Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rocking Around the Clock!

I have missed everyone, sure am glad to be back!

No I do not mind telling you my age, I was born in 1955. So too little for the poodle skirts but old enough to remember a few things from the late 50's.  I used to love to go to diners where every table had their own jukebox!  Do you remember those!  I would make my poor family sit and wait until our song was played!  Oh such fun memories.

This one plays the radio and cassette tapes.

It also lights up!

I had some of
Barbara's Diner (Elizabeth's Studio) in my stash that I had been saving. But, not any more!  
I fussy cut some darling pictures, grabbed some Riley Blake gingham, and went to work.

I choose a pretty Kona blue for the back. Did a simple crosshatch quilting and she was ready to go!
A cute retro table-runner.

When I was a little girl our kitchen floor was made of big tiles, black and yellow!

My Mom tried all sort of colors for that kitchen.

She settled on aqua.

After we moved from that house my Mother never had anything aqua again!
Funny, I love aqua!

Now I may have shown you this before but when my in-laws moved out of the home they had lived in for 55+ years I just had to have the kitchen table. Not only is it retro but it is original piece from the 50's.  My FIL made a secret drawer underneath where he kept some valuables, just in case they were robbed!
I love this table.

I bet it looked like this when my husband was little.

This is how it looks now! A perfect place for us to play games and visit. It is being loved and cared for in our game room.

Happy sewing!

Friday, September 13, 2013

I Just Took a Little!

I could not help it! I just took a little piece of each fabric from the Flower Sugar Line. It is so pretty, I could not help myself! But no worries I ordered more so there would be plenty for all!
I saw this on Pinterest and just fell in love with this pillow.  

I thought it would look beautiful in Flower Sugar, so I got busy.

I worked on them while I sat by the lake last week.

This is all I allowed myself to make, otherwise I would have used more of the fabrics I am saving for you!

Now for a layout?

The traditional...


I decided on scattered but in rows!

Even scraps for a string block!

I hope to show you my pillow if the next few weeks.
In the meantime have a wonderful weekend and do something you love.

PS  All my Presencia thread is on sale in my eBay store.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Quilt Show

What a wonderful time Elaine and I had at the quilt show.  We went to Nancy's Zieman's Quilt Expo in Madison Wisconsin.  It was only about a two hour drive.
Elaine has a lovely friend, Linda, we were invited to stay at her lake front cottage. It has four bedrooms, so plenty of room for all, but it was just the three of us! We each had our own room. We spent most of our home time on her enclosed back room overlooking the lake. This is the view from right out her back door.  I sat outside and worked on hexies and watched boats sail by. It was just beautiful. With an afternoon temperature of 75 degrees.
That is what we did the first day. Sat, sewed, talked and had a wonderful meal.

The rest of the day was spent sewing, snacking and chatting.
All too soon it was the morning and we had to say our good-by's
Thank you to Linda for her hospitality and fresh coffee every morning and to Elaine for the invitation.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Little Miss Turns Two!

We had a lovely long weekend. Lot's of family and fun and food and movies!
Little Miss turned two September 1st. So it was party time.
Anytime she sees anything she thinks is pretty she says "Ooh La La" so her party was a Pink "Ooh La La" party.  My daughter had the whole house decked out in pink.  When I die that is just how I hope Heaven will look!
I decided to make her a dress up gift. I found the perfect chest and then had a ton of fun filling it will dress up items.
Of course a Pink Sleeping Beauty Dress
A Blue Cinderella Dress
A Yellow Belle Dress
short gloves with pink fluff
long white gloves
a pink boa
and dress up shoes!
I made a little tote for her to keep the smaller items in, so they would not get lost.

Some pink bean bags to play hot potato!

Maggie made her an Ooh La La Wall Hanging.

Pink Cupcakes with White Sprinkles was the Birthday girl's request.
What a fun time.
Even my husband dressed up in pink clothes! I will spare you all that picture. (but that may be his legs and socks in the one picture) But you know how it is, anything for those little ones.
Oh they do fill your heart.

I am off for a few days with my friend Elaine to a quilt show.
Enjoy the rest of your week.