Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Few UFO's Completed.

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I was able to finish up a few more UFO's from my stash.  Whoot Whoot!

I started this 'blue and pink' Scotty cross stitch well over two years ago..
I have a habit of working on cross stitch projects but never assembling them...
It will go out into my lil ol' Serro Scotty trailer....

More cross stitch projects that were from back when I lived in Spokane,, well over 3 years ago!
 My Tiger Lily cross stitch... I added a binding,,, but still have not decided what to do with it,,,
This little cross stitch pillow say's " A Mother's love, has no ends"...
I hand washed it in a vinegar  rinse, unfortunately some of the pink floss bleed a wee bit as well as faded.. I always wash/rinse my needle work in vinegar and water  to keep moths from feasting on the Aida cloth.

I also finished up a 'strip quilt' to donate to "Covers of Love" for ill patients in hospitals.
It isn't a UFO per say...as I have only been working on it for about 3 or so months.
I have another one sitting on my sewing table just like this one... but I ran short of the fiber batting to finish  the top quilt. It to will go to Cover of Love...

And last but not least,,, I finished up this sweet pin cushion,, it was a 'kit' that was sent to me for my birthday,,, tada!  it is now done!
Yes my fingers hurt from all the needle work,, and yes I did say a few choice words, directed toward my machine when the bobbing kept breaking...LOL!
And now to kick back and then tomorrow I can dig through my UFO stash for another project...
Thank goodness I am retired,,, or these UFO's would never get completed!  LOL!



Monday, June 20, 2016

I am a Sew-in Sew....

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I have been up to my eyeballs in apron sewing projects...
 I stitched up 4 cobbler aprons...
 and 8 Bakers Style aprons...

 the purple one below is the a reversible apron...
I also have 1 more cobbler apron waiting to be stitched up and then I will work on making some easy market tote bags like the one below.
When I am in the mood to sew,,, I just enjoy it...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I am Keeping Busy...

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I am keeping busy with making jewelery from old watches...
 nothing gets wasted...
 necklaces using the watch workings...
watch case and broken china...
I am having fun!

Hollyhocks on Steroids...

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I swear, my shop neighbor has the most ginormous Hollyhocks....
 the leaves are the biggest I have ever seen!
I know a lot of hummingbirds are going to be excited when it goes into full bloom!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Another Necklace Creation and Solar lights...

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After making the broken china necklace for my mom,,, I got to thinking,,, hmmm why stop at one... after all, I have more broken chine pieces.
Here is necklace #2 made with another piece of the broken china...
I have this in my shop for sale...
 Speaking of my shop,,, here is the wall behind my counter... Audry Hepburn inspired.
I opened my little shop in late March,,, a little something to keep me busy through the summer.
 I have a bit of Western as well as ...vintage and collectables...
 Gary and I make "Solarliere's " using old lighting fixtures and solar lights...(and lots of spray paint).
we also make solar sconces....
I have a " solarliere" that I attach to my trailer so at night it is like having a blinged up porch light.

Here is my " solarliere".. Glamping in Ventura with one of my SOTF gal~pals.