Saturday, June 23, 2012

Everything's Coming Up Roses

I apologize for the inactivity on my blog for the last few weeks. I was in Utah, babysitting grandchildren so my daughter and son-in-law could go to Italy. I did, however keep my hands busy with the appliques on this apron.
I tried to mimic the little rose pattern on the fabric I used on the body of the apron.  This one was going to etsy, but my daughter claimed it before she left.
I was able to sneak over to my favorite Quilt Shop in Salt Lake, "Material Girls", for a quick visit.
These were a few of the quilts they had displayed.
I thought this one was really sweet. Well, on to my 14 new projects I have waiting, including getting my sewing room cleaned up and camera ready for the "Where-Bloggers-Create" party next month.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Handy Handwork

The quilt I am currently working on doesn't have any applique on it, so I need handwork to do in front of the TV at night.
A dear friend sent me a couple of these darling pot holders for a gift and I loved them.  I had her get me a pattern and started sewing a few up, making some changes to the pattern just for fun.
They work up really quickly and they are so charming, happy and retro!
Of course, I also have to have a few dish towels to work on.
I lined a few up on my side gate in the lovely sunshine. The bowl pattern was one I sort of made up. Sometimes my ideas work and sometimes then just don't.
I know this looks like a Mary Englebreit pattern, but I actually copied it from a tablecloth and napkin set my Mom embroidered and appliqued when she was a young girl - before M.E. (or I) was even born!
I wanted to close with a quote from the Doctrine and Covenants that I read in an Ensign article this week: "Where fore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.  And out of small things proceedeth that which is great: D& C 64:33