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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Well, the girls came over today, got the top mostly together.  Lexie just couldn't keep her mind straight, she kept sewing to the right, sorta like a curve, had to rip it out several times.  But we gotter together.  They are so much fun....

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Two of my grand daughters quilting with me today

I had a great day with Isabella and Lexie (11 & 9)  they both have sewing machines and love to sew.  I have been wanting to make this cute little baby quilt, so we got busy today.  Had we not worked on Gingerbread houses most of the morning, we could have probably finished this one.  I told them they just have to come back this week.  They had so much fun, sewing throwing scraps all over.  I told them they can always be picked up later.....We actually got one row done, we put little turtles on the pattern and we were drawing their faces.  Isabella said "can we make all their faces different"  I said "definitely"  what a blast, the tutles will have the best faces ever, the girls were full of ideas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

We celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  No other gift can match the love of God who gave His only Son.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Primitive #2 finished

This quilt will be for my daughter in law (that is if she wants it) she's sorta picky.  Anyway, it's finished.  Same pattern as Primitive #1.  This one is Fused with Heat N Bond Featherweight (I would not, again would not suggest this fusible), machine quilted down with straight stitch 1/2" apart. It came out nice.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Help, can anyone tell me more about this Quilting Frame

Yesterday, a fellow gave me this frame.  He said his mother quilted on it all the time.  He said there were no other parts to the frame.  However, there has to be pieces missing, which is not problem I can have them made.  I'm trying to figure out how the frame was used.  No poles to turn the quilt, no pole to hold the frame together.  If anyone has a clue, please let me know,otherwise it's going in the trash.
thanks everyone.  You know as I look at it, I'm almost thinking that it isn't a quilting frame at all.

Monday, December 16, 2013

my Hoodie model

Hoodies for the Homeless

   Several years ago I designed this hood, yes I call it A Hoodie.  I was knitting hats for the street people.  A church I was going to had a Ministry to them, feeding, etc people.  God had mercy on me
and gave me this idea, because my knitting was so slow and awful.  The idea popped into my head, like I said "God inspired".....I make these out of fleece.  You cut a piece of fleece 17" long (lengthwise) 25" wide (crossgrain the stretchy side). sew the 17" long side and you have a hoodie, it looks like a tube when finished.

  Well last week, during working at the Food Pantry, Ernie, a fellow who has a ministry called "HOLY JOE'S" came in on Thursday he picks up all the left over perishables to the homeless, you know those people who live under bridges, so sad, anyway Ernie takes them food every week from
out food pantry, nothing goes to waste......I was able to speak to him about "the Hoodies" he loved the idea, loved it.  He said "well, I could use 300 of them right now"   gulp....the lady who is over the Food Pantry said her daughter works at JoAnns and would ask if  she could get us a discount.  So she wrote a note.  Her daughter is a stocker at JoAnns on Thursday.  We went straight to JoAnns, I needed to return some thread anyway.  Guess who was walking out the door when we parked, her daughter, and Asst. Mgr, and the Mgr.  was that God or what.  I told David, I think that's Linda's daughter right there.  I walked right up to them, explained who I was and what I was doing.  The Mgr wrote on the note to give me an extra discount (on the reminants).  I have been buying reminants because they are the cheapest way to go and you get great fleece.  Anyway, I bought 4 large bundles of fleece for 6.45.  I brought it home and was able to make 25 Hoodies out of that fleece.

   Well, at Sunday School yesterday, Ron (Linda's husband) fellow over the Food Pantry spoke to our teacher, he and I got up and explained what we wanted to do, he even tried a Hoodie on, the people liked the idea and donated 67.00 towards fleece.  Yesterday, Hancock's had fleece for 1.95 a yard.  My friend Diana was going to donate money towards the fleece, also.  So David and I met Diana for lunch, then she and I went to Hancock's to buy fleece.  We bought 3 bolts 12.5 yds of fleece and some thread, I think we spend like 96.00....brought it home and went into production.  She and I cut and sewed, by the time she left I think we had like 75 completely made.  Another lady from church Judy came and picked up a few of the 1 1/2 pre cuts (that we had cut) and took them home with her, said she will get them done and back to me before Thursday. 

  Our goal was to get as many done as we could before Thursday, so Ernie "Holy Joe's" could pick them up with the food he picks up.  It will be a huge blessing for the street people.  What a Christmas blessing for them.  Not only can they wear them around their neck or pull them up over their heads, but when it warms up they can just fold them and put them in their pockets so they will be handy when they need them.

  So we will see where this goes, hopefully we can make more for them.  We'll see how they like them.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Would one be considered a "Fabric Horder" with a pile of just black & white fabrics????

ok if I ever step foot in another fabric shop, someone should say "stop".......oh my gosh, working on cleaning my Sewing Room Closet today, that went very well.  Then I decided to work on some of the new fabrics that I recently purchased.  Evidentally I am a compulsive, obsessive fabric horder.  I decided to get all the new fabrics ready for a great new project...OMgosh what in the world am I thinking.  Washed all the black & whites, I definitely have plenty to piece together for backs.  I'm even thinking a Log Cabin would be nice or even a DWR Black & White.  Now I do have that lovely Black & Tan fabric that I wanted to make a DWR out of, or perhaps all the new fun colorful fabrics.
Omgosh, the sky is the limit.  Glad I retired, not perhaps I can get this fabric sewin up.  Believe it or now, I am actually giving my brown & teal fabric to someone.