Monday, July 12, 2010

yo-yo place or mine?

There must be a use for all those yo-yo's I've been making. Maggie loves to lay her head on them whenever I put them on the floor.
I saw a cute picture in Better Homes and Garden's book, Treasury of Christmas. A little girl had a blanket made of yo-yo's. Right then and there I decide that I would make one, too. It sure does take a lot of them to even cover a pillow sham. They are my favorite "take along" project. I've been making them while I wait or have to ride in the car with someone.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I spent the afternoon ironing all my treasures that I bought at the Antique Mall. When I laundered them, I got to thinking of the past. In fact, I put on 40's music lit some candles and stood at the ironing board in my bare feet. Just running the iron over the fabric and looking at the wonderful stitches, I could imagine the women who created these items for their home. Did they ever think that their lovely scarves and doilies would be used by someone else? Don't worry, Ladies, I'll treasure these as if my own Grandmother made them!

love that vintage stuff!

Monday, July 5, 2010

watermelon slices...

Working on some placemats for my picnic basket. I made up some slices to put on the small ant fabric. I will assemble them after I figure out how I want the edges to look. Maybe some prairie points? or plain ol' binding?

Friday, July 2, 2010


July is our time for the family reunion.I need to drag out the picnic basket that Mom gave me about 15 years ago. A cute ant print on red gingham fabric has been put aside to make a cover, lining and some accessories. Can I make them in two weeks? YOU BETCHA!! Easy since the fabriic is all cut out.(from years before) Lately, I found some watermelon fabic to make some picnic mats.


This week has been so nice and comfortable. It's great to sit out on the porch and have my morning coffee. July 4th is on Sunday, time for cookouts and a canoe trip down the river!