Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Quilt and Table Runner


I made this lovely purple table runner to help raise money for the Activity Department at work.  They are having a silent auction and carnival.   I had these strips of purple from my sister-in-law Mel box of goodies she sent me and thought they would work well in this runner.   I bought a basket and filled it with fun kitchen stuff along with the table runner.  Hope she gets a good bid.


My mother-in-law gave me some books of furniture fabric samples and I used them to create this quilt of mixed print of earth tones, peaches and greens.


 I loved the prints and had lots of fun with this.  I bought the green print fabric to offset the nine patch blocks and made it a twin size.


 I hand quilted it with green thread.

 Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Weekend Fun


We had so much fun this past weekend with our 3 granddaughters.  We went to the Renaissance Festival and had fun around the house.  I picked up a billfold kit at my favorite thrift store, thinking I could get someone to work on it and I was right!  The youngest and I worked together on it and I finished it while she made noodles with playdo.

Next I taught one how to embroidery and she took to it like a duck to water.  I had these tea towels that I stamped with food themes.   She loved doing the french knots.  I thought she did magnificent for just learning.

Also I had help quilting my recent quilt.  Two granddaughters worked a few stitches. Wow, that's less I have to do because I have to get it done by the time my friend Sherri arrives on Oct 2.  She is going to borrow my small frame to work on a project.

And our last bit of fun.....Tie Dye shirts.

We ran out of plastic gloves so we all had some dye on our hands.

What a great weekend, girls.  Thank you soooo much.   Love you,

Grandma Cindy