Sunday, June 23, 2013

McCalls 8609

  I have been so busy painting [Kenny's deer cabin] and working in our
"too big" garden. That sewing has been put on the back burner..  Yesterday,
 I needed a sewing fix... so,

 I decided to do a simple blouse pattern , that
I have made in the past.. The fitting was already
done, and it is super easy to make. I have had this
fabric for 2 yrs. It is a linen fabric, that is cool
and comfortable to wear. The photo doesn't show it
very well, but I used some berry red round buttons
from my stash.
 I have some golden color linen from my stash ,that I want to make a Colette
Ginger skirt from.

McCalls 8609 view B
Pattern from stash-- Bought on ebay

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Happy Father's Day to each of you Dad's.. Hope you have enjoyed a good
one with your children.

My daughter , her family , and our grandson was here to spend  this
special day with Kenny and myself..  I made a special dinner , and he
totally enjoyed the kids. I am so proud to be married to such a wonderful
dad/granddad.  Thank you Kenny for being that special daddy to our
two children!!

 I would love to be able to go and see my daddy and give him a big hug,
and say Thank you for all the things you have done for me.. Thank you
for loving me, and thank you for leading me in the right ways..   My daddy
went to be with Jesus 7 years ago.. I really miss him, but know he is
doing much better in his new home. I love you Daddy!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Kenny's Deer Camp is taking the Sewing Time

     Why is Judy  not Sewing???
      She  is painting/ painting, and doing some more painting!!

Kenny has always dreamed of owning some land  for deer hunting,
for camping out,  for family and friends to enjoy.. Once he retired,
he found that dream.... 54 acres with an "old/old"  home place. It has
seen better days.. But, oh how I wonder ,what those walls and  old
buildings could tell us??? Last year we painted the inside.. so this
year.. we are  attempting to paint the outside..

Here are some "before" photos.. Be on the lookout  for some "after"
photos real soon!!! [And then maybe, my stash busting sewing can
resume, ha]

Now Kenny-- sitting with your feet propped up on
the railings...will not get this house fixed? haha

When I saw this place for the fist time, My thoughts were,
Oh No!!! we can NOT do anything with

Back View.. The pretty iris are blooming ..They don't
know, they have had no care.. for many a year.

Big old oak tree at the side of the house.. It
now holds a tire swing for the grandkids.
Do you remember ,having a tire swing when
 you were young? So fun!!!

Kenny's Old Tractor... Old ...but getting the work done..
[I think he is  enjoying playing ,ha]

Two old buildings in the back , to hold his equipment [aka junk]
See the  tree by the building that looks like the limbs
are cut off?  It is a pecan tree, Kenny grafted it with
good pecans this year. The grafts are growing well,
and he is really proud of them.

This is on the other side of the house... In front of a big garden
that is now planted and doing beautifully.. [will have to
post photo of that next time]  Aren't these lily pretty?
Wonder what little old lady tended these? NO telling
how long ,they have been here.

climbing roses  I found growing  next to a hill side. So pretty.

Side  view... oooooh...does it need help!!!

New Paint Job on the way...  Post soon.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Judy won a JoAnn's Gift Certificate

I am jumping up and down with excitement.. I won a gift certificate -- To  Joann Fabrics.
Check out the details :
Erin  is such a wonderful seamstress, and she turns out the most beautiful dresses.  I love
her blog, It is so much fun..  Big ole hug and thank you Erin.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sewing for My Friend's Children-- Camp Needs

 I have been really sewing a lot this  last week.  My friend's children are
going to camp.. So, I was asked to make "Trunk toppers" , ???? I  had
never heard of them.. She sent me a photo.  [So, hope they fit ? ha]
 She also wanted me to do them some tops with their initials on them.

Trunk Topper #1

Trunk Topper #2

8 tops I made this week
2 rtw t-shirts , that I added chevron pockets

Seersucker with strawberry buttons

Cute embroidered piece , sewed on with button

Appliqued  Initial top

 Back of the  above top..

All these items are sewed, embroidered, ironed
packaged and on their way to Arlington , Va.
to , two little girls, who will be heading to
summer camp soon.. Hope they enjoy them.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June Fabric from Stash Ideas

  I have joined the Stash Busting Challenge  that Sarah Liz is hosting.  I have listed some
June plans/ideas.. Check them out.