Saturday, April 26, 2014


What fun it was to make this doorstop.  It's from a pattern in the latest issue of "" magazine.

My quilting friend has a studio that she has named "The Hen Den", so I thought this hen would fit right in at her house.  And since I am going to her place to do some sewing and quilting, I'll just bring it along with me.  We're also signed up to take an afternoon Stampin' Up class which should be fun.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Baby Items and a Trip

This past week I worked on a couple of things for a baby. 

This first one is a cross-stitch pattern I've had for years.  I just stitched it last year and then a few days ago finally finished the project.

The second one is a very cute pattern that I found on SewMamaSew by Abby Glassenberg.
Baby Butterfly Tutorial

I did change it a bit.  The eyes, eyebrows, and mouth were supposed to be made of felt.  I used a marker to draw them on instead.

These were both fun to make and really didn't take much time.

I'm off to visit Kaci tomorrow.  We'll mostly be sewing and visiting a couple of quilt shops, but she also signed us up for an afternoon Stampin' Up class.  We might even get a chance to stop at some thrift stores; you never know what kind of treasures are to be found there.  So it looks like a fun and busy week.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Sewing/Quilting

If you read my last post, you know that I didn't get much done in the sewing room in March.  However, here is what I did finish.

 This is an apron made from a kit, but I adjusted it a little by adding the bib part and straps to it.  I prefer an apron that covers my entire front since I'm often a messy cook.

This is a small wall hanging, or it could be used to set a centerpiece on.  I like the floral and the yellow and blue fabrics; they remind me of flower gardens, sun and sky.

Winter is still hanging on, even though we did lose a lot of snow yesterday and the day before. But I just know that Spring is just around the corner.

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