Monday, August 31, 2015

Slam Dunk Game

Sewing all put away.  I had been sewing for over a year, and am pleased to know I have sewn about 49 quilts for the homeless veterans in the cold country.  I cleaned up the craft room, stood aside and admired the scene and then promptly lunged into papers and supplies.Within seconds it appeared as though I had been making cards all along. I design cards now and then, with a creative hand and mind but these are my simply slam dunk styles. I fold the card stocks and pair up with envelopes ahead of time , and sometimes I add a cut of  designer paper and die cuts.  When that is done, making 200 cards is a slam dunk easy peasy process ...  Here are just a few of the cards. Simple simple cards.

I love cards with the punch cut out window and then I can drape over the edges.  Here are three of that style.  

I have a tub of hundreds and hundreds of die cuts that I made.  I sat for about 2 weeks and wandered through my Cricut cartridges, grabbing up cute die cuts to embellish, and of course a goal of using up some of the stacks and stashes of papers.  And there they sat, for a year, waiting.  Here you can see I grabbed up the cute bear die cut and made some Valentine/Love cards.

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a collection of stuffed frogs that a treasured client would give me over many years.  Even after I retired, I would get a cute frog item.  My first quilt that I REALLY labored over was my froggy quilt and I am proud to say I won a First Place Blue Ribbon for at the County Fair.  Goes without saying, I LOVE creating a little frog card now and then.

More to come.  I did mention I slam dunked about 200 cards, didn't I?
Have a nice day. Thanks for your visit. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sewing Finale.

Nancy, my high school friend, shares so much wonderful fabric with me.  You've seen my Hawaiian Quilt that I made with her gift of fabric.  I had so much left I was able to make some purses, totes, placemats, table runners.  Colorful stuff. 
 Here is one of the totes and some pouches to go with it.  This was a gift to al special friend who took me for my first cataract surgery on there 25th of August. She sat patiently for hours, and says she is up for the second eye when I schedule it.  Cathy and I worked together for 12 years, and since my retirement almost 8 years ago, we visit often.  I cherish her.  She loved the little tote/purse.
Now the sewing stuff is all put away for the next sewing siege I embark upon.  I cleaned up the craft room, admired the tidy sight and then hauled out all of the papers, card making supplies and started my slam dunk adventure.  My sweet craft room is back to normal.... littered and stacked and busy with stuff sitting around.... Photos to come.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Doggy Quilt for Three Update

A few days (weeks) ago I posted a photo of the doggy quilt I made for my high school friend Elaine to give to her three precious dogs.  She was thrilled with the quilt, and she tells me it took Pablo about 2 seconds to find his spot on the quilt.  This is just so precious.  

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Riley's Quilt/Halo's Quilt

I made my cat Riley a darling little quilt with fabby Lorelie cat fabric.  When I posted this on my Facebook page, three friends came forth and asked if I could do a quilt for their cherished dogs.  I had enough  Lorelie  fabric to do a larger quilt for my friend Elaine who has three special dogs to share the quilt.  I had enough smaller blocks left to make 3 more little quilts for smaller fur friends,.  The little dog quilt showing below was really patchworked with bits and pieces of Lorelei fabrics.  Cindy's little cutie dog, Halo, loves her new quilt. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my sewing adventures.  You know I LOVE to sew, and I do so every day, and sometimes alllllll day lonnnnnnng.

Cat Birthday Card

My friend Pat Korver makes the best cards everrrr and she loves taking that fabby Lorelie fabric and creating cute cute cards, just like I take that fabby Lorelie fabric and sewing with it...  I posted a card earlier that had a Lorelie gal holding fabric.  (As if that made any connection to me....grin...)   Here is my birthday card from Pat.