Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Life is busy

Things have been so hectic lately. I have been sewing and monogramming like crazy and forgetting to photograph most of what has gone out my door lately. There have been lots of baby showers, not to mention a bridal shower and graduation. Oh, how I wish I'd made photos to share. I have aprons on my mind. My friend made the cutest apron for the bridal shower Sunday and I'm wanting to finish up my current sewing so that I can make a few aprons. Aprons are one thing that I adore. I love them all. Especially the happy, fun fabrics that the designers are coming out with these days. And speaking of fabric, do you have a favorite fabric designer? Go over and check out the blog "bee in my bonnet". You won't be sorry. Some of the most adorable fabrics, aprons and quilts you'll ever find. Lots of eye candy there! (This is probably my only post since I started my blog that doesn't include a photo of something!)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Terry!

Terry celebrated his birthday yesterday. He spent the day fishing with Clint (we have lots of fish in the freezer now). Clint had to go back to Murfreesboro for a class but the rest of us had dinner... Julie and her gang got Pop the cutest "fish" cake at Publix.

For baby Ella Rose...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Felted Wool

Back a few months ago I attended a "felted wool" class taught by the ever-so-talented Cheryl Hitchcock. The class fee was to raise money for Cheryl's relay for life team. We had a wonderful time while she taught us the basics of felted wool. I started making this purse but never finished it after the class. Tonight I decided to complete it so I could put the bag of supplies away without feeling guilty. I used a wool sweater purchased at Goodwill ($3) and the red flowers are made from a wool blazer purchased at the Senior Citizens Center thrift store($1.50). Pretty cool for a first effort. Next I want to try something using the wool roving. More on that later.I suppose I will have to put the purse away until next fall before carrying it. It is spring you know! But...I'll be prepared when the weather is right ;-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

For Chloe Marie...

We were out of town this weekend and didn't return in time for me to attend the shower for soon to arrive Chloe Marie Cathcart. I would have loved to be there. A hand-smocked bishop dress, an owl teether, and a burp cloth was my gift...

Another gift for Chloe was a flannel blanket with a hand-crocheted scallop trim and two personalized burp cloths from Nancy McNeal...

Thanks so much for the order Nancy. I hope Lisa liked it!