Friday, January 13, 2017

Little of this and that

I've been blog lazy. I'll admit it. First off, I'm not a good photographer. Even though I have an ok DSLR camera, I don't really know how to use it. I don't like pulling it out of the closet and trying and trying to get a good picture. I use my phone camera. All.the.time. So as to what I've been up to in the past few months, I'm going to just barf up all my phone pics for you. If you'd like me to follow me on Instagram, feel free.  I always post what I'm doing on there. My username is: jennewby71. I think that's what you need? I'm not even sure! So here you go….here's all my stuff I've been doing:

These were a couple "tooth fairy" pillows I made for a good friend's kids who came to visit me on their trek from CA to RI.

This is a blanket I was working on for a Christmas gift, but then realized I'd never finish in time and I was thinking that I really really love this that I may want to keep it for myself! ;) Pattern found here

Here are a couple wreaths I made for two November Birthday friends. 


When I was making all the advent calendars and pillows, here's what my sewing area looked like.

My BFF quilting friend, Crystal, loves Halloween, so for Christmas I made her a Halloween Countdown calendar.  I totally winged the whole thing and literally pieced it as I was going. No plans. So yeah, I primly should have planned better…but oh well. I was trying to get so much done for Christmas. 
 I learned how to hand embroider (via youtube). I'm still learning. It's fun. I love doing it while I watch TV.

I made lots of crocheted snowflake garlands.  This one is mine. 

I decided I'd make my sister an Anna Maria Horner Feather Quilt 2 weeks before Christmas. Yeah, she got a  Sephora gift card instead. This is a project I realized I'd NEVER finish in 2 weeks. So now it will be her Birthday gift in August. (if I finish it by then!)


I have around 5-6 friends pregnant right now. So I'm working on crocheted baby blankets for them. 


We got a new small sectional and we are using a small side table as the coffee table. I have a mug rug for my drink but my husband doesn't, so I made him one. I have no idea why I prefer mug rugs over coasters, but I do! 

I'm working on some Valentine's Day pillows now. This has been keeping me busy. I have several friends that have put in orders that they want to purchase. Again, I sit by the fire at night, watch TV and hand embroider and it's my favorite thing to do right now! 


ok, So I caught you all up on pretty much everything "crafty" that I've been doing lately. Hope everyone is doing great and having a great new start to the year! 











Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A whole bunch of pillows

I finished making a bunch of Christmas pillows. I sold some to friends and I have a few left over that I'm giving as gifts to teachers for the girls. I might have to make a couple more, but that's ok! They are so fun to make and I'm really enjoying hand embroidery! (the piece of fabric included in the picture is what the backing fabric is) Pattern found here.







Saturday, November 19, 2016

It's that time of year again!

I've been SO busy. Like, super super busy sewing. I've been sewing 6-8 hours every day. I made a bunch of Advent Calendars for friends this year and got those off and out to them. 




You can find the pattern HERE

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Pillows

Here's what I've been working on for the past few weeks. 
Some were gifts and some I sold to friends. 
They are so fun to make! 
You can find the pattern here

I plan on making "Christmas" ones, "Grandparents" ones, "every holiday you can imagine" ones, and "teacher" gift ones! 

(And I taught myself how to hand embroider! Thanks YouTube!)










Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Wedding Quilt

My cousin got married last month and I wanted to make them a quilt for their wedding gift. She has red sofas so I knew I wanted to make one that she could have out every day on her sofa. I got to use all my Rouenneries by French General that I had bought YEARS ago! 




Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Quilt for a Good Friend

One of the best friends I met in the Navy had a birthday in June and her husband took over as the Commanding Officer in a fighter jet squadron in July. I knew I had to make her a quilt. It's one I wanted to make her for a couple years now. Anyway, I finally finished it and sent it off. It's pretty much the same as the other Anna Maria Horner patchwork quilt I made last year. I will never tire of these beautiful fabrics. 




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Camping Travels

We had such a wonderful time camping! (Warning, heavy on the pictures post!)

We went to Nebraska's first State Park for a few days and then headed North to the Black Hills in South Dakota. WOW! 
We were blown away. This coming from 2 California Natives that LOVE the Sierras, and have been to just about all the great State and National parks of California! 
Our camp spot at Chadron State Park, Nebraska



 
Leaving Chadron, NE and heading to the Black Hills! 

Our camp spot at Mount Rushmore KOA, SD

Our view from our campsite


 Mount Rushmore
 Mount Rushmore











We had a wonderful time and will be back again I'm sure!