Sunday, May 31, 2009

Accidental Pentecost Shirt

Here is a pic of my accidental Pentecost shirt. When I was reminded to wear red on Saturday (we were singing at a funeral for a deceased choir member) for the next day (today), I couldn't made it to my favorite friend to pick up material, so I looked through my stash to see what I had enough yardage of to make a shirt to wear to sing the next it is Michael Miller's new Christmas collection - Joy in red. If you click on the pic you can see the details of doves (for the Holy Spirit) - how perfect and accidental - maybe! God and the Holy Spirit work in mysterious ways!
Sew On!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Here are some pics of a quilt I just made for my neighbor who had her first grandaughter. Doesn't Tanya Whelan's Darla collection look fab? Love all her prints and how they coordinate together so perfectly. Made a few outfits for my girls in it too! I used the Kyoto pattern from Patty Young with Darla fabrics...awesome. Turned heads in church...I love to dress all 3 of my girls identically. It is getting harder now that my oldest is almost 10 and a size 12 slim.....Most patterns end at 8. I have now bought myself a French curve and am busily studying all kinds of pattern alterations! Have to go make dinner! Sew On!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here is one of my newest patterns in PDF format
Easy to Sew Reversible KissKiss Lock Clutch
I love designing patterns. I have a BSE from Purdue University, but I stay at home and homeschool my 4 children. This allows me to be with them all the time, and still do what I enjoy. I often call sewing my therapy. All of us sewers know how relaxing it can be to just sit in front of our sewing machine and think of nothing but fabric, fabric, fabric. We also all know of that feeling of accomplishment finishing a bag, quilt, or any sewing project can be!
I love being home with my children and seeing how they grow in their education and their faith.
I know that I am missing out on nothing in their lives. I get to see everything and I can already see what great caring compassionate adults they are going to turn out to be.
Enough for now...the kids call. Sew On!