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.


Ice cream cake


Will’s birthday was July 3rd.  He wanted an ice cream cake.  We usually get our ice cream cakes from Baskin Robins, but they closed.  So I looked at Pinterest and figured out how to make one.


I thought it turned out pretty good.  All I had to do was borrow a spring form pan.  I used two different kinds of Will’s favorite ice cream, crushed oreo cookies, cool whip, and reeses pieces on top.

Camp, camp, camp


I had quilt camp this week for these girls since their older siblings were at bible camp.


They finished their quilts in 6 hours over two days.  I couldn’t believe how fast they were.  I think it helped that we have sewn before.


I’ve been doing a quilt camp for these girls.  It’s been a little harder coordinating schedules with these girls.

They made pillow cases.  Next we will make pajama pants.

Ballet performance


My parents got to come and see Jemma in the ballet.  My niece, Samantha, saw her first ballet.  She liked the fabric on Jemma’s skirt, because she kept rubbing it.


Friends that have come to every ballet.


With Princess Aurora.


The white doublet is the last one I made.  This is the only picture I got of it.

While everyone was away


I was home sewing for the ballet.


I made these doublets for two of the young male dancers.


I sewed the appliques on this tutu.



I remade this jacket from a previous ballet.


I put sleeves on the three doublets on the left.  I made them for some other performance.


I didn’t sew all this the week everyone was gone, but I got a lot done.


This is where the dogs hung out while everyone was gone, under my sewing table about four feet in front of my sewing machine.