|When I saw this photo from my granddaughter's summer vacation in San Francisco,|
it reminded me of the wall hanging I made for her.
|I tried something new. I used spray paint on a mason jar. I had never used spray paint before. It was fun.|
Then, I decorated the jar with die cuts, paper, lacy burlap fabric and a few other things I had on hand.
|I covered these little shoes and the purse die cuts with paper.|
|I used my dies to cut out the leaves and flowers and added brads for the flower centers.|
|The little paper-covered clothes pins work, so you can remove the little dress and write a sentiment on the back.|
|I put paper around the edge of the lid and added the lacy burlap to the top.|
|A card with a bit of a western theme for my favorite cowboy . . . my husband!|
|A card for a friend.|
|There are many jobs that need to be done to make the upcoming quilt show a success.|
One of those jobs is creating the awards for the winners of various categories.
I volunteered to help make some of the components of the paper-pieced awards. They came in a packet all ready to go. I just needed to sit and sew! They were a lot of fun to make.
The person in charge of awards will complete them . . . about 50 or 60 of them!
Many hands make light the work.
|These strips needed to be cut, sewn and sliced into rows to go on one of the quilts I entered in the quilt show.|
However, I must say, I feel like a new bride with my brand spanking new extra-wide ironing board and my new Rowenta iron. It has to be over 20 years since I purchased what I was using. The straw that broke the camel's back was when the tipsy ironing board jiggled and sent my old Rowenta to the floor, leaving a nice melted mark on my sewing room carpet. My new ironing board has stable feet and a contraption on the end of the board that will hold my iron.
Did you know that when you use a steam iron, you should ALWAYS iron on a vented board? I read this in the little manual that came with my new iron. If you use an iron on the steam setting on a non-vented board, it can cause the iron to leak around the sides, above the sole plate, because the steam has nowhere to go. I have been pressing with steam on a little board next to my sewing machine that is covered with batting and fabric. Luckily my old Rowenta still works, but it is starting to leak. That's why I replaced it with a new one. It is good to read the manual!
It is time for me to start my day now. Coffee hour is over.:-) I've enjoyed getting this post written . . . finally . . . and I hope you enjoyed reading it.
Until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the hollow of his hand.