Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving and meal planning...

Giving thanks today

We are going to eat Thanksgiving with my friends on "the day" but 
on Wednesday I
still want to cook a turkey just for me and hubby 
to have left overs.
So today I got out a basting bag and bought the turkey.
I can just taste it now.

Green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, dressing with oysters,
 crescent rolls and pecan pie.
Now doesn't that sound perfect???
Maybe it will be cool enough to have a fire and eat
while watching games.

And thankful I am
living in a country where God is honoured
wonderful family & friends
nice little house
my favorite car ever
my sewing machine
my talents
my Bible study group
my church
my hubby
my health
having had wonderful jobs

Well I could go on because the Lord and blessed me and my family
in so many ways for many generations.

Tell me what you are thankful for....


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pretty little doll baby bed...

A teacher friend , who follows my blog, asked me to make a doll quilt and pillow for her new/only grand daughter. She also has four boys and this is her first girl in the family!!
Her mother sewed and quilted and she had two of her blocks that we thought would be
so cute made into matching items.
The blocks were made from fabric of her maternity clothes that her mother made for her....
how special is this!!!

Here it it...

The little pink sheets

are one flat sheet and one

fitted sheet.

I found this adorable pink ticking with the little rose buds
on an Etsy site.  It is a reproduction of a fabric that I have on
my own childhood baby doll pillows!!

You can see where I tufted the little mattress
using pearl cotton.

It was really a lot of fun to make
and never measured one single thing!!!
I just cut and sewed...

My friend was pleased and I really wanted to take 
a picture of her with the bed, but she had been working in 
her yard after the storm, Irene, damage and did
not want me to take her "in a mess" !! She, unlike me, always dresses
up very nicely...

I hope her new little grand daughter
really enjoys it for years to come.


Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matt 19:11

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Beach fun and new fabric...

We were offered a friend's condo at the beach 
and could only go for three days
but we had fun....

The water was still warm enough to walk in and to gather shells.
Nice fall vacation.

Of course I got in a little thrift store and fabric shopping too!!
Two sweaters, a brown Ralph Lauren, a navy Deans of Scotland from the 80's and a black quilted jacket with with pink lining 
and all for $12.00.
Now that is my kind of shopping...

My latest fabric purchases from Mary Ellen's
The Thistlebee Quilt Shoppe

G basicgrey for moda  # 30150 yellow  & green                            

I took the pics outside so you can see the way the colors of white and pink are added.
These lovely pieces are for a new wall hanging to go in our den. I am planning on appliqueing
with felt and wool some fruits of the seasons...

When I returned, I subbed for two days and then taught a basic sewing class on Saturday.
This cute little half apron is (with permission) from
Angie Asplund's blog 

and her detailed instructions are great to follow.
My two students also used the "Flurry" fabrics...
Here are my samples

which are going to my niece on Monday...hope she enjoys them.
She is a lot younger and will like this popular half style...
a full (cover-up) apron for me!!!!

My week was way to busy for a retired girl
so this week I plan to take it easy...

Blessings all !

Hosea 4:6