Sunday, May 31, 2020

Misc. Things

 Julep is on the last I Spy quilt that is going to Outreach.
 The westies always like to be on my fabric ... and ...
I always want to buy fabric!  I would call this a win-win.
 Rubber Ducky
I don't remember if I posted this top or not.  It's simple 
8" blocks using three different fabrics.
This is also going to Outreach.

 Tooth Fairy Pillow Inserts
 I decided the tooth Fairy pillows needed a small message
inside of the tooth pocket.  Found this on Pinterest and
I just re-typed in a small font to print out.
A Sample Tooth Fairy Pillow 
Michael Miller Fabrics has some of the best designed
fairy theme fabrics.  This one yard of fabric was
in my stash for about 4 years - but not anymore!  
The first pile of tooth fairy pillows ready to be placed in zip lock
baggies.  Even though the school doesn't need them
until the fall of the year I wanted to get them done.   

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Back Yard

 The Viburnum plant is very happy this year and is [of
course] in a bed that is not without our property boundaries.
 The flower heads will turn into red berries in the winter
which will attract birds.

 The Ginkgo tree is also happy this year.

 We cleaned up all the spent peony flowers today and
there is talk we just might add a few more varieties in
the new bed we will create this fall.

 I'll let you come up with your own caption for this photo.

 Keeping an eye on the back yard ... Julep.
We simply love our screened in porches as does the westies.

Friday, May 29, 2020

I Felt The Need

 I felt the need to order some sale fabric on-line.  It's been
a long time since I actually purchased fabric ... I felt the
need to help the economy just a little.
I don't know the name of the circle fabric but must say
I love this fabric!  It's hard to see in the photo but the golden
color is actually a metallic gold ... I want more!
 This order is a result of an e-mail sale alert from Zook's in
Lancaster, PA.  It's one of the stops my sister and I normally
make our way to while fabric hunting in Amish country.
 I always check out the cheapest price fabric first.  All this fabric
was marked to $3.99 per yard - for top quality.  I've been doing
this long enough to know which manufactures have 
quality fabrics and which do not.
The birds in this piece [as well as the one above] run
along both savage borders. I was thinking ... pillowcases.
 To justify buying this collection I thought placemats and
 napkins would be nice [that is] if we can ever entertain again.
Birds of a different color feather - I just liked it.
The gold flower print I was thinking would make a nice
quilt back fabric. 
 Wouldn't these make beautiful placemats?
 Fun and cute for the Christmas holidays.  I'm really trying
not to buy much Xmas fabric but it's so hard.
 This fabric I'm not sure what I'll make with it.  
Maybe a baby quilt for Outreach [?].
 I love Michael Miller fabrics and  I actually purchased 
4 yards of this!  I was thinking of pillowcases
for the twin {Charlotte & Ellie} for Xmas.  This one
also has the print on both sides of the salvage.  
Here is the entire stack and it's heavy!
$3.99 a yard is an excellent price with no sales tax
plus free shipping.  The way fabric has been flying out
of my sewing room with making placemats, napkins,
masks, and quilt tops for Outreach I'm surprised my
shelves are not empty!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Placemats & Table Runners

 I was in 'production mode' making a total of 26 placemats.
 These were sent out to Wilson's daughter and her family
in California.

 This one I decided to keep.

The fall placemats are going to Outreach to
pass along later in the year. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Meet Little Palmer

This beautiful smile is why I do what I do!
Meet little Palmer who is 5 years old.  He is the recipient of
my ship in a bottle quilt.   When asked what side of the quilt
do you like the best he said ... both!  I'm happy I knocked it out
of the park when picking fabric for his quilt.  Palmer
wants to be a marine biologist when he grows up.

The Trout Tooth Fairy Pillow for little Palmer
My next project is making Tooth Fairy pillows for the kids
at The Child's Haven.  Plans to have a dental specialist 
come in to talk to the kids about good dental hygiene will
happen sometime in the fall.  What I want to do is pretty
simple.  It's basically a square 5" square of fabric
with a white felt tooth sewn on the front.  The top of the 
tooth is left open for the 'tooth' to be placed in.
More than likely I'll start this project soon to
have them ready for when needed.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Ship in a Bottle Quilt

 I have a nice collection of nautical fabric on my shelf and
from time to time I dip into it to make something fun.
 When I learned Rebekah at The Child's Haven had
a 5 year old grandson who has his bedroom decorated
in all things nautical I knew he would love this quilt.
 Ships in a bottle and little tiny fish.
 What I like about this quilt pattern is . . . it's perfect for 
show casing fabric plus it's quick and easy to make. 
The fishy back of the quilt.

Wishing you a swimmingly good Memorial Day!