Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ring in the New Year...

Happy New Year Everybody!

May 2018 be Healthy,  Happy,  
and Prosperous for you!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My sewing machines are getting a workout...

Some of my sewing "goodies"  
that I have worked on over the last few weeks...

This one is a mug rug for my niece...
She loves the movie "Elf"...

This is a placemat for my 4 year old great niece...
She loves the movie "Frozen"...

The other side...
this was a lot of fun to make...
I used one fat quarter and some other fabric 
from my stash...

This is a pre-quilted panel that my cousin donated to me.  
I put the binding on it,  sew easy.
I love the back of it with the baby characters!

I have some others I will show on the next post.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas,  I did,  for sure.  Had my family over for dinner,  which was wonderful,  and afterwards,  we did a Yankee Swap for presents this year.  Then we did the Saran Wrap Ball game.  That was really fun!  So we had a very nice,  memorable day and everyone was very happy!

I am now looking forward to the new year 
to see how much I can accomplish! 

Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


I'm using a lot of my vintage decorations this year...
I just love them...
Enjoy looking!

So,  have yourself a very Merry Little Christmas!!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mug Rugs...

I've been sewing a lot lately...
I made this mug rug for my sister for her Birthday...
She loves and collects  lighthouses...

I think she will like this and use it,  
and she will think of me when she does! 

I have made more,  but I can't show them all 
because some other recipients may see them.

This is in the mail 
and she should receive it tomorrow.  
I hope she likes it!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean 

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