My husband and son are farmers. Last year they received this 36 ounce Yeti for gifts. My son wanted his covered so that it wouldn't get scratched from bouncing around in the tractor. I made the Yeti covers from rip stop nylon and headliner foam-like fabric. I quilted the two fabrics together, serged the side seam, and inset the bottom with the serger. A little casing at the top and some 1/4 inch elastic and the cover is finished. They both like their Yeti cover.
One of my sewing friends saw this photo and asked what we were doing with giant yoyos. Actually the Wednesday Sewing Group made surgical caps for children going into surgery at an area hospital. One of the member's daughters suggested this project. We started at 10:30 and by early afternoon we had made 110 caps. Most are for kids but some are doll-size. The doll-size are 12 1/2 inch circles and the kids-size are 18-20 inch circles. There were lots of fun fabrics. This is a project we may have to do again as everyone had a great time!
A Day at the Zoo is an embroidery pattern by Smith Street Designs. I saw A Day at the Zoo in their
booth at Houston and really liked it. There is also a collection of
textured fabrics that can be used with the pattern. Of course, I had to
have that also. The pattern includes snakes and I just did not want to include them in this quilt. It is a fun pattern to make and will look smashing when quilted.
These are the first five designs from A Day at the Zoo by Smith Street Designs. Smith Street's Wildflowers quilt was the first embroidery quilt I completed. I saw it in Arizona and immediately purchased the pattern. I have since completed several of their quilts. I saw A Day at the Zoo in their booth at Houston and really liked it. There is also a collection of textured fabrics that can be used with the pattern. Of course, I had to have that also. The pattern includes snakes and I don't think they will be part of my quilt. We'll see what happens.
The Wednesday Embroidery Group decided to stitch softies at our meeting in February. So I thought I better check to see if this is easy and if I would like making them. The designs are from Momma MC Designs and they come in different sizes and formats. These are made entirely from fleece. The teddy bears are made in one hooping and the giraffe in two hoopings. The teddy bear eyes, ears, and nose area are embroidery stitches as are the details on the giraffe. The smaller softies are about 6 1/2 inches and the larger one is about 8 1/2 inches. The small ones can be made in a 5X7 hoop. Well, they are easy to make and highly addictive as you can see. There are many, many designs available from Etsy.
This is the reading pillow that I gifted to my college granddaughter who LOVES to read. Reading pillows are the latest rage in the field of machine embroidery. There are oodles of sayings and designs found in etsy shops that can be downloaded almost immediately. The girl on the books is from Jazzy Zebra on etsy. I think the words are also from her but with so much looking and shopping, I am somewhat fuzzy about that. I backed the book pocket with fusible fleece before embroidering. The rest of the fabric is back with a lightweight fusible. There is a zipper in the back but most of the pillows are made by overlapping in the pocket. The pillow was completed with my serger. The fabric is amazing from Artisan Spirit Expressions by Northcott. I used a very large panel. My granddaughter was thrilled with the gift!!
This Santa Claus is being stitched on a red table runner. The design is titled Guilded Christmas from Anita Goodesign. There are many great designs in the collection. A surprise gift for a secret sister!