Jeans Christmas Pot Holders

Jeans are a nice clothing item to begin reusing and this is one sure fire way that is a great little gift item. My favorite reuse project is pot holders made from jeans. Here’s how you get started! 1. Cut various good sized pieces from the legs of jeans or other denim clothing. 2. Then… Continue reading Jeans Christmas Pot Holders

QWI Friendship Quilt

I’m a member of a wonderful ladies organization called Women’s Institute. Our Quick WI branch has been pretty active, with new members joining all the time. Recently, like many of us, one of our members has to begin cancer treatment.We thought of our dearest friend going through this process. We knew immediately what we had… Continue reading QWI Friendship Quilt

A little crazy quilt….Silver Linings CQ

I started this quilt in 2001, worked in the method of ‘quilt as you go’, I completed each block independently with an intact sandwiched block. Hand embroidery in my opinion is the only method for a ‘real crazy quilt’ and this was no exception. What made this quilt so special, its like I was stepped… Continue reading A little crazy quilt….Silver Linings CQ

A little crazy quilting….My Secret Garden

I went through a stage in life where all I did was crazy quilts. Small ones mostly, purses, pins and even fridge magnets. I’m going to post a tutorial on fridge magnets coming up soon.  I love to do three-four combinations of stitches. Such as this CQA Trend Tex Challenge that I didn’t get finished… Continue reading A little crazy quilting….My Secret Garden

A Special Quilter

These pillow are all hand appliqued and hand quilted. Sometimes, you meet a quilter and they have done a few quilts, they are always beautiful and lovely even if only a few have been made. Then you meet by complete surprise a very special lady who has quilts till the cows come home. These are… Continue reading A Special Quilter

Reclaimed Pottery Pincushions

When I walk by a thrift store or see a garage sale sign on the side of the road, I have to stop! I pick up all sorts of discard pottery and make new things with it. Yep, that’s it, no real plan of it, just to reuse a reclaimed item into a new life.… Continue reading Reclaimed Pottery Pincushions

Corduroy Quilts

I first started playing around with sewing with corduroy in the late 1970’s. I did most of my sewing by hand because my transient lifestyle didn’t allow me to pack my sewing machine. So to start with, its much easier for me to work with corduroy if I sew it by hand, its amazing what… Continue reading Corduroy Quilts