Monday, July 25, 2011

Too Darn Hot!!

Hope everyone is holding up well in this brutal weather. I have sequestered myself in the AC and have not budged. Otherwise I am like the Wicked Witch of the West when she has water thrown on her.

http://youtu.be/j7GJcKuVGm8

Yep, that's me alright.

So I've been doing a lot of sewing, very little writing, some fooling around with my blogs.

Here are some of the projects I've been working on:

A new pin cushion. I made it out of an old pot, embroidered some bees onto felt and then glued the felt around the edges.


Finished this quilt:

Back of quilt


The marvelous, hand dyed fabric came from Ruby Mountain Dye Works, an Etsy shop based in Georgia.  Fantastic colors and a warm, personable proprietor make these fabrics irresistible.
 
Working on a few other quilts, including this one for Madailein, in a double Irish chain pattern:








Madailein is teething something awful and I found these dolls on line that babies can safely chew on.  So, copy cat that I am, I made my own versions:


I made some with fleece and some with flannel.  I made up the pattern, so they are all different shapes and sizes.  I sewed on little hearts but in the picture right now when I looked at it the yellow hearts look horrifyingly like Yellow Stars.  I might have to rethink that little detail.

I made some bags too.  The one I made for myself turned into a much bigger project than I had imagined.  And it is large enough to carry a small child in.




I made a glasses case and cell phone holder to match:



If only I knew where my actual cell phone was.

And here's another, for a friend:



Finally, I have changed my signature because the old one with the pencil was just looking tired.

Stay cool everyone!!

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7 comments:

Pricilla said...

You have been quite the busy bee. I envy your talents...

Marie said...

I think the actual description is 'manic'. lol I am not sure how talented I actually am. I am just good at following directions. :) But thank you for the compliment.

Judy Haughton-James said...

The heat is on over here on my tropical island but where I am we do get some breeze up here in the hills. You certainly are very creative and have made some beautiful things. I have not crocheted anything in awhile. However in recent times I have tried doing some cross-stitch. I am not that good at it so I do easy patterns. I like the big ones that use thick thread. I did some a few years ago. Keep making great stuff!

Bibliotekaren said...

Marie - Do you sell your work on Etsy or something like that? Very nice.

Donna

Marie said...

Judy: HI! Thanks so much for your comment. A tropical island with a breeze. Sigh. Sounds lovely. I actually do not know how to crochet, but I want to learn. And cross stitch is hard!! You have to count and stuff. Yikes! lol I admire anyone who can do it at any level.

Donna: Hey! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind words! I do have an Etsy shop, I have a link on my blog if you scroll down on the right side. I am happy to take special orders if there is something anyone needs and they don't see it.

Bibliotekaren said...

Doh! Now don't I feel like a dufus!

Thanks and be well,
Donna

Marie said...

Don't be silly, Donna! You think you should have every corner of my blog memorized?! lol I am just so happy to have you as a reader.:)