August 29, 2012


I have been busy. The weather is hot again. Lots of time to spend in the sewing room.
The doll wanted to be a witch. I gave her bloomers with candy corn print and a hat with stars.She is happy holding a pumpkin. She is sitting on the Aug. little quilt.
I made it from a quilt book by Kathleen Tracy.
It is a monthly challenge over on the small quilt yahoo group.
It has 72 coins with pumpkin fabric borders and tiny stars in the corner fabric.
The weeks go by so fast already wed. Hope the rest of your week is good. j

August 23, 2012


I finished her face. She is not done. I will try to finish her next week.It feels good to be making a doll again even if she is just a basic rag doll.Have a great weekend.j

August 20, 2012


We had a very good weekend camping at Beeds lake. The girls came on Sat. for a while then back on Sunday morning for breakfast.

While there I worked on some more hexagons. They are very addictive. Once you start it is hard to stop. I have finished a few flowers and have a lot of others cut out. A pile of finished hexes ,a pile pinned to the papers ready to baste.Some of the fabric is vintage feed sack fabric,some is a pattern osunberg. Some day they will be a little quilt.

It turned chilly for a little while on Sat.I loved it.
 Sydney was freezing. Does not look comfortable to me.

 Sunday was sunny and warmer. A beautiful day. Beautiful clouds. Do you ever just sit and look at the sky? Sometimes it is amazing.
Have a great week.j

August 11, 2012

Another doll

There is a challenge on one of my yahoo lists.
To make a vintage doll.
I started out wanting to make another doll of color but then was inspired by a doll on e-bay made by floralee.
I drew out the pattern and sewed her together. Last night the hair took over 4 hours to stitch on. I am happy with the results so far. This is the style of doll I used to make many years ago.I will embroider her face today then on to the clothes.
 The weeks go by so fast. I got out my fall dishes last week. Soon it will be time for all my pumpkin collection.
The weather is cooler. I have more energy. We worked on cutting off the west garden and the back garden.
The tomato plants are finally producing enough fruit to freeze.
Nothing better.
Have a great weekend j.