Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day full of love and laughter!

"Yellow Poinsettia" by Eileen Wintemute
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Monday, December 21, 2015

A Few Construction Tid Bits for the Slouchy Christmas Purse

I wanted to give you a couple details on the making of this purse.

I stitched the jewelry by hand using a strong thread.

The handles were purchased from a vendor at the Houston Quilt Festival. I hand stitched them to the purse front.

Joanne's big stores carry purse making supplies. I found these metal feet there, as well as magnetic closures. I went to You Tube and watched a couple videos that showed me how to add them to the purse.

It was a fun project to make. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Slouchy Holiday Purse!

This is a perfect time to show you my Holiday Purse! I call it a Slouchy Holiday Purse because it tilts to one side. I made this using a pattern I purchased at Road to California about 4 years ago. I started it at a retreat and just finished it. 

I used some of my Mother's costume jewelry on the front of the purse, and the red lower section is made from a red velvet dress that she made for herself.

So now I have a Christmas special occasion purse!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Coloring Books for Adults!

You've probably heard about this latest trend, but in case you haven't, they now sell coloring books for adults. What a great way to fill time while watching TV! I got this one today in the mail from my brother and sister-in-law. 

I'll be using it soon. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Yosemite Inspiration

I went to Yosemite for Thanksgiving this year. What a beautiful and inspiring trip! 

Here are some photos I wanted to share:

A leaf that would look great as an art quilt...

A frosty bush...

A very well fed deer. Look at that belly!

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I hope you are having a nice Holiday Season

Hello out there in the blog-o-sphere!  I wanted you to know I'm having trouble with my blog posting. Basically I can't upload photos to a post. I'm trying to figure this out and will post as soon as the problem is fixed. I hope you are having a nice day!