Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A Sewing Day!

Hello friends, it's been awhile!

Do you have so many projects that you just don't know which one to work on.

I have been looking at this pillow form for some time, I'd pick it up and wonder

what am I going to use to make a cover.

Then it would go back into the cupboard for another day!

This pillow was once covered in this cute drop cloth fabric.
Well over time it wore out and got tossed and the pillow ended up in the cupboard
waiting for the right cover.

The tutorial can be found here

Out came my sewing machine and some blue and white ticking

and I set to work cutting and sewing and pressing.

Don't you just love my vintage sewing machine.
It just humms away as I sew never losing a stitch.

I purchased this cute Rowenta  iron  in my quilting days.

Sure comes in handy for my small projects!

I wanted a cover that would come off for washing.

You see the buttons on the front are just  sewn on and the pocket is held together
with Velcro tape.. No sew Velcro.
Very easy to remove pillow insert.

Love ticking! 

Well I had some ticking fabric left over and Valentines is just around the corner
so I just had to make this cute heart to hang off the bed in the guest room.

                                 What projects are just waiting in your cupboard to

                                           Thanks so much for following along!

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A few new paintings!

                                                A Snowy Country Road,  


                                           many of my paintings are
                                           inspired by PaintMyPhoto.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

It's Christmas time

                    Everyone is running around shopping, and baking , then wrapping getting ready
                                               for that special day when Santa arrives.
                   The little ones with lists a mile long and the excitement of the jolly old self
                                             in his red suit.

I'm sitting here remembering how my little ones were always so excited, looking through
the Sears toy catalogue circling everything in sight.  I loved watching their faces light up
every time that catalogue came you knew that Christmas was just around the corner.

Out shopping early in September with other mothers making sure some of their wishes came true.

Now my children are all grown with families of their own going through the same steps as I once did.

                                              Cards written and mailed
                                               Tree up and decorated ,
                                             Presents bought and wrapped
                                                     Baking done.......

Groceries still to get, turkey, homemade stuffing, cranberries to boil down,
creamed cauliflower, turnip, carrots, parsnips, yams, mashed potatoes, and gravy......

                             Desert.......Ice cream,
                                       hot cherry pie,
                                       lemon meringque pie
                                       plum duff
                                       cherry cheese cake

                           Does this sound like your Christmas!

  Christmas music playing in the background, missing the sounds of little feet
                                  reminiscing of things past.

                        Wouldn't change anything for the world.

Decorating done!

My latest painting!

                                                            Love to all!!

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