Where did the summer go? I can't believe that it has been June since I posted. I thought this was a great blog hop to participate in. I had such a great beginning on getting things done this summer but with getting so busy with work and helping our son build his house I wasn't sure I would get anything done for this hop. There was weeks that I never even got close to my sewing machine. Boys I miss that quiet time.
I finally got a Saturday to myself at the trailer and it was amazing what I got done. I finished my gingham project and finished the three projects I needed for this hop. Everybody has done such a great job so far. Can't wait to see the rest. Yeah.
Here is my gingham project.
A cute little apron pattern that I found. It has a large gingham on the bottom and a tiny gingham for the top. The red polka dot material I found in Pennsylvania on a bus trip I went to a few years ago. My mother loves apron's so I will add this to her Birthday gift.
My next project is a little cross stitch picture that I did for myself. June is my Birthday so it caught my eye.
I love these tiny little pictures. A cute frame from Kay's Custom Framing. Put it together myself.
A piece of art stretched on a 9 by 12 canvas using Batiks material. A fun project to do on a Sat afternoon. I got this book from Connecting Threads.
This book is filled with lots of fun projects to do. Next.
A stained glass runner made with Batiks material. Another great book from Connecting Threads. Both books were less than twenty dollars each.
Full of great runners that I can't wait to make.
I picked up a couple of packages of
hexagon charm packs 's. I came across this pattern and thought it was so cute.
I don't know if some of you remember this quilt that I made last year that I gave to my son and his wife for Christmas. Well this is the one that was lost in a house fire last February.
So this is the new one I made for them for this Christmas. The one above I had hand quilted. I gave me quilt frames away as I had no plans to hand quilt again as it bothers my shoulder. I am a little nervous to machine quilting it. I am sure that I can do it but still a little nervous.
They saw a picture of this quilt so I made up the pattern. I used the stars from the Star Stash quilt I made a while ago and the centre is the rail fence pattern. I make the stars first and built the quilt around it. It actually went together really well. I still want to put one more boarder around it to make it 100 inch square. I had to order more material and have gotten to busy to get it added.
So this summer I did get a lot accomplished. Can't wait to see what comes next. Lots of ideas running around my head. . I miss taking the time to blog.
So I want to thank Madame Sam for another great idea for a hop and Shari for organising it. Nice to have something to work for.
Also there will be a give away. Since I haven't posted a thing this summer I hope everyone stops by and leave a little comment. It has been such a busy summer with work and helping our son build his house that I had to give up a few things that I love to do. I will be back soon. Now for the give away. There will be a random draw on Sept 16th at the end of this hop and here is the prize. I just finished another project that I will post later and I had quite a bit of fabric left over.
There is a meter of print and a large piece of solid. Enough to make something wonderful.
Also here is the schedule for today:
Tuesday, September 9
Hope everyone is enjoying the hop and hope to be back blog hopping soon.