Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Aqua Crossing











Last night is the first time in a couple + weeks, 
 I had been in my studio working on anything.

I took a break. I needed one.

But last night, I decided to make something just for fun.
For no reason. Just because. Just with what I had.

It had to be simple and fast so I could feel a little progress.
Above is what happened and then I went to bed.

Sometimes it's just like that isn't it?




Monday, April 20, 2015

Latte Blog Hop Day 7...My Day...

                      
Have you enjoyed all the 
beautiful creations from this blog hop?
Joan of Moosestash Quilting has done such 
a WONDERFUL JOB!!!! 
Thank you Joan!
As for this BEAUTIFUL FABRIC...
Thank you Dan DiPaolo of Clothworks 
for making what is my new FAVORITE FABRIC EVER!!!!

Madame Samm...Not sure how you did it...
But this fabric you had chosen for this hop....
AMAZING...
Just like you...


Well here we go!!!
Got your coffee?
ME TOO!


This little bit is where it all started.
I wanted to do a little applique...and
so I drew out a few cups and the letters
and that was the beginning...YAY! for 
beginnings...


And then I remembered another quilt I had made
for my friend Patricia across the pond...
and then these began to appear...


And before too long...I had an idea
of how this was going to happen.

But the turning point was when my
sweet man came in and declared...
this was his favorite one I had ever done...






And there it was...
I knew I had a keeper.
I began thinking where I would place
it when I was done...
and then I realized...
This is the only place it could go....
Finally the sun came out today
but it was a mud field out there
so...


I just cheated a bit and let the sun
shine in...


and of course...I hung it on my favorite
wall in my kitchen that my sweet man
built for me last year...


and I believe it will stay...


Thank you for visiting me today...
I have loved this hop and all the
wonderful items made...


Please Join Me for the rest of
Today's Lovelies...

                  April 21
                 Sunshine Reflections
                  Words & Stitches
         It Seams to be Sew - You are here

Friday, April 3, 2015

Tea For Two...Day Three...My Day!

NOTE:
I am early...
we are going out of town for
the Easter weekend and not
coming back until Sunday night
and I didn't want to be late again...so I
decided to post early.
Hello!

Welcome to day three of
Tea for Two...
A special Thank you to
Mary from Needled Mom for all her hard work on
scheduling of us bloggers! (and for the extra time...)
and
Cori at Creativity Amongst Chaos who created
our beautiful vintage pattern to stitch
and of course,
our Dear Mdm Samm at Sew We Stitch who created
this hop...

You are all FANTASTIC!
Thank you for coming today...
Shall we begin?
I love all things VINTAGE,
probably because everything I grew
up with and loved then, is
NEW again now!
I wanted to try to do this pattern
a little different...
I call it Free Motion Coloring.


It started out nice enough...
I thought, this will be a breeze.


I was loving it!



Then, I realized oh...what to do with those legs.
Insert...
it was VERY LATE AT NIGHT
NEVER
MAKE DECISIONS
LATE AT NIGHT.



So...I thought,
I will just sew on another portion of it and
then go back to the legs...



But...
Then it happened.
At 2:42 AM.
Things went GREEN.
UGH.


So...of COURSE.
You need to make the skirt different too.
I think at  this point I was on CRACK.



But I KEPT SEWING.
Whatever. I had one more evening to finish.
Or I wouldn't make my DAY.



and going...


But with only about 2.5 hrs before time to get up to go to work...
OH YES>>>WORK,
I decided to Stop.


The last evening begun like this.
I just figured I would power through and see what
I could finish.
I didn't finish.
Insert...
email to Mary....
begging for another day.
Thank you Mary!

With the extension...I was able to settle down and go back to creating.




and so, that last night (Thursday) I was able to finish.





I was very excited when I found some DS Flea Market Fancy
material to finish this...
the ruffle and the back are this beautiful fabric.

Now, free motion quilting isn't easy.
I think I am BLIND now...
even with my readers...
my FOOL head was down right next to that needle and
my sweet little Janome was crawling slower
than a turtle...
but it really paid off...
I am very happy with this and
would do it again most definitely...
Just NOT ON A DEADLINE.






Thank you for joining me..
I REALLY enjoyed doing this one
and am GRATEFUL to have the
opportunity to share it...even if it was LATE.

Please join the rest of today's creations!


It Seams to be Sew   You are here!

I hope you all had a wonderful
Easter Holiday!
Hugs,
Lana

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A "Sweet" "Tweet" GIVEAWAY!!!!


Enjoying a little free sewing...
and Mug Rugs seem to be a perfect item to always have on hand
to give to friends - new or old!


My first little set of birdies were made 
for a new friend...
I bought the gray background fabric from Joann's and that gorgeous
red floral print is from SWEETWATER Fabrics...my favorite designers!


And of course, another 
AUTHENTIC fabric for the back!

I just loved this little muggy rug...
*tweet*



You might find a theme here...


I found this cute fabric at my favorite quilt shop
 in Salado TX at
Christmas this year...
If you are ever in Salado...
Go see the girls over at 
They will love you to pieces when you visit!



and finally...



My last little Muggie Rug...
I made this one for a friend of mine 
at my new job...


Funny story, but I replaced her when she left my last job...
and here we are again working together...

And you have heard about how Southerners drink 
LOTS OF SWEET TEA?
Nope.
TEXANS drink the BEST SWEET TEA!
and this little girl is a LEADER...
so...the Tea Mug Rug was 
SEW APPROPRIATE!

Do you have a favorite Mug Rug Pattern you have sewn?
Leave a comment and
I will put you in a drawing for a SWEET GIVEAWAY!!!!

Drawing will be Sunday, March 29th at 6 p.m. CST

Happy Thursday!

Lana

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At the End of the Day...



In the evenings, 
when I get home from work...
Only after I kiss my man, 

I settle in here.


My favorite room of the house.
You have a place too, I bet.


A place to hide out for a few moments...


and find some color at the end of a long day.



A simple pattern, 
beautiful designs...

A cheerful "table" quilt 
 for our ranch house...
waiting to be bound 
and carried to a new home
 in the 
Hill Country.

Until then though,



In this room of mine,
at the end of this day...

I snuggle
 into the 
moment 
and
 just 

breathe.



"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord
plans to prosper you and not to harm you
plans to give you hope and a future. 
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, 
and I will listen to you
You will seek me
 and find me
 when you seek me
 with all your heart."  

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV