Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Doll Quilts and a New Apron!

A few more "small" finishes - though every finish is a "BIG" deal - don't you think!!! Finishing things, accomplishing things is good for the morale!!! So I like to have a few "small" things going - therefore I get a "FINISH"!!! LOL

For the girl's booth at their next craft show, I made 4 doll quilts - fun traditional blocks and settings - perfect for a 20" doll like the American Dolls that are a rage right now. All of these were made from remnants and scraps - even the batting. I mostly just straight line cross hatched, but on the setting blocks for a couple of the quilts I did do some fmq - fun simple designs that added a little to the quilt.

Now to the apron. A couple of Christmases ago, I made aprons and potholders for all the girls for their gifts. I bought ducking fabric in several different colors/designs, so I had extra. I finally got around to making me one - I really needed it - my other was looking rather "natty"!!! But I do have a disclaimer - I don't wear an apron to keep my clothes clean - I wear and apron so my "dirty clothes" don't get the food dirty!!! LOL!! Mike says that he has never seen someone that can get as dirty as me!! But when you feed baby goats and handle baby calves and ride horse and train dogs - well a girl just gets dirty!!!!

I really like the bold fall colors and the striped fabric - makes working in the kitchen fun!!

There is much sad news in the world - but be of good cheer - God is still on the Throne!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

"Posh Pumpkin Patch"

Happy Fall to All!!!

What better way to celebrate fall, than a pumpkin patch!! I made these pumpkins for my two oldest daughters to sell in their new venture - booths at craft shows. They are doing two shows this month, and it has been so much fun to see them planning and working together!!! What a blessing!

The little quilt is one that I put together from a charm pack that I received from my dear blogging friend, Janet O. called "Posh Pumpkins". If you click on the bottom picture, you can see the fun fabrics and a faint outline of the "posh" pumpkin that I fmq. A fun little quilt and such a great reminder of what fun meeting wonderful people on blogger has been for me!!

Hope this finds each and everyone filled with JOY!!