Sunday, November 29, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching

Is anyone else still suffering from a tryptophan hangover or food coma?  I’m telling you, I have been sluggish the past couple of days. 

In spite of that, we did manage to decorate the inside of the house for Christmas and also the tree.  We made two shopping trips for the tree because “it” had not been unveiled on our first stop.  We settled for one slightly shorter than what we wanted but it really looks nice adorned with white lights and our favorite family ornaments.  I’m going to do a little more decorating then share a few photos with you.  I’ll also have a confession to make!

Today was Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’sQuilts.  Before I share today’s project, I need to show the Manatee Row from this post.

As a reminder, my friend and I collected many kits from Florida’s 2015 Row by Row Experience.  Click here to learn about the Row by Row Experience.
This row is from Boutique for Quilters in Melbourne, FL.

Cute little schools of "fish buttons"

And I also completed the “Peace on the Treasure Coast” row from Laura’s Sewing in Port Saint Lucie, FL.

You can’t see them but I promise the bird has legs. 

And today, I finished stitching Primitive Stitches “Winter Sampler.” 

I first learned about these designs from Karen at My Yellow Farmhouse a few years ago.  She once had a quilt shop that sold kits. 

I have all four seasons and will make a small quilt with each.

I am still working on secret projects for Santa but he said I can tell you about them after Christmas.

Have a good week, y’all.  Put your ear plugs in because the screen door is surely about to be slammin’ J

Linking up to Kathy's Quilts, Slow Sunday Stitching

and Sew Many Ways, Sew Darn Crafty

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sam I Am

My friend purchased two aprons for her grandson Samuel. She asked if I would machine embroider his name on them and when I saw the the aprons…well, I had to do it.

I only embroidered his name on these but aren’t they cute?  She is very happy with them. Santa will be delivering these to Samuel on Christmas morning.

To all of my U.S. friends, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Sunday Before Thanksgiving

Can you believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday?  And…it is also my birthday.  They sure seem to come faster these days.

Life has been so busy lately and while I have been doing some sewing, I can’t share yet as the projects are gifts.

I wanted to show you my finished Buttermilk Basin October Banner.  This was a fun and fast little project.


A dear friend retired last month and she is going to spend more time gardening.  I remembered I have Anita Goodesigns Prayer Garden embroidery and made her this little quilt.  I put a pocket on the back so she can display it on her table top quilt stand.


Below is a photo of my very first sewing machine.

My daughter bought a new backpack for school and the strap broke.  Of course the period for returns had passed and the store did not have another one like it for an exchange.  Neither my Brother nor the little Pfaff wanted anything to do with the repair so I took out Old Faithful.


It is an overcast drizzly day in south Florida so we are just relaxing and watching football.  I’ll start the embroidery machine soon to stitch out some samples for a friend who wants to put her grandson’s name on an apron she bought for him.  They own a restaurant and she wants to give him his own apron for Christmas.  Cute idea.

I hope you have a great week ahead. Also hoping to check in with you before Thursday.