I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beach Beauty

We spent a few days at the beach before my kids headed back to school today. I don't quite have any sewing to share, but I got some fabulous pictures I thought you might enjoy!
Rosie and my Dad went sailing on a catamaran.
We saw some beautiful flowers...
and some amazing sunsets!
We spent time at the beach
and took pictures of pretty flowers...
and sunsets.
We ate out and I forgot to take pictures. But Rosie got a cool picture of a heart shaped cherry!
And we saw flowers...
and Davy learned to ride a 2-wheeler!!

I have been working on another baby quilt and I have a few back-to-school outfits from years gone by to share soon. Hope you are enjoying the end of summer, too!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Polka-dotty Quilt

I have not posted much lately. Partly because I haven't done much sewing and partly because we've been busy with other things. My kiddos go back to school next week, so maybe I'll have more time to get things done- or maybe not!
I started this quilt a few months ago as part of my "sewing school." My friend Carrie wants to learn to quilt, so we were each working on a single Irish chain baby quilt. I had set it aside, because we hadn't had a chance to work on it over the summer. BUT I found out that a friend of mine is having a baby boy around Christmas, so I thought maybe I'll finish it as a gift.
We are at the beach right now, so I brought this along to work on.
The single Irish chain pattern is very simple. Just 9-patches alternating with solid blocks. The top picture shows how the "chain" looks. The blocks aren't all finished yet or sewn together. I think I have enough blocks to make the finished quilt 7 blocks wide and 8 blocks long, which would be a good size for a baby.
I'm thinking of backing it with red flannel to make it really cozy.
I hope I will have more sewing (or something) to share soon!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Patchwork Trucks Boy's Suit

We've been spending a lot of time at the lake this summer. We've also been outside, seeing friends, taking care of our chickens, and getting ready for school. We've also been cleaning out our basement- yahoo! What I have not done is any sewing!
I don't like to go too long without a post, so I am sharing an oldie but goodie today. This little shirt and shorts was Davy's first day of preschool outfit (5 years ago!). 
The patchwork trucks are a Children's Corner pattern. They have several different designs, although I think they are now OOP. The shirt and shorts are Children's Corner MIchael. This outfit was really cute on him and it makes me remember the many years he loved trucks! We used to play "talking trucks" where we would be the voices for the toy trucks! I hope I'll have some new sewing to share with you soon!! My kids go back to school in 2 weeks- how about yours?? I leave you with a little taste of summer: