Monday, July 23, 2018

Memory Monday 96 ~ Memories Flood in on Another Memory Quilt

 Pulling in more of Mother and Daddy's clothes for another memory quilt.
This always rushes in the memories.
 A lot of people have commented in the past on Mother's great taste in clothing.
 I tend to agree even though she was my Mother.
 The first thing to do is remove the zipper and buttons.
The buttons go in the collection box of just their buttons.
So far the idea hasn't coming to me for the quilt design.
Just memories.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Best ~ His Gift to Her

 As he looks and searches,
just for the right detail
 He tests and tries
 different twigs
just to find the right one
to give her for her nest.

Shot by Mr. G.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Quilt Shot Block #108 ~ Pieced Star

Pieced Star
Designed by Carolyn McCormick

July/Aug 2014, pg. 32

 This star will go into a memory quilt of Mother & Daddy's clothing.
Red is Mother's shorts, blue is Daddy's jeans and white is Daddy's white shirt.

Additional Quilt Blocks & Tips can be found on my 
Quilt Page

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fun or Funny Friday ~ Doll Clothes

 Not much if anything bad you can say about a day or two spent making doll clothes.
Especially when your just using up scraps
and some notions you already have on hand from years of collecting.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #146~ Mini Iron Died: They Don't Make'em Like They Used To

I fell in love with my little iron immediately,
because it felt so good in my hand.
It also wasn't heavy and therefore easy on my shoulder.
 It was easy to use at my work desk.
I used it almost every week and sometimes every day for a while.
I've told my sewing students, the iron is to be used as much as your sewing machine.

I never changed the heat setting until the other day when I was using some fabric that needed less heat.
The next day, I turned the heat back up
and it never heated up!
I tried different plugs and if other things worked in those plugs.
I wiggled switches, and fidaddled with the cord.
Nothing happened. Zilch.

I save boxes and the booklets of warranty information when I buy things.
(Just ask Mr. G who just cleaned out a shelf of 8 year old boxes for me.)
Sure enough, the warranty was for a year,
& they built it to last 2 years?
I cringe when a store asks me if I want to buy an extended warranty.
Many times I reply, they should have more faith in the product they sell.

Don't even know if I want to attempt to tear it apart,
because it's probably something I can't even get to or see?
For now I'll pull out my 30 year old cordless iron that still works.
It's just heavier.
Why is it, things I bought over 20 years ago have out lived many things I've bought in the last 5 years?
Our landfills would be less provided for if things today were made with more pride instead of greed.
"THINK about it."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Junk Journal ~ Tucked Away Spots

        This is the last post about this journal I made for my Grand Daughter upon her graduation from college as a teacher.  Just in case she wasn't happy I made a gift from "junk," I did tuck away some extras in the "tuck away spots."  I hope she has found them?

Related Posts: 

Junk Journal ~ Making the Fabric Cover

Junk Journal ~ The Innards- Bookmarks, Sq Sheet Envelope

Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 1

 Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 2

Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 2, Part 2

Binding a Journal


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