Sunday, February 26, 2012


My niece really like Angelina Ballerina. She really wanted a tutu, and it is more fun to make one. So, I bought some tulle and got to work.

I decided this time to see if I could cut it faster. I wrapped the pre-cut tulle around the top of my chair and then put the tube on top of the knob to protrudes from my chair.

Then I cut it at that end, because that was where I started and stopped, I repeated with the other two colors, and started tying the strips to the elastic band that I had sewn together.

I watched some TV and tied the strips. Before long I had a new wig tutu.

I can't wait to give it to her!

I plan on making a purple one very soon. So hold on for that. I may be wearing that one around my waist instead of on my head. Oh so normal. ;)

Note: The first tutu I made I did not blog about, but you can see it in my profile picture.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Quilting Blues

For the last month I have not wanted to quilt or make anything. I do not know what happened, but I have just been so tired.

Now I feel like I want to start doing something again! I have a quilt due in mid-March for Margaret's Hope Chest sister Wrapped in Hope. The recipient has requested blue and Colts (NFL). So, two different blues will converge and hopefully I will get out of this rut!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A New Stack

I have a new stack to start on.

A friend asked me to make a T-shirt quilt using these shirts that belonged to her father. He passed away a couple of months ago, so this is a memory quilt for her.

At first I planned to make two separate quilts: one for her and one for her mother. The one for her was going to use just the images, and the one for her mother was going to be plain fabric from the rest of the shirt.

She asked me to make the quilt as big as I could. So, now I am going to make the center the images and the outside border the plain fabric.

I know she will enjoy this quilt.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Here they are!

This is my mom (in the middle) and her sisters.

My mom, my sister, and I took the three and a half drive to meet and visit with her sisters, their children and grandchildren, and the children and grandchildren of my mom's brother. We were unable to meet everyone due to location, but we met many of them.

We all got along very well and my mom was very happy to see her sisters, and since I have not had cousins until now, I am very excited to have cousins.