Thursday, December 1, 2016


Hello blog friend's, I'm joining the #31dayblogchallenge and will try to blog a post for the next 31 days here on my blog and link with Cheryl Sleboda over at  It's a very busy time of the year, and what am I thinking?  I have a few embroidery jobs, in addition to working at TT, and the part time Embroidery job .  But I have neglected this blog, and really want to get it going again.  I'll really try to post everyday, and in the mean time here are a few of the things I've been up to.  

Embroidered Name

Embroidered Shirts

Christmas Decorations

More Christmas Decorations

Need I say more? 
My DH surprised me with these awesome decorations.  I came home to find him and DS setting up these cute decorations.  I need to get off this computer and get to work sewing, and embroidering.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Friday, September 9, 2016

Summers not over

I love summer. and everything about it.

Hand sewing binding on and Thursday Night Football
I also love football.  At the end of summer I always say "I don't want summer to end"!  Finally 2016 and Mother Nature agrees with me.  This first week of September summer is having a final say so!  Here on the East Coast we're having another heat wave. This has been one hot summer, and I like it. Yesterday with the start of Football the outside temps reached the mid 90's.  So off I went to DSMIL's for a dip in the pool.  

Beautiful Blue Water, and sew refreshing
Now today I'm finishing the binding on this little Autumn wall hanging out on the deck.

New wall hanging for Autumn house decorations
So once summer is over, I will gladly hang a new wall hanging fitting for pumpkin spice, and falling leaves.  Until September 21,  summers not over.

Happy sewing, happy piecing,

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dog days of summer

The day's are getting shorter, and another heatwave is starting here in the DC/Metro area.  My adorable grandson's head back to school on Monday, but before they return I had to have some "dog days of summer time with them".  (Good for theirs, and my soul).

Spending a little tablet time since it's so hot outside
Most of the time was spent at Nan Nan's pool.  Swimming and playing games in the pool is the best.

Two fish in the pool.
Playing at the Playground
Playing at the neighbor playground was fun too.

School starts on Monday
And along with all the fun, there was a little sewing/embroidery time for me too.  In between all that good old fashioned fun we've been watching the Harry Potter movies.  My man and I have never seen the Harry Potter movies, but knew some day we would since (Grandson #1 is quite the reader, and has started reading the books).  This week we started out with the movie #1, and are up to #6.  Hoping to finish #7 tomorrow morning before we make our way back up to PA.  

Love our summertime fun, looking forward to Autumn season since Summer "does end".  

Happy Piecing, happy sewing,


Friday, August 19, 2016

Like a Glove

Well it's done.
Second Station Cover "like a glove"
Second Station Uncovered
Back on July 20th, I started cutting out the pieces for a test pattern for this cover.  I finished sewing it yesterday and dear son in law says it fits like a glove.  That makes me happy.  Sewing was a little difficult on this waterproof fabric, but the most difficult part of it was the waterproof thread.  My machine wasn't a fan, but she got it done with some tension adjustments, and slow stitching.  I now have to finish the seat cover. (also with the waterproof fabric, and thread.)  It's just a baby sheet pattern I used to make it, and just needs the elastic corners adjusted.

Seat Cover

Hopefully this too will fit like a glove.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Meet Rubble

This is Rubble, the Bulldog.  Grandson #2 "talked" me into buying him for him one day earlier this year.  The local quilt shop that I work at is where we bought Rubble,  so there was an employee discount too. We have had several get togethers, and planned to stitch his favorite stuffed animal's name on his belly, and each time other things have come up, and the opportunity was lost.  Fast forward to week 30, and family vacation.  Of course Rubble came along, and when we got home to Nan's house, and one last weekend to spend with my boy's was the perfect time to get down to the sewing room.  Rubble has a heart, and his name, and a very happy little boy.  It don't get better than that.  
Happy piecing, happy sewing in the Summertime,


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Second Station Cover

A different kind of sewing for me today.  I'm creating a cover for the "Second Station" of my Son In Laws fishing boat.  I'm using waterproof fabric, (and waterproof thread, and a larger needle than a quilting needle) but my test pattern is just open weave cotton fabric that my other Son in Law gave me years ago.  Finally finding a use for it.  I will also make a bench cover out of the waterproof fabric. I'm enjoying the creative process.

The steering wheel measures 17 inches with half an inch seam allowances.  But after sewing all the prices together I'll need to make the wheel pattern 18 inches.  

This part goes over the wheel and down over the throttlle, and will have to be shortened.  

Here it is, after a few minor changes I think it will be a perfect fit.  But I'm really happy with my first prototype, and dear Son in Law is really happy about it too, and is telling all his boating buddies about his talent mother in law! And since he sent them all this picture they all want to place orders too!  This could be the start of something big.  I will be sure to post a picture of the finished cover in the  waterproof fabric.  Until then, happy piecing, happy sewing,


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Peaceful summertime sewing

Peaceful summertime sewing...

Tomato Pin Cushion
A little hand sewing in the summertime #thesplendidsampler block #43

#thesplendidsampler block 43, purple, one of my favorite colors, and yellow with a tomato pin cushion.  How many of those did I have before I started making my own pin cushions? 

February 2011 Checkered bird in the middle is mine
Blue bird of happiness retreat 2011.  I have more pin cushions that I've made at retreats, I'll see if I can find pictures.  

In the mean time, happy piecing, happy sewing,


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