Sunday, January 24, 2010

Finished another purse!!!! :D 1/24/10

So another one of my aunts requested a purse a few months ago.  I was supposed to take the fabric samples to Mom at Christmas, but since we didn't get there, I had to mail them when we got back home.  She picked out the fabric and I started the purse a few days ago and finished this afternoon.  I really like the fabric, it's a pretty brown with blue.  I used blue for the lining of the outside pockets and a tan material for the inside.  It turned out really nice!

Here are the pictures:
Purse for Betty

Inside - I used my MIL's Bernina for the decorative stitches on the pockets:
Purse for Betty


Purse for Betty

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another Etsy sale!!!!


This cosmetic bag is going to Christine in Colorado!  Thanks, Christine!

I've also created a Facebook page for my business.  Here is the link.   Please become a fan!! :D

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Finally - the last Memory Quilt

for Todd and I.   It's been designed and hanging on my design wall for weeks.  I actually worked more than 30 hours this last week so didn't have time to sew, but I decided to start on ours Friday night.  I did receive an email from my FIL the other day and it was so sweet.  "Oh, yes, wanted to tell you how much it means to sleep under "the quilt" every night. Thanks Jyl. "   I cried when I read it.  He's a man of little words, so that meant a lot to me.  That kind of put a fire under me again to get ours done.  Before I had actually sat down and made tags for it, number and letter combos so I could take most of it down and sew them.    The tags were A through M for each row, then numbered 1 to 9 for each column.  That actually made it go a lot quicker.

Here are pictures I took of it lying on the floor.  I couldn't get it back up on my design wall because I have so much stuff there that we brought home from Nebraska at Christmas.  (MIL's sewing stuff that I was given.)
MQ Top #6 (ours)

I saved this sweatshirt for our quilt:
MQ Top #6 (ours)

The label needs to be trimmed
MQ Top #6 (ours)

I sold my sewing machine that I used to make the labels because the Bernina I was given does letters also.  I finally sat down to play with it for a little on Thursday and it was a lot of fun.  TONS of stitches and more than 5 fonts for letters.  I need to take pictures of it and post them.  Other things we brought were LOTS of fabric - including some heavy stuff I can use for purses, TONS of quilt batting - both unopened rolls and large scrap pieces, a few pillow forms, another cutting mat and lots of pins and needles for quilting.  We thought ahead and took three large plastic totes with us and brought them home full of the machine and sewing supplies.  That was a good decision because the weather was bad and we didn't have to worry about everything getting wet.

One of my other aunts wants a purse and I forgot to send fabric samples to my mom, so I need to get those out in the mail this week.  And I'm working on a FB page for my business, so if anyone is on there, keep checking back and I'll post the link when it's done.

Have a great week, everyone!!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quilt Top Christmas 2009

Todd and I went to Fall City for Christmas.  We were supposed to go to my parents, but weather prevented that and I was very upset.

In FC, my SIL and I went through our MIL's sewing things.  I brought home her Bernina machine, which I am VERY excited about.  I haven't sewn on it yet, but will soon, hopefully.  We also split up her fabric, batting and other sewing supplies.  We did leave a few items there so our FIL can mend things if needed.  While we were going through everything, we found a quilt she started.  She had 15 of the rows sewn together, the 16th row was still in pieces and there was one block missing.  My SIL made the final block while I sat down to sew the rows together.  It's a very pretty quilt and has the directions with it - MIL was very organized.  After it was mostly sewn together, I volunteered to bring it home and finish it since I have more free time.  After we got home, I got the last row sewn on and started on the feather stitches between the rows.  Here's what it looks like so far:
This is the top spread out on our bed  - they have a king size bed so it's much larger than our queen:

This is a little closer so you can see the feather stitching between the rows:

And much closer.  Once I get some horizontal feather stitching done, I'll post another picture.  It's going to be a beautiful quilt.