Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Lot To Share

Those who know me know that I am always thinking of the colors Red/White/Blue and 
The 4th of July.
So, I did some crafting.
I do not craft but I have been wanting to try a few things so I took an out of my box jump!  

Before I show you what I did I would like to show you what my 19 year old daughter made for me.
I just love this so much!!

OK, here we go!
I purchased some patriotic scrap-booking paper, got out my star die and my go cutter.

and made these....

Next, I headed to the machine and just chained pieced them together to make star garland.

Next up, salt layered candle holders.
Wow, is this fun and easy.
A container of salt pored into a bowl, drops of food coloring added, stir!
Keep adding drops until you reach your desired tint.
Then I took a spoon and layered the salt around the candle.

I also pained Mason Jars.

First up supplies. 
 Newspaper spread on the working surface.
Black Acrylic Chalkboard paint.
Sponge brushes.
Acrylic paint in red, white and blue.
An emery board.
Spray can of matte finish sealer.
Clean and dry Mason Jars.

I first painted the jars black. Let them completely dry. I gave it about 2 hours.  Second coat, two more hours. 

Now you can paint over the black with a color of your choice, for me R/W/B.
One coat. Let dry.  It took two coats to cover the black completely.
Maggie joined in and painted two, one purple and one aqua. She did not use the chalkboard paint first.

Now for the trick!  I took the emery board and slowly rubbed over the words on the jar.  The black paint showed up and gave the jars a rustic look.

I took the jars outside and sprayed them with the sealer.
I let them dry overnight.

Here they are!
This was a lot of fun and very easy to do.  Especially for a non-crafter like me!

Whew, let's get back to sewing!
Because I am crazy I must have more than one project going at a time!
I started a paper piecing project.  I just love to paper piece.

A few stars for my star quilt.

And then I got smart (about time, don't you think!) I make one Farm Girl Friday Block and then one star block. With this technique I hope to stay in pace with the Farm Girl Friday Blocks.

We just returned from our Vacation to Disney World. 
Myself, hubby, three daughters, two SIL's and three grand-babies. When they say it feels like 106 degrees, you better believe it does!! Dry heat, I do not think so!  
But nothing could ruin a family trip to this magical place.

It is our anniversary today.
38 years.
Time goes so quickly!
Pink flowers in my favorite vase (my Mom's pink vase).
Thanks honey.

Until next time...
Enjoy and happy sewing!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Beach Quilt Finished!

My Beach Quilt is finished!  I have been working on this all winter.  I picked up the fabrics here and there last fall. I knew I wanted a big quilt to toss on the ground for picnics, ballgames, 4th of July and yes the Beach!
It is approximately 108 inches by 122 inches.  
This baby is huge and heavy!
So without further ado...

My Beach Quilt

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

An Appropriate Finish

Thank you and bless all of you  that have helped keep our county safe and free, past and present.

I have been working on a few patriotic items.  I purchased a place-mat at good old Target!  Took one of my hexie flowers and added a firework embroidery design to the middle.  I attached it to the place-mat a voila a finish!  LOL!!

Next I wanted to make a hot pad using insul-bright.

More Farm Girl Friday Blocks

And what I am working on now.  This bright fun fat quarter bundle arrived and I could not wait to open it up!  

Sanibel  by Gina Martin for Moda

My two favorite prints, the sunglasses and the pink chairs!

I have a leader ending project I want to work on but I am having trouble with the flying geese!  I will loose the points.

Now that my dear friend is back from Florida she offered to help my with the flying geese.  They are just getting the better of me! Errr!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy stitching!

Monday, May 11, 2015

My Winter Finish

AGAIN I apologize if I did not respond to your comment. Putting comment moderation on helped a little but I am not sure how well it worked.
Very frustration! 

While I was waiting for my sewing mojo to return I picked up my knitting needles.  
It did not start out very well!!

Things began to pick up....

I have made this afghan so many times I know it by heart. In a few winter months I ended up with two white baby afghans. 

My mojo is back thanks to Lori Holt's Farm Girl Friday Sew Along.

Here are Friday's Blocks

Autumn Star
HST's are not my friend.
But I do like the block.

Next the Baby Chick.
I named her Susie!
She still needs her little legs embroidered. 

I still have some sets of Jane Dixon's new fabric lines.

Just drop me an email if you would like a set.

Daisy Splash
15 Fat Quarter $30.00 plus flat rate shipping.

Sun Flowers
9 Fat Quarters $20.00 plus flat rate shipping.

Have a wonderful week!
Happy Sewing!