Tag Archives: sewing

String Bag

Jenny of Elefantz Designs posted a tutorial on making a cute string bag.

When I was a young girl, my Momma kept a large cone of string in the kitchen. I don’t know what she used it for, but her four daughters used a lot of it playing Cat’s Cradle.

I had to make Jenny’s bag!

String Bag

String Bag

String Bag

I won’t be playing Cat’s Cradle with my sisters, but I will be using that handy string for such things as tying up tomato plants.

Thanks Jenny!

A Small Dragon

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”
― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

A friend cherishes a bit of needlework that her mother had stitched. It was out of shape and rolled up and no one could enjoy it.

I told her that I would do something with it.

I washed the piece, and tried to block it back to shape the best that I could.

Robin's Pillow

And then I made it into a little cushion cover. The orange stripe on the back conceals a zipper.

Now everyone who visits my friend can enjoy her Mother’s handiwork and have a smile when they visit her and see the little cushion on display.

Robin's Pillow

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

This and That

I still have my head into the genealogy.

I have discovered a couple more US Confederate soldiers.

And there is the ancestor who committed an especially vicious murder and was lynched for it.

Then there is the ancestor who was murdered with a gunshot wound directly to his heart…shot by his father.

It is almost like reading a riveting mystery novel for me, and I can’t tear myself away.

However, my Mom has requested a couple of small pillowcases, only about 12 inches by 19 inches, so I did have to come up for air.


The second pillowcase she wanted to match a quilt that I made and gifted to her in 2017. Thank goodness, I still have fabric left from making Aunt Sukey Spins Off!

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

The white is gone now, but I still have some red left.

Just for fun, I made a zip bag from scraps for my youngest sister’s tablet. I will give it to her the next time that I visit with her.

Zip Bag
Zip Bag

Quilt On!

Fabric Boxes and the Garden (Done for the Winter)

I wanted something to do just for the fun of it.  Something easy; something that doesn’t require a lot of concentration.

So I made these.

Fabric Boxes

The cute little boxes will make nice gifts, once I decide what to fill them with.

Fabric Boxes

I was going to share some wonderful photos of the last of my blooming garden flowers…purple asters.

But there was some shenanigans going on, and I never got to take those photos.


Deer and Turkeys

Deer and Turkeys

One day I have blossoms, and the next day, they are somebody’s salad.



Nevertheless, I can share a photo of some fabulous fall color.

Garden Fall Color

And a close-up…just because it is so pretty.

Garden Fall Color

May OMG 2018 Update

My Mom put in a couple of sewing requests, so I chose those for my May OMG (One Monthly Goal) goals.

Her first request was to replace the worn elastic on the wrists of her light jacket.  She has very small hands and wrists, and I think that I stretched the new elastic too much while stitching it to the jacket sleeves.  I hope that the sleeves fit, and are not too large!

Mom's Jacket

Her second request was to make a couple of purple bowl cozies. This was a much easier request to fulfill!

Bowl Cozy

Bowl Cozy

Mom also had an unfinished potholder in her bag.

Mom's Potholder

I don’t think it was a hint, but I did finish it for her.

Mom's Potholder

Love you, Mom!

I also completed three rose/pink blocks for the Squared Away sampler from RSC18.  You can see that in a blog post here.

RSC18 May

This blog post shares the quick and easy fabric trays that I made this month.

Fabric Tray

Some gardening took place, too, so I am claiming this month as a productive month for me!

Veronica Waterperry and Candytuft



Marguerite Daisy

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were completed for May. I find it inspiring and motivating!