Friday, July 30, 2010

The Honey Pot

If you watch American Pickers's you know what they call a Honey Pot. Some people would say a Mother Lode. This Goodwill store in Dickson always has the best selection and they don't charge as much as the other Goodwills. They charge $1.99 for any sheet. The other's charge $2.99 for full and queen and $3.99 for king. I saw at least 3 more I wanted to get, but didn't. I couldn't tell you if any of them are vintage, but who cares (not me).

I think I'm going to use this as the backing on my Vintage Sheet Sewing Bee blocks. I fell in love with it. It is a full size sheet.
This is a queen size duvet that someone made and it is awesome. I'm using it on my bed. Also got a queen sheet like the flowered one to use for shams or curtains.
3 more beautiful sheets

7 pillowcases.

2 more blocks and 2 to go

It's hard to believe there are only 2 blocks to finish. I don't have the fabric yet, but can't wait to get started. It's so much fun to create a block. My points aren't perfect, but I try so hard to get them perfect.
This block is for Christina.

This is Ginger's block

Thursday, July 29, 2010

3 Finished blocks

Block for Deb. I had to add some of my fabrics on all three. Hope sthey don't mind. For some reason I had the hardest time with the points on these three blocks. I'm going to therapy today and plan on mailing all of them. Tracey's block

Marissa's block

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Anissa's Block

This is Anissa's block. It will be traveling to Auckland, New Zealand which will take at least 10 days. Sheets from New Zealand are really beautiful. They're very different from the U.S.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jilly's square

This square is for Jilly from Vintage Freedom Sewing Bee hosted by Deb.
Hope she likes it, because I love her chose of fabrics. They coordinate so well.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Yard Sale Find

Thomas took me to a yard sale yesterday after therapy. They had lots of quilt tops for $15 each. I picked out the this one, which is a full size and hand stitched. I washed it and hung out to dry. I love it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Feisty Stitcher

Knee surgery went great. I had a torn meniscus and plica. Have to stay off of it until tomorrow, then I'll go to physical therapy. I've had no pain so far (no medications).

I got The Feisty Stitcher at Joann's last week. I see so many projects I want to do.

Here's a few samples

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pyrex and sheet

Another beautiful sheet. Just not sure how I'll sure it yet.
My first pyrex of this design, but I really love the color.
This one is Anchor Hocking. I've seen this design from somewhere.

Leslie's Block

Leslie sent some very beautiful fabrics, but I needed a lighter fabric for the triangles. Also she didn't have enough to do them all the same color. I think it turned out pretty. I'll be senting it out today.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

For Jenene

Jenene, this is one of the Africian Violets you sent to Vickie's funeral. The first time it's bloomed. The other hasn't bloomed at all. It's been like this for a week. Thanks. It makes me happy.

FYI: I'll be having knee surgery Wednesday for a torn menicus.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Working on a snowball and 9 patch quilt

Working on the Vintage Sewing Bee made me want to start another quilt and challenge myself. I've always wanted to try the snowball block.
I got my pattern from Better Homes and Gardens Teach yourself to Machine-Quilt (from Joann's). Snowball patch is combined with a nine-patch block and has triangles along the border. I'm only using my scraps and any fabrics I have that will match.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Finished 2 embroidered pillowcases

I wonder why I have carpel tunnel syndrome in my right hand, but I have to keep my hands busy.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mel's block

Mel finished my block. I love it.
This is for Mel and I'm sending it out today. I love the paisley sheet.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Shirred Nightgowns

I'm really getting addicted to shirring. I made 3 gowns for the girls. This first one is my favorite. I love the embroidery at the bottom.
I forgot to add this tutorial came from Flossie Teacakes.
First I made another one that Layla took home and both girls wanted it. No one wanted the pretty yellow ( guess I'll have to sell it). Ruby picked out this pillowcase and she picked out the ribbon for the straps (all about making the girls happy).

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thrift finds on a Monday

Got a few new thrifts today. I love this scarf. It's gray with beautiful embroidered flowers and red and white lace around. I'm thinking of making 2 pillows. This sheet will be really be cute in the girls room. I love the purple.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New dress on Etsy

Tried my hand at shirring the top on this pillowcase dress. I really like it. Just added it to my shop. My Mom had given me the adorable crocheted lace at the bottom of the dress. It's cotton and probably about 30 years old. The pillowcase was already embroidered when I got it.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Vintage Sheet Quilt

I've chosen my sheets for the Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee hosted by Deb at Works in Progress. I chose the Tennesse block from Quilters Cache.
Here's the finished block. Can't wait to get started on the other 11 blocks for my fellow quilters.

Friday, July 2, 2010

3 new things for me

Made 2 new bags just for me. They are the perfect size and I love the long straps I made to go across the body. It has just the right amount of pockets. Perfect for shopping.
And a new gown from a thrifted sheet and eyelet for the yoke. I just love the border.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Been busy with canning

The gardens are beautiful in Tennessee and I'd like to show off a few things from relatives and nice neighbors. First of all I borrowed this pressure cooker from by brother. I'd never used one before, but I learned to like it. This one is probably 40 or more years old, but it still works.
Lori and I made 45 quarts and 21 pints of green beans.

4 quarts and 8 pints of pickles and about 10 pints of squash in the freezer.