Sunday, November 2, 2014

some of the last sings of fall

it seems that fall is almost over as the cooler---- colder temperatures are some and snow is in the air. We had some sleet in the air here today .
I did received a beautiful sign of fall in the mail this week Sheila surprised me with one of her wonderful post cards........ the blueberry fields around her area . Sheila had organized a Fall swap and is in the works on a Christmas post card swap.

As October came to a close we were ready for the trick or treaters to come to our door. Not as many this year, it must have been to cold and windy for some of the little kiddies.

these little guys where hanging out just watching for the kids.
As the kiddies did come knocking on the door I was working on a baby quilt, and to my surprise  I did get the top put together that night and I now have it quilted pictures to come later this week.

Here is one of my finishes of this past week. I had to look for bean bag stuffing to finish the larger floor cushion ..... here is the pair of them

this can be a messy job but I did manage to keep it under control .... 
the static was crazy
I am hoping to see a few more signs of fall over the next few weeks ..... I hope
I am not ready for the fluffy stuff just yet.

Have a great week and stay 
in stitches 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

getting ready for Halloween

                                       Helped a mom get her little princess ready for Halloween.

\Now to see what else I can get done tonight.
Happy stitching
                in stitches

Friday, October 24, 2014

Taking a class

Image result for hawaiian quilts

sample that I found on line
Well a good friend of mine and I will be taking a Hawaiian Quilting class this winter. And the best part is that it will be in Hawaii. We got lucky and are in the last 2 spots for the day, sew we are very excited.
We will send our hubbies golfing while we take the class. Sew a good time will be had by all.
in stitches

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Just a thought for to day

This was sent to me by a friend and I thought I would like to share them with you.
That's all
in stitches

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall... is in the Air

Well a few stitches happened here after the long weekend.
I did get the floor pillow put together and had enough leftover to make a mini floor cushion .... for those little bottoms to sit on. I still have to get he bean bag filler for the larger cushion. I used fiberfill stuffing in the smaller one and it worked out well.

I did also get a Christmas stocking made for a friend of our daughter's little fella.

And of course I was getting a few things put together at different stages for the class I will teach Monday night.
It is a lot of fun sharing my love of sewing with others.
I have been working on the tomatoes too .... only a couple more caners worth and I will be done with them for this year. I have tried something a little different.... jalapeno peppers in the tomatoes..... perfect for chili.

I was part of a Fall post card exchange and my partner was Eglea from Brazil ..... this is the lovely card she sent to me ........ I just love the thread painting that she did on it and how it captures the falling leaves.
Thank You Eglea I just love it!!!

here is the one I sent to Eglea
from the idea to finished post card

A big thanks goes out to Sheila for organizing another swap.
Well thanks for stopping by
stay in stitches

Monday, October 6, 2014

1st night of classes

I have been putting a few things together for my students for our sample class tonight and a few items that I have made to give them ideas of what they could do in some of the later classes.
goodies for class
see the little strawberry pin cushions from last year's hop
I thought I would give one to  the ladies 

 This will be a 4 night class that will start with samples and a couple of projects and then a project of choice.
I am hoping to impart a love of sewing to my students and a willingness to be creative and see where that leads them.
I want to make 2 one out of denim and one out
of the fabric below 
As for a new project for myself I have found this pattern by Indigo Junction.

And now I have everything to get started..... except the time
in stitches

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

doing my homework....

and the class has not even started yet!
Sew this is what teaching the class is all about.  Just a little extra play time at the sewing machine.

I will be teaching a learn to sew class here in town. I hope the ladies enjoy learning about their machine and creating with them as well. I know the class will be more fun after we get the samples out of the way. I feel it is important to have the samples to refer back to when doing other projects on your own.

I have also been part of a swap for Fall Post Cards, mine is in the mail to Brazil. Here is just a peak....

I'll post it after it arrives.

Have a great week and stay in stitches