Saturday, December 2, 2017

DECEMBER

December is here and we have no snow on the ground. 
So happy. It was  26 this morning but got up to 47 this afternoon.

Here are 2 zipper totes

Still using the poky dot material

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Poky Dot Material

A friend gave me  a layer cake of beautiful Poky Dot Material
I made wallets to keep  credit cards  in. 
Click on pictures to see how nice the dots look.

I also decided to make some tissue covers  to keep in  your purse.
Next I want to make some small zipper bags for make up.
These will make nice gifts for my friends.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sewing at Round Lake Retreat

On my table was a kit to make a draw string bag. I said I have lots of patterns 
but never made any. A friend said Lucille you make it right now. And look it is
beautiful and I even put fancy stitching at the top
 

 This is the next thing. I sewed with 5 gold fish appliqued on took me all day to sew it together.
Those green and yellow corner stones  16 of them.

  I had bought this kit at Fields Fabric in Kalamazoo, Mi. to make Fishy Fishy Runner for my son who is a great fisherman and he has gold fish in his 2 ponds in his yard.
 Now I just have to layer and quilt it so he can enjoy it.


One day I quilted all these pot holders
and the next day was spent putting on the binding
 

I had a wonderful time sewing and meeting new  and old  friends.
The food and fellowship was great no dishes or cooking to do for me.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NOVEMBER

November is here and I am going this week end to the Fall Quilting & Crafting Retreat
for 4 days at Round Lake Sponsored by Parkview Christian Church. Now no
dishes, cooking, or cleaning just sewing and  seeing  friends.
I have been busy this week  fixing things for my husband to eat
Sloppy Joes, Potato Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Chicken & Noodles
Jello with fruit cocktail.Deviled eggs,Blue Berry cobbler and Vegetable Soup
I am looking forward to going since last year I did not go. and this is a 
great place and such wonderful friendships  have went many years to this.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

OCTOBER

October is here and I have not posted what happened in September
We went up to Michigan 2 times so Dick could go fishing with Clark our son.
They had a great time..

Here is Dick with a perch he caught that is 11 1/2 inches.

Here are pictures where he caught 2 at a time  two different times.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LABOR DAY HISTORY

 Labor day is one of those holidays like Columbus Day or President;s Day. You don't really celebrate them, but you have them because it means a day off. It also represents the end of summer. It's the big weekend for the last cook out. Public pools close. We put out white cloths and shoes away and start pulling out our sweaters and boots. What is Labor Day really supposed to be about?? It's a day  to celebrate workers. On September 5, 1882, Union leaders decided to have a labor festival, including a parade. Only a few people showed up on the morning of the 5th, but by the end of the day over 10,000 came and marched in the parade.Oregon was the first state to declare it a holiday in 1887, and it was soon followed by New York. It became an official national holiday in 1896 under President Grover Cleveland.While it's not as talked abut as the Macy's Day Parade , many cities in the country do still have parades on Labor Day, I HOPE YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND A WONDERFUL FALL.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MARVELOUS MINI MONDAY

I  got behind with my Temecula Quilt Co Blocks.
 so here are   Block 11 & 12
    Block 10 & 8
These are very challenging to do.