Just one more...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
AND... I have been busy finishing up
his little bedding. I added a skirt for the
crib along with a set of bumper pads.
(Bumper pads...sew EASY!)
We are packing it all up today and will hopefully
head out tomorrow...the plan was to
wait until they either called or the
doctor induces on Wednesday...
but I am a basket case just sitting here
and my sweet man decided to
take me to see my baby before she
has her baby...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
This is the week....and tomorrow is supposed to be
the day...but I don't know if it will happen...
My sweet daughter Jen and her man are awaiting the
arrival of their first little one...
We have been sticking close to home in
anticipation of the newest GB's arrival
since they live 8.5 hours away from us
and we will make the drive...
Did I mention that I am EXCITED????
Sew...I have been keeping busy with lots
of work...and some fun items to pack
up and take with us!
This is finally the finished little quilt for
my sweet baby grandson...
Remember this is the little quilt that I didn't have
a pattern - I only had the picture
of a doll quilt to go by...
I restarted this quilt and the second time
was the charm!
That stitching was something new to me..
Didn't really know what to use.
I ended up just using embroidery thread-
all six strands doubled.
I was a little worried when I washed it -
I wasn't sure it would just bleed all those
glorious colors all over that brilliant white.
I threw in a couple of color catchers and it did just fine!
I think all in all, this took about 50 hours to finish...
but it will have a lifetime of wear for my little man...
I have to say, I did become a little addicted to the hand
stitching and am excited to do more in the future!!!
My Jen wrote ever so lovingly on her twitter account
the following sincere message to her unborn son yesterday...
"Dear Riggins, I mean this with all the love in my heart:
Get out get out get out get out get out
and GiGi said
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I usually don't make anything for myself...
I don't know why, it's just that I have
other things on my plate.
Tonight, I took a little break from
those and decided I needed something...
Just like the little tutorial for the Easter Basket,
I cut this out the same way.
When I cut the corners for the squared bottom,
for this one, I cut 3 inches in and 3 inches from the bottom.
On the liner, I stitched up the sides, and about 2 inches
in on the bottom, leaving an opening to use for later.
The other difference is that when I put in the liner,
I attached my straps and button holder at the top
of the canvas bag, right sides together
first and stitched them using a scant 1/4 inch line.
Once I had those in place,
I slipped the liner (right sides together) over the
outside of the bag, pinned it at the top
and stitched 1/4 inch all the way around the top.
Then I simply pulled the inside (canvas) bag out
through the bottom and tucked the liner inside the bag,
and stitched the opening in the bottom of the liner closed.
Don't you just love that liner fabric?
and I couldn't believe I had a button that actually
Once I tucked it all inside nice and straight and snug,
I stitched around the bottom of the bag to give it
the permanent boxed bottom shape.
I used a canvas and it was so forgiving when
it came to hiding the actual thread line.
Now, instead of carrying two bags to work
everyday...(a purse and a lunch box)
I can just place it all in this one.
A little over 3 years ago, our little quilt shop grew up. We moved to a larger space and hired more employees. So much has happened in thos...