Friday, June 15, 2012

Sew and Sew

Today, I took some projects down to Strawberry Patches.  They are models for store patterns and fabrics.
I have the most fun job. You know by now how much I love to sew.
Add to that, someone to pick out the cutest coordinating fabrics,
 give me adorable patterns to work with and the best quality fabric money can buy.
I get to have all the fun.
Don't you wish you had a cute little boy to make this for...I do.
My boys are all to big for the cuteness of these PJ's too. They are so stylish with a coordinating orange collar and pocket.
Then there  is this adorable dress.
Completely reversible to the cutest bitty check you have ever seen
Besides the projects for SP, I have been able to sneak in a couple projects of my own.
Emmy loved her ladybug bib so much and so did her Mommy...so much she would wash it out by hand so it would be ready for Emmy's next mess meal.
Soooo, I made  a Strawberry bib.
These are my own design and I have got it down pat now.
I made 2 of these. The first one had red lettering and it didn't show up...well guess what? Green doesn't show up either.
In person you can see it a little better than it shows in the picture.
Here's a closeup. My embroidery machine is still humming along.



Lastly, I wanted to show a pillow I started while I was in San Diego last month.
Remember you can click on it to enlarge. I did a hand blanket stitch on the design and hand quilted a cross-hatch on the background. It was tedious, but I love the way it turned out. It will go in my blue trailer along with the Dresden Quilt that I need to get back to one of these days.
I used vintage buttons for the center of the flowers,
and covered big buttons for the back.

I have a disclaimer here. I saw this on Pam Kitty Morning's blog and just fell in love. So I copied 
replicated it. You can click on her link above to see the one I copied loved so much. There is a link for Late Bloomer where you will find the pattern too.
It's called "Key to My Heart" .  I need to add my key yet.

Well, all I can say is Pam Kitty Morning fabric has the key to my heart right now. I love it sooo much and am using it almost exclusively for decorating my blue trailer, which we will be working on again in a couple of weeks. I cannot wait to show you some pictures of the transformation.
I have even talked Mr. SS into adding some red to the outside. 
So it will be our Red, white and blue trailer (and yellow too). 



God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


12 comments:

cindy said...

Love the key to my heart pillow!

Creations By Cindy said...

Beverly, the bib and pillow is adorable. I LOVE that bib...so wish I had an ebroidery machine! I am jealous!!! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Suzanne said...

Where do I start? First I love all of the things you brought in. They all were a surprise to me since I was on vacation when the girls picked the patterns and fabrics. The bib's my favorite too.

And that pillow. Oh, my goodness. It's so so sweet! If you need a key let me know I have a jar of them.

You have no idea how pleased I am that your old girl is behaving and embroidering well. That adds so much to your adorable pattern.

I had to chuckle as I read your color choices for your new trailer. It seems I remember you once saying you were moving away from red white and blue. Just proves you can't fight the colors that move us. It sounds wonderful and I know with the two of you putting your love and talents intro it, it will be amazing!

I enjoyed our chat yesterday and am praying for you and Denniis and his new venture. I love you both and know God has good things in store for you.

Susy said...

B ~ Everything you do is perfection, but I especially LUV the pillow. Can't wait to see the transformation of your Blue Trailer (: Hope you know you're as much of a blessing to Strawberry Patches as they are to you (: xo

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I always love to see what you have been up to. It was so nice to see some adorable boys clothes. It seems all the cute stuff to sew is for girls. That pillow is amazing. Can't wait to see your colorful trailer when you're all done. Patty

luvtoquilt said...

Oh, Beverly, this is just over the top! Everything you do is so beautifully made. And the pillow is just too cute. Now I have to get that pattern. I'm quilting a quilt and getting a little bored -- you've distracted me -- think I'll start on a little side project! That's why I never get anything completed.

Nancy B said...

I'm so impressed with all the hand stitching you did on that pillow! It's beautiful! I'm struggling with machine blanket stitch on applique right now.(It's so hard to turn those tight curves.) Maybe I should switch to the by hand method. All the little outfits are darling. Great post!
See you next week at B-club....

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That little bib with the collar and tie is cute, cute, cute beyond words! Oh my goodness! So cute! Your work is fantastic, everything you do is beautiful, so I know your trailer is gonna be awesome! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Annelies said...

Yep...motivation PLUS. And I soooo need to find out about that bib pattern. I think I know a bitty man who would look adorable in it!!! XXXX

Sewn With Grace said...

You did an awesome job on the pillow! I love it! All the projects are very cute too. I don't have anyone to make those little things for but wish I did!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Oh my goodness Beverly...I love love the pillow, I have to have one or make one. I love everything about it!
and your little boy tie bid is adorable another charming pattern. I always enjoy my visits with you, I hope you know how much.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

PamKittyMorning said...

Here I am catching up with everything! Your pillow turned out so cute!!! I really love Elizabeth's pattern.. such a darling design.