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Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Crows in black on red

I found this red fabric and coffee stained it to "dull" it down a little. I wanted it to look primitive, which is why the words were free handed rather than written on piece to stitch.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Finished Nativitys


A gift finished for the season.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Log Cabin Doll Quilt

Here is a thrift shop doll quilt I found last week for $5

It is signed on the back and the year 1997. No, it's not perfect but I love it anyway!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Two Finished Pieces!

A cat stitched piece I made for a "sewing group" online friend.

Beautiful vintage feedsack and vintage dress prints cut with pinking shears and stitched to make a fabric sampler.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Snow Love

Here is a picture that I stitched and put in a frame.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunbonnet Sue Hankie

I made a pattern for this "hankie" Sunbonnet Sue and put it under "free patterns" on my web site. So if you want a copy, please help yourself!

Actually, I didn't Susan my DIL did, great job Susan, thanks!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Button Christmas Decor

Here is a lazy daze way to make Christmas decor. I painted a canvas black then outlined a tree. I glued the buttons into the shape and Ta-da!!!

This too, very easy. The back ground is scrap book paper and the buttons are glued on! How super simple!



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Angel doll with clay wings

One of my angel dolls. I wish I had more time to experiment with clay arms and legs. The wings were hearts cut out of red clay.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fabric Find...1950's

A picture of the fabric I found today while folding fabric. The name is "Paris in Spring" was made in the 1950's. I have 2 yards, but how could I ever cut this?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Kindred Spirits

There is something that is so special about having your own business that nothing can match. That is meeting and getting to know special people that come as strangers and then take up residence in your heart. For me that describes a friend from Florida, Betty Johnson, that has become a true friend/kindred spirit. I don't know how many years ago we met, but every September Betty flys into Iowa to visit her brothers and always finds time to stop and visit us. We moved across the state but found a place to meet in Kalona, Iowa where we look at fabric, discuss patterns, talk buttons and laugh. We always finish with a meal at the Amish Bakery. We part and go back to our work and look forward to the next year. Thank you Betty for being you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A self portrait

A self portrait/study primitive style. A favorite.

Ready for the new season!

Getting ready for the cooler season! Don't forget the popcorn balls!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Emily's baby quilt for someday...

Here is Emily's "someday" baby quilt. I just have to stitch on the label.

Friday, July 18, 2014

AAngel on sherbet


I finished my angel on "sherbet" colored fabric, all feedsack and vintage fabrics, using up some precious stash.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Button Ann doll

Here is a button doll I made for the fun of it. She is only about 8" tall.




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Feedsack Dress


The little doll bed was a labor of LOVE. It is made out of a cigar box, the legs are wooden spools, painted. I cut the feedsack with pinking shears and glued them on to cigar box.

The doll blanket is stitched out of authentic feedsack.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

More Feedsack!

Here is a whole feedsack. They would peel the paper off, open up the sack and cut out their dress pattern. How exciting it would of been for new feedsack!