Friday, August 21, 2015

Flowers and scarf

Flowers in bloom now. My all white Hibiscus. 



I planted Vinca This year in my pots and they are doing great. No work at all and always blooming.


My Trumpet vine.  They are more orange than this picture shows.


Miniature Sunflowers. This is is the 2nd kind to bloom.  One more to go, since I planted 3 different kinds in this pot.


Close up of the Sunflowers.


 Here is a scarf I just finished making.  Not sure what I will be doing with it but used up more of my yarn.




Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Afghan and Flowers

Here is a lap size afghan I made for a Christmas gift.  I made a large Granny Square and then added rows at the top and bottom to make it longer and put a simple single row border on it.  It is in a Frosty Green Red Heart Super Saver yarn.


My Trumpet vine has started to bloom and the Humming birds love it.


These are my Mini Sunflowers.  I have several kinds in this pot but these are the first to bloom.  More are in bud so should be in bloom soon.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hallway Curtains

I made new valances for the hallway window and the back door.  I picked the fabric from the colors in the wall border.  They are closer in color in real life.  The picture makes them look brighter than they really are.  I also lined the valances.



This is my border.


Back door valance.  It is just down the hall from the window.


I am very happy with the way they came out.  I had lace valances there before.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sewing and Flowers

Here are this months doll quilts.


I decided to make a small over the shoulder bag.  I had everything in my stash to make it.  I added the zipper and made it about an inch from the top.  I like that better than a top zipper.  I sewed the strap on the back and added a button on top of the strap to make it look neater.  I have problems keeping a shoulder bag on my shoulder, that is why the over the shoulder strap.


Back of bag.


Sorry for the blurry picture.  This is where I placed the zipper.


Flowers in bloom right now.








Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Very Large Tote Bag

Yesterday I decided to make a new very large tote bag.  I had this pre-quilted fabric on hand from when I made a lot of purses.  It has 2 pockets inside made from one piece of fabric and then just stitched down the center to make the pockets.  Sorry the picture is not a great one of the inside.





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Snowball and Nine Patch Quilt and Violet

I finished my Snowball and Nine Patch quilt today.   It was a sew along with Terry.  My blocks are larger than hers so I had to make fewer blocks.  It is about 48 x 66 inches.  I love the design that the 2 colors make.



This is a white Violet Terry gave me.  It is now in bloom.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

This and That

Coming home from our son's Sunday night we saw these hot air balloons way off in the distance.



First tomatoes from our 2 tomato plants.


Flowers in bloom now.






Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you all a safe and Happy 4th of July.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Mini Rose and Doll Blankets

Here is my mini rose that Terry gave me awhile back.  It is blooming again.


I decided to use up the baby yarn I had left in my stash.  This is the first doll blanket I made.


This is the second one and it finished up all my baby yarn.  One more thing I am not storing.  They will go to my church bazaar in the fall.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cushions and Quilt Top

Here are the cushions I re-covered for Terry.  I really like how they came out and go so well with the chair she re-painted.


This is the finished top of my Snowball and 9-patch quilt.  Now I just have to figure out the backing and binding.  It was a sew a long with Terry.  My blocks are bigger than her's were.  I really like the 2 colors rather than scrappy this time.