Sunday, July 29, 2012

Great Granny

 So, I began loving the Dresden and then I tested a pattern and now I have found a new love.  Great Grannies!!!  They are sooo easy to put together and I absolutely love the way that they turn out.  Another great beginner quilting project.  I joined the

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Gypsy Dance Finished

My Gypsy Dance quilt is all finished up.  I quilted it with echoing boxes inside the lattice design of the quilt.  I wanted to keep it simple, but to amplify the pattern that Bree over at Distant Pickles designed.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gypsy Dance

I finished my Gypsy Dance quilt top.  My sewing machine and I didn't get along so well at the beginning, but after some practice we were getting along a lot better.   I volunteered to do a pattern test for Bree over at Distant Pickles. (My first time to test a pattern.)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

W.I.P. - Gypsies and Legos

Last week was sooo busy, the kids had stuff going on each day and we never seemed to stop going.  Thank goodness this week is a bit on the slower side where we can all sit back and enjoy the summer days.  I started another quilt this week.  I volunteered to do a pattern test for Bree over at Distant Pickles. (My first time to test a pattern.)

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Lego Head Shirts

You can find many cute appliqued t-shirts on Pinterest.  I had found a couple of them that had Disney's  Mickey ears on them.  Jenna at Two oh Two seven, had a couple of great ones that I had found.  I thought you could do it with some other characters. 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

W.I.P. Mountians of Potholders & Sweetwater

Well, my sewing machine is official done for.  It is only now to be used as a light duty machine.  Nothing I ever do is light duty.  It had just been in the shop in February and now back again in July.  They said no more of the same, I have ran it way too hard.  So, I bought myself a new sewing machine.   I think I have a bit of buyers remorse.  I haven't bought a sewing machine for over (at least) 15 years and this new one is sitting in the shrink wrap still.  I intend to unwrap it, I just usually don't spend that much on myself EVER!  I know it is an investment that everyone will benefit from.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Painted Clay Pots

Most of us have a clay pot sitting around the house.  Lately, I have been in love with adding a lot of color to our outdoor decor.  I thought I would add a splash of color to our pots.

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Garden Woes!

I thought that due to the extreme temperatures that we had been experiencing, my plants were suffering from a little bit of heat stress.   Not only was it hot but the little leaf eating grasshoppers were thick.   I assumed between the heat and the grasshoppers, my plants were suffering.  That was NOT the case.  One of the kids got close to one of my hollyhock plants and there on the leaf was the smallest of little beetles. They were super tiny and I had never seen anything like them before.   I of course Googled it and they looked just like the below picture and they were killing my plants.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Ring Around The Rosie

I gave you a little peek at what I have been working on the last couple days.  Thank goodness it has cooled down here.  (If you call 95 degrees cooler) The 100's were brutal but I was able to get a lot of sewing completed (my first quilt) when it was too hot to be outside enjoying the day.  Since my sewing machine is still broken and we are enjoying the outside, I have been working on my crochet projects during the evenings.

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A Great Birthday Gift!!

My birthday was recently and my sister who knows me really well bought me the neatest present. I had never heard of it before but now I have fallen in love with it. It is a Scentsy warmer. She bought me the Wrangler warmer since it fits well with my house decor.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday - Cupcakes and Animal Print

For all of you in the states, I hope that everyone had a Happy 4th of July.  We enjoyed family and  great food (My sis can make a mean potato salad).  Thanks to all the great men and women who came before us and fought for our freedoms, so that we can enjoy each other and all the things we love to do.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Fresh Sewing Day!

Is it already July 1st?  I know everyone says that, but really the summer months go by soooo fast.  I guess it is the age old saying, "Time flies when your having fun."  I had a week of my hubby being on vacation and we were out and about, going to birthday parties, remodling laundry areas, and other assorted project.   Here is a mosaic of all my sewing and crocheting finishes for June.


I finished my very first quilt in June (Yes, I had to throw in another picture)

 and I had a tutorial for my bike pouch I designed for Sew Mama Sew!

Linking up to Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day!

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Red, White, & Blue Zig Zag

I had never finished a quilt.  Let alone finish it in a month.  I thought the task to be impossible.  Between swim lessons and all the other fun activites to do during the summer, I decided to be my crazy self and take the challenge.  Well, to my amazement, (and a broken down sewing machine-that might just go to the sewing room in the sky), I finished it.  I honestly didn't know that I would.  So here is my very first quilt.

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