Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Catching Up

Lest you think I have forgotten about you all, I am going to make a post.
I have been busy with wedding stuff and life in general.
I finally took my dress in for alterations too.

I made some cinnamon roll scones (Keto).
They were just ok.
They didn't rise very much and I really wanted to love them but...meh.
Don't get me wrong though, I froze them and plan on eating them anyway, 
just not as good as the real deal.

 My daughter asked me to make a pennant that one of the little boys in the wedding can wave. 
I finally got around to making that this weekend. 
I just need to find a dowel and then sew a ribbon casing to the short side. 
 I think I will put a few streamers on the top also.  It turned out better than I expected.

I still need to make her veil but what did I do instead?
Made some sloth pillow cases!
Aren't they adorable??

My SIL asked me if I would bind a quilt for her so I worked on that this weekend and
 I finally got it all hand stitched down too.  
I love using Minky for backings! 
 It is SO soft!!

I have a hair cut and highlight appointment tonight and 
hope to get the binding made for the wedding quilt.  
My friend that quilted it has it all finished so I get to pick it up tomorrow. 
 I am so excited to see it!

I think that catches you all up.

Hopefully I will be able to post a bit more soon.  
I just seem to be so anxious about all the wedding stuff and getting all my parts done.  


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

My Anniversary

Today marks 36 years of marriage to my best friend.  
It has NOT always been easy but it has ALWAYS been worth it!

Didn't we look like babies??

Our rehersal dinner
Walking down the aisle

The new Mr and Mrs.

That was then and this is now.

So many adventures with him and hopefully many more to come.  

So Happy Anniversary to the best partner in crime I could ask for!  

I love you so much and could NOT imagine my life without you.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Double Slice Quilt

Hi friends!  Sorry this has been a long time coming.  
I have been busy working on the wedding quilt and other wedding related things that I can't show.  

I made a quilt back in July at our retreat using the double slice quilt pattern. 
 I got some photos of it today as I am sending it to the quilter.  
I needed a quick gift for a friend undergoing chemo.  
I think this will be pretty and cheery.  
I used a pink floral minky for the back (it's what I had on hand).  
My amazing friend, Liz, will quilt it up for me tonight so I can bind tomorrow 
and gift it on Wednesday.  
I made the binding using vintage sheet too.  
I had a multi colored stripe on white that I cut on the bias to use for the binding.  

Here are some photos of the quilt.  
This pattern is GREAT for a quick quilt and will now be my go to pattern for something quick.  
It only requires a layer cake to make it!

I plan on putting together some more layer cakes so I can make another one. 
 I have an Opal Owl quilt all cut out to make one of these too.  

I hope to be able to get back to more consistent writing in the near future.


Thursday, August 01, 2019

Thrift Shop Scores

I have not been doing much sewing of late (Insert sad face emoji here). 
I am furiously working on the wedding quilt but can't share that.  
Last night I was wanting to go visit the Sally Ann and see what they had that I might need.  
Of course, IRL, I don't *need* anything but you know what I mean right?

First I always check the appliances. 
I did see a little travel iron but I put it down.  
If I go back I may pick it up and see if it works.  
If it does it may need to come home with me.  
Then I go to the linens. 
 It is so hit or miss there. 
 Sometimes I can score GREAT dishtowels and sometimes not.  
Same with sheets.  
Well yesterday I scored BIG with the sheets!  
I found FIVE and they were amazing!! 
 Just look at those beauties!  
I can't wait to get back to making my charm packs of these.

Next is the "sheleves" area.  Dishes, baskets, knick knacks etc.  
I found this gorgeous Napcoware boy.  He is is perfect condition and just so adorable!

I usually go and look at the clothes last.  
It is always so overwhelming and I could spend HOURS looking at stuff.  
I try to focus on a few areas.  I really want to do shirts and tops but it is a HUGE undertaking. 
 I did find a cute shirt though ($3).  
On my way to the skirts the sleeves caught my attention. 
It was from the Loft and as it turns out, actually did fit me (it was a small so...).

I headed to the skirts next.  
I adore finding LuLaRoe skirts. 
 I seem to find the Azure and the Maxi most often.  
I can wear from a S to a L, so a pretty nice range. 
 I like the medium the best but some of them really vary in fit.  
I found the cutest black and white stripe skirt (no tags) that came home with me and also this maxi.

Aren't those colors so pretty?? 
 I'm not sure if I will keep this one or sell it but it is gorgeous!  
Size L if any of you are interested.  
Slinky fabric, so nice!

Last but not least, I have just started looking at PJs.  
This is where I scored big too.  
I got a beautiful pair of flannel Munki Munki PJs for a song!  
The pair I have at home is XL which is now much too big for me.  
These were M and are they ever nice.  
So soft and comfy and only $3!

I had seen the oddest piece of pottery, that my bestie collects.  
It was part of a larger set and I didn't really want to spend the money so I left it. 
 I told her and we are going to go there today. 
 I hope it is still there!

I am off tomorrow after working four 10+ hour days.  
Looking forward to that.
Hubby leaves for Canada again on Sunday so I have a week alone.
THIS time I will make better use of my time.
(no more binge watching Veronica Mars!!)
Which BTW if you have not done you should

So have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back next week.