Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I went to Overland Park to help Rosie and Caroline make Christmas wall hangings (among other things). They made houses and I sewed them on some starry night fabric. You can see the houses and the girls holding them. We also made trees. If you look closely you can see the Caroline's is a KU tree. She's quite enamored with KU. She even cut a KU for the tree star.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I made a Christmas stocking for my grandson, Sean. His dad requested putting ugly dolls with party hats on the stocking, so that explains the decoration.
Monday, November 15, 2010
I have finally finished Ellie's Christmas quilt. My daughter in law spent a lot of her childhood in Hawaii. The quilt is based on the book that belonged to Ellie's mother Belinda, Twas the Night Before Christmas in Hawaii. The three little girls represent my granddaughters. Ellie is the one with brown hair, Rosie has pig tails, and Caroline is asleep in the top hammock. The quilt is hand appliquéd and hand quilted. The back is a red flowered Hawaiian print. Next on my list is a Christmas stocking for my grandson, Sean. It will feature ugli dolls, maybe with elf hats on. Haven't designed it yet.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Nov. 2, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
There are nine blocks and Ellie's name made from fish material. today is Nov. 1, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I had an old picture taken by my Dad in the Pacific during World War II, showing a number of parachutes hanging up in a hanger. This was my inspiration. I crazy pieced my background on top of batting using the sewing machine. Then I chose a number of dark blue fabrics, one muted gold, and 2 gold fabrics. I hand sewed them onto the background. I added strips of fabric at the bottom of each element to suggest the lines. I pillow cased a facing to the piece. I thought I would bead the piece, using navy and a few crystal beads on the dark fabric, and gold ones on the gold fabric, but when I finished the piece I kind of liked it as it is.