Monday, May 20, 2019

Hands2Help 2019 wrap up

Hello All !

It has been such a productive and inspiring challenge this year.  Every year seems to surpass the last in the number of participants and quilts donated.  It reminds me that the quilting community is such a generous one indeed.  Like many of you I see so many beautiful tutorials online and then think “I want to make all of them !πŸ˜€”.  Then reality sets in and do what I can with time constraints.  I am however armed with a bucket list of  quilts I’m going to make as my schedule allows.  Fabric hugs ( quilts) are needed year round so I will use the inspiration I have gotten to make and donate a quilt a month.  That is my goal.  A huge thank you to Sarah and all the participants who gave of their time and talent to make Hands2Help a success!  I completed three quilts this year that have been sent to Emily.  I apologize for indoor pics but the rain just won’t quit.







Thank you again to everyone who participated!  Keep on quilting πŸ˜€

Sunday, April 14, 2019

H2H and Birthday Crafting

I have been negligent in posting here and feel almost lost.  My intention was to check in more frequently.   I have obviously missed the mark but I have been busy behind the scenes just the same.  My dear grandson celebrated his first bday recently and I created three banners and a baseball score board to fit the baseball theme.

It all started with an inspiration picture from Pinterest and a  a request from my DIL about making  high chair banner.   Of course I was delighted to contribute and with her blessing made extras 😊.  

They came out nicely if I do say so myself.  I signed up for H2H again this year.  All the charities are such worthy causes and any excuse to use up scraps is a perfect reason to sew! Here is my first one basted made with some of my various blue scraps and the backing was left over yardage from my stash so it is a win win.  I have at least two more to finish and hope to finish those by the deadline.  Until next time....
Maxine

Friday, January 11, 2019

Long time ... no post

It seems it has been forever since I visited this spot.  I have meant to post on several different occasions and didn’t because life got in the way.  I have done quite a bit of sewing and visiting with the grand baby when the schedule allows.  I have a few pictures to share of some of the quilts I have completed since my last post.  There is one baby quilt I still have to transfer pictures of from my old phone but here are the photos I have. There are bibs and pillows and divided baskets and also a swaddler  I didn’t get pictures of.  It has been a good year.  May 2019 be a year full of joy and good health for everyone!





Tuesday, April 24, 2018



Well Hellooo.. It has been a long time since I have visited this space.  The most exciting news is that my first grandbaby arrived on the 6th of April.  He's happy and healthy and the whole family is over the moon😁.  Of course there was plenty of sewing for him.  His crib bedding and burp cloths and a pillow for his rocker.  I have been busy making 2 more baby quilts for two more baby boys that were born a couple of weeks before my grandson.  I will save those for my next post.  I'm hoping to get back into a routine with my blogging. Until next time....

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Christmas Sewing

I have been checking off my Christmas sewing list one project at a time and making headway.  Currently I have finished a quilt and pillow cover and have 2 out of 8 Christmas stockings fully complete (sans the names emroidered) and the six others in some form of construction and also another pillow intended for a gift awaits hand quilting.  The reason I have the first two stockings complete is because they are for my first grandbaby !! I am over the moon excited about my grandson and although he isn't due to arrive until spring, I made him a stocking for my house and also one for my son and daughter-in-laws home.  I do have a picture of the quilt and pillow cover to share and when the stockings and other pillow are complete I will share those as well. I see alot of sewing for baby in my future and I am so excited.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Staying busy

Oh boy... These days seem to be filled with saddness in the news and sewing has filled my extra hours with a welcome distraction.  The latest tragedy in Las Vegas is just heartbreaking but once again I am consoled by the bravery and courage of those who risked their lives to help complete strangers in many cases.  In the face of these atrocities humanity reminds me there is so much good.  I have continued to use up scraps this week. I made 5 identical tote bags from the scraps left over from the red, black, and gray split decision quilt I made for charity.  These colors are our school colors so each of the girls I work most closely with will recieve one.πŸ˜€  I also have been working on a Christmas quilt .  I took progress pictures inside so they are poor quality.  I have several other Christmas projects in the works also but I am unable to share them yet... They are secret... It is safe to say I'm anxious to show them!  Hopefully soon...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hello Again

With the start of the school year I found myself very busy getting into the rythym at work but also determined to reduce my scrap stash.



 I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to finish languishing works in progress and reduce my stash ( specifically my scraps).  I was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of scraps I had accumulated.  So I have been sewing in earnest to make charity quilts out of those scraps.  A coworker recently had a baby girl so I pulled out some pinks, greens, and oranges and made a stacked coins quilt for her.  Once that was done... I got to work on the others.  During this time hurricanes ravaged Houston and the surrounding areas and I decided to kick it into overdrive and finish as many quilts as I could for the "Quilts for Harvey" quilt drive through the Linus connection.  I took some quick pictures of them during their construction and then feverishly basted, quilted and bound them.  I shipped them off in haste and forgot to take photos when they were done πŸ˜•.  I hope they bring some small measure of comfort to someone who needs just that.  Although I cannot replace a lifetime of memories or a family home that has been lost, I can send a quilty hug to someone in need and let them know I care.  I have also been busy with secret Christmas sewing... Hopefully I will be able to share that soon!