Visitors to this blog

Grab A Button


About Me

My photo
Married 39 years, mother of 3 and grandmother of 5. I'm a seamstress and I've worked at a alteration shop for about 17 years. It's been real interesting working with women from 6 different nations. Jesus is the center of my live. He is my peace, my refudge, my beloved. My prayer is that the work of my hands, the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart are pleasing to Him.
Sunday, March 28, 2010

My quilting has gone to the dogs!!!!

I went to a baby shower today for "Mein Freund" (German for "My Friend") Monika's daughter, Nicole. Monika was my boss for several years and we've become good friends. Any way, this is Nicole's first baby and I wanted to do something special for her as Monika has always been generous with gifts for my kids.
I contacted Nicole and asked if she had a baby theme and/or colors and told her to check out my quilts posted on, so she had an idea of what I do.
She was excited and said they decided on a "Bull Dog" theme as the have 2 of their own. She sent me pictures of the dogs, and suggested doing cartoon dogs or character dogs, but gave me free licence to do what I wanted.

This is the photo I chose to work with. The brown dog is Cobo and the black one is Jozie.

I used flannel, mole cloth and polyfleece so it felt like fur. The quilt measures 45 x 35



Nicole showing off the quilt.

The funny thing was, as Nicole was taking the quilt out of the bag, all you could see was the "Dog Paw" print. Everyone was wooing and aweing!!!! She hadn't opened it yet. Needless to say, the reaction was "Oh my gosh!" "You made that ?" "That looks just like the picture." "I didn't expect this, it's beautiful." It made Monika cry.
I'm pleased with the out come and have a few people interested in one for themselves.
So what do you think, has my quilting gone to the dogs?????

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Aren't they cute Mom?"

Back before my granddaughter Eliana was born, my daughter Amy found some baby hats that she liked and showed them to me. "Aren't they cute Mom?"
I quite agreed and knew I could make them. So, the Google search was on, for knitting patterns. I was able to use yarn that I had on hand.





I'm very happy with the results and Eliana really shows them off well.
I have a few more I plan to make and will post pictures later.
So, Aren't they & isn't she CUTE?????

Monday, March 8, 2010

Where it all started


High school 1964 is where it all began. Good old sewing class in high school with Sister Edwardes.

It was what it was and not too bad at that. By the time I was a Senior, I had made a suit (jacket & skirt), a dress coat & dress.

After High School, I went to a Stretch & Sew class at Adult Edu. Remember, polyester was the latest rage and making your own T-shirt and lingerie and walking suits was the thing to do. I also took sewing class at Adult Edu. that was called Bishop Sewing Methods I, II & III. I quit because it was somewhat boring.

I made quite outfits for mysel and continued to sew for both myself & my hubby. When the girls came along, I was in heaven as I had 2 living dolls to sew for. As they grew, it got to the point where they could show me something in the store and say.."Mom, can you make that?"

I made both of their wedding dresses and now I'm sew for my 3 granddaughters and 1 doll.

Yes, I did sew for my son when he was little, but not so much now.

I'll post pictures soon as to what I've done. Just thought you might be interested in how I got started.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The first of many stitches

Thanks to my daughter Amy and her blog design, this is where you will find my creative side.

In the future, anything pertaining to sewing, quilting, costumes, quilting & knitting, you will find here. I want to leave "Just a thought & another perspective" for just that......thoughts!

So, let me know what you think. I'll be back on Monday and I'll start posting past projects.

Test Post