Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Do What You Love...

DO WHAT YOU LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART. That's what this wallhanging in my sewing room says!! I couldn't agree more. I have been sewing forever (we'll keep that undisclosed!), and have been quilting for 20 years. Although I've tried my hand at many crafts, cross stitch, tole painting, floral arranging and so on, sewing has always been my passion. This is where the bulk of my "investment" to myself lies. I truly believe that purchasing good tools: scissors, rotary cutters & mats, lighting, sewing machine and tables, a good chair and all the little notions one buys, is what makes for the best sewing experience. Early on I got the least expensive items, but as time went on, and finances allowed, I upgraded!! Lots of people I knew thought I was crazy to spend $4500.00 for a Bernina! But, I sew almost everyday, and that's what makes it an investment in myself.
This wallhanging was a labor of love with all it's little applique pieces, but it's got all the stuff I like pictured in it. I hope you like it too.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Anyone who has seen any of my quilts would see that I tend to lean toward "country colors." Mostly browns, greens, golds, etc. But I wanted to make a quilted jacket that was pastel for those early spring days that are still chilly. That's when I decided to go with the "Aunt Grace" fabrics. Well, I just loved them and it was so much fun to work with them I thought I'd make something lite and airy for the living room. Now I have brightened up the area a bit!! I also make a really nice table cloth for the dining room, but I still need to get a picture of that! It's under a big round glass topper and that involves getting the hubby to move it!
So, what I have learned from all of this is that sometimes trying new things is definitely a positive experience!