I love love love getting goodies in the mailbox. I used to participate in a lot of swaps so I was frequently getting little surprises. Not so much any more. I had to sale way back when Andrew came along. This picture is my latest purchase from Etsy. I am trying to build up a small stash of Chevron Fabric.
The yellow polka dot and purple chevron fabric are for a t-shirt dress that I am working on.
These are pictures of a few of the items I have stitched out recently. My Janome is getting lots of love.
Look at the goodies I got in the mail this past weekend. I can’t wait to use these in projects. Especially the gray. It will look so good on some elephants. I have been waiting for the right fabric to make myself an Alabama shirt. More pictures to come.
Thanks to picmonkey I created a collage of the projects I have made since the kids started back to school. Andrew started kindergarten, Josh started 5th grade, and drum roll please Timmy started college. I know crazy right. People give us crazy looks when we tell them this. We get told that we don’t look old enough to have a boy in college. Which I always say Thank you to. Timmy came home last weekend for a visit. Tim, Timmy and I went out to eat lunch and then to a local store. The lady behind the counter asked if my hubby and son were brothers. Imagine the surprise on my hubbies face. That is a new one. It made his day for sure. The house has been so quite. I love it. I am not a mushy momma. I didn’t tear up when the boys started kindergarten. I embraced it. The first week the silence took some getting used to. Now I get up and look forward to uninterrupted sewing or working. I haven’t been able to use my embroidery machine much since I got it. I have used it more in the past three weeks than I have in the 1 1/2 years that I have had it. I have also meet with some ladies at church and we have managed to sew around 25 dresses. The dresses are going to an orphanage in Haiti. One of the ladies from church is going with a group in November for a week. Our goal is 50 dresses. The other ladies are buying some shirts for the boys. It brings a smile to my face thinking about beautiful little tan babies wearing these dresses. It feels great to do something like this. God is so good. The pictures of some of the dresses we made are a little blurry.
Any who. That is what I have been doing. Going Sew Crazy.
I found this cute baby quilt today and thought I would share the pattern with my readers. I have tons of strips just waiting to be used. The pattern is Strip and Flip Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew.
I am having a give away on my fabric postcard blog. If you would like to enter go here.
I was searching for free quilt patterns and came across this cute pattern. It looks pretty easy so I thought I would share it with you. I know how hard it is to find cute easy quilt patterns that are free. It is a PDF so you will have to have acrobat reader to open it.
Novella by Valori Wells (Free Quilt Pattern)
I stitched out this shirt for Andrew last night. They are having an Easter party tomorrow at preschool. I love the chocolate bunny with raggy ears and a tail. The brown fabric has letters on it. The bunny applique design is from Applique Alley.I also stitched out this cross for a mug rug. I love the pink and black color combo. I am thinking of making a mini log cabin block to go with it in pink and black.The cross was designed by Applique Momma.
A customer brought me this sunbonnet Sam quilt to quilt for her. The fabrics she used for Sam’s clothing are too cute.
I made these two mug rugs for a swap over at Quilting Gallery. They are the first mug rugs that I have made. I hope my partner likes them.
I put this applique and embroidery design together today using Embird. I am going to stitch it onto a shirt for Andrew. The astronaut applique design is from Applique Frenzy. The planet and stars are a free design from the net. The embroidery font is also from Applique Frenzy. It is called Giggles and Grins. Applique Frenzy was recommended on Facebook by Applique Alley. (Whom I LOVE by the way.) I have a ton of her designs. Seriously, too many.