Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Made Some Original Pincushions!

I am "sew" excited about these sweet pincushions I have been working on for Christmas gifts and for my 

And happy to say they are original!
I have wanted to make some pincushions, and I have been making fabric yoyo's for years...
so I put the 2 together!
They remind me of yummy pastries!
They are a great size (13 1/2" round by 3" tall) and take up my hand when holding them. They are lined.
Filled with crushed walnut shells to keep pins sharp. 
I buy from a wonderful company, dust free.
No fiber~fill here!
Make great gifts!
Anyhoo, just had to share!
Will be making lots more for my Etsy Shop.
A blogger asked if my little 
Singer Featherweight works?
She sure does!
 Love making them!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 23, 2013

End of Summer Luncheon

This past week I hosted a "End of Summer Luncheon"
for a fun group of women.
We call ourselves the "Lunch Bunch Sisters"!
At each place setting was a little Thank You card for coming!
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Pretty sea shells and containers gathered by my daughter Heidi, were the centerpieces. Thanks Heidi!
This bookmark is the actual invitation that I mailed out.
All the info is on the back.
Our ship picture fit in perfect with the theme.
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I used my "May Flower" Vernonware from the 1950's.
I provided Chicken Croissant Sandwiches and a dessert,
and all the guests brought different yummy salads.

A lovely day in deed!
We take turns going to each others homes each month.
I will host again in December! Can't wait!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sewing for Christmas!

Sewing for Christmas!
This is the time of year that I start putting my gift ideas into action!
Started off this week making some Farmgirl dish towels!
Nothing fancy but so cute!

Made with torn edges. The more they get washed, 
the fluffier the edges become.
They wash up beautifully!
The sides are hemmed.
I still use the gathering technique I learned in the 7th grade.
I used a lot of 1940-50's reproduction fabrics.
They remind me so much of my sweet Grandmother's!
Gotta love those Bee's!
Hope my girls don't see this post or if they do,
they will forget until Christmas Day!
Back to the sewing room to make pincushions!
I will let you know how they turn out!

Have a wonderful day my friends!