Monday, June 28, 2010

When it Rains it Pours

And I am not complaining. The last month has been slow for my sewing business. Of course I went to Kentucky the first of the month and it took me a little recoup time before I got back into the groove,
Then last week I worked on a secret project all week and had my grandkids here.

I haven't talked a lot about this, but being in the home construction business has put an economic strain on our lives.  Considering the turn our life has taken, I am so thankful I have a skill that I can use to help out a little, and it is something I love to do.... Sewing!!

First though is the project I showed you a couple of months ago that I was going to make for my grandson's birthday.  Well, since his birthday is July 12th, I have decided this is going to be his Christmas present. (Wise decision)
The picture and pattern came from Amber 
Go over and visit her blog.(Click on her name) She does a lot of cute quilts and she has her own pattern company called Gigi's Thimble.
I finally finished cuting out the triangles, (a lot of triangles) I loved the red, white and blue stars in Amber's quilt, so mine will look much like hers.

The triangles are sitting on the backing. I don't have quite enough backing, so will have to do something creative there.

So, in the last few days, I have been given some projects to start....like now. What am I doing here??
(Indulging in one of my passions, of course)

Starting tomorrow, I will be starting this costume for the granddaughter (Kenzie) of my friend Sandi. She is playing one the Queen of Heart's attendants in "Alice in Wonderland"  The dress is the cream in the background and a double layer apron will be made from the sheer and the heart fabric.


This  is the sketch they gave me of what the costume is to look like.

Then I have 2 of the cutest models to do for Suzanne at my favorite quilt store. (Click on her name)
Here's one.
  

Another one:


So those are my three projects for this week.
I also received two home dec projects too, but will show you them next week.
Oh, and some pants hemming to do for a friend.

Hope you are all having a great week. It's hot here and I'm going to crank up the air tomorrow and sew,sew, sew.


12 comments:

Kara Haushalter said...

LOL! That is so funny, because I know a customer came in with that same sketch to get fabric for their costume!

Lovely work! Can't wait to see the store models!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

You are "sew" talented....thoses models are going to be just adorable! I hope work picks up...for both you and your husband :)

Suzanne said...

I can't wait to see them either! = )

Dogmom Diva said...

Beverly, wow you are so talented..I love the quilt, I so want to learn to make one sometime, maybe this fall..

I have some sewing to do to, noting as fancy as yours, aprons! lol Have a couple to sew up for gifts..

I didn't know that you took on home decor projects as a job..hmm..might have to see about some window coverings for my bedroom later this year..we shall keep you going although you seem pretty busy right now!
hugs
Barb

Linda said...

I love the quilt you are making for your grandson and the model projects are going to be sew cute! I love the fabrics. I also can't wait to see a picture of the costume you are working on.

Sally said...

Your projects look fantastic. You are the best! The quilt will be such a special gift for your grandson, and I know he will love it. The costume for Kenzie looks darling. I might have to talk to you concerning some throw pillows for my grandkids room that I am fixing up. Be sure to show your finished projects.
Hope to see you soon.
Hugs,
Sally

Sewn With Grace said...

You have some fun projects planned. I'm working on a quilt for my daughter as well as cleaning my sewing room which is a full time job in itself. Can't wait to see your finished goodies!

Jane said...

You are one busy lady! That quilt is a huge project but I know your grandson will love it. You are like my mother...always have two or three sewing projects going on at a time.
Look forward to seeing the finished projects.
Jane

My Vintage Studio said...

Always love visiting your blog and seeing your projects.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend!
Hugs, Sharon

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I know your projects will turn out great..they always do. You will be proud of me, I actually sewed two patches on baseball shirts this week. lol I use the excuse that I haven't set up a sewing area yet. It will be nice to stay indoors and sew, blog, or daydream. Looking forward to seeing the finished projects.

Farmchick said...

I love the quilt and the fabric for the Queen of Hearts costume.

a little bit biased said...

Berverly, I came to see how your quilt was coming. That will be a great Christmas present for your grandson and I LOVE your backing! Good luck with it and all of your upcoming projects. You'll be one busy lady! Oh, and I love your candy counter! So cute!