My first quilt….

  And maybe my last!! I never had the passion for quilt making. Admire the workmanship that goes into a quilt and while recently strolling around the Oregon state fair saw some very beautiful quilts. I enjoy sewing things that don’t take days and weeks to accomplish. There was a couple of times that I felt like giving up on this baby quilt then remembered it was a gift. 😊…so I pressed on.  There are so many imperfections with this blanket. It’s bigger than I first measured out and can’t really tell you how that happened.  Had to add a strip of material to the Minky material just so it would fit the top piece only for it to be too big!! Again…not sure how that happened!! 

  Had to search on Pinterest on how to bind a quilt!! And my corners although I tried and tried to match the top and bottom edges up…fell short.  

But…it’s a gift and I’ve been reassured that the young lady who is recieving it will love it!! And I’m quite proud of the end result. Although it was a quite a task. In the end….my oldest daughter not only wants my old sewing machine but wants to make quilts!!  

I told her to YouTube it and watch how it’s done. Cause I couldn’t teach her. 😊

Thanks for stopping by 

Ali 😊


My happy place..

I have so much to say!! I recently turned the big 5 – 0! Watched my son marry his beautiful bride this weekend which means I successfully made my dress for his wedding and I got this

  For my birthday!! It was waiting for me when we arrived home on Sunday! I was so tickled! I’ve never had a brand new machine. My mother gave me her machine when she got a new one and I picked up another used machine from a friend. So this one is extra special. I immediately  watched all the videos that came with it and tried out the embroidery function. 
And I’ve already picked up a few tricks to get a nice finish and learned that you shouldn’t iron the polyester thread…it scorches😧. And quickly realized how expensive this little hobby could be! Polyester thread is expensive compared to all purpose thread. Thank goodness Joann Fabrics always have coupons but Tom and I did venture into the local bernina sewing shop and found out their embroidery thread is a bit cheaper and better quality according to the sales lady. So I’ve already pinned about 50+ ideas on embroidery on Pinterest. I’m so excited to get started on adding some beautiful embroidery to my bags and purses but I still have a couple projects to complete first.  

I really enjoy being in my sewing room and I enjoy helping out the local church missionary young men that need simple repairs on their suits and clothing. It seems every week I’m finding a bag hanging from my front door with a note telling me what needs to be repaired. They usually have the item pinned but recently found celeophane tape used to keep a garment together!! 

My next project is a baby blanket and matching diaper bag of time permits. The baby shower is on the 19th. Once again…I’ll be spending the weekend in my happy place! 😊

Thanks for stopping by

Ali 😊