Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Exciting News!

Our 10th grandbaby was born yesterday.  His name is Bryce Hyrum Smith and he weighs 8 lbs. 6 oz. and he is 19.5 inches long.  He is a little bruised on his face but he is doing well.  He has light brown hair and blonde eyebrows.

I was able to complete all of my Christmas sewing but I still have a stack of UFO's I need to get to.  How about you??

Last week we went to one of our favorite places to eat.  It is about 30 miles to the north of us.  It is called Red Canyon Lodge and is close to the Flaming Gorge Dam.  While we were waiting for the restaurant to open we were able to watch these deer eating the seeds out of the bird feeders.  There was a mom with her yearling and that doe was making sure none of the other deer interfered with her baby's seeds. :)

 A Woodpecker came to watch the deer and their antics.

Hope you have a wonderful quilty week...I plan to.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Jammies

When I was a little girl my Mom and Grandma made all the girl cousins tricot nightgowns.  We always felt like princesses in those nightgowns as we twirled around and danced.  I decided I needed to pass this fun tradition onto my grandbabies with a little twist.  I added tricot pj bottoms for the boys.  So....Twas the night before shipping and on the design wall all the tricot pjs were waiting to be wrapped...have a great Christmas.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Vintage and Traditions

I am the proud owner of a Singer Featherweight.  Her name is Abigail and she was feeling a little under the weather.  My husband and I had oiled her and cleaned her and she was making a clinking noise.  I took her to a friend of mine that collects sewing machines.  Found out when we put her back together after cleaning her we didn't have something in the bobbin case area lined up...she is back to her royal self.  Abigail reminds me of my Grandma Eva..she has weathered many seasons and is still willing to work hard.  My Grandma sewed all of my cousins dresses for my wedding, she hand quilted, and she made braided rugs.  I remember rolls and rolls of polyester material in her home that she would use to braid those rugs.  I don't have any of her rugs and I don't know where they all went but I have the memories.  So when you create think of the reasons you love your art and have a wonderful day.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Curvaceous Purse

You can purchase this fun pattern for $12.00 plus shipping.  I will not send this as a pdf since it has full size patterns and they can not fit into the pdf format.  This fun purse has a large outside pocket, two inside pockets and a pocket on each side.

Welcome to Our Blog

We are so excited about this new venture we have started.  You will find patterns for hand embroidery, quilting and sewing.  We will post once a week usually on Mondays.  We would love to hear from you!!!  We have a few embroidery patterns for sale. We can provide our patterns through snail mail or as a pdf download.  Here is our Blue Christmas Project.  The pattern is $4.99