Sunday, August 14, 2016

SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T FIX

Years ago when I first started quilting, I fell in love with the bear paw pattern.
So being a old sewer without thinking I started one.
I soon got bored with it and put it in the to do later project pile.

Being very much a novice I did not studying the pattern or pay much attention to instructions.

A few weeks ago I decided to finish this one.

Not thinking too much I laid out the finished block's and started new ones to complete a queen size quilt.

Well, what I found out was this:

I've learned alot.
1. 1/4 inch. seams are IMPORTANT.
2. Check and double check pattern lay out.
3. Sometimes you got to just stop!!!!!

After looking at past blocks and the current ones I found that my paws were wrong on some.
Seam allowance were not always the same.

So after much thought I have decided to admit defeat on this one.

I realized I'VE LEARNED ALOT.

Will I try this pattern again?
YES, YES, YES.
Love the pattern.




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wow! Its Been Over A Year??

Looks like I've been MIA for quite awhile. While I do read blogs often and visit all my freinds on theirs I've,The abbage Leaf.

What Have I Been Up To??
Working on the My Etsy Shop. 
Doing Samples for other Shops that were opening.
Lots of wonderful things.

Now to post here more often.
Keep Up the Work Ladies , you keep my mind busy.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU & YOURS

 Praying that each and every one of you have a very blessed Holiday with your family and friends.

Monday, December 9, 2013

ONE DOWN TWO TO GO

YIPEEE!!!!

As I've posted before, I wanted to do my 3 sons and their wives a bed quilt. This was the year I was going to make it happen. 
Never mind that I was so booked in my shop as well as custom orders coming in.
Moving to a new house was not going to stop me. 
Curtain and window treatment would have to wait. 
Sheets will do right?
Did I mention they all have King Size beds.
Pattern was selected. 
Decided to use the Irish Chain for all three.
I ask each wife what her favorite color scheme was.
Trying not to let them know what I was doing.
Alot of guessing going on, I can tell you.
Bought the fabric. 
Put it together.
Sent them out to the long arm quilter.
Made the binding.
Attached to the quilts

GREAT NEWS

Last night I finished the binding on one.
Do a victory dance.
Now for the other two.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Time To Dig A Hole And Crawl In.

ICE IS ON ITS WAY

Looks like a fun weekend for the Mid-South. 
When life gives you lemons just make lemonaide.

Last night I got the quilts binding sewn on. Now to close.
Got to get a special order ready to ship by the first of the week. 
With the rain, sleet and freezing rain I should have plenty to keep me busy.

I have picked the smocking design for my wee care bonnets.

All is great as long as we don't lose power.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where DId It Go?

Once again the Holidays are upon us,
And as in years past there does not seem to be enough hours in the day to do all that needs to be done.

Theres quilts to have binding put on. 3 king size. Skirts to be finished. 6 as of today.
Wee care smocking to do.

But its all good.

The quilts turned out awesome.
Orders are coming in and that is what I've been working towards.
.
Next order of business will be to think on spring fashion to add to the shop.

Praying you all stay safe this season

Saturday, September 21, 2013

WOW

I THINK I NEED TO PINCH MYSELF
 
For about a year I have been working on samples for a new company that I will be a part of Memphis Blues.
We are doing a line of ladies clothing that is Traditional and modest with a classic twist.
We are trying to do one size fits most. With a basic 2 size range.
 
WE HAVE A BUYER
We have a buyer, that  wants our products.
Small order as of now but YIPPEE!!!!
 
Now the work begins.