Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Curtains!!!!!

I was sitting at the kitchen table the other morning and noticed how cold it was from the windows, so decided to make some curtains.  I made four panels hoping they would be enough, but it wasn't, so yesterday I went through my fabric stash and found some other fabric I had LOTS of.  Yesterday and today I spent making the second set of curtains.  Here are the pictures:
These are in the hallway :

And these are in the dining room:

The first set I made were blue, so I decided to move them to the office.  I don't have any good pictures yet because it's too sunny outside, but I'll update them later.

So I decided to move the curtains that were in the office to the living room:

(The plant in the window is from Nel's
Memorial Service)

I'm also still working on the quilt top I brought home at Christmas.  I'm still working on the "feather" stitch between all the blocks.  I decided to work on the long seams first just to get more done. 

I did get a couple of the short sides done and I'm very happy with the way it looks.

We have another quilt class coming up at church next month.  We are going to do an Easter table runner.  I'm going to use fabric from my stash and a lot that was Nel's.  I'm anxious to do it again, I skipped the last project they did because I had too much going on and too many unfinished projects.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

My husband asked me last night if I was 4......pj pants

because I decided to sew myself some new flannel pajama pants.  I have a pair of Flannel PJ's that I wear that are very warm, but the legs of the pants are so big they go all the way up to my knees during the night.  So I've been thinking about doing this for a while.  We've been having an extremely cold winter (for Texas, as least).  This is what I came up with:
They are basic draw-string PJ pants, but I had to figure out how to add FEET!  lol   It worked and could have been better, but overall I'm happy with them.
This is how they look on:

They look extra "balloon-like" because I added elastic around the ankles.  After I got them done, I decided I really didn't need the elastic.  This fabric is some that I brought home from Falls City.  I used it all, but there's a matching fabric that I may try to make a top out of.  If I do, I'll post a picture (if it comes out OK).   I usually don't sew clothing because it's so hard to make it fit, but plain drawstring pants aren't too bad.  I've made TONS of shorts for summer using the same pattern.

Have a good week, everyone!!!! :D

Monday, February 1, 2010

Our Memory Quilt is finally done!

I worked on it this weekend, and finally finished it today.  It takes a while to sew the binding on it because the back side is done by hand.

Here it is laying on our bed:
OUR Memory Quilt

 This is the middle of the quilt - one of my MIL's favorite sweatshirts.  I saved this one for us since I sew a lot.
UR Memory Quilt

And the back:
UR Memory Quilt
The white muslin I used was actually my MIL's.  It was some of the fabric that we brought home at Christmas when my FIL let my SIL and I clear out most of MIL's sewing supply.  The binding I used on our quilt is also some flannel that was hers.

Here is the label on the front:
UR Memory Quilt

And the label on the back:
UR Memory Quilt
I also brought home MIL's Bernina sewing machine, so I used that machine to make the label for the back.

Todd doesn't want to use it very much, which is odd because he told me we need to use the quilts we have that our mothers made.  He says they are made to be used, so we'll use them.  So tonight when he said he didn't want to use our Memory Quilt much I asked why - he said because it has more "sentimental" value (since it's made out of his mom and grandmothers clothes).

Overall I'm very happy with how it came out and extremely happy it's done!  I actually crossed something off my list of Unfinished Projects!!!!  :D

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