23 July, 2014

Sunbonnet Sue quilt: first row completed!

Did you give up on me for this project? Way back in March, I announced the beginning of the Sunbonnet Sue quilt for my darling granddaughter. My health slows me down on all things, but finally the first row of seven blocks is completed. Pictured above is the corner block, which is turned "on point". This simply means that when the quilt is on the bed this Sue will be "walking" upright instead of lying sideways. All of the Sues will be made of clothing scraps of all of the clothes that I have sewn for Macey the first three years of her life. Sunbonnet Sue is a very old pattern dating back to the 19th century. This quilt pattern is from: Eleanor Burns' Quilt In A Day series. 'Not sure, but think this particular book is now out of print. The DVD and the template are still available though. That's not an affiliate link; just a quick way for you to connect to the site. To see another sewn block, follow the link below my signature.

20 July, 2014

Flower Power round yoke dress

This is a darling round yoke dress pattern that is originally written in Japanese, designed by Clover.com.jp. The pattern has been translated into English at: Ruffles & Stuff. I chose to leave off a lower band and two front pockets. This 100% cotton fabric came from Hobby Lobby some years ago, and was called Flower Power. The round yoke is made of 100% cotton in Robin's Egg, from Kona Cotton. A very pretty pattern that is not too complicated to construct. The fasteners are two snaps at the left shoulder. That large white button is just for decoration, so no button holes required. My pattern difficulty rating is:
To see the matching hair bow, follow the link below my signature.

15 July, 2014

Cross-stitched tree pillow tuck

Good morning friends. Pictured above is a little flowering tree cross-stitching that I made. The flower centers are supposed to be pink instead of blue, but I thought doing them blue would match the ruffled trimming with the blue edges. The Aida is 14 ct. antique white. The DMC floss colors are: blue 334, pink 3860 (they call it cocoa), and the brown is 938. This pillow tuck was created for a Swap package. It could also be used as a pin keep. The pattern is free, and is from Gazette 94. It can be found under the categories Sampler and Quaker.

10 July, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Graduation frame

It's already Thrifty Thursday again. 'Love this event. Pictured above is a really nice graduation frame purchased at a local thrift store. In like-new condition, it holds a 3 1/2"X5" photo. Since I did not get any graduation photos from Ole Miss©, thinking of just using a photo of myself from that year. What do you think? Priced at just $1.50, what a thrifty find. It even came in its original box with bubble wrap inside. 'Love the little cap and diploma. Do you like decorative photo frames? Prim Summer blessings.

04 July, 2014

Patriotic bird house

Happy 4th of July to you all. This is a patriotic themed bird house that I decorated some years ago, and forgot about until it was found just today. 'Thought today would be just the day to post about it. Everyone please be safe, especially if you use fireworks, and enjoy the holiday. Every year there is a festival along the Tennessee River. Many people in the South go to watch the professional fireworks show and enjoy a hotdog or grilled hamburger. Craft vendors are always there as well. How do you all celebrate the 4th of July? Prim Summer blessings.

~Linking-up with: SEW-Licious Home Decor's 4th of July Link Party~

01 July, 2014

Patriotic with ruffles

Good morning friends. Soon it will be the 4th of July holiday, and pictured above is the outfit I made for my darling granddaughter Macey. This is Simplicity 2171, view C plus the head band. The fabrics are 100% cotton in red, white and blue. This time, 'made knotted shoulder straps as the pattern calls for. For another outfit by this same pattern, a back sash tie was created. Wishing there had been enough of the printed fabric for the pants ruffles... Since it is a one-way design print, there was not quite enough. So, the navy fabric was used instead. Did I already say, adore this versatile pattern! Since there are two buttonholes to work, and a lot of ruffling, plus some lining, my pattern difficulty rating is:

To see the matching head band, follow the link below my signature. Prim Summer blessings.

29 June, 2014

Pink and black polka dots!

Happy 30th birthday to my daughter, Amanda, today! My how time flies. Sending love to her today. The outfit above is similar to one she had as a little girl. 'Reminds me so much of her. Do you ever change a pattern? Pictured above is New Look A6200, with some changes. This is the shirt pattern with a wider front band. The shorts have been changed to include bottom bands of the polka dot fabric. The hot pink fabric and the black polka dot fabric are both 100% cotton. I love this pattern! '2nd time it has been used. To see the matching head band and my pattern difficulty rating, follow the link below my signature. Prim Summer blessings.