27 May, 2016

Granddaughter graduated pre-school!

Yes, she is really growing up fast. Granddaughter Macey graduated pre-school earlier this month. She is so smart, and pretty. Isn't this photo adorable? Granny, and the whole family, is very proud of Macey. She is looking forward to starting kindergarten in August. Until several years ago, I had not heard of holding graduations for the children. It really is a wonderful idea in many ways. This shows love and appreciation, plus it can encourage children to value education. Win, win all around. Have any of your grandchildren graduated pre-school this year?

22 May, 2016

Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2016

Guess what- this year, I participated in: Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge. That is Sarah's blog, and she is involved in several quilts for charities projects. What a caring and awesome lady she truly is. Pictured above is the traditional log cabin quilt that I made. The backing is solid brown with a center floral strip. The quilting is all over meandering. This quilt measures 39"X50", and is gender neutral for any recipient. There are 3 charities that the quilts will be donated to, and mine is going to Covered In Love for the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. To see other donated quilts, follow the above link on over to Sarah's blog and the link party. Prim blessings.

21 May, 2016

Treasures from Grandma Pearl

Hello everyone. 'Hope you are all doing well. Today is all about family. It is mother's birthday, and my twin sister and I have festivities planned especially for her. Speaking of family, pictured above are two treasures from my daddy's mother. She passed away in the early 1950's, and my mother had these items in her own jewelry box. My mother had the pleasure of knowing Grandma Pearl, who was an excellent seamstress and quilter. Daddy's family was from the rural northeast Mississippi area, and quite poor. Daddy had nearly a dozen siblings on the farm. Mother's family was from Mississippi as well, but they were "city-dwellers".

The pin appears to be made of silver, but has no markings. It is also quite heavy weight. The stones may be genuine? 'Do not know. The pack of German-made Dix and Rands High Grade 3/9 sharps contains 7 needles that are in quite good condition. Mother decided to give these to me as a momento of Grandma Pearl. There was a matching silver pin, identical to the one pictured above, that mother gave to my twin sister. It is so special to have something that Grandma Pearl actually owned. Don't you just love items like these?

17 May, 2016

Ole Miss® lap quilt completed

Hello friends. Pictured above is a lap quilt made with Ole Miss® print fabric. The pattern is called Simply Rectangles, and is designed by Gudrun Erla. The pattern is included in the book Just Your Style. 'Got lucky and paid only $7.00 instead of $24.99, due to the fact that our local Hancock Fabric Store closed recently. What a shock, as the store had been here for like 40 years. This quilt was a 2 1/2 year project. Ole Miss® is my alma mater, and finding this fabric in Alabama was not going very well. So, Etsy to the rescue! This lap quilt measures 45"X57", with meandering style machine quilting all over. 'Did a different kind of look for the backing- to see it, follow the link below my signature.

12 May, 2016

My Raggedy Dolls: Part 5

It has been a while, but here are some more of my raggedy dolls. The one in the center was made by Rene of Sew Many Raggedies blog. The other two were made by me several years ago. They are meant to be a brother and sister. I was learning how to paint and sand the muslin fabric. Yes, it is fun to collect raggedy dolls, isn't it?

07 May, 2016

Ravenwood Whimzies' Americana Pin Keep Swap 2016

Good morning dear friends. Pictured above is the Americana-themed pin keep that my swap partner: Yvonne of: Beth's Raggedy Attic Prims Blog made for me in the Ravenwood Whimzies' Americana Pin Keep Swap. It is so patriotic and primitive on the rusty spring. Yvonne also sent some beautiful lace with green edging, 2 initial "D" buttons, a green pin cushion, and a patriotic candle mat. Sending many thanks to Yvonne. Be sure to visit and follow her blog. To see the pin keep that I made for Yvonne, follow the link below my signature.

06 May, 2016

Kelsey's hippie duds!

Look at Kelsey! She is all about some '60's groove today. Kelsey looks ready for a music festival in her bell-bottom jeans and tye-dye blouse. She completes her look with a silver peace sign medallion on a leather cord, around her neck. Being born in the '60's, I absolutely love this era. Plus, hey, the fashions were so awesome. Even today, you will catch me wearing bell-bottoms. Kelsey's blouse is made from a bandana, and her jeans from scrap remnant fabric. Don't you think she looks groovy?