01 September, 2014

Reversible Swing Coat

Happy September to you all. Today marks the beginning of: National Sewing Month. Colder weather will arrive soon, and this adorable pattern is all ready to go. This pattern is the: Central Park Swing Coat from The Mother Huddle. Yes, it is reversible. The outer side, pictured above, is made of 100% cotton wide-wale corduroy in a deep shade of purple. The large covered button fastener is actually "mock", with a large snap underneath. The button is covered in a 100% cotton fabric with an off-white background and large floral print. The teal, olive, orange, black, and magenta are all so vibrant. The sleeves are caps, extended to the gathered front yoke. To see the pattern difficulty rating and reverse side of this coat, follow the link below my signature.

31 August, 2014

'Just a quick post...

Hello friends. Yes, it is really early here in Alabama. 'Just a quick post to say "Hi" and ask a question: what is happening to our blog lists? Sometimes they change or disappear all together! Every time mine does, it's log in and save my layout and the blog list is back again and correct until a while later. Yes, something is definitely wrong. Have any of you noticed this?

On a happier note, my daughter and her family are coming tomorrow and so looking forward to seeing them all. SIL was in a car wreck a couple of weeks ago and we are so thankful that he was not injured badly. Praying for their safe arrival in the morning. The green hair bow pictured above was made to match a dress that I bought for granddaughter Macey. Wow, one of the few dresses for her that Granny here did not sew, lol! The dress is white with pink and green rosebuds embroidery, so this hair bow matches quite well. Hoping that you all are having a safe Labor Day weekend.

Oh, and the winner of the Followers Appreciation giveaway was Carolyn of: Sew.Darn.Quilt Blog. The pinwheel quilt is on it's way to Carolyn. Prim Summer blessings.

28 August, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Iron spoon rest and grater

It's Thrifty Thursday again, and this time I've got two great old finds. They both came from our local thrift store, and are quite old. The spoon rest is made of black cast iron, and does have some rust on it. All the better, right? It was only .75¢. The cheese grater also has some rust present, and is still kinda sharp. It cost just .25¢! The total spent: $1.00 for these treasures. Don't you just love great finds like these?

23 August, 2014

Followers Appreciation Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED AT 11:04 AM CST, 23RD AUGUST*
Hello dear friends. It is time for a quick giveaway, in appreciation of all of this blog's followers. Thank you all so much. Who could ask for better friends? You all truly do bring smiles and happiness to my life. To enter this giveaway you must:

♦ Be a follower of this blog via GFC, Bloglovin', or Linky Followers.
♦ Have an active, family-friendly blog that you have posted to in the past 2 months.
♦ Due to shipping costs, reside in the 50 US states, the DC, or Canada.
♦ Comment on this post that you want to be entered.
♦ Tell us in your Comment the name of the quilting block pattern the main 4 & the 4 cornerstones are. Hint: It is an older traditional block pattern.

♦ By entering this Giveaway, you affirm that you have read, understand, and agree with this blog's: Privacy Policy/ Giveaway Rules. Please do not post this giveaway on any of the social networks. The first follower who tells us the correct answer will be the winner. Winner's name will be posted asap. This darling 20"X20" quilt pattern is a free one from Kathleen Tracy of: Country Lane Quilts. All fabrics are 100% cotton. The backing is solid white color. This is a completed quilt, not just the top. Let the fun begin!

20 August, 2014

Reversible bubble romper

Here is a reversible bubble romper for my granddaughter. For the pattern, a t-shirt was traced and extended to form legs. The legs have an elastic casing and snaps for easy on and off. The shoulders form long tie straps for knots or bows. Shown here is the purple floral side; it reverses to solid purple. Soon it will be too cool outside for this but here in Alabama, August is a very hot month. 'Gotta love rompers. To see the matching hair bow and the pattern difficulty rating, follow the link below my signature. Prim Summer blessings.

17 August, 2014

Market Day quilt top

Good morning friends. For the past few months, I participated in the Market Day SAL over at: Heartspun Quilts. This was my first SAL, and a lot was learned. It was very educational and fun. The quilt top measures 30"X30", and is made of 100% cotton fabrics from my stash. Although not perfect, it did turn out OK. As soon as the binding is added, 'will post some photos of the finished quilt. Have you ever participated in a SAL (stitch-a-long)?

Sunbonnet Sue: first row details!

Finally, the first row of the Sunbonnet Sue quilt for my granddaughter is done! Whew! Actually, the first two rows are finished. That will be in an upcoming post. This photo shows how the corner Sue "walks" around the quilt. That square is placed "on point" to achieve this. Do you recognize the fabrics for the Sues' dresses and bonnets? They are remnants from every outfit that I sewed for her from 2001 through 2013. 'Thought that would make the quilt special for my granddaughter as well as for her mother (my daughter). Now, only five more rows to sew. Some people call this pattern Dutch dolls or Amish dolls. To see other postings about this quilt, check out the category/label quilts. To see another photo of this row, follow the link below my signature.