Tuesday, August 11, 2009

super easy little girls dress

Boy, it's been quite a while since I've posted! Too much going on I guess :) I made this cute dress for my granddaughter and she just loves it! It's nice and cool and so easy. I plan on making her some more before summer is over.
Haven't done much quilting lately :(, but a lot of stress around here and not too conducive to being super creative. Hopefully as the garden season winds down and it gets cooler I'll get back at it. Hopefully I'll have more pictures of the other outfits I made BreeAnn this summer. It's so fun to make clothes for her because she loves them all.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Be sure and go to greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com. They're having a huge giveaway, plus they have cute patterns and great fabric!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


This was my weekend starting with Friday:

sick, VERY SICK, sick, sick but a little better. I didn't even get to see the town fireworks!! :(
Hopefully this passes soon- I had plans for sewing and gardening this weekend...oh well.
It's been raining all day today and we really needed it.
Hope everyone's week is going better than mine :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Here is something I finished-Yay!

This is a pattern I designed and this is the first one I've made with it. There are some things I'll do different on the next one, but that's part of the designing process I guess. This is the first thing I have ever designed and I like it! I really like this fabric too. My first attempts at this will be made from my stash until I get it how I want it. The handles are "recycled" from a $.99 purse from a yard sale. Did you know purse handles new cost from $5-$8 ?! So I've been looking at yard sales, thrift stores etc, for purses with handles I like. So what do you think? My next one will have pockets inside and then I have ideas for other options.

This crazy blog thing :( I love cherry tomatoes and that picture up there is my cherry tomato plant that I have in a container on our patio. I'm excited that container gardening is actually working for me! (the picture was supposed to be down here with this writing...:b) Can't wait to eat some! Our weather has been unusually cool this year, so our garden is late in producing.

Just one more note- I think I may have a giveaway soon...:)

Friday, June 26, 2009

I sure have missed blogging lately- haven't been able to use a computer for a while. I was hoping to have some new pictures too, but... I haven't actualy finished anything for a while, unless of course you'd like to see my finished ironing pile :)? I was hoping to get my red, white, and black quilt basted, but I ended up not having enough backing fabric. Sooo, I'm going to try what I've seen many of you do, piecing the back. I have some red leftover and we'll see how it works out.
I have been doing some more planting and watering of some lovely flowers and seedlings. Maybe I'll try to take some pictures of that. I'll try to post again sooner next time :)
My grandkids should be waking from their naps soon so I better go for now.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Aren't these just the cutest?!! They arrived today- 50 cornish cross chicks and 1 turkey. His name is Leroy. I know, you aren't supposed to name them but I always do. I just love babies, animal or people. Leroy is so curious already- he wasn't a bit afraid when I picked him up. I'll have to remember to take pictures when he is bigger because bronze turkeys are beautiful.

It's been raining along with thunder and lightning here this week. I'm glad for cooler weather. We've been finishing planting the garden and doing some cleanup work around the yard.

I have been sewing - some on another quilt top and some on a summer outfit for my granddaughter. Pictures to come :) Have a great week all!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Over at allpeoplequilt.com they are having an apron challenge, so my daughter and I decided to enter. This is my apron and I really like the way it turned out! The picture at the top is the ruffle that I made from a favorite vintage pillow case the had ripped.
So everyone go over to allpeoplequilt.com and vote for your favorite apron (hope it's mine :)