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15 May 2015

Spectacular days...

     It's been all about sewing here the last week.  Whenever we haven't been outside enjoying the most beautiful weather, you could find us working on something that involved the sewing machine.  Even cooking has taken to the back burner because of the need to sew has been more important.  There have been a few last moment scrounge things together dinners because of this need.

     Little B got bit by the sewing bug and had to make a couple of pillow cases.  She picked her fabrics, helped trim them just right and got down to sewing after watching this how to video for them.  Super easy, very quick.  They turned out great.  No other pillow case will work now for her.  Love that!

     The weather has been spectacular.  If the sun is out, so are we.  Windows are open from sun up till sun down.  I have been wiping pollen off of everything.  But I don't care.  It has been more important to have the windows open than it is to freak out about the pollen coming in.

     Our Spring time friends are back.  Mostly during the evening.  It's so wonderful to be in the craft room after dinner and look up and see these two right outside my window.  A few times they have even come up to the window and pecked at it as if to say "Pardon me but we are going to use your yard for a bit.  Hope you don't mind."  Don't mind at all.  Sit as long as you like.

     I'm still deciding on how I want the labels to look and read for the two old quilts.  So while I'm giving that some thought I decided to start on another by using a technique I've not tried before, quilt-as-you-go.  So far so good.  There are scraps all over my desk right now.  But it's all good when things are turning out as well as it is.  I may have to do this method more often.  Love it!

     It's suppose to rain for the majority of the weekend and I can't think of a better way to spend my time than sewing.  I might just have to put something into the crock pot so we don't have to scrounge for dinner the next few days.




  1. I love that your daughters are learning to sew. Her pillow cases are Fab!

  2. The pillow case turned out great. The crock pot sounds like a good plan when you are on a roll. Our weather has been nice here too, but we could use some rain. Have a great weekend! Heather

  3. They turned out so cute! I love that pattern for pillowcases. I have never made a quilt as you go quilt, I'm going to have to try it. I love using the crock-pot when I'm busy.

  4. I love to see little ones learning to sew. She did a great job!

  5. Miss B's pillow case is so gorgeous! You can tell her I said so too. :-)
    I also love your quilt squares. You are a woman of many talents, with some super amazing & talented kids.