Another quilt top finished for Christmas. This one is on the cover of Quilts and More. It is Blue on the cover and I added a border. I used five one yard pieces and have a little bit left over for binding. I need to make the back and send it to Quilt'n for you for quilting . . . Joyce does such a great job.
this piece of ironwork came from a Dillards that was make into an outlet store for them. It was just ugly with the brown/black shades and now it shines in Turquoise! It will be hung above my bed as the wall there is huge and this takes up space. . . More quilting projects next week, I promise.
Each Granddaughter recieves a special quilt at Christmas the year they turn five. It was Brooke's turn this year and here is the result . . . She is quite pleased. Thank you Auntie Joyce for wonderful machine quilting! Happy Quilting, Nancy
This little table started out brown and tired. I bought it for $10.00 in an Antique Mall last year in Mesa, AZ. It is now inbetween two chairs in my bedroom with flowers on it. I am loving the color . . .
My beautiful redwork A Tisket, A Tasket from Bunny Hill by Anne Sutton is finally finished. I did a bit of embellishment to the embroidery on each block as I like a fuller look, forgive me . . . It is hanging in my bedroom and is perfect there.
I saw this sign and just loved it . . . what would happen if we really did this . . . the result could just be magic . . . if we allow it to be . . . I am going to think about this and put it where I can see it everyday . . . it could change your life . . .
Sisters busy stitching away while they catch up on things . . .
Nephew Matthew got in on the sewing with a bib for the expected little one . . .
Host and Hostess having family fun in their aprons . . . sometimes . . . it would be nice . . .
Group shot of all with their aprons on . . . six sisters with daughters and granddaughters, daughter-in-laws, daughters . . .
Grands and Nieces, Daughters in their new duds . . .
Our Host Anthony in his Hot Chili Apron . . . what fun he is!
Grands with their aprons
Sister Joyce with her new apron, she supplies the fabric and patterns for all of us. Thank you Joyce.
Kim with the famous spoon in her new apron
Our hostess Gina with her new apron! Doesn't she just look like a 1950 commercial . . .
Sister Jennifer looking like a Mom (my Mom) in her new apron!
I am back from the Sister Party in Newhall, CA., that was enjoyed by all of my sisters and some daughters, nieces and grandchildren. What fun. Everyone came home with an apron and fond memories . . . that is what family is all about. Happy Quilting, Nancy
As many of you know, I have six sisters and one brother. It is our tradition that the sisters get togetger once or twice a year to celebrate what else . . . sisters. With that in mind, I am in California with the Sister Party and it is such fun with sewing projects and chatter going on. A few of the daughters, daughters-in-law and nieces has gathered with us to add to the mix a bit more fun!
I shall be home next week with photos and lots more to share. Are you helping with the one million pillowcases in a year project. We are and this would be a wonderful time for you to join in . . . come on, let's sew together and complete this great challange . . . see you soon with more and photos of our great host site . . . you are going to love it!
Block Five is now done and block six is awaiting it's turn . . . Sorry I am not just doing one a month . . . I have lots of things I have to finish and the evenings just compel me to get with it . . . I also have fifty-five christmas ornaments to embroider so I really do need to keep up the pace . . .
Sometimes I just put things off and this was one of them. I am now finished with all of the blocks from Bunny Hill and will make the quilt top and have a great wall hanging for my home. Thank you Anne. I did add a bit of more embroidery to it as it was not busy enough for me . . . sorry, I was not true to the orignal designs . . . but I am almost done with the first of the new blocks! Does that make up for it????
I am determined to use up some of my scraps this year . . . fabrics left over from projects that just get put away and never seen again . . . this is my small start from one set of fabrics . . . three tote bags with pockets and lots of room for going to quilt class . . . what do you think so far . . .
I started these cute little dress forms . . . what fun they are . . . I had no idea how addicitive they would become . . . good thing there is a Sister Party coming up in a couple of weeks and they can all go to a good home . . .
Happily I am marching on with my Bluework blocks. Blocks for March and April are now done except for the buttons . . . I am about half way done with number May. Somehow I am driven to get this completed even though it is the project for the Redwork club for the year . . . sometimes this just happens . . .
I believe we can all have the home we dream of with a little work, searching and creativity. I am passionate about finding and redoing furniture and other great items I come across for my home and antique business. Treasures from the past give warmth and character to our lives and homes. I am the creater of Sweet Shabby Sale . . . come along and learn along with me, check out the things I have found that can make your house a home. I have a large booth, #104, in Merchant Square Antique Marketplace, in Chandler, Arizona.