Sunday, November 16, 2008

Latest Projects

My husbands parents came to visit for a few days in September. We had a lot of fun including an overnight camping trip up to San Juan Island. Maybe I'll post a few pics later.

While they were here my mother-in-law took a look at my sewing machine. It has been broken and the shops wanted $120 to fix it. It was only a year old when it broke down and I just didn't want to pay that much to fix it. It turned out to be the timing. She not only fixed for me but showed me how to fix it and do the scheduled maintenance, should the timing go out again.

I was so excited I headed for Jo-Ann's so I could use my sewing machine again. The first project was a doll blanket for the little neighbor girl. She was having her first birthday. Faith has loved the doll blanket that I made her years ago so I seem to think all little girls need a little blanket to wrap their dolls in. Every night she wraps her Love-a-lot care bear in it. If she can't get the bear swaddled just right she will cry. I think she could swaddle a baby better than I could and I've had 3 children. She is such a little girl.

I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. I've made many quilts over the years but I had never machine quilted one. I tried doing it on this one as I didn't want the ties to detract from the design. I was so excited with the results of this one I decided to take it up a notch.

I made another quilt. This one is for my husband's little brother and their family for Christmas. I can say that because they don't read my blog. I was excited about this one too but the pics don't do it justice. I really need a new camera but for now the one we have will have to do.

Usually I can finish a quilt in 2 days working all day. This one took a lot longer. I was so glad when it was done.


Kati said...

Wow, I'm so impressed with the quilts too. Nice job!

wandering nana said...

Hey, so I'm still checking on your's been a while..... how are things? Where are you now?