Monday, July 16, 2007

Beetle quilt is finished

I finally finished the beetle/bug quilt. I think I started it in June 2oo7. It is a costume order for a couple who collect the real thing, VW beetles. I like how it turned out. My favorite is the pink/orange convertible on the left.
Measurements: 36 X 41 1/2 ins.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


We went to a cookout this weekend and I had to have something to do on the 3 hour trip. So I made yo-yos. I want to make a Christmas garland to go over the mantel. I have a long way to go.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

travel pillow

I made another pillow case for my travel pillow. I sleep with it every night and travel with it. Love this Heather Ross fabric.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Live Earth

I put boarders on the beetle quilt while watching "Live Earth" today. It's looking really cute. Now I need to go out and buy some batting, but not today. It's 92 degrees out there.

Friday, July 6, 2007

another collection

Another collection, but not sewing related. This is most of my VW collection. The "cat in the hat" is my newest one. I got it today from a guy on the next street. He owns a VW bus too.

sewing machine cover #2

I finally got around to making a sewing machine cover for my Kenmore. I still love that machine, even though I don't use it much anymore. The fabric is line and Heather Ross Gnome cotton. Tied with ric rac.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Farmer's Market

We went to the farms market yesterday. I loved it, it was the first time I had been and I will be going there again. Here is a picture of some veggies/fruit I got. I've already eaten half of the black berries. I also got snap beans, but they are cooking on the stove.

Lit Jo found a rock there and called it his treasure. When we got home he wanted to paint it, so he did. Blue with yellow dots. :o)

Monday, July 2, 2007

split window

I appliqued a split window bus on an "old navy" T - shirt today. I think it turned out pretty cute. I love the browns. I am going to put it on e-bay and see how it does.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Jonah was bugging me yesterday , while I was trying to finish my halter top, to make him a shark. I promised him today that I would. Here is "shark". That's what he named him. LOL

Cabo Halter

I had never made a top before. I saw this so cute pattern by "Amy Butler" in my local quilt shop and thought I'd give it a try. I picked out some pretty blue and brown fabric. ( blues and brown seem to be my favorite right now).
It took awhile to figure the pattern out because I had no clue what I was doing, but it was a lot of fun. I love working with fabric and sewing.
I got to use my "zipper foot" for the first time. OH....that's how that thing works. LOL . I can't wait to wear it out. I am even thinking of making another one.