Thursday, December 7, 2017

Baby Quilts...

I made a few more baby quilts.

These will go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),  at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.  Wayside Sewing in Marlboro, MA sponsors this program and have donated supplies for thousands of these little quilts.  They are to be commended for the hard work and commitment to this wonderful program.  And kudos to all the sewists who have made this all possible.  You are all the best!

They call this kind a string quilt.
I use some of the scraps from the other
little quilts that I make.

I actually showed this one in a previous post...

Another version of the first one...

These are so much fun to make and I love all the bright colors.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will come back soon.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Catching Up...

It's been a very busy month for me...  
Thanksgiving was very nice...
Twenty of my loved ones gathered at my daughter
 and son-in-law's house.  
It was a lot of fun and the food was delicious!  
We all made side dishes to bring along.  
They did a wonderful job at hosting!  
It was a day full of love and thankfulness!

I had a trip to Disney to meet up with my 5 sisters, 
 two nephews and my niece who works there.
Disney is always so much fun.  
Here is just one of the many,  
many Christmas trees that they display.
It was also the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot,
so that makes it even better.

Not sure if this video works, 
 I thought it was a photo of the fireworks.  
It may work after I post it.  We'll see.  
No,  it doesn't work!  Oh well! 

At the end of my Disney stay,  my cousin who lives in Florida,  met us there.  She brought me to her home for 3 days,  and back to the airport after.  She taught me how to use her serger sewing machine.  Here is one of her pillowcases that she made on it.  She so generously gave me a pair to take home.  I just love them and I have them on my bed now.  I guess she has made 100's of these to  fit every occasion and holiday.  And she gives them as gifts to her family and friends.  I am so lucky to be blessed with her kind and generous nature.  She also gave me tons of fabric to bring home with me.  I had the best time,  thank you so much,  Susan!

This is how a serger machine sews the seams together.

I love them,  Susan!  Sew cute!

My church has sponsored a 
Dresses for Africa program...
These are the ones I sewed...

 These are some of the other ladies involved.  
This was our last meeting,  
'til next August or September.

The group made over 100 dresses total.  
They are sorted here into piles of Small,  
Medium and Large sizes.

Now,  they just have to be boxed up 
and shipped to the happy,  little recipients.

Good job,  Ladies,  I am proud to be a part
 of this loving, caring,  and giving group.  
And I also made some new friends 
with a common interest!

And lastly,  we got new carpeting!  
That was a big job to get ready for!  
We love it and even Dusty dog 
seems to like laying on it.  
It's very soft and thick.  

So,  moving forward...
The Christmas tree is going up as we speak...
I put the lights outside last week.  
And we've been cleaning up leaves for pickup 
during the whole month.  
I'm glad that that chore is almost finished.

No wonder the time flies by so quickly!
Just sayin'...  haha

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving...

This says it all...

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Friday, November 3, 2017

Halloween fun...

We went all out this year with the decorating...
I worked on this stuff for about a month...
Planning and execution...
and it paid off!
It all came out so good!

We passed out over 1000 pieces of candy!
Our neighborhood is THE place to come for Halloween!

The street was full of people all night.  
It looked like a herd from The Walking Dead!
I am so thankful that my family came over to help!
It was just unbelievable!
Here are some pictures,  
some daytime and some at night.

We are already planning for next year!  It was so much fun!
'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pineapple Sage...

Thanks to Mildred from Mildred's Blog for suggesting the Pineapple Sage.   It is finally blooming and looks so pretty.  
I've heard that it is very good for attracting hummingbirds.  Unfortunately,  they have gone South for the winter.  Lol

I do love it anyway.  It smells so nice, 
and it puts on a real show!  
I will have it again next year!
Thanks,  Mildred!

I'm still working on Halloween,  
but thought I'd take a short break
 to show you how pretty this is...

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Thursday, October 26, 2017


A Preview...
Getting ready for Halloween...

Some of what I've been working on 
for the last couple of weeks...

I made all of these with insulating foam.  
Easy to work with and economical,  too! 
I used old paint that I had,  
so I didn't have to buy any new stuff.
(The bottom sign I picked up 
at the craft store for $1.00.  I painted it.)
And a few of the molded ones 
came from the dollar store.
So much fun!

More pictures to come 
when they are actually placed outside.

The weather is supposed 
to be good on Halloween, 
 I am so happy about that!

Can't wait!!
'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean