Tablet Sleeve


I have made time for some sewing even if it is in the middle of summer here and I have to work 3 days a week.  I was asked to make a tablet sleeve and I finished it tonight, small projects are great when it’s a lot of other things to do too.

I started with one of my own patterns that I made some changes too because the hard cover to the tablet was supposed to fit in the sleeve too and it wasn’t the right size either.

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Christmas Heirlooms

Merry Christmas to all of you. Most of us probably have a few family things we take out every Christmas. Some of these I made years ago and some more recent. The plate and the ceramic Santa family was painted by my husband’s grandmother and the crocheted hearts in the tree was  made by my mother in law. The embroidered table runner was made by my grandmother. The rest I made myself.

Christmas means different things to all of us. For me and my family it means a day at the beach on Christmas Eve and presents in the morning on Christmas Day followed by a barbeque at home for lunch. How do you celebrate Christmas?

Enjoy the pictures of my Christmas things:

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Denim Lace Dress


Hello Everyone!

I finished this dress for my youngest daughter last night. She told me some time ago that she wanted a dress with a lace pattern on the top half and denim on the bottom half. It is actually not denim but tencel which is a lot thinner and softer. Works well for a summer dress here.

I used two patterns: Newlook 6483 view D for the top half and Newlook 6843 view A for the bottom half.


I shortened the top quite a bit of course and added 1 1/2″ at the waist in the side seams on the skirt to make it fit with the bottom edge of the top. I also put in a 20″ zipper in the back.

As I have said before, I love it when the kids ask me to make things for them. This dress turned out great and she was happy too.

Until next time, happy sewing and take care!


Tumbling Block Quilt Finished

tumbling-22Hello everyone!

The tumbling block quilt I talked about in my last post is finished and ready to be shipped off to Sweden. It measures 47″ x 45″. I saw some pictures made by Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely when I was quite young and was  fascinated by them. When I started to quilt about 10 years later I came across a book called Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. The book had a pattern that was called Tumbling Blocks and since then I have said I was going to make one. That was 20 years ago. Read More