Fabric stars that is!!!
Calling this a Star Hanger because I added stars! hahaha!
Sure not very original but works for me.
I had made the small flag quilt a few years ago.
When I pulled it out this time decided I could add some stars!
The idea did not come to me outta the blue either I must confess.
I had been doing a straighten up in sewing room and came across these stars!
They were some leftovers of a Fall project.
So I am looking about to see where I can stash them and this hanger was on the ironing board!
DING! DING! Yes this is how some of my projects come about!
Still like the star fabric I used but these new stars added just make it pop to me!
Oh Dear now to find the rest of the red, white and blue summer decor items!
Okay stand back..I am going into the hall closet!!!
Look Out Below!!
We have temps that are rising again. Yesterday was around 85 or so with a warm southern wind. Today we are to be 90 or better. Not much of a breeze today though. Did hang wash out yesterday and today. Nice to have laundry dried outside. Smells so nice too.
We have Memorial Day at our local family cemetery the 3rd Sunday in May which is this coming Sunday. This is an old custom of decorating all the graves. Not a celebration of the military remembrance Memorial Day later this month. Way back when there was also picnics and such. Not anymore, here anyway.
So I have been collecting flowers when I see them on sale. Had quite a stash!
So made up 6 lovely bouquets yesterday .
Have one with a flag that is for DH's father who served in WW2.
For my Mama and Mama in law I used pink hydrangeas with roses and other flowers. So pretty. Look real but I know these fauxs will last a good while.
Pulling out the patriotic red, white and blue for summer decor too!
Now to decide where they will go.
Have enjoyed the Spring/Easter things being up but we must move on!
Wow year is cranking along for sure! Almost to the half way mark!
One of my favs here. Not sure if I will hang it up or just prop close to family photos.
Rosemary for remembrance. Found frame from thrift I painted black.
Decided to leave this frame as is though need a bigger piece of backing for it.
Do love my old box of prim eggs but need to put them away now.
I think I may try finding some old caning jars to go it in now with candles.
Also need to pull out the runners for table from the vintage bark cloth.
I saw a banner for the mantle on Pinterest that I may give a go.
If I do will share.
Looked easy enough and the country, soft prim look I love.
So reckon time to get back to sewing ...still working on some secret projects !;-)
Wishing you each a wonderful day!
Be it spent with family or cherishing sweet memories of days gone by.
I know my heart will recall these special days spent with my sweet Mama and Mama-in-law.
Our son and his wife are taking us out to brunch!
Looking forward to a wonderful day.
This is a wool project I have had on the finish list a while! I call it Dot's Flowers because was all done by hand, sitting in doctors offices and hospitals for Aunt Dot's appointments. She loved seeing each flower go on! This is from the book Blossoms in Winter.
Have a couple more projects yet to finish from this wonderful book.
That green wool for some of the leaves and vine is an old army blanket! Man those things lasted!! Most of my wool is from thrift store skirts. I wash and dry, cut and fold into my wool stash. Which needs its own cabinet now! On the look out for a smallish cedar one.
This is the fabric for the back. It is black but reads like gray here.
;-)Wanted to show I used batting on backing. It really makes for a smoother less lumpy pilla! Had to do a stuff on this one . No pilla form big enough. Thought about just doing a pilla slip for a sofa pilla. Decided no, Cocoa Kitty uses those a lot! I have to vac them often. This way I can set it aside when needed.
Right now it is nice on the vintage green Nellie chair.
Nice to have it done and ready for Aunt Dot's visit from NC next week!
I made some small star blocks over weekend. Had a plan for them or so I thought.
Did not finish as the wall hanging I had planned because it just did not suit me!
Made a runner like this instead. Almost every part of it gave me fits! Not the poor fabrics fault but mine.
Almost decided to just give up sewing! Oh well this mood too shall pass and I will be back at it again!
Like it on our antique chest by sofa. If we ever get nice days again ,will have to start taken pics outside to get the true colors I reckon!
DH was in the kitchen making up some homemade cracker jacks on Sunday! Oh my so good! Could not leave it alone! Then wonder why my hips keep blooming out so!!!!
What is up with cats on ironing boards lately!!!! Cocoa just looks at me like ...Whatever...I am staying here no matter how many times you say DOWN!
I did break down and go to Dr for an injection in my hand. The arthritis was just hurting so badly. That is on top of all the meds I take daily! Took a while but is beginning to feel better.
Weather may not be helping at all. More gray skies and rain.
Thanks for all the sweet comments on our precious great grand baby! Jay is adorable indeed. Could post a pic a day!
Can't wait till we can make the trip out to the Blue Ridge Mts again to see him in person!
..our first great grand child, Jay William was born today!
7 pounds and 7 oz. 20 inches long. Mama and baby doing well!
His Mama was our sweet first grandchild born 22(23dec)yrs ago!
We are over the moon with him as much as we were with his Mama!
Life is good! We are blessed!
...yesterday! Have to take advantage of the high energy times!
Here is Blue Bird ready to hit machine. I just placed the vines and stars on it to see how will look. Will press them on and do last after I do middle with applique stitch and quilting. I love the look of appliqueing through the layers. Makes it pop!
Once again I cannot get colors true. I its really not a pastel piece! The binding will be same as middle fabric. I made a couple changes. The side borders are not as wide as pattern. I drew my vines on Heat N Bond, cut from fabric instead of bias strips. The green I wanted to use was just a small piece so best way to go!
So this is what I will be working on for a few days!
Off for appointments here in a bit. Looks cloudy out. Hope no rain!
Found a lovely surprise package in the mail last week from Australia. So sweet of Joy to think of me ! I do hope you are back safe in Saudi!
I have been busy round here. Home chores and other things. We have rain. Almost 2 inches yesterday!! A couple more days with chance of storms along with more rain . Not knocking it as wells always need rain but nice to spread it out!;-)
This week is a busy one with medical stuff. One is for a procedure for DH Friday. I am hoping to have a wool project ready to go, maybe from the Summer issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects that Laural of Simply Put Plus sent me! Her project is wonderful!
Working on my red work basket project. I decided not to make the full size quilt. Doing a wall hanging table topper size. Made the full size in black for niece. She has in her dining room. Is lovely!
Would like to have mine done in a week or so to put on sofa chest. Aunt Dot coming up for a mini visit!
She loves to see what I have got DONE! So gentle pressure to finish up some things !
Also have Blue Bird on the machine. It was a Pat Sloan class. Should have been finished by now but such is life...round here anyway! ;-) The top is already for the applique now. Will get a pic when that is prepped.
So reckon I best get to it if I wish to reach my goals for the week!!