Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've been so neglectful of my blog lately. You get those times when you have tons of stuff to do your head is spinning and this is one of those times.

I've started my teaching class. Its a free opportunity for those who want to learn for the women I go to church with and anyone else that was interested. I didn't get the response that I wanted but I do have a few and in hindsight, that is probable for the good. Besides that, my gardening is overflowing, helping my girlfriend with her daughters wedding reception, went camping, and just trying to keep sane, is taking all my time up.

Up above you see my 18" long zucchini. I swear I try to not let it get so long, but they seem to grow in just a matter of hours. We are running out of ideas on how to eat zucchini!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Here are a couple more photos of bags that I have made and sold. These are pretty deep tote bags, about 17-1/2 inches deep and about 13 inches wide. Its really been fun to make different fabric arrangements and then really really fun to know that people want and buy them from me.

This is my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along Block #8. Four blocks to go and then we will put it all together. I've been saying that I wanted to start making another set using Christmas fabrics but I have not done that. To much to do!

With all that I already do, I am starting another project. I really think that learning how to sew is a dying art. They just don't teach sewing in schools anymore and more and more people are relying on purchased clothing and throwing them out because of not knowing how to mend them. With the economy that all of us are going through, it would just be nice if more of us knew how to sew. In my neighborhood starting this Sat. I will be teaching anyone who wants to learn how to sew, sewing lessons. We will be doing it every other Saturday morning for the summer and then see how it goes once school starts.

Let you know how it goes.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hey everyone! Its about time you say? Well, we had a little bugger in our computer and it kept me away from having access to the Internet. It was hard for me to not post anything but after a couple of weeks we were able to get things running again. Then, I also bought a new camera and I am trying to figure all the doo dahs and incorporate them in my head. Its hard for me to change but I like this new camera and hopefully it will do what I want it to do.
My garden is finally growing the way it should. Here in Arizona we get to start planting late Feb. early Mar. because of the heat. I think that I didn't let the manure sit long enough before I planted the seeds and everything seem to grow very slowly. I thought that I stunted the growth somehow, but I kept watering and suddenly a few weeks ago, everything started growing like wildflower. There is something wonderful about seeing fresh produce on you kitchen counter, knowing that it came from your garden.
I have a lot of photos so this post will look like I am trying to catch up. This is block number #7 for the Jelly Roll Quilt Sampler.

These next 2 photos should be in the reverse. I have been sewing tons of bags and maybe you will see more photos later. This one was made for a friend who wanted to gift this to an ASU graduate. She just loved it. If you look closely at the covered button, you can see the devils trident.