Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birth Day 1974

Now that the big day has passed I can post the quilt I made for Heather's 40th birthday.

 I found the calender towel a few years ago and knew I needed to build a quilt around it. I wasn't sure of the design so I put it away until this past October.

 I started the project while in Arizona and was determined to finish it for Heather's birthday.

I am  very happy with the result.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vintage Sewing Cards

I bought these vintage sewing cards last week at an antique store in Crete. They are in very good condition, no tears or discoloration.

Monday, April 22, 2013


I know it has been a long time since I posted a stash-buster project but my hands have not been idle. I have been knitting these scarves with single skeins of bulky yarn. I have 5 completed and more to come.  Fast and easy.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Stitcher's Pocket

I put the finishing touches on this stitcher's pocket from Milady's Needle this morning. I actually did the stitching a while ago but I was a little intimidated with the idea of finishing it.  I took my time and read through the instructions, changed what I needed to change and this is my completed needlebook and pocket. I am very happy with it.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A few "new" old patterns

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This morning when I stopped at the thrift store I found stack of old patterns. I was in heaven! I picked up 12 to add to my collection. This last one is a "teen age duster-housecoat", and it's just my size. I would like to make myself a housecoat as soon as I find the right fabric. I really love the heart pockets!

Sunday, February 10, 2013