Pillows galore


My principal wanted some pillows made for her office.  She told me a general idea and than I ran with it.  She liked them so much she didn’t leave them in her chairs like she planned.  She didn’t want anyone messing them up.

Recycle and Redesign


I made a bag from a dog food bag for a friend.  The first one I made was a sample.

IMG_20150919_120114This is what the real bag looks like.


This week my students are working on recycle and redesign projects.  I saw these at the fair.  The blue and yellow dress was made from fair ribbons turned backwards.  The dress with the orange skirt used men’s ties for the top.  I can’t wait to see what my students come up with.

Fair time


We haven’t been to the state fair in a couple of years, but we thought we should take Hannah.


We took her to see lots of animals.


We introduced her to lots or different foods.  Such as Wisconsin cheddar cheese nuggets and mozzarella cheese  sticks.


Bill and Justin tried pulled pork parfaits and brisket parfaits.  It is layered meat, barbeque sauce, and mashed potatoes.  They liked them.  These are new items at the fair this year.


I tried fried banana pudding.  The pudding was on the bottom.  The banana was rolled in a thin layer of pastry, then deep fried.  It was pretty good.


We also watched the pig races.

OC is home


We moved Will into the dorms at OC on Tuesday.


He didn’t have nearly the amount of stuff that I remember taking to school.


We didn’t move him far, but it brought back a lot of memories of my mom bringing me to OC.  She took me 850 miles from home and I only knew about 3 other students.  At the time my mom wasn’t very impressed with the campus.

I also thought a lot about a mother and a father that went back to China and left their daughter Hannah to live with our family this year.

I’m glad OC is home.

Last quilt of the summer



This is the latest quilt I made.  I inherited it partially cut out and a few blocks sewn together.  I made it to wide so I couldn’t get it on my quilt frame.  My friend Jamey quilted it for me.


Jemma made what was supposed to be a cover for her ipad mini.  It came out a  little small for her ipad, but she decided she could use it for a pencil case.  She’s going to try and make another ipad cover soon.

While I was away


When I went to WI with my sister and her children, Bill added shelves to the garage.


A lot of the things we had on the floor are now up high on shelves.

Room make over



We scraped the ceiling and painted the ceiling, and walls in Jemma’s bedroom a couple weeks ago.


Her friend Hallie helped to decorate.  I took them to two different thrift stores, so they could look for things they could repurpose.  A few things they got at Hobby Lobby on clearance.

The round circle with a “J”, they got at the thrift store.  They painted the J on it.  They also repainted a couple of picture frames.  A couple of them we already had, one they got at the thrift store.  One of the frames they made into a chalk board.


Finished product from camp


These girls finished pajama pants at sewing camp.  They did a really great job.

It was really fun doing both camps this summer.


Another finished UFO


I don’t remember when I pieced this quilt, but I quilted it last week.  I’m glad I got a few things done for myself this summer since I feel like I spent most of my summer sewing for the ballet.


I made this quilt as a fundraiser for my FCCLA chapter at Midwest City HS.

Front row



Justin was on the front row of the Boy Scout flag at the 4th of July parade.