Sunday, December 9, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hello all! I've been busy creating for the holiday season and thought I'd share several of the items.        
                        Pillow shams, envelope pillow covers, and a seasonal throw.
                                               I made the chair covers a couple of years ago.
Toilet tissue rolls cut in half and covered with fabric.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pajamas for the Holidays!

It's great to post something completed for myself for a change.

First of all, I purchased the first piece of flannel for my quilt wall because of the lines. While sitting in my pink pj's with a similar pattern, I decided to make a set of pj's so back to the store for additional fabric.
Well, the fabric must have come from different boats, because the pants are lighter than the top. I couldn't remember if I had washed the first piece, so I washed both pieces and couldn't return it.

Top: McCall's 7518 view A Tunic with side slits - No buttons work best for sleepwear for me.

McCall's 7518 Misses' Tunics

 Pants: McCall's 6127 view E pull on pant with elastic waist

I actually pulled of my pj's last night and put these on because the temperature dropped. These are my new go to patterns for my pj's. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Thanksgiving Wishes For Sending To Everyone

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman of 'Sewing With Nancy' dies at 64 after battle with cancer

Nancy Zieman, longtime host of Wisconsin Public Television's "Sewing With Nancy," died Tuesday at her home in Beaver Dam after a long battle with cancer. She was 64. 
According to Wisconsin Public Television, "Sewing With Nancy" was the longest-running sewing series on TV, going on the air in 1982. Hundreds of hours of episodes are still available online at 
Zieman also was the founder of Nancy's Notions, a business that sold sewing books, DVDs, fabrics and more, and she helped develop Quilt Expo, an annual Madison event that drew more than 20,000 people. 
"Nancy was an entrepreneur, a talented television host, a dear friend to so many people at Wisconsin Public Television and a true Wisconsin treasure," Jon Miskowski, Wisconsin Public Television's director of television, said in a statement.
Zieman announced she was retiring in September, more than two years after she was diagnosed with osteoscaroma, a form of bone cancer. She continued doing the show, with help, for more than two years after the initial diagnosis.  
According to her retirement message on the Wisconsin Public Television website, the last episode she recorded was called "I Sew for Fun." 
Zieman is survived by her husband, Richard, their two sons, Ted and Tom, and her grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christmas Stockings!

It's time to start getting things together for the holidays. What better way to start than making stockings for the kids. Each stocking has batting and lining. The topper is not lined, but is double sided.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello Friends!

I've been more focused on quilting than sewing, but really missing wearing my own creations. August 30th was our 42nd wedding anniversary. It really doesn't seem as if it's been that long. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Overlay Top

This is a scarf that I purchased in Jamaica and turned into a top. I'm excited to be able to wear this over a tank top.