Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Top Secret Project

Now that Christmas is over I can reveal the top secret project.  It isn't complete at this time.  I still have about 20 more pictures to add to the wedding album.  Three years ago last Halloween our daughter Kierra was married in Las Vegas.  About 2 years ago I started scrapbooking.  So this year I decided to make her a wedding album in a Halloween theme and in her two favorite colors. 
She was so surprised when she saw it and really liked it a lot.  She is excited to post the pictures and feels very special that she has parents that do this for her, none of her friends' parents do such wonderful things. 
I am not posting them all here today just a few.  They are 12 x 12 pages and too big to scan.  So I am taking pictures of each of page.  She hasn't seen some of these pages because I have made them since Christmas.
Title Page

I did blot out their last names for privacy.

 Friday Night Family Dinner

Kierra & her Dad and Mr. B & me 
  Well that is all I am going to show off for now.  I have about 22 pages done.  I used lots of different papers and techniques.  I even weaved two different papers together.  I haven't taken a picture of that page yet. 
It has been a fun project and I am so glad she likes it. 
I wish all of you a Happy New Year and may you be blessed with the righteous desires of your hearts and may you be up to your challenges.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Block Base Sew Along 6

So I am not sure what is going on with my sewing but this is the second thing I made recently that I am not happy with.  I think the brighter pink should go in the center.  So I think I will remake this block.  Maybe it is because I am rushing to get thinks done in the few minutes I can steal away to quilt/sew.  There is a time and season for all things. 
I made three of these little ornaments, one for a friend for her December birthday gift and one for each of the little girls living with me, so they can remember the Christmas with Aunt Mary. 
I also made the girls their own pillow cases.  I hope they like them.  I have some extra of the cuff and I am going to make a little doll pillow and quilt.  It might not be for Christmas but maybe for New Years. 
I have also been working on the Top Secret Project which I will unveil on Christmas or shortly after.  Not sewing related but very top secret!!!
Well if I don't check in before Christmas, please have a Blessed Christmas or a blessed holiday and may the New Year start off with a bang and may you be up to the challenges it brings you and may those challenges be handled with dignity.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Block Base Sew Along 5

WOW time is flying by so fast.  Taking care of two girls is keeping me busy and happy.  My sewing has been limited but what I have finished has been good. 
Here is my version of block 5, I am happy with it. 
Block Base Sew Along 5
I also made a block from Barbara Brackman's blog called Grandmother's Choice.   It about the women's right to vote.  There are wonderful articles and lovely blocks.  I made one I really liked to add to my Farmer's Wife Sampler.

Brick Pavement: March on Washington
I also made one little ornament as a Birthday gift but forgot to make a picture of it. :-( 
But I plan to make two more one for each little girl, so I'll take a picture of one of those. 
Happy Stitching!!  Have a wonderful Christmas season!