Friday, July 1, 2016

Rachel's Pillow.....

 Another pillow in the quest to get the grandkids pillows made that go with their quilts.
They go camping so I thought this pillow would be a good one for her. She plans on using it this weekend. The back is a hodge podge of use it up so your scraps do not fill up the whole basement:)
This is her quilt.  More to come................JMF

Monday, June 20, 2016

Purse, Pillow and Plants................................

 I'm finally getting all the pillows made to go with the quilts I made the grandkids in 2011! This is Lucas' pillow and above is his or Johnny's quilt they both have the same center panel.
 I added batting to the panel piece and quilted it, the back is envelope style so you can remove the pillow for washing.
 They are all done now just waiting for each one's birthday to give them:)
 Sarah wanted a new purse for summer so I tried out this pattern it's hard to see but has 2 pleats in it.
 Used the last of the book fabric for the lining. It turned out to small for her billfold so back to the drawing board! I just might keep this one for myself haven't decided yet.
 Caught this butterfly on the game cam! I'm going to put it in the back yard and see what lurks around after dark.
 Most of my flowers are coming right along in spite of the heat and little to no rain. I water them everyday it seems.

 Easter lilies from the church they come back every year.
 We interrupt the flower show for the second new and larger purse:) I used some of my buffalo fabric for the lining of this one.
 I think this one will be just right. Now I just have to stop myself from making more:)
 My spiderweb hen and chicks are spreading like crazy and blooming. Little tiny flowers.
 I think I need some kind of  ground cover it make it look more attractive:)

 This is a new  one this year and it's name has chocolate in it but can't remember all of it.
 The bigger spiderweb chick.
 My old hen and chicks are huge this year, and red tips on the leaves. I think more than other years.
Maybe because he's watching over the plants they are doing better:) ............JMF

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Graduation Present

 I made this purse for my niece's daughter's  high school graduation.

 I know she is a deer hunter so I thought a lining of pink camo was needed:) The lining has several pockets so I put some $1.00 bills in each one. I been saving them so when I get so many when it's someones birthday or graduation and I give them away and start again.
 For the pocket on the back of the purse I used the back Maria's Rocky mountain jeans!
I hope she enjoys using it as much I enjoyed making it:) ..................JMF

Friday, May 27, 2016

Pillow and fire.


 I had this idea to make a pillow for my niece and her husband of their daughter that graduated from high school this spring. I know how much they will miss her this fall whens she's off at college I put a note on it   "when you miss Izzy give this pillow a hug" I had fun making it so hope they enjoy it too! Yes she is very very pretty!! I knew that's what you were thinking:) Congratulations to you Izzy and good luck next fall! Thanks to Krysta for letting me use the photo:)
 Greg and I spent some quality time together awhile ago picking up sticks and branches to throw in the tree pile while it burned.
 Some of those trees have been in that pile for many many years it was time to get it cleaned up.

 Now to get them buried.


The back of the pillow.........................JMF

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Blue Jean projects...........

 I got around 19 pairs of Rocky Mountain jeans from a gal in town for FREE!!
 I made this tote with frayed edges and a braided handles.


 These 2 were my first projects from the jeans.
 Small purses with the 2 front pockets of the jeans for extra stuff:)
 I'm thinking this pair was one of her favorite as they were soft not like the rigid denim.

 Last is a messenger bag.
 I have stopped in town a couple of times to show/give her a choice of these, but always miss her. Maria if you see this let me know what you and the your girls want and it's yours:)
 I worked on these yesterday one is for a auction and the other is a gift.
 2 shelves done in the pantry cleaning!
 Yesterdays view out the kitchen window.

My barn quilt not big enough but will have to do........................JMF

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ranch work and some sewing...................

 I helped Greg the other day by sitting in the tractor and turning the wire winder control on and off!! A big important job:)
 Very high tech it gets the job done!

 Someday it will get unwound and be a fence again.
 Another purse I need to get on a different kick!! I am going to donate this one to a fund raiser. The inside fabric is a tattoo print
 One of the sets of twins born this spring.
 If I can't see her does it mean she isn't there???
 Nope.
 I was the gate opener for Gary the feed guy the other day.

 Trying to get the gate unlocked, could be trouble. There's one in very bunch.
This is a another  purse but is also a gift so will show it later.............JMF