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.
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.
I made this Alabama Christmas ornament using a circle tag applique design from Applique Momma. I added the A from a design I already had. I used my Janome 350e Embroidery Machine to stitch it out.
I designed this easy baby quilt pattern on EQ7 using 5 inch squares in shades of blue. Click on the link below to print the pattern. It is in PDF format. If you can’t open PDFs email me and I will send you a copy in .doc or .odt format to open in Word or Libre.
Do you ever find yourself blog hopping from one place to another and come across a blog that you can’t believe you haven’t hopped to before? This morning I hopped over to Amy Bayliss’ blog Cajun Joie de Vivre. I was on my Pinterest board about tips for home. I pinned a home made hand soap tutorial made by Amy the other day. I wrote down the instructions to try. I have very dry skin from washing my hands so much. Usually when I go to a blog I browse to see what other information it provides.
Amy has a series of posts about housekeeping. I was intrigued. I struggle with finding the balance of being a stay at home mom of 3 boys, a wife, a christian, and working from home. She wrote a short post on this topic titled, But I’m No Maid, Getting Over the Maid Syndrome. I read it and a light bulb went off. I am blessed with so much from God. I asked to be a wife, mother, and an employee. I received these blessings and need to be thankful daily for them. I don’t want to say to much about the post. Please go read it. I know there are other ladies struggling with the same feelings and situations.
I was surfing Pinterest and came across a pin about how to hang a quilt. It is super easy and just had to share it. The tutorial is from Amy @ Amy a La Mode. Definitely gonna try this.
I found a little time for some embroidery and applique today. I appliqued a lady bug from Applique Alley on a burp cloth today. I also embroidered one on a bib. They are too cute.
Oh and I embroidered this Christmas design on a hand towel the other day. I am thinking it will definitely be hanging up this Christmas.
I used the Moda Nautical and Nice charm pack to make the above quilt. I didn’t use many of the light colored charms. I like how the squares float off of the blue fabric. To me it resembles square life preservers.
I free motion quilted the baby quilt with a wave pattern using a cream colored thread from Ken’s Sewing Center. The fabric on the back is a Noah’s Ark print that I got a ton of years ago at a thrift store. I think I may have enough left for one more baby quilt back.