Sunday, July 26, 2009

Catching Up on my Projects

This is a trivet/hot pad that I made using the tutorials on the Homespun Living blog. I loved the way the finished pad turned out. The back is a knitted seed stitch square, well almost square. LOL I used the Sugar n' Cream cotton ecru yarn from Lily . The front is various pieces of cloth from projects MI daughter and I have done for her house, plus a few ribbons and trim. (OR daughter-if you want one, what color?)

This is a close-up so that you can see the trims.

Not to long ago I posted about a vintage flower holder that I bought to give to MI daughter, but decided to keep for myself. I have been on a hunt to find something similar for her. Well, I found this cute one in white, although I don't think it is vintage, it still is sweet.

A few weeks ago my sister-in-law came over for another craft day. We have a lot of fun making things together. Our biggest project was a quilt that I helped Lee Ann make as a memory of her husband and my brother Steven, who died of brain cancer in 2006. I don't have a picture, but she cut up his shirts to make blocks for the quilt. She also used some angel blocks that she made from a kit. This was her first quilt and it turned out very nice. It is a very special quilt.

This day, we made small bags from a pattern called Snap Happy. You need only two fat quarters to make all three. The pattern is from Stitchin' Sisters, email at I made the Scottie dog bags for my best friend Chris, and Lee made the blue ones. This week we got together and made book covers, but I forgot to take a picture.

Keep crafting folks, it keeps us sane and happy. Find something you like and as NIKE would say "JUST DO IT."


Her Art Nest said...

Hi Nancy,
I was trying to find the link for Stitchin' Sisters, but there are a number of them. Do you have the link? I was thinking about getting the pattern for these little bags. Thanks. ~Nan

Pam Warden Art said...

Hi Nancy
Thanks for signing up for my Give Away. I am enjoying your blog.

Furniture removals Melbourne said...

Great finds, I love the cute little flower holder. The crafts you made are gorgeous it has a touch of elegance.

Manila Real Estate said...

I totally agree with you. For me crafting takes away my burden, it’s the easiest way for me to unwind. Your works are so beautiful I love the floral patterns you made on the little bags.

Janine said...

Hi Nancy,
you have won one of my giveaways.
Please tell me your adress.
Have a nice sunday

Janine said...

Hi Nancy, I have send the prints to the winners of the givaway. I know that the other two got theirs.
You are the only one I have no feedback of.
Would you please tell me wether you received the print or not.
Have a lovely weekend

Anonymous said...

I would like a red and white one. Ala a kitchen towel

Le_Vintage said...

thanks for checking out my blog, glad to hear you're joining the swap, keep checking up so you don't miss out on anything!!!

Le Vintage

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Nancy, dear.
I love this post. I'm going to check out the tutorial for the hot pad and perhaps make a few for Brynwood. I also love that little baby buggy planter...thinking it would make a perfect little pincushion! (can't help myself)
Thanks, always for stopping in to visit and leave comments. It's always appreciated!


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