Monday, September 28, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I have decided to enter the Bloggers Quilt Festival!  This will take place on Oct. 9 thru Oct. 16.  Check out the blogs during this week and see all the different quilts!  I can't wait!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Creating through Loss

For those few of you who are waiting to see my Lover's Knot quilt finished it is being quilted!!  Yea!!

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some extended family when I went to stay with my aunt while my Mom was down for her cousins funeral.  It is always a sad thing to go to a funeral and at the same time happy.  You mourn the loss of a loved one and reaquaint yourselves with family you haven't seen for a while.  I loved seeing my Mom, Aunts and Uncles and of course my cousins and my nephew who came so that my Mom who doesn't like to travel alone could come.  Sunday night we had a family dinner at my Aunt Midge's house.  Uncle Bob barbequed hamburgers (beef and elk) and hotdogs.  My Uncle Clair, my Mom and my nephew Nathan, and my cousin Dayna and her family were there.  We had a great time talking and eating and just enjoying each others company.  I being (what I like to call myself) a seamstress, couldn't help but notice the cute skirt that Dayna's daughter Jessica was wearing.  Dayna told me they had bought it at a garage sale for $2!  It was a cute little skirt that was made from jeans on the top and had a gauzy fabric on the bottom.  Very cute so I decide that I need to make my own version of this cute skirt and here you have it!  I took an old pair of Kimmy's jeans and my new quilting fabric and made her a new skirt!  Not a very good picture but you can get the just of it.  Jean top and classic pillow case dress for the bottom.  What a good way to use those scraps of fabric laying around!  I can't wait to play around and do the next one!  Let's see...maybe we will go the other direction with the strips!  A little more rufflly!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


I went to the best movie tonight with my friend Katherina. We went a saw Julie/Julia. It was really inspiring. What does a seamstress do when she is inspired? She sews of course!! I have been working for other people making some wonderful things but tonight I did something for myself. This is just a sample of the Lover's Knot quilt that I have been making. I finally got far enough along to show you what I love to do! I have 5 blocks done to this point with only 13 more to go!! then I can put together the rest of the quilt!! I can't wait to show you the finished product!! Stay tuned for more later!!

Quilt Corner

These are just a few of my quilts!

Western Show Clothing

A taste of what I like to do!!