Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Wreaths 2015

I've been trying to get my holiday decorations up. I've said in the past, I don't flip the switch into the next holiday. I'm more of a transitional decorator.
I make my wreaths out of running cedar that I find in the woods. 

I think the best decor for anyone is looking to what is relevant to your area. It makes it personal and yours.
I hope you all are doing the little things that make this time special.

Thank you for taking a look at what's been going on around here.
Be Blessed!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Pillows

  Hey! Just a quick Hello, here.
Throwing some Christmas 
throw pillows out on the couch.

Getting ready to get Christmas on!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vintage Pillows

Hey and a Good Tuesday to ya! 
Do you ever just wake up with an overwhelming notion to do something? Well, I do and today it was making pillows. Better yet, remaking pillows. 
I titled this post vintage pillows and in a way are. I had some pillows that were looking quite worn and really in need of a redo. I intend on using them in my bedroom so I went with colors and fabric I had used in the quilt I recently finished.

Some of my fabrics that I used were quite old so it really brought the vintage feel to the pillows.

The fabric being older also made me want to use some piping to give the pillows a little more strength in the seams 
and I think it also gave the pillows a little more shape .

You can purchase piping at craft stores but sometimes it's hard to find just what you want in mind.
Sometimes the quantity you want might make it a better choice to make it yourself.
I make mine by sewing a piece of cording or natural rope between the piece of fabric I'm wanting to use .

The first pillow. 
You know that just got me started. I played around with different stuff I had until I had satisfied my need for pillows.

Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you're inspired to make some pillows too.
Be Blessed!

Friday, November 13, 2015

My Lazy Days Star Quilt

Hey! I'm Glad you came by for a visit.
 I'm also glad to finally be able to show you my Star Quilt I've been working on for a little while now. 
Right out of the gate, I must tell you I'm not the state fair kind of quilter or really any comparison to a good quilter. I just love quilts! My grandmother made them for everyone getting married or having a baby and some just because she thought you might need another. 

My grandmothers quilts were made of scraps she collected for worn clothing and various other places and she also tack quilted. She would have bags and bags of pieces cut and a few patterns drown somewhere. They were an extension of her love that she sewed on her Singer Pedal sewing machine.

My quilts are scrap quilts as well and fabric I just come along with. I don't tack quilt and I don't have quilting frame. I can't really devote the space to a huge frame. My style is just to throw them on the floor or across the bed and baste stitch it together. 
I can also be a bit lazy as quilting goes. My pieces are rather large. I know myself enough to know I don't always have the patients or the time.

This quilt I made for my own bed which is King size. So it's really quite a big quilt when speaking of quilts. 
It is typical of the quilts I've done in the past; there are pieces of old clothing, pieces from a few of Grandma's old chenille bed spreads, and some new( scrap) fabric that we make where I work. So all in all it is full of pieces of my life.

Thank you for stopping by 
letting me share my
 love of  a quilt 
with you.