Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkins Are Our Friends

 Remember the velvet pumpkins?
We all made them or lusted after them the last couple of years.
I need to remember to buy some wonderful dyed velvet at International Quilt Festival
 in a couple of  weeks,
 so I can make some for gifts!

But today I made another kind of pumpkin....
a book pumpkin!
I saw it here with a tutorial....
Her's looks better than mine.... I'm still hoping my pages will relax a bit.

You should make one!
It's not the kind of thing I'll probably do more than once.... takes some time!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hexagon Swap

The QB5 Swap Group.... also known as The Queen Bees.... recently did a Hexagon Swap...
We were to use a vintage photo of ourselves on a hexagon shape so we could make a book with pictures of one another...

Links to QB5 blogs are found on the right side of the blog...

Below is Carole's
(Madness and Mess)
Carole is primarily a quilter and she used fabric in her piece.

Next is Margaret's.....  (Alice and Camilla)

...and Nathalie's.... (An Artist's Legacy)
Patty's.....(Magpie's Nest)....
Mine..(photo from the 70's...)....
I was totally inspired by Messie Jessie.
I love her dresses.... mine is simply a whisper of what she does.

It was fun to see what photos we each chose..... and our different take on the challenge....
They look great together and I'll probably bind them with some other pieces we've already made.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cardboard Rolls Keep Rolling In....

Remember my stars that I was making? ha! Guess I'm going to be expanding on those. Found this on Pinterest tonight. It came from here!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hot Glue

 I was hot gluing some felt flowers.... and you know how it is.... you start looking around to see what else you can hot glue...

So I ended up making a bunch of these stars out of paper towel rolls I had saved....

glad that's done!!!
 and here is my latest yarn wreath.... need to find just the RIGHT bow for this one.....

those dark flowers are a dark purple (in case it doesn't show)

  and, as promised, a few pics from last Saturday's baby shower for my daughter....

(sangria for those of us not pregnant people)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where I've Been

 I've been a bad blogger...
Things have been so busy here...
That adorable girl above is my sweeeeet daughter-in-law
(my cute son sitting by her)

below is my pregnant daughter and her crazy, good looking husband....
(yes, they read my blog)
 Football season is always a busy time for my family..... we are great fans..

and...then there is the approaching due date for Ashley Jo....

I made curtains for her nursery.... below is the only photo I took....
 and some great friends gave me a little First Time Grandmother Shower.....
 isn't that sweet ------>
.....a baby shower with my daughter this weekend! Pictures to come!

I promise this won't become a baby blog!!!


(pinkie swear)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Paul Got Married

Once again I am forced to sit and watch Paul marry someone else.
It does hurt less than it did in 1969....

I do hope he'll be happy....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I would never have made them except that
some of my younger friends invited me to come over one night
and make wreaths with them.... they made some beautiful ones!
I made this one on a small foam wreath form. It takes some time to wrap that yarn.
Then I made the flowers out of felt and hot glued them on.

I have some beautiful lilac yarn here... the kind they use for baby stuff.... it's my next one to make!
Have to get those lavendar nursery curtains made first.....
that grandchild will be here with no curtains if I don't get on this!