Monday, December 23, 2013

A Bundle Bed

This is a bundle bed for kids.  It is" perfect for movie nights, sleepovers, or just lounging around."  It is a pattern by Little Londyn called The Bundle Bed. It consists of five pillows with pillowcases that are stitched together.It has a carrying strap that uses velcro.   I have made four of them for the grands.  I'll tell you if they like them in a couple of days.

The Bundle Beds were a big hit.  The greats today were three and five.  The loved them and wanted to use them immediately.  It was the teenagers and the early twenties grands who also wanted one of their own who surprised me.  I never thought they would like them.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Gift

In 2009 I made Christmas stockings for all of my family.  That was 19 stockings.  Each year there seems to be one more that is added to the family.  I even had to get a pattern from one of my children's stockings.  The tree looks askew in the photo.  It was not a straight up and down tree.  So it will just have to work like that.  The tree design comes from one of the OESD Christmas Embroidery disks.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


It is really hard to post a photo of a project this time of the year.  I have finished several but they will have to wait for a week or so.  This is one of two quilts I am binding.  This one is called Chloe by Benartex and also had embroidery designs in several blocks.  The border of the quilt is curved.  I used one of Sue Pelland's "Leaves Galore" rulers that has gentle curves.  Earlier in the year, I was at a Nina McVeigh trunk show and she uses the rulers for the borders on many of her quilts.  It was very easy.  It is a little time-consuming to stitch on the binding.  The hand stitching has been started.  I'll show you a photo of the quilt in a day or two...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Today's Output

It does not look like I have gotten much stitching done today--and that would be true.  Tomorrow is a craft fair at the Appanoose Museum.  The Appanoose Baptist Church will have a booth, so I made some bread today for that.  It was a seven-hour baking frenzy in my kitchen.  I do have a few little stitching projects that I will take.  Have to get to that sewing room now.

I had an appointment with my oncologist yesterday. It is almost five years since my cancer diagnosis.  He gave me a clean bill of health but said that mammograms are never to be forgotten. I am a lucky lady.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tree Of LIfe

This quilt is going to be beautiful.  It is called Tree of Life by Anita Gooddesign.  After all the blocks are made, leaves with family names are added to the tree.  It is made in brights and is embroidery fun!  This is all I have completed and the rest will have to wait until after Christmas.