Monday, February 9, 2015

Sew Much To Share!

I love Sew Somerset and I recently came across a lovely article by Donna Dowd.  She does wonderful art with vintage items.  Her work inspired me to make a mini art quilt for a good friend for her birthday.  I love to free motion quilt and write words with my machine so this project is right up my alley:)  Donna has a great Facebook page donnadowdart, like her page for lots of awesome sewing inspiration.

In the Fall of 2013 we helped some friends tear down an old barn and they let me keep all of the old siding.  I love to dabble in lots of creative mediums and I decided to make paintings for my front porch.  This is the winter snowman that is currently on display.  We also used some of the barn siding in our kitchen, will post those photos in the future.  I love rustic, country, vintage, and antiques especially when I can reuse something.

My full-time job is the 4-H Program Assistant in my county.  I have been there 23 years and everyday is rewarding in some way.  I recently did a sewing demonstration for a neighboring county and thought it would be fun to show the kids one of my old sewing projects from years ago.  Our Student Assistant Liz and I thought it would be fun if she put on my project and we encourage others to share their sewing projects from the past.  I hope to continue to teach 4-H'ers to sew! 
My husband and I love to snowmobile.  Yesterday we took my niece out for her first ride, I am pretty sure she did better than I did my first time on a sled.  Wintertime is always so beautiful.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


We are having a lot of snow in Northwest Ohio today, so I decided to have SuperSnowSewSunday and make some pillows for my Mother-In-Law who just had some surgery done.  These little comfort pillows turned out pretty cute.  The heart pillow is nice a soft on the back and my family has a dairy farm so I thought the cows were appropriate.

I also made a co-worker of mine a pillow with some Rudolph fabric I found.  She lives in Rudolph, Ohio and has been helping me a lot these past few weeks.  Who cares if it is February, I was hoping to get this done before Christmas this last year but time got away from me.  I decided it is never to late to celebrate the holidays and Rudolph has the right color nose for Valentine's Day!
Looks like tomorrow is going to be a SuperSnowSew Monday, I hope to get a few more things checked off my list.  Blessings to you!