Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fabulous Finds

So I went to my neighbor's annual yard sale. They have a big yard sale every year and they usually have some awesome vintage things. 

This year was no exception. I found some really neat stuff. Here's what I found. 

A vintage cake tin! Awesome!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mom's Quilt

I just wanted to share a quilt that I have finished. I made it for my mother. She really likes Sun Bonnet Sue so I decided that the perfect gift would be a quilt with Sun Bonnet Sue on it. I made it out of yellows and oranges and then had it quilted by a lady in Boise. On the back is a vintage sheet that found at a thrift store in my mother's home town. I hope you enjoy it as much as my mother and I do.

This is my favorite Sun Bonnet Sue! I choose to make all the characters have different skin tones. My mom really like that!

 This is a picture of the binding. I decided to use a decorative stitch.

This is what the back of the quilt looks like

 I used a vintage sheet for the backing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Needle Storage

While attending an "I love to sew" club meeting I was introduced to another awesome idea for storage. A lady had taken a bead box and put her packets of needles into the individual compartments and labeled the compartments according to which needle was in which compartment.

Then using binder clips she put them on the needles she was currently using so that she could tell them apart and not use all her new ones.

I thought that it was a brilliant idea so I whipped one up myself using an old pony bead box. Works like a charm!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Tolstoy!

Today is Leo Tolstoy's birthday! I really enjoy his writing. I have read Anna Karenina. I read this one on audio book which I think added a little personality to each character.

I started out reading it because it is a classic that I never had a chance to read. It was an awesome story! I liked it a lot better than a Tale of Two Cities but that was because there was a lot more description in Anna Karenina. I had a hard time reading it piece by piece in my car because I really just wanted to finish the story because it was so good. It is a very good read.

Also, I came across a children's book for Anna Karenina. I thought it was a kind of funny pick for a children's book but it is pretty good too! There is one page that I really like and it talks about her lace dress. Also a very good read!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Things You Should Know About: Daily Embroidery

This is a neat site that you need to know about! It is a site where you can get a FREE embroidery design everyday!  How awesome is that?

I love most of the designs that they put out. Plus, the designs come in a variety of formats and in multiple sizes so format and size aren't a problem!

You do need to have an embroidery machine however. But if you love sewing that shouldn't be too big of a problem. ;)

Get a FREE design today!