Friday, January 21, 2011

Got my machine back

Got my machine back from being cleaned and it purrs again. So I decided to make myself sort of a check book cover holder. Although it's not for my checkbook. Years ago I bought a little plastic calendar address book from Walgreens. I stuff all sorts of things in it, pictures, coupons, etc. I also had a rubber band around it. Went every where this year looking for a new one and I guess they don't have them anymore. So I decided to make one. Better then plastic and rubber band. My Granddaughters 15th birthday is coming up and she loves hats. So I knitted her this one. I also decided I wanted a new purse and pieced and used my embroidery stitches on it. Although I will probably end up sellling it, as I really like my purses with outside pockets and this one only has a cell phone pocket on the end. So I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't been idle. I still have two baby quilts to quilt and I still want to make myself a new purse with pockets on the outside.
Have a great weekend and for all of you football fans, it should be a good one. GO BEARS!!!!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just a Reply.

Katie, you are right I probably won't be able to find anything. Liri, I can't believe you don't have any patience. Your hand embrodiery is wonderful, that also takes alot of patience. Love, your right, I did post the Angel on APQ and the Santa.

The one thing I really miss about APQ is replying to all of you.


Goal Accomplished!!

I actually got my three closets I wanted to clean out. The first picture is when I started the cross stitch closet. I actually was able to close my eyes and throw out a bunch of junk. I also found stuff I forgot I had.

It's all done. The three little needlepoint boxes my mother made probably 40 years ago. I still have a large box of her needlepoint.

There are 8 little Just Nan angels. I probably started making them 10 or 11 years ago. They were a yearly pattern. I have never figured out what to do with them. I always wanted to make a wall hanging for my now 15 year old GD. The others are just some of my favorite pieces.

I also finished cleaning out my sewing closet and my own closet and thank goodness the VietNam vets will be picking up three large garbage bags tomorrow. I dropped my sewing machine off on Thursday for a cleaning and hopefully it will correct some of the crooked stitches it was sewing. I can't wait to go pick it up as the quilt shop is loaded with lots of new fabric and I have a gift certificate waiting there from Xmas. Connie204

Monday, January 3, 2011

Doggie Tote

My husband's cousin was here for Thanksgiving and had asked if I could make her a tote. She is a dog groomer. Since I called my quilt shop to ask a question about bringing in my machine today, they told me to hold off til Thursday as their service man had been on vacation. So I decided to finish the tote for her. I think it turned out really well and I hope she likes it. I had bought the panel at least two years ago because I thought it was cute. I may just make a couple more for the craft show. Now off to start cleaning those closets. Connie204

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Better 2011

I want to say Happy New Year to everyone. I am hoping for a better 2011.

I have decided it time to clean out my sewing/cross stitch closet. You all have fabulous fabric stashs. I have a fabulous cross stitch stash. I have been stitching for alot longer then I have been really sewing and quilting. My Janome 6600 has been giving me a little trouble and my DH gave me a gift certificate for the Quilt shop that services the machine and hopefully will have a little left over for fabric. I do have a back up sewing machine, but I think I will take this week to clean out and figure what I have both with my cross stitch and my fabric stash. I'm known to my friends as being pretty organized. LOL So I decided it was time I did just that. Good goal for 2011. I have one UFO and will think very hard about finishing it. I started to make it for my neighbor, however, unfortunately passed before I finished it.

Hopefully, this year will be better for everyone that the recession has hurt.

I still am going to work on the craft shows, as I can't seem to find a job and it does bring in a little extra cash.

To everyone Happy New Year, I'm sure I will be seeing some wonderful projects from all of you.