Sunflowers Bring Sunshine into My Life


Ever since I put the fresh begonias on my kitchen table a few weeks ago I have felt the need to have flowers in the house.  Just a few stems can add such joy.  Bud was so good about bringing me flowers and I miss that, time to buy my own. You know what they say "Sometimes you have to create your own Sunshine."


The sunflowers are especially nice and remind me of the fields of sunflowers we would see when driving up the I-5 in California.  They were just gorgeous with their bright yellow petals turning their heads to the sun.  I bought these a week ago and their still shining brightly.

Hope you have some sunshine in your life today, I do.

Hugs and stitches
Betty Lou 

Sunflowers Bring Sunshine to my Life


Ever since I put the fresh begonias on my kitchen table a few weeks ago I have felt the need to have flowers in the house.  Just a few stems can add such joy.  Bud was so good about bringing me flowers and I miss that, time to buy my own. You know what they say "Sometimes you have to create your own Sunshine."


The sunflowers are especially nice and remind me of the fields of sunflowers we would see when driving up the I-5 in California.  They were just gorgeous with their bright yellow petals turning their heads to the sun.  I bought these a week ago and their still shining brightly.

Hope you have some sunshine in your life today, I do.

Hugs and stitches
Betty Lou 

Sunflowers Bring Sunshine to my Life


Ever since I put the fresh begonias on my kitchen table a few weeks ago I have felt the need to have flowers in the house.  Just a few stems can add such joy.  Bud was so good about bringing me flowers and I miss that, time to buy my own. You know what they say "Sometimes you have to create your own Sunshine."


The sunflowers are especially nice and remind me of the fields of sunflowers we would see when driving up the I-5 in California.  They were just gorgeous with their bright yellow petals turning their heads to the sun.  I bought these a week ago and their still shining brightly.

Hope you have some sunshine in your life today, I do.

Hugs and stitches
Betty Lou 

And Then There Were Ten



A number of years ago I made pillowcases for an organization that gave them to women and children in shelters along with the pillowcases they gave a New Testament to the women and a book of Bible stories for the children. The chairman would give me a bold of fabric along with the cuffs and I provided the accent piece from my scraps.  I would cut, serge, finish, and return to her, it was very fulfilling.

My good friend, Cynthia, also does this for her church and I told her I would love to make some as I really enjoy working with my serger. The end result, ten pillowcases ready to go

Hugs and stitches
Betty Lou


We Will Always Remember


   
                                We Will Always Remember

Fast, Fun, and Easy

                                                                           

Fast, Fun, Easy, call it what you want but this quilt pattern, Vice Versa, and about all I can handle right now. It has been ten months since I joined "The Club" and it's time to get moving.  Sitting at the machine stills awkward and new, so the only sewing has been beginner baby quilts for Project Linus.  I hope to get back to my reproduction doll quilts and more intricate work but for now this is where I am.

My sewing machine has moved from my sewing room (temporarily my son's bedroom,) to the kitchen dining area.  The dining area has wonderful light but I couldn't handle all of the sewing stuff being out all the time.  So I moved once again and put my sewing machine in my bedroom. Over the years of sewing I think I have sewn in every room of the house except the bathroom (now that would be strange) and realize that if you want to sew you could always find a place.  The bedroom will work out fine as soon as I get more light in there.

This quilt is made with a pattern I purchased on eBay called Vice Versa.  Did I need a pattern for a simple quilt, probably not, but I ordered it anyway.  A very easy baby quilt and will use it again  and again for Project Linus quilts.

Hugs and stitches
Betty Lou