Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sewing for Fun...

 Here I am, sewing for fun.  I had purchased an embroidery CD that does cross stitch.  I used to do cross stitching but I was eventually reduced to doing so by wearing a magnifying glass around my neck.  Now I can cross stitch all with the simple ease of my embroidery machine.  Amazing designs.  I gathered up a bunch, grabbed up some fabrics and made a quilt.  I love it....

 I also have an embroidery CD that offers up designs with a tea time theme.  I did these napkins for a friend who loves to have tea parties.  Such fun....

As a side note, today marks the 6th anniversary of my retirement.  My oh my, I worked until I was 70-1/2 and I waited so long to retire,  to be home all day, sewing, making cards, beading and doing whatever I wanted with my new found freedom.  I am simply in shock to realize that 6 years have gone by me.  But I sure have had a lot of fun in those many months, and hopefully the fun will continue for many more retirement years as well.

7 comments:

Sandi said...

Carole, your sewing creations just amaze me, such beautiful work and yep that time just leaps by when we are engaged in what we love to do, keep it up dear friend, hugs

Stephanie said...

Carole, Happy Anniversary! I wish you many more crafty retired years, too. Love seeing all your sewing projects. This is beautiful.

Susan Edwards said...

Carole that quilt is fabulous.... Not as fabulous as my napkins, which I LOVE!, but fabulous none-the-less!!

I will be blogging on the napkins soon.... But I just wanted to take one more opportunity tell you thank you!!

Hugs,
Susan

Jane Stirling said...

How wonderful. I was an avid Cross Stitcher for about ten years. Then I discovered Scrapbooking! I have never stitched since...lol. Imagine, a CD and machine that does it for you. I think that was half the problem - it took so long to create some of the designs. I stitched the "Samurai Warrior" back in 2003 - it took me the best part of the year to finish it - but, boy is he majestic! Well worth the effort. Maybe I should put him on my blog one day. Great to read that you are enjoying your retirement to the full Carole - six years goes so quickly! Merry Christmas... Hugs xx

Jayne said...

You are such a whizz with sewing Carole. Fabulous quilt and such pretty napkins.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2014!
Hugs
Jayne x

Beedeebabee said...

How beautiful this quilt is! I love all that wonderful cross stitching.

Happy 6th anniversary of your retirement! Wishing you many more years of crafty fun!

Merry Christmas Sweetie!
xo Paulette

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful quilt Carole. Happy new year! ~Diane