My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Applique and fun

The last of the road trips projects is this applique block.
My sister gave me some great Asian prints for Xmas and here is the first use of them. There will be three more blocks in this wall hanging. Two more butterflies and one to be chosen.
The patterns for all these butterflies are taken from The Handbook of Designs and Motifs I shared in an earlier post.

A new hobby for us! Geocaching.
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity
Very Sneaky to hid the canister in the fence.

Make a Wish!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pin Cushion

Myra sews at her new machine and modified table.
I cut six inches off the legs of one of my old sewing cabinets and covered it with a custom table cloth. The table is still just a tiny bit high, but this provides room to grow.

Myra's first project! It is a pin cushion made from random scraps. I helped a little, showing her how to sew on a button.

I tried to do this mini quilt. It is just a little lopsided. I mad a mistake in measuring the half triangle squares, so it did not line up well at all. I did not have enough fabric to cut new squares so I tried to make it work.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vacation Stash

My mom let me raid the fabrics in her craft room and a few UFO projects.

1. A bag of 16 patches all in blues.

2. A box full of fat quarters.

3. A few star block mom found at a yard sale

and added a fancy machine stitch to.

4. Some flower appliques I started years ago and mom still had in a drawer.

5. Yo-yos! Bags of them! and sorted by color no less.

There is more stash but I still have not finished unpacking it all.

Thanks Mom for all the great Stash.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Myra's 7th Birthday

Myra recieved her very own Sewing Machine!
Thank You, Grandma and Papa.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


These are a few of my favorite flower photos from Vacation.

Sewing Lesson

While on Vacation, Grandma helped Myra make her first doll quilt.


Monday, June 4, 2007

Road Trip Projects

I made this poncho in the car on the first two days of our vacation.

Part of the fun of vacationing at my parents is raiding my mom's craft room. Looking through all the fabrics and putting them together in unexpected combinations.
today I finished up this cute doggy bag.

Also great fun is taking pictures of all the beautiful flowers in the Garden. Which is where I found the tiny Mantis seen in the previous post.
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