Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Boxtops

I have been collecting Boxtops for Education and Labels for Education since my grandchildren were in grammar school. One is now in middle school and the other is in high school but I still cut the labels out and save them. I need someone to give them to, is it you? The first person to send me an email requesting them is it.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

It was a good idea at the time

I've have been looking for a good set of numbers that I could use for a quilt, for a long time. I was so thrilled when I found these,  that I started making quilt blocks right away. My idea was to show a few numbers in various colors and fabric styles and let the buyers tell me what numbers they want, in what color and what style. They are 6 inch blocks and I would sell them for $1. each. They would be great for a baby's quilt, or an anniversary quilt, a graduation quilt or any special occasion you might be commemorating.  But then it occurred to me that I would have to pay 20 cents for each individual number. Oh no, no, no, that's not going to work.


I'm still trying to figure out how to promote/sell these numbers in Batiks, 1930's repro or conversational brights and in different colors. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

12

The 12th annual Disney family vacation at the Grand Floridian Resort, thank you Disney Vacation Club.




Friday, August 5, 2016

Party Dresses

I have made many of these in the past, I had called them Dolly Dresses. But I wasn't really happy with the pattern so I redesigned it, streamlined it, if you will and now call them Party Dresses.




I had an idea to make them using holiday prints, 9 all together in Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, St. Patrick's, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and rounding out the 9 with an autumn and summer print. I don't know if this I a good idea or bad, so I will await any comment on the topic.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Donations Quilts

It was quite a while ago that I was making quilts for Quilts for Kids. A great organization with a large following. When you sign up they will send you fabric and instructions to make a quilt for a child. You make the complete quilt, start to finish and send it to them. I have gotten to a point where I like to make the blocks and don't mind putting them together, but that's as far as I like to go. I dislike machine quilting and I am not very good at it.
I have discovered Stash Builder Box Heart Builders. They are currently making quilts for abused and neglected children entering crisis and foster care. They will send you some fabric and you can make whatever top you wish to create. You send them the top back and it goes on to a long arm quilter for completion. That's just the way I like it. Here is my first top.....