Monday, April 30, 2012

2nd post for the day "Loot is here"

I normally do not post twice a day.  But I had to share:

 This came in the mail today.
My loot came in from Cat Patches on the Colonial Needle Give away.

Thank you Barbara for sharing your table toppers and beautiful mini quilts! 

Also, the color pencils I order from Amazon came in over the weekend.  I cannot wait to dive right in. 

The day is almost over and still have much to do before I can dive right in!

Judith, Texas

Zakka Style Pencil Case

This week's Sew-Along is Zakka Style Pencil Case.

Here is what I put together. 

I had some scraps leftover from two fat quarters, linen and twill tape.

This is a great pattern to play with and add your very own touch or style. 

 I added a tag stamped on twill tape with JHT using rubber stamps and hand stitched the flap. 

Inside view.

Back view.

The instructions are very simple to follow and fun to sew.

So if you are wanting to join in, click on the button to the right on the sidebar or click  here at  LR Stitched for more information and visit Lindsey, host for Zakka Style Sew-Along.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day on this last day of April 2012.

Judith, Texas

Friday, April 27, 2012

Warriors Weekend May 19, 2012

Just wanted to post that members of our Victoria Photography Club will be out shooting photos for the up coming Warriors Weekend being held out in Port O'Connor, Texas this year starting on May 19, 2012.  It is only three weeks away. For a schedule of events, please click here.  This is a great event and if you get a chance, come on down!  I was there last year taking photos and I met some great warriors and their families.  If you want to view on last years photos, click on the club website and go to the galleries to view last years photos.  My will have jmr_... on them...just a few I uploaded to the gallery. Also on the Warriors Weekend site will have photos to view.  

Victoria, Texas

Bloomington, Texas

Weight-In at the fishing event in Port O'Connor, Texas

Thanks for stopping, Judith

New Bag posted on Flicker

New Bag I have posted on flicker. 

I used my iphone to take this picture and not a very good photo, so I am truly sorry. 

Made with fat quarters found at Joanns in Corpus Christi TX.  The closure is a cutting of my DH's very old metal tape measure.  I did get him two new tape measures.  I have made several bags for my girls and friends as gifts.  The pattern I picked up at Quilters Patch in Victoria TX. 

 I decided to make another little case for my gems instead of this one. 

I used the same fat quarters for my credit card case and then some, hand sewn.  I will post a photo later. 

Thanks for stopping by....... Judith, Texas

Thursday, April 26, 2012

52 Photos Projects

Today I am venturing out to one of my favorite hobbies "Photography".  I am joining the ranks of the 52 Photos Project hosted by Bella Cirovic. If you are interested, please stop by and view all the beautiful photos that are shared on her site.   I am so excited to be a part of this.  Will see how it goes. 

52 Photos Project

Thanks for stopping by. Judith

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weekend in Port Aransas Texas

These photos were taken back in January this year.

Dolphins make their appearence.

Weather was perfect, food was delight. Great weekend with my husband.

Trying out his new fish rod he built. 

Fishing at the Lighthouse Trail Park near Port Aransas. 

Happy to be home!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zakka Style Sew-Along Sewing Kit

This past weekend I worked on my Zakka Style Sewing Kit before the DH and I were off to the big city streets. So here are my photos.  Please excuse the photos, since they are from my iPhone at 2 a.m. in the morning.  It's when I do most of my work. 

The inside view. 
I was searching for material for this project andI  came upon this in the last bin I was looking in. The linen I had from another finished project. (YAHOO!)
This is small enough to toss in my bag while on the road with my DH. Catch up on some hand sewing.  

Roll-up view.

Outside view.

I used a covered button for the first time. I had a piece of fabric from the material. It was picture of a ironing board but you cannot see it.  I thought it came out beautiful anyway.  Not bad for the first time using cover buttons. I will be using them more.

 I have other photos posted on flicker from the Zakka Style Sew Along. Feel free to view all the other beautiful work of art that are posted up from others in the sew along. 

Here are my other finished projects from the Zakka Style Sew Along. 

Zakka Style Pin Cushion.

Zakka Style House Pouch-Front

Back view.

Inside view.

Zakka Style Zigzag Tote

Closer view. I added a button to my tote. 

Inside view.. I added pockets across the bottom.  Added the same zigzag pattern as the front of the tote to the pocket front. Pocket for pen holder, cell phone and etc.

Back view.  I quilted the back. 

If you are interested in joining the sew along,  feel free to click the button on the right or here to visit Lindsey over at LRstitches to read all the posts. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed all the goodies posted here.

Have a wonderful day, 
Judith, Texas

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pinwheel Pillow Case

Today I finish my version of HST Pinwheel Pillow Case. 

Closer view of the Pinwheels.

If you are interested in sewing this pattern, go to Quilt Story  blog for instructions on how to sew this pretty Pillow Case.  Two patterns are given: Pinwheels and Chevron.  They have great instructions to follow and also check out Canoe Ridge Creations who is hosting the Festival of Half Square Triangles. Wonderful patterns to sew and there is still time to join.  Check it out!

Enjoy and have a wonderful day, 


Monday, April 16, 2012

April Doll Quilt

Today I finished my April Challenge Nine-Patch Doll Quilt by, Kathleen Tracy.

You can click over to A Sentimential Quilter and check out her blog about the monthly challenge and swaps.  She also contributed a pattern for the Monthly blog hop What's Cooking from Sew We Quilt. Check out all the patterns.

Until next time, Have a wonderful evening,  Judith

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Fool's

Happy April Fool's Day!

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  Flowers are coming up and the weather has been wonderful. This month will be a busy challenging month for me.  I have several quilting projects.  The list is rather long, but I am up for a challenged.  Plus I travel with my husband on his business trips, so I try to have everything cut up, package and packed in my sewing bag to tote along with all the other bags (camera bag, tri-pod, suite case, laptop bag, snack bag) plus my backpack or purse. Not counting what my husband takes.  Good thing we have our tank to haul us all over the country.  I Know!!!!! I Know!!!!

Here is a picture of my Doll Quilt Challenge wrap around Teddy from last month's challenge.


Good night my fellow bloggers and wish every wonderful evening,