Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2014!

The sweet lady from one of my favorite quit blogs, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, is doing her amazing and wonderful Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge again!! Woohoo!!!  I so admire Sarah and appreciate all her efforts to organize such a fabulous service event.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Sarah has selected 3 great service opportunities to choose from and I think you’d love going to her site and seeing the wonderful opportunities! If you can work it into your schedule, we’d love to have you join us! Smile

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas & Final Post on Operation Sunshine!!!

 

Merry Christmas everyone!  It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted anything on this blog… In May my family and I went to Mexico on a humanitarian service trip, and when I got back, the unthinkable happened…. I did NOT want to even look at my sewing machine!!! Yikes! I felt quite an aversion to sewing and all the huge projects I had piled up waiting for me to get around to finishing.  I couldn’t even bring myself to begin tackling them, they felt so huge and overwhelming.

But after a few months of healing time, Christmas has renewed my willingness to sew, and I felt compelled to finish a wonderful project we had started earlier this year which is Operation Sunshine!  I had started two quilts myself and they were ones that sat in the waiting pile for these months, while other things in life happened.  But alas! I completed them! And, I think it’s a great time to be giving them to this family for Christmas. What wonderful Christmas gifts quilts make!

 

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This is a twin size quilt. The solid blue, maroon and brown are corduroy which makes it really soft and yummy.

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This queen size quilt is for the sweet mom, who deserves something lovely for herself.

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I also made her two pretty pillow shams to match.

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Now, in all, there are 9, count them – NINE! – wonderful quilts to give this amazing family.

9 lovely quilts,

1 set of sheets,

2 pillow shams,

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree! :)

A HUGE, HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OPERATION SUNSHINE! Your kindness and hard work is so VERY much appreciated!!!!

My daughter and I will be delivering these to the family tomorrow morning, on Christmas Eve. Ho! Ho! Ho!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

2 more Operation Sunshine donations!

 

Boy, have I been a slacker! I have two more amazing quilts to show you that have been donated for Operation Sunshine (a few months ago!) by a super sweet lady named Amy who lives in Texas. She was so kind to send two wonderful quilts! Here they are!

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I remember that Amy has a blog, but for the life of me I can’t find the paper where I wrote it down! Please forgive me Amy! But, I did find her pinterest page!!!!

What wonderful quilts! Thanks SOOO much Amy!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Another Operation Sunshine Donation!!!

Sweet Maggie, over at ShortCookie.blogspot.com, made this beautiful twin sized quilt

for Operation Sunshine!!!

Yahoo!!

Isn’t it lovely?!!

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She said that she used this pattern from April over at A Little Bit Biased.

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So cute!

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I really love the color scheme Maggie chose and the borders she put on it.

 

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Here’s the pretty backing…

 

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Thanks SO much, Maggie, for this wonderful quilt!

It is going to make someone in this family very happy!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Easter Dress

This Easter I decided to get out of my comfort zone of sewing dresses only with cotton, and went with some hot pink satin and some sheer white wedding type fabric. (What’s it called??)

 

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I basically cut out two dresses, one out of each fabric, and sewed them together to have the pink show through the sheer white fabric. It turned it to a more of an icy pink. I think it turned out rather nice!

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You can see the color of the satin as it’s what I used in the sash and the sleeve trim.

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I was going to make a matching dress for her 18” doll like I did last year, but I got a little burned out on trying to keep double layers of slippery fabric together and decided that one dress is enough. She didn’t know I was considering making a doll dress, so she is not disappointed. :)

 

I hope you had a lovely Easter!!

 

Linking up with Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thanks Annie!

Last week, Annie from Annies Ruby Slipperz held a giveaway, and would you believe it, I won!!!

Woohoo!

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Three gorgeous charm packs of Honey Honey by Kate Spain.

So pretty!

I’m excited to see what kind of quilt they will end up making. :)

Thanks Annie!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Laura Ingalls came to visit!

 

For Liberty Girls this semester, we are reading and doing activities based on the book “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

It is such a great book!!!!

Each semester in Liberty Girls we read a historical series or book about a certain time period, and meet twice a month and do activities based on the book(s). I’ve been helping some of the girls by sewing period costumes for them and their 18” dolls each semester as some of the moms of our group don’t sew. (See here and here.)  But this semester I decided I had better not try to sew more than my own daughter’s outfit, and it is turning out rather fun! Each girl is coming up with their own outfits and they are all looking great! We’ll have a family barn dance at the end of April and I’ll take pictures of everyone then and post them here on the blog.

 

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Since my daughter’s favorite color is pink, that’s what she wanted her pioneer dress to be! PINK!

 

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Pretty cute, don’t you think?

 

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The pattern had pantaloons with the dress so I made them. I think they are cute but a little long. :)

 

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She loves her American Girl doll!

 

We were going to read the “Kirsten” series from American Girl dolls this semester, but I have to say, I wasn’t at all impressed with the series. Sure, it has some nice parts to it, but I felt the story line was quite mediocre and there were really no good values being taught. (IMHO, life is too short to spend time reading mediocre books!!!)  So, last minute, right before the semester started, we switched to “Little House in the Big Woods!” You can’t ever go wrong with Little House!!!

However, I did use for the Kirsten doll dress pattern and it can be found here:

http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Patterns/DollDressPatterns.html

 

Linking up with Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday

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