October 29, 2007

Scrapbooking Layout

In addition to being addicted to quilting, I'm also addicted to scrapbooking!!! I am currently working on (when not quilting) a scrapbook called "All About Me" which will include things about me in my lifetime. This picture is the 2-page layout that I did of my Mother. I will be adding additional pages about her with more current pictures. This layout is done with pictures of her in her younger days.

I decided to do this scrapbook to record things about my life that my children may not know -- my dreams as a little girl, childhood memories, etc. I ofter wonder about stuff like that about my Mama and it would have been really neat for me to have found something like this when going through her things. I just hope I get it finished -- I have so many projects going! LOL

Ode to the 1930's -- Again

In a previous post, I told you I was doing the "Ode to the 1930's" BOM by Homestead Hearth. Here is a picture of some of the completed blocks. I've not done much work with the 30's fabrics so this is fun for me. I think it is going to be a really pretty quilt when it is finished.

October 22, 2007

Sewing with Mammy

My 7-yr. old granddaughter decided she was ready to learn to sew. She decided to make a little quilt for her little baby doll. We looked through my basket of nickle squares and guess what colors she picked? Pink and Purple, of course! We arranged them on the table to her liking and then the sewing lessons began! She was so excited and quite the good student. After explaining how to work my featherweight, I sew a couple of blocks together and then she got busy. She was really concentrating matching right sides and sewing straight seams. She was learning to not only sew the blocks together, but to chain-piece as well. Once she sewed blocks together, she then cut the blocks apart with such precision!
She learned out to set the seam with the iron, finger press, and press with the iron. I was very proud of her as she was being ever so careful! Every step she did, she would stop, clap her hands and say "Mammy, I'm sewing! I'm just like you!" She then asked me, "can I have that little black sewing machine of yours?" LOL!

Of course, this grandmother or "Mammy" as they call me, was beaming from ear-to-ear. Why, that child couldn't do anything wrong that afternoon. We didn't get finished with the project as we had to go meet her Mom so she could go home, but we will get it finished and I'll post a picture of the final product.

October 16, 2007


Well here I am 'finally' posting to my blog. I really, really have good intentions and then I don't do it because I want to add a picture. I'm on a dial-up connection at home so I tend to try to upload my photos from work. Well, I keep forgetting to bring my flashdrive with my pictures! SEW, I decided I better post "something" before I get kicked out of all the rings! LOL!

I have started a new applique project and I will post pictures soon. I have gotten several blocks made in the "Ode to the 1930's" BOM that I have started.

Keep watching -- I'll have pictures soon!