Friday, October 11, 2013

A burst of creativity

Yesterday afternoon I decided to create something. I hade lost my creative mojo. And haven't been very creative lately. But I saw this free pattern for a pumpkin penny rug a few days back. It was on the All People Quilt dot com website. I downloaded the pattern and printed it off. It was laying on top of my cutting table. I saw it several times yesterday.And evertime I went in their my eyes would seek it out. So after I got my duaghter home from school. I decided I would check to see if I had any felt and if I had colors appropriate for this project. Well I had just enough black felt. So I said why not give it a try.  The hardest part was cutting those teeny tiny little green circles that are layered on top of the orange ones. I think it turned out fairly well. I would have prefered a different color green for the leaves but I had to use what was in my stash.  I will definitely be tempted to try and make another one of these cute felt projects .

Until next time keep on sewing and quilting


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A little stiching gift for a friend

I have been busy trying to organize all my embroidery threads. Most of which are old from when I used to smock for my daughter when she was a lot younger. I recently made a gift for my dearest freind. A Journal cover with book mark.
I used a little bit of  awareness fabric in it. As this is the friend that has been helping me since before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been with me since day 1 with this disease. She is a great lady. Driving me to all my doctor appointments and cooking meals to bring to me after my surgery. She also took my daughter back and fourth to school each day for 3 weeks.

 So I decided to make her this covered journal with book mark. She is all ways writing and doing her bible study and getting her Sunday school lessons done. And she is always on the go taking her children to all their sports and music activities. That way she can take her journal with her and allways have it handy.

Inside I made her a hand embroidered label. And their is a pocket as well.  The label was hard to stich for some  reason. The thread kept knotting up and breaking on me. The back is not pretty at all. Thank goodness it is sewn in place and no one can see the back.  I am not happy with the stitchin since it looks as bad at is was to stitch. Front and back is just not pretty.

This is the picture of the book mark I made to go with it.