Sunday, November 25, 2012

(ps) Button, button...forgot a picture

Was in such a hurry to post about a give a-way I forgot to share the towel picture so here it is:
Again, don't forget about the give a-way!!!

Button, button....& a give a-way

Button, button…. I had to sew a small button on my husband’s shirt; he’s leaving first thing in the morning for Mexico.  Well, I had to find a button that would fit. I looked in the little bowl on top of the dryer I put ‘things’ in: coins, screws, buttons that come off, etc. That particular button was not in the bowl. But look what I did find!
 I started looking for a button in every place I knew to look. I found lots of buttons, even a zipper foot to God only knows what machine it fits, bias binding makers (dang I wish I would have found those last month when I needed them), but no button.

So after I signed up for this link party I was going to run into the store (JoA…s), pick up the pack of buttons, and get right back home. BUT NOOOO, my husband decided he did want a new pair of jeans (we were only to the store umpteen times in the past 3 weeks and I was telling him to get them then)… After the drug store and mall I did stop and get a pack of buttons taking longer then I wanted to spend because it was a BOGO. I needed ONE button, but I’m a sucker when it comes to bargains. It must have taken 15 minutes to find a pack of buttons I liked with the same price but I did find a pack.
Needless to say 5 ½ hours LATER I finally got into my sewing room. Again and much more OH NOOOO I lost the button!#*! I guess I can’t cry because there is no beer for tears to fall into!

I am making a set of towels for a couple we met and stayed at their home over night, for the ‘Rolling Thunder’ which was very many months ago. I am just now making their thank you gift, which is their name on the towels and 'hotel' because they were so gracious to open their home - as if we stayed at a hotel. Of course when I started the towels last night I ran out of thread and had to run to (JoA…s). They had a BOGO for the thread, ended up getting a really pretty pink also. Now I just ask if they have my bed in the back room and if it's made because it seems I am in there every day.
I still have the hand towels to do. Do you think I should put anything on the wash clothes or just let them be?
I am trying to get followers, so I am going to have a give a-way! If you become a follower on my blog and add me to your "Blogs I Follow" list, I will put your name in the 'hat' to win a really nice prize! (Hint--my real job is stained glass.) Thanx for stopping by.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday...OH it's FRIDAY!!!

To all of you who have been affected by the storm know that you are in my prayers.

Please bear with me as I am still hard at work with this blog thing. There are still so many more to add on my 'follow list'. I finally undertand what everyone was asking for when they said 'follow me, or be a follower'.
On my retreat 2 weeks ago I made this:
It is a pattern by Edyta Sitar of http://www.laundrybasketquilts. I found out she grew up close to where I live now! Maybe if I find out exactly where and walk where she did....  She has a lot of wonderful ideas and designs-check her out! I changed the mittens to poinsettias though. When I started quilting this piece I realized I still had the blue thread in from stitching the pieces onto the background. Talk about 'happy accidents, whew....
Two for one!!!! I'm all for saving when possible.
I also finished this that I started 2 years ago. This is my proto type and am not fond of it, the second one I gave as a wedding gift turned out much nicer. I only had to put one more leaf on this, add the border, and quilt it.
The colors changed but it was too dark so I had to play with it a little. The border is a green and brown mix, the orange mix, and then a really pretty purple.
Now onto my real work. I only broke and had to fix it twice after I had it all together. I can only imagine what will happen when I send it out to be insulated....what will it come back like if I broke it twice!?!?! It is on the table with a piece of white paper behind it(...that's where the clear glass is...).I also put a picture of a close up of a corner in it. Sorry for the glare.
I plan on working on a 'sofa scarf' I started I think 2 or was it 3 years ago? (I really do things faster......sometimes) And for work I have to draw out a panel with Chows and am starting a church entrance.
Hope everyone has a great week ahead.