Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby Quilts

My cousin and my niece both had babies last month. My cousin had a boy and my niece had a girl. Both moms and babies are doing fine. I finally got around to making a baby quilt for each. Due to time of which I never seem to have much of lately I picked up two quilt kits at The Village Quilter to make these quilts. Now I got to get them off in the mail.

These are the labels for each quilt:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February Friday Night Sew In

The February Friday Night Sew in was last night, February 18. It was also my youngest child's 25th birthday, Happy Birthday Thomas.

Anyway I was pretty tired as it had been a long work week. So I decided on a simple project, my last block of the month from Olde City Quilts.

Today when I pulled it out to take a picture it didn't look right. I discovered that I had sewn the bottom red arrow on upside down. So ripping I went to fix it. I'm glad I didn't start on the apron for the next swap.

But I now have all 12 blocks completed. I picked up the finishing kit earlier this week from Olde City. Now I just have to find the time to work on it.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another Completed Flirty Apron Swap

The theme for the latest Flirty Apron Swap was Cutie Pie Apron (Pies, Valentines and Vintage Love).

I received the cutest swap package from Karen. She sent me this gorgeous apron, the most adorable owl key chain that she made, some cookie cutters, trim, owl socks and delicious chocolate almonds. Thank you Karen. I love my apron and goodies. Karen recently opened an Etsy shop. She is selling aprons, owl items and other goodies. Go check it out.

Now here is the apron I made for Carrie. BTW, I "borrowed" these pictures from her website. I made her this vintage style apron, and included some mints, some cookie cutters (the same ones I received from Karen), a few bar mop towels I embroidered, a couple of spatulas, a cookie recipe book, a little bottle of hand sanitizer, a nail file, some vintage tissues and a little kit for a "sweet treat bag".

Many thanks to Shawnee for hosting yet another wonderful, successful swap.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

And Yet Another Bow Tucks Bag

Cinzia my loctician loved the Xbag that I gave her for her birthday so much that she gave me this orange stripey fabric and asked if I could make another one. Well the fabric she gave me was in pieces and not yardage and I didn't have enough for a Xbag. So I told her I could make her a different type of bag and that I would need to add a coordinating fabric. Reluctantly she agreed. It took me a while but I found the print to match the orange fabric and I made her a bow tucks bag. I also made her a coordinating wallet and purse. She loved it! I told her though no more challenges.