Monday, June 29, 2009

Monogram added

I added a monogram to the black toile apron that my cousin ordered. I love monograms on clothing. I cleaned house today and sewing today except for the monogrammed apron. We got a nice rain today which we needed but I had just washed my car:( Tomorrow we are going to Houston to the doctor. My dad still has a drainage tube in his stomach and we are hoping that the doctor is ready to take that tube out. Dad is really doing good and we are so thankful! Again I thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts during his illness. Prayer is so powerful and what a mighty God we serve. His doctor told him that the two other people that had the same illness were in their twenties and they did not make it. We feel like our 76 year old Dad survived this illness through the many prayers that were lifted up for him. Keep praying for him and my mom he has come a long way but he has ways to go. Have a great Tuesday and I will post when we get back!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Amy Butler Bag and another Apron

I just finished an Amy Butler Bag and it turned out so cute. I will definitely make more of these. The directions were easy to follow which makes it fun to make. I made another apron but this one I made out of toile for a relative. Tomorrow I plan to work on a quilt that I started a long time ago. I hope to finish it this summer!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Aprons and Sun Dresses

I finally got the apron made that I have been intending to make. I had bought the fabric and the pattern back in the fall at a fabric store in Austin. The pattern was Apron Jazz by Barbara Brandeburg. I thought the instructions were a little sketchy. I also made a little dress and the pattern I used was an Indigo Junction. The instructions were very well written and easy to understand. Me, Mom, and Dad went to see my sister today and we made a little detour to The Painted Pony Quilt Shop in La Porte. This is a great store and always a treat to visit.
They have a great selection of patterns, fabric, and quilts. I love looking at all the beautiful quilts hanging through out the store. Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Red Work on Dish Towels

I made a few red work dish towels today. I am loving my sewing machine and all that I can make with it! The hot summer days are going by fast but I'm staying cool under the air conditioning and just sewing my little heart out. Have a great day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

More Burp Pads and a Great Day!

Linsi and I made more burp pads today. Sewing is so much more fun when you have someone working with you. I plan to make a few aprons this week too. I've had the pattern and fabric since last fall. I hope you had a great today!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Burp Pads

Linsi and I made some very cute burp pads tonight. She came home for Father's Day and we whipped these out! I used flannel for the white fabric and then I had some cute prints in my stash and used those for the border. The border is 4 1/2" x 9 1/2". The flannel is 9 1/2" x 32 1/2". And then we monogrammed them with cute sayings. I am loving my Bernina machine. This is a special weekend for our Dad's. My Dad came tonight and we had a great dinner together. My husband took him to the pond to see Fisher, my son's black lab swim and work. I hope you have a great weekend.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In Dallas

I am in Dallas helping my son move into his new place this weekend so I won't be posting anything until I get back. I am still having trouble with the pop-up window that "aborts" the blog website that I am trying to view. It doesn't happen to all of them but to most of them. Is anyone else still having this problem? I hope everyone has a nice weekend. It is TEXAS HOT here and I am about to suffocate.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monogramming Projects

I have been monogramming towels and other things. I have a few of my projects posted on this post. I will be leaving in the morning to head to Austin. Matt is moving to Dallas this weekend and I am pulling my trailer to Austin and help him move. I am hoping to do a little antiquing on my way!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

White Shabby Chic Vanity


I moved into my new booth space in Buna yesterday and it really is going to be cute shop. We traveled to Houston today for a Doctors appt. for my Dad. Everything looked good and we go back next Weds. for a CT. scan. They are going to decide rather or not if it's time for the drainage tube to be removed or not. Dad is doing so much better and he is getting stronger each day. Thanks to all of you who have and who are praying for his recovery.
I came home and finished painting a vanity that I have been working on and I have some before and after photos to share with you. I need to decide which booth I am going to put it in! I have a chest of drawers and a vanity that I am going to begin tomorrow. I can't decide what color to paint them. I tend to have that problem when I begin a project but I will have to sand them and prime them so I still have a little time to decide which color I like. I may do pink this time. I really enjoy painting the antique vanities! Take care and I hope you enjoy the photos.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Busy Week

Well I am back home and I have been on the Bernina monogramming everything! I love playing on my machine. My two daughters came home this weekend to attend a wedding and I don't think that I went to bed before 1:00 a.m. I have monogrammed towels, linen coasters, kitchen towels and anything else I could get my hands on! This week I am moving into a new antique Booth space in Buna. This is where I was raised and my parents still live there. A friend of mine is renting my grandparents old home place and it's going to be an antique store. She asked me to rent a room and put some of my furniture pieces in. So I will be moving some of my things in this next week. I am hoping this will clear out my garage! I am still working on painting a few of the pieces but I should be finished at the end of this week weather permitting. I will take some pictures when I get everything moved in and arranged. It's such a neat old home with high ceilings and old windows. I think it will really be cute as an antique shop. Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Learning to use the new Bernina

Monogrammed Beach Towels

I am in Austin and I am learning to use my Bernina machine. I have a great teacher and I have bought several towels to practice on when I get home. Haley and I had a great dinner at Uchi tonight. The next few days we are going to be busy with fun things that we have planned. This is short but I will post more later! Enjoy the week.