Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Girl's World by Jennifer Paganelli

I have FINALLY purchased Jennifer's book "Girl's World".  I'm sorry it took me so long, because it truly is a delight to read!   I sat with my Chai Tea and looked through all the pages.  They are gorgeous!!  So many pretty things to look at!!!!   She said some very nice things to me in her inscription which I will treasure forever, and she sent me  some lovely Flower Power fabric.  This fabric is actually my favorite of hers!  Favorite print, favorite color.    How did she know?   I think I will make a pillow with it.  You know, one of those pillows that the boys know they BETTER not be messing with!!!     I love Jennifer, she is one of most encouraging persons I know!    I know she has to be a busy person, building a business and all!  But I always see her encouraging others on facebook, Flickr, blogs.   She is an inspiration to me!!!!   So....go buy Girl's World if you haven't already, it's worth it!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Slippers for me...Finally!!!

I finally did it!!  I made slippers...whoo hoo!  I've been wanting to make these for the longest time, but was a bit intimidated.  I really am a quilter...not so good in the clothing construction department! But...I needed a pair of slippers and decided it was time I took the plunge!  I purchased a pattern from Winterpeach.  You really should check out her shop.  She has lots of great patterns and for REALLY CHEAP!  

I did finish them, and am pretty pleased with the results.  They are a little sloppy but I cut the pattern out in a hurry.  I was leaving to visit a girlfriend and she wanted to see what I was working on....so I needed something to show!   As a result the bottom fabric was a little too big, lesson learned!!!   The size is a little too big also.   I wear between a 7 and a 7 1/2.  They say to go up a size so I cut out a size 8.  I still need to wash them though, so I think they will shrink up a bit.  If not, I'll take them in at the heel.    The pattern also calls for stretchy cord, but  I had this gorgeous ribbon that looked great with it, so I used that instead.   Cording would have been easier, but not as pretty.     I have some lovely Christmas flannel that I think I'll use for my next pair.  It's starting to get a little chilly here, so flannel sounds really nice!!

My next project is a baby quilt, and I am kind of excited about it!  Of course I'm ALWAYS excited about starting a new quilt project.  I'm sure I'll have pics in a few days.   Or maybe next week since I'm going to visit my Aunt Mary this weekend.    My Mom lived with her before she died, and I want to help my Aunt take care of some business.  Plus, I really LOVE my Aunt, and she is such a fun lady!!!!  

Isn't that ribbon perfect? It actually looks better in person!

You can see the inside fabric  is a bit too big 

I used Lila Tueller's Santorino I love it!!

Cording would have been easier.  The ribbon on this was was a bit too big.  
I hope you have a very blessed weekend!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oh Pinterest!!!

It has taken me awhile to "get" Pinterest....but now I GET it!    I get the obsession...the joy of seeing beautiful things....and sharing them with friends.  Have you tried it yet?   If not, you simply must! If you have, come follow me and I'll follow you!!!  

On the quilting front, I've been busy!!!    I just got the latest quilting book "Pretty in Patchwork Doll quilts" and I am loving it!!    It has quite a few really fun quilt to make, with very easy to follow instructions.  I highly recommend it!!!  

I have been on a bib frenzy kick...pictures to come later.  I also purchased a pattern to make slippers!  Have you ever made slippers?   I've been wanting to for a long time, and finally decided to go for it!  I have a busy weekend, so hopefully next week I'll get started on those and share!  If you have any suggestions, I'm open!!!

I was going to add more pics but blogger is having a hard time today and this took about 30 minutes!!!