Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday making

Friends......
It's time for a Monday making linky party, but I'm visiting daughter and son-in-law in San Antonio.
What a great city!!!!
I'm away from my computer and my comfort zone when it comes to blogging.

Trying to figure out how to add a link on my iPad is beyond me. 😕
You technology wizards won't understand.....
But, I bet.....
Some of the rest of you WILL!!! Right??

If you'd like to share about what you're making,
Give as much detail as you'd like in your comment and we'll all try to visit via comment section this week!!!!

I'm almost done with this baby blanket!!! A couple more days of driving (that is... My husband driving) and I'll be done!
FYI:
Thin yarn and small needles equals VERY SLOW project! 
Note to self: choose big next time!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Graduation Season

It's graduation season.
Time to FINISH the quilts!

This is the last of three graduate quilts
that will be given away SOON!

My blue scraps and leftover shirts
did NOT disappoint me!

A simple loopy quilting pattern was
easy and brainless.


AND...
my stash yielded some nice CHUNKS for the backing!

I enjoy making
and GIVING!
Don't you???

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday Making


I've been swirling around on a graduation quilt!!
Mindless quilting.
A SIMPLE swirl.
MY sort of doodling.
I thought about quilting something "Creative"...
but decided my doodle was good enough!!

;)


What are YOU making this week???
Link up and share!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Winners

There are 3 winners for the quiltmaker's 100 blocks giveaway!
I ended up with more copies than I expected.  
;)

Joyful quilter,
Auntie Clark
and
Sew faithfully

Congratulations!!
and
Happy SEWING!!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monday Making

It's Monday already!
Time flies way TOO fast!!!

Time for a MOnday Making linky party!!

I have this WONDERFUL kitchen towel
that was gifted to me for Christmas.
My plan has been to turn it into an apron...
and it's STILL waiting!!

Maybe THIS will be the WEEK it will become my NEW apron!!!

Link up and let us know what YOU'RE making!!!!


Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Finish

A FRESH potholder
because...


all this garden GOODNESS deserves it!

When the garden is FULL.
The kitchen is BUSY!




Sunday, May 8, 2016

Monday Making

I'm not a Crewel Embroidery expert.

I don't know how to get the KINKS out of the linen background after it's done.
;/
I probably didn't use the right kind of yarn.
and...
I didn't follow the color diagram
OR
 the stitching diagram.

I DID my OWN thing...
and that's what was SO MUCH FUN!!!

With a $1 price tag...
I figure it was a GREAT entertainment VALUE!!
It gave me hours of happy work.

Now...
to get a NICE backing and finish this PILLOW!!

I'll be wondering as I sew...
"Should I KEEP it???
Or give it away????"

That's ALWAYS the question.

What are YOU up to this week???

Thank you for joining me here each week 
as we share about MAKING stuff!!!

You're a BUSY bunch
and I LOVE seeing it ALL!!



Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Finish

I just finished this baby Afghan and...
I was HAPPY to be done.
but....
kind of sad to be done with these colors.


Thankfully I have a vintage crewel embroidery kit
and can continue my infatuation with
PINK!!!

The only thing purchased in the making of these projects...
was the vintage crewel kit ($1).
I didn't like the colors in the kit...
But...
I liked the FLOWERS!

I'm having so much fun creating a NEW color palette for this pillow!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Blog Hop and a Giveaway



I'm happy to be included in the most recent
QUILTMAKER's 100 blocks volume 13!!

There is a blog hop going on
and FREE giveaways at
the QUILTMAKER blog here!!!

I will also be giving a copy of the magazine away...
so leave a comment and cross your fingers!!!
;)

This is the applique block I designed
for Quiltmaker.

I used a MIX of color
to create this FUN block.

Sometimes I hand applique..but..
This time it was
Wonder under and ZigZag!!!
Super EASY!


Since I LOVE scrappy...
I made some more blocks using scraps that seemed to play together
pretty well.
;)

Alternating the background also gives this pattern
some ZING!!
Don't you think??

Here it is MULTIPLIED!!

Isn't She pretty???

IF you'd like to win a copy of the most recent
Quiltmaker's 100 blocks...
Leave a comment
and be SURE to visit the Quiltmaker's blog
for a chance to win something else!






Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monday Making

Sometimes a project is worth repeating!
;)
After making this table mat a month or so ago....

I received the unfinished QUILT 
that is related to the original leftover blocks that had been given to me!


Since the quilt is big enough without adding anymore blocks...
I'm going to REPEAT!!

I'll add some FRESH muslin
and make another table mat for a relative of the MAKER of this quilt!!

Let me tell you though friends........
It's NOT easy RIPPING those HAND SEWN seams OUT!!!

It's necessary...
but OH so painful!!

The hand stitches are SO well done.
I can feel the original quilter's loving touch in every stitch.
and I'm RIPPING them OUT!
OUCH.

I hope she'd understand that the old muslin
needs a Switcheroo!!!!
;)



What are YOU making this week??