31 October, 2018

Happy Halloween from our family!

Happy Halloween to all from granddaughter Macey and our family! Lucy is wearing her witch ensemble, made by me. The dress is just made on-the-fly with a black tulle lining, and the scarf is a dollar store item. She also has purple and black striped stockings (made from dollar store adult socks) and some black shoes. Even a treats bag! The witch hat, how was that made? Well, actually it is created from a dollar store headband. Repurposed, you could say.

Carefully remove the headband from the hat (it was hot-glued). The brim is made of black craft felt. Hand sew in two ribbons, and whip-stitch around the circular area where it was hot-glued. Finis! Plus, now you have a headband that can be used for another project. Not bad, two projects for $1.00, right? The hat is the perfect scale size for the 18" fashion doll. Sending happy birthday wishes to my BIL today as well. You all please remember to be careful and safe if you are out-and-about tonight.

30 October, 2018

One Monthly Goal Finish: Oct. 2018

Talk about barely making it, here is my One Monthly Goal Finish for October. Italian Shoo Fly is finished. It was a quilt-along from back in 2017. The Goal was to get it quilted, but 'also got it binded. Here are this quilt's stats:

♦finished size: 34.50" X 43.50"

♦fabrics: Civil War era reproduction 100% cottons from my stash

♦backing: cream-on-cream floral print

♦binding: same cream-on-cream floral print as backing, by machine and hand

♦batting: Hobbs Heirloom® Natural 100% Cotton

♦machine quilting: walking foot cross-hatch design

♥ Completed WIP quilts in 2018: 17 ♥

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal Finish: October~

28 October, 2018

Sajou Quilt-Along

Recently I participated in the fun Sajou quilt-along hosted by Lori of Humble Quilts Blog. As always, it was so much fun. Thanks Lori! I went with a red. burgundy, cream and grey colorway. 'Had some trouble with the outer border, but they say practice makes perfect. Maybe some day. Here are my little quilt's stats:

♦finished size: 21" square

♦fabrics: 100% cottons from my Civil War era reproduction stash; some by French General and some by Barbara Brackman

♦backing: white with red floral print

♦binding: burgundy floral, done by machine and hand

♦batting: Hobbs Heirloom® Natural 100% Cotton

♦machine quilting: all-over meandering

♥ Completed WIP quilts in 2018: 16 ♥

~Linking-up with: Sajou Quilt Along at Humble Quilts Blog~

26 October, 2018

8th Blogoversary giveaway

Can you believe it, today this blog is 8 years old! It is still just as much fun writing this blog as it was way back in 2010. I truly appreciate all of you and your nice comments. To celebrate, the braided quilted pillow cover in the photo will go to one of you. It has an envelope-style back, and measures approx. 16" square. Due to shipping costs, an empty pillow form is included, all ready to be filled and whip-stitched closed. The fabrics are prim-themed and 100% cotton. The quilting is in-the-ditch.

♦ This giveaway will end at 10 PM CDT on 02 November, 2018. Winner will be selected at random and announced in the AM of 03 November, 2018.

♦ Due to shipping costs, you must reside within the contiguous US states, including the D.C. (Washington).

♦ Comment on this post. For your internet safety, please do not include your email address. There will be a special GDPR compliant contact form for the winner when the giveaway has ended. You are not required to follow this blog, but following is always appreciated.

14 October, 2018

Autumn Jubilee 2018

The yearly Autumn Jubilee is going-on over at: From My Carolina Home. There are many projects and recipes, so hurry over there to read all of the awesomeness. I am working on a couple of those projects myself. This is a blog that you will truly enjoy. Carole is a quilter, card-maker, cook; she does so much crafting and sewing. Follow her blog to keep up with all of her posts. Prim blessings.

10 October, 2018

Carolina Hurricane quilt blocks

Carole of: From My Carolina Home is asking those who can to make some quilt blocks for the Carolina Hurricane victims. The complete info and link to the block pattern are on her blog. These are the four blocks that I made. Those of us in northwest Alabama were spared this hurricane. One never knows what the future holds, though. We still sympathize with those who did not escape Hurricane Florence's horror. Can you sew some quilt blocks to help those people in Carolina?

05 October, 2018

All girls need purses!

Let's face it, we all love purses, right? Even dolls need them to compliment their wardrobes. Here are four small purses, just the right size for 18" dolls, like my Kelsey. Three (the brown ones and the grey one) are made of craft felt, and the other is denim. 'Made some for my granddaughter's AG dolls too. Each purse is lined with cotton fabric. They were not very difficult to make, and were actually fun to make. I must be in a "second childhood", lol. Have you ever made any doll accessories?

01 October, 2018

One Monthly Goal: October 2018

Here is another of my UFO quilt tops. This one is the Italian Shoo Fly, a quilt-along that was hosted by Barbara of: My Joyful Journey Blog, back in 2017. The Goal for this October is to get it all quilted. Binded, if all goes well. At a minimum, finally get it quilted. This year will be over soon, so better hurry, lol. Have you been working on any UFOs or WIPs lately? Prim quilting blessings.

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal: October~