Sunday, June 21, 2009

father's day photos

my dad
my husband and oldest son many years ago
my mom and dad - such a sweet picture
happy fathers day! me and my dad in 1960
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

nancy drew and a quilt

here's what I made for Molly on the nancy drew swap. I made a nancy drew doll - dressed oh so chic in polka dots and ric rac and of course a little ladybug on her belt, a journal/photo album to keep notes or photos from detecting. in the back of the journal is the "missing map" (probably the only item that is truly "connected" to the book I chose. Nancy of course needs a bag to hold all her clues and supplies, a pen, and a notebook. and of course a zippered bag for to keep small things from getting away. Nancy loves tea (I think!) so I thought this fabric was perfect. hope you like it Molly!

I'm trying to use up some of my fabric and kits and not buy more fabric (ok, I'm trying!) here's the center portion and I'm not liking it too much at this stage. I will post some more pics now that I've finished the borders and put the backing together. I should be able to pin it this weekend and get busy quilting. Hopefully it will sell...
I've been scanning old photos to maybe make some digital photo albums (if I can figure out how). I have an album that my mom made for me and one that she made for my oldest brother. there are some really cool photos that I had not seen before - I'm the youngest, and hadn't seen so many pics of my mom and dad from before I was born. some of them are from before they were married and when my sister and brother were babies. my album has more of my second brother with me since we are only 3 years apart, and more of my dad than I had realized. he passed away when I was 5 so I really don't remember him. I'll share some pics once I get more scanned.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

nancy drew swap

boy am I late posting this! Molly sent me this package for the Nancy Drew swap, she was so creative on this. there was a word search for smart detectives like Nancy drew, a magnifying glass , change purse for phone calls (no cell phones!) little book for notes, some nancy drew postcards, pen for taking notes, bookmark tagb with a supply list , a boat and map, whew and if that was not enough some bling for me! cute earrings and a necklace.
very cool. unlike me, she mailed this package on the day it was supposed to be mailed! I hope she likes her package as much as I love mine.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

sewing....and a sneak peek

whew a lot to catch up on. I've been sewing and cleaning out the bedroom so we can install/continue the wood floor into our bedroom. my new sewing room has a great wood floor and we brought it out into our little hallway, but had not finished up with our bedroom. it's been a year and a half, we were supposed to install it last summer, but I had an emergency surgery and couldn't lift anything. so now we are tossing and storing so we can work on our vacation in August, it will be worth it though since our room is really bad. never upgraded, every other room has been, but not ours. typical I think. so in order to avoid cleaning, I've been sewing a LOT....
sneak peek of a current swap...more info later ...

what a cutie pie!!!
this is my youngest granddaughter in a dress I made. it looked really easy and is reversible too! she liked it, when she tried it on she said ooooh it's cute! made my day for sure!

oh, wait that's lucy...nothing to do with sewing! lucy got a haircut and some cute bows, not sure she's all that happy! oh look, some storage stuff from the bedroom. cool additions to the living room huh? I made this top from an online tutorial, summer ruffle sleeve top(?) - I'll have to find the actual name and link to the tutorial. I REALLY don't do clothes, but this seemed so easy. I like it but need to fix the straps. I've actually finished the hem, but have taken the straps out and will take another pic when it is actually complete. I left the ruffles off since I will wear a sweater or jacket over it. not looking too great sleeveless LOL

these were supposed to be my disappearing 9 patch swap with aunt pitty pat, but there's only 36 and we need 40. so it will be a throw, lap quilt for someone...not sure who yet.

well gotta get some sleep so I can get up and get to work in the morning...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

upcycle apron swap

what an angel! no, not me...Marcel of Aunt Pitty Pat's blog angeled this apron for me. I love it, the colors are very cool and I love the buttons. must have been a shirt or dress. way cool. she also sent me a bag with a button closure. AND a teabag holder with the cutest felt flower on it. I love those and have wanted to make one for a while now.

thanks again Marcel!!! you truly are an angel :)
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