Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Some Garments I Made in 2013

                                                     Sewing in 2013

                                      I didn't sew as much "for me" this year.. But thought I
                                      would share a few of the things , that I have worn the most.

Indygo Junction Tunic
Love this tunic.. Have worn it alot.. I have
another one  already planned out,
when spring gets here..

I  finally got over my fear of  knits, and made
t-shirts..  And I really wear them a lot.

Another T-shirt. 

[Terrible photo sorry]
 I took the Fitting class on Craftsy, and made
this peplum top.. Vogue 8815
 I have worn it a lot.. and I really learned
a lot from this class.

Easter Dresses for my 5 granddaughters.. Always
so fun to sew for my sweet girls.
Love this skirt, Even though , I just finished it,
I see it getting lots of wear. I have worn it
twice already.. So super comfortable and warm.

The other 2 Easter dresses.. Such fun..

 Pray that you each have a blessed and  Happy
New years..  May God richly bless you..Thank you
for  reading my blog, and being such an
inspiration in my sewing life..


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Simplicty 5104 - December 's Garment of the Month

                             December rolled in here so fast..  Lots of sewing going
                             on, but not for me.. I really didn't expect to post a
                             December garment.. But. I made it.. Yea!!

Aline Skirt
Red and Black Corduroy

Tiny waistband, elastic in back. Side zipper.
Used 2 1/2 yds from stash.
 I have made this skirt several times.. So the fit
was already done. It will be a nice  /warm
skirt . I have several sweaters that I can
wear with it..

Happy sewing to each of you.. And hope you
have a wonderful New Year.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Dresden Plate Quilt that Took 30 Years

                                     I can remember the shopping trip and the fun that Cindy and I
                                     had ,about 30  yrs ago.. We went to the fabric store, and Cindy,
                                     who was 9 or 10 at the time, picked out the fabric to make
                                     this quilt ..It was going to be a comforter for her bed.. I pieced
                                     each block by hand.  I even sewed all the strips together and
                                     got the  quilt top made..
                                     It never got quilted?  Why--- you ask?  I don't know!!
                                     It ended up  in a box , put away, and rarely thought
                                     About.  I saw it a  few months back,and decided to have
                                     it machine quilted by a friend of mine. Yesterday, I decided
                                     to get it out  and hem it..
                                     After 30 years.. I will be giving this quilt to my baby
                                     girl .[who is now 40]
Can't wait  until she comes to visit , so I can give it to her.
She will be shocked!!! She has teased me for years, about
never finishing her quilt!!! ha

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas 2013

                                   Christmas  was  wonderful. The kids and grandkids were home.
                                    We had a lovely meal [I probably gained 10 pounds.eeeeh]
                                     May God bless each of you with a wonderful New Year.

The  redone PJ's were a big  hit.. Callie  loved them.
And said , she hoped that any  pj's in the future,
would be too short, so she would get more
like this..[ I think all the grown girls wanted
some too.. ha]

Amy & Ashlee  modeling their  Duck Dynasty dresses.\
 They made the  sweet Christmas banner ,while
here, and added to our decorations.. Such sweet

Kenny, our oldest grandchild, with his new Duck Dynasty game.

Emily and Kenny our 2 oldest  Grandchildren.
 Emily will be 15 in May and Kenny will be
15 in April.. Our sweet babies are growing up
on us.. 

Papa is having fun with his Best Buddy. She
just gave him a  heated blanket for his recliner.
He is wearing the  label on his head.. [What
he wouldn't do for this  girl... She most
definitely has him wrapped around
that little finger]

Christmas is all cleaned up, the tree and decorations are
packed away again, waiting on another year. SO ,
now it is time to get the sewing machine back out.
I will be posting a sewing  post, real soon..

Happy New  Year to each of you.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Gifts are Wrapped/Sewing Machine is Put Away

                                               Christmas  Presents are all wrapped and under
                                               the tree, Just waiting for those Grandchildren
                                               & Children to arrive.
                                              Candy & Cookies and Special Treats are
                                              Beginning to smell   in the house.. Christmas
                                              is on it's way.

                                              The sewing machine is put away  , until Christmas
                                              holidays are over. The last of the Christmas
                                              presents are made.

Amy & Ashlee my twin granddaughters  love the
Duck Dynasty show. I found this Duck Dynasty
fabric the other day, I just knew I had to make them
 quick little jumper.
 [it has ducks all over it, and  the words "Duck  
 Dynasty" all over].

I added brown piping between the yoke and skirt
part of the dress.  Embroidered the  words
"Duck Dynasty Girl".. I hope they like them.

Christmas tree is up and  presents are wrapped!!!
Now Santa is watching over the tree [just for a
little while- Then he will move on to the
Coke Museum...] For you that don't know,
Kenny is  a big coke collector.. and has a big
shop full of coke stuff. I found this display for
him.. He wanted to sit it in the Living room
and admire it.. But it has to be taken
away , before the hustle and bustle
of children playing /running /jumping
and ENJOYING  Christmas..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you.!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

                                           Christmas  British Sewing Bee 

  Watch it on you tube:

 The British Sewing Bee was so fun to watch... And  they just did a Christmas
special.. When I heard about this special, I was hoping , they would download
it to  You Tube, for us  USA watchers.  And they did.

It was a great  special.. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did..

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fixing PJ's--Why You Should Never Buy Christmas Gifts Early?

                                                    Fixing Callie's Pj's

               I have 6 grandchildren to buy Christmas for.. So..what does a good
               Grandma do? Well, all through the year, as she sees things, they will
               like, she buys and puts away until Christmas..[Hint: you always buy
               clothing, a size bigger- works every time=well that is until this year!!!]
Cute Cozy Pink Flannel Pj's
{oops-- Callie hit a growth spurt and  got
much taller!!]

So, what does Maw do? I head to Wal mart , with
too- short pj's in hand, to try and match some flannel
to these.
Callie's New Personalized Pj's

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sewing Christmas Gifts

                                                         Sewing  In November

                                               I have  not done any sewing for me in November,I    
                                               have been sewing some Christmas gifts. And lots and
                                               lots of costumes for different Churches and Schools.
                                               I didn't post photos of the costumes...I have done
                                               that in the past..and they all look alike.ha.

Cross Pillow cover.. Made from an off white linen fabric,
for a friend of mine.. She just built a new house, and
has an antique church pew in her entry way.. She
wanted a pillow cover, with  a cross on it.. Hope
she likes it!!

Christmas pocket t-shirts ..

Remember , the snowmen dresses that I made for
my friend's daughters.. Well, I had some scrap
fabric left.. and thought I would do them a
matching purse for Christmas.

Log Cabin Quilt block
I made 2 of these for my sister.. I am going to make them into
pillow covers.

Sorry for the bad photo..
Young fellow at my post office just had twin girls.
So I made the mama a pocket t-shirt with the yellow
gingham check. Appliqued the foot prints, and put
the girls initials inside the feet prints. The dresses
are yellow check with navy check trimming and ties.
I did the same applique as Mama's. This was fun
to make.

RTW scarf, that  embroidered Initials  on ,
for Cindy [my daughter]

Christmas Skirt for a special little girl!!

Hunting theme Christmas stocking ornaments..
now.. I couldn't leave Kenny out.. Yes...... I
went and bought a cheap tree for the hunting
cabin, and make  these stockings and   I also
made some pine cone ornaments for it.

I have been super busy sewing.. Just no garments for me..
Hopefully, I will make a Christmas outfit before
December is over???

Happy sewing to each of you..