Dritz's Soft Comfort Thimble: A Review
As of June 1st, Fruit From My Hands became established as a business. That is, as far as the Internal Revenue is concerned. What kind of business is it, what do I do? Good question! I've listened to webinars, read blog posts, studied theories, meditated and everything else I could think of to do. There… Continue reading Super Pants-hemmer? Not!
As mentioned in a previous post, I've signed up for a quilt class and I'm pretty excited about spending a day sewing. Now that I have signed myself along with my mother up for the class, the rush to select the perfect fabrics has begun. I don't know if other quilters are like me or… Continue reading “Pulling” Fabrics for a Quilt
Quilt class opportunities are few and far between for me. Sewing class opportunities are totally none existent. Nevertheless, I keep my eyes and ears posted for any chance to make something or learn a new technique. One of my local fabric stores offers classes but they are rarely for anything that catches my interest. They… Continue reading Quilt Classes – Live or Video?
My hand quilting has been on a hiatus for a couple years while I have been doing the whole "get healthy, get active" thing. When I returned to my project, I quickly found out there had been a change. My favorite thimble no longer fit. I had no idea a 45lb. weight-loss could affect the… Continue reading Product Review: Clover Protect and Grip Thimble
I've been on the a health and fitness kick for the past 2 years. You know, the whole "Get fit, get healthy" thing? I have been doing Weight Watchers and while, yes, it works, and yes, I did lose weight, I have had to give up so many activities that make my soul sing. In… Continue reading Thimble Problems
A dear nephew married over 4 years ago. We were unable to attend the wedding in Houston but remembered an idea his mother, my sister-in-law, had given me years ago. So I set about making memory blocks. I used a block from an Eleanor Burns book and pieced together muslin with several 30's reproduction prints… Continue reading Zac and Ashley’s Wedding Quilt
This quilt just makes me happy. I have always loved this color even when it wasn't cool. We called it chartreuse then. But now it is called kiwi or lime or acid green. Whatever you call it, I always have a shirt in that color. This is a graduation gift and hopefully by the time… Continue reading All I Can Say is "Gleeeeee"!
I will be the first to admit this is a rush job but it turned out well nevertheless. A special person close to my family got married last weekend and I decided much too late into the engagement to make her a quilt. I debated over colors and pattern much too long, never really feeling… Continue reading Mildred Pierce in turquoise & brown
Here is the Patch Me If You Can bag from Tammy Tadd Designs.......modified! I took 3 inches out of the body width of the bag. An 18 1/2" wide bag is just too big for me. And of course, I use prequilted fabric for the exterior, not patchwork. I like several of the design elements… Continue reading Neon Forest Patch Bag