lets just say that I am pooped. Photos will come soon, I am excited about showing off the dress that I made for my daughter.

Meanwhile, here is a pic of another bag that I made for my friend Julie for her daughters birthday. She wanted a Vera Bradley Look for a tote, and this is what I made for her.

For some reason, this photo won't zoom in for you, but you get a close up shot from the photo at the beginning of this blog.

Now I am off to make some privacy gowns and lap covers for a doctors office, some mending and finishing the wedding quilt that didn't get down for Karen and Ammons wedding. Tally-Ho!