Sunday, October 30, 2011

Scraptastic Tote

While visiting the 12 Gifts of Christmas blog hop I found some great ideas for fun things to make for gifts.  This is one I have completed.  I made it for a gift for one of my co-workers who is retiring after 25 years of working in the Mobile Library.  When I saw this tutorial I knew I wanted to try it.  I used a French General jelly roll and yardage I had recently purchased just because I loved the fabric.
I think this was a great way to use the fabric and there is plenty more for a couple of other projects I have in mind.

You can find Elizabeth's Scraptastic Tote Tutorial here.

I added a few pockets inside for the little gifts we will be adding to this bag.

I will be another change to adjust to in my work life, I will miss this friend I have worked with for almost 20 years.  I hope that this change goes smoothly for her and is a time of blessing.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Two October Blocks of the Month

I am still keeping up with my embroidery Blocks of the Month.
I have a button linking to each of these on my side bar.

12 of Hearts Block 10

Birdie Stitches Block 10

I have completed the blocks for the Out of the Box BOM but have not quite put them together.  I hope to share them soon.  I'll just do what I can do and take each day as it comes. 
Happy Saturday!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sisters Time

I grew up with 5 sisters and 2 brothers.  When the girls get the chance to get together and spend a little time it is always a blessing.  Five of us were able to gather last weekend at Lynda's house and I thought I would share a few pictures of her welcoming home.  We missed out sister Becky who lives to far away and was unable to be there. It is nice to see our brothers too but this was a girl's night.

The table was set beautifully.

Notice the S on the napkin, this was my place at the table. 

I did not get a clear picture of the menu but we shared a wonderful meal of soup, salad and bread

This is a copy of the invitation Lynda made for this fun evening.  We spent a little time asking each other some of the questions on the front of this card.

Don't they all look relaxed.
Part of our reason for getting together was to celebrate fall birthdays.
The table runner below is what I made for Laurie's gift.  She is the one with the dark hair in the picture directly above.

This table runner was made using a great tutorial Shell at The Raspberry Rabbits shared.  The tutorial is very clear and I had fun with this design.  I hope to try it again.
This was Raydine's gift. She is the one pictured above looking at a book.  She likes to sew so a pincushion seemed a good choice.  I joined the pincushion of the month club at Shabby Fabrics and this was the pincushion for September.

Our sister Becky also has a fall birthday and I have a gift for her that I will share at another time.  I have not sent it to her yet, I will get that ready to mail right away so that I can share it here soon.
Our time together was special and I am thankful for it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along

Visit Konda at Moose On The Porch to check out the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along
Here are my first two blocks.

Star Block 1

Star Block 2
I am using Sandi Henderson's "Secret Garden" fat quarters with a couple of additions.  This is the fabric I received from a giveaway at A Quilting Life that I mentioned in an earlier post here.
Visit Moose On the Porch and think about joining the Quilt Along.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Embroidery Pillow

Jacquelynne Steves has a free embroidery design called Harvest Bouquet on her website The Noble Wife.
When I saw it I printed it out right away and started the embroidery on the drive to Cannon Beach, Oregon last week.
I finished it up when I got home and made a pillow for a friend.

Harvest Bouquet
Visit Jacquelynne's blog and see all of the fun things she is doing.

Linking to
 Whatever Wednesday at Mama Hen's Coop
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Craft Night At LCBC

Last Friday we had a Craft Night at our church.
We all brought soup and salad to share and spent the evening together sewing and crafting and of course there was a little talking going on.
Danielle and Ginny provided the craft projects for those who wanted to participate and some brought things from home to work on.
 These are the projects I completed.

I made this from a kit put together by Ginny
It is made from felted wool sweaters.
I wasn't too adventurous with my use of color so I added the orange to brighten it a little, thanks for the advice Ginny.

Danielle brought the materials for these fun pumpkins.
They were quick and fun to make.
There were many different colors of pumpkins created that night.
Many of the girls made some great ruffled pillows which is a project I hope to try sometime soon.
Thanks Danielle, Ginny and Tracey our organizer.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Beautiful Secret Garden Fabric

While visiting Sherri's blog A Quilting Life she was having a giveaway sponsored by Quilt Essentials.
The giveaway was Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden fabric.

There are 14 beautiful fat quarters in this Secret Garden Bundle.
It is perfect for a quilt along I am joining with.

I made my first block for the Bloggers Block of the Month
I shared the fabric I will be using in an earlier post.

This is my first block.
This block was designed by Sherri at A Quilting Life.
I have a button on my sidebar linking to Bloggers BOM, come join the fun.
Have a great weekend.