I've been keeping busy making items to sell such as the snowball and sunflower table runners below.
I couldn't resist taking this picture by my clamatis plant. The sunflower table runner has 4 squares of sunflowers and is about 48" long.
Last year my sister asked me to sell some items for her on Ebay. Two of the items are crocheted tablecloths that one of my Mom's friends crocheted for her and my sister didn't have any need for them, I don't have a need for them either. I procrastinated for about a year before I decided I better get busy and wash them as they each had a few stains.
My friend "Love" from ijustlovequilts.blogspot.com has blogged about soaking vintage linens in her bath tub, so I got some advice from her (it's also on her blog I think) and put them in the tub to soak with BIZ (I didn't have the other kind). I really was amazed at how much dirt came out of them and the stains really don't show any more. You can see some staining in the one below, but after it hung in the sun most of the day I really couldn't see it any more. Thanks, Love!
I'm also making a family of Amish dolls. I had bought the panels for them years ago at a garage sale and thought I might have given them to a thrift shop, but lo and behold, I came across the panels while looking for some other fabrics! So I decided I would try to get them made up and I am almost finished. The directions printed on the panel aren't the greatest, but I think they will be cute.
I'm having trouble getting pictures of the dolls to load on my computer, so I can't show them now.
I have a bag under my sewing table where I toss triangles from various projects. Every once in a while I will take some time to match them up and square up into HSTs.
|Bag full of triangles|
These are the ones that I made last week with triangles from the bag. These then go into bags marked with the various sizes. If I ever need some HSTs, I always check the baggies of the size needed. I used some of these for the quirky little quilt that I made and posted about here.
Yesterday we had a lovely rainy day - the first one since before Easter.