Monday, February 25, 2013
I loved the Christmas Apron that I made one of my neices for Christmas last year, so when my local quilt shop placed their Christmas fabric on sale right before New Years Eve I just had to see if there were any fabrics that would work well for another Christmas Apron. I literally arrived on the last day of the sale with barely an hour to spare, so the choices were sparse. I do love the print and am very happy with it. The red striped fabric for the ruffle and top straps was actually with a line of patriotic fabric and the green was found elsewhere in the shop as well.
This quilt bag is not actually another Christmas gift, I made it for another customer with a beautiful huge quilt. Sadly, you do not see the quilt in the bag because two days after I finished the bag, I caught a persistant stomach bug that gave me 48 hours of total misery. I could barely do much of anything the following day, now I'm feeling stronger every hour, but I still don't dare eat anything exciting and have now been caffine free for four days. I so miss my coffee, but as I must have cream in it, I don't dare chance it quite yet. I haven't even looked into my studio, it would just make me feel worse. I hadn't quilted her quilt yet! Darn it, now I'm behind again!
I will be happy, when I am quilting again!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
These are cute little Valentines that my DD whipped up last night, they only took her about 30 minutes. I got the idea from pinterest, except they used brown paper and cut out the shape of a pumpkin and used a large running stitch around them. I gave my DD scrap booking paper to use and figured a zig zag stitch would be easier and more forgiving for her. She cut out the hearts, sewed them up 3/4 of the way around, filled them with milk and dark chocolate m&m's and then sewed up the gap to seal them up. She had to go around a couple of them a little extra in spots where she kind of slipped off, but she really improved as she went! Hope your Valentine's Day is full of love and Laughter. Happy Quilting !