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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ready or not.......

Ready or not!  I'm FINally here to type up a NEW post!! (yeah, I know, it's about time!)  I've just talked to my friend Sandy on the phone, to make sure that I remembered where to click, to be able to add a picture!  Yes, it's been that long, that I had forgotten how I did it on that very first post!   Then, I had to make sure that my hubby had cropped the picture down small enough that ya'll couldn't count the hairs on my ugly, old skinny arm. (in the picture!) Okay, I'm rambling, so I'll just get on with it!

I was busy for a few days last week, making a bag holder for Sandy's daughter, Sami.  She moved out on her own over the weekend and I wanted to be sure that I had it ready when we got to Starke, so I could give it to her!  I didn't have a pattern, but I did have an idea in my head and was hoping that it would turn out fairly decent.  I've made these holders before, but not in this way.  It was my own, strippy project!  See...

It's not the best picture in the world, but I think that you get the idea!  Sami likes the Gator football team out of Gainesville, Florida!  So I bought a bunch of different Gator fabrics, cut them up and sewed them back together, in a scrappy, strippy way and this is what I ended up with!!  I'm very pleased with how it turned out!  So much, that I'm thinking about making another one!  When I get around to it anyway.  I've got a couple of other projects that I've got to get done first.  But soon!  I'm hoping that ths blog will help me to keep on sewing and staying more busy with my sewing machine.

As for other Gator themed items that I've made for Sami, here's a picture of a pillow that I made for her birthday a couple of years ago...

This is my own design, I think that I've made 5 of these so far!  I'm hoping to get 2 more done in the next week or so.  I cut my own fringe with my rotary cutter & by doing that, I use up a lot of scraps from making the pillow itself.  Three years ago, I wanted to make some pillows for my 3 nieces as their Christmas gifts. (all teenagers at the time).  But the problem was, I didn't know where to begin. It didn't help that it was the night of Christmas Eve either!  So my mom helped me to get started and showed me how to decide on how big to cut the fleece for the pillows.  I went back to my in law's house that night and stayed up basting the pieces together.  I gave them to my nieces the next morning, and quickly told them not to squeeze their pillows, that we still needed to add the fringe!  So that afternoon, the 4 of us sat down and we all cut the little holes in the edges and tied the fringed pieces all around the pillows!  I had purchased quite a few bags of ready made fringe and they chose what colors they wanted for their pillow.  It was a lot of fun and they still love their pillows and will take them on trips or just to Meemaw's house for their Sunday afternoon naps! (my nieces are 20 year old twins and their older sister is 22 years old!)  I'll have pictures of my nieces to show, with stuff that I've made for them, but that's for another post!  A year or so later, after that Christmas with the fleece pillows, one of my nieces friends from Texas, spent the summer with them.  She asked me 'just how do I get my OWN pillow?'  I told her that all she had to do was ask!  So the next time she came back, I had her pillow made, just for her!

Okay, I guess that's enough for now.  I could go on and on, but it's late and I need to get to bed!

Till next time, take care!!  (and I promise, it won't be as long in-between my posts!)


  1. Heym,
    who is good looking blonde headed girl. She loves her bagholder, and I am going to get a pic of it with her when I go back down there.
    thanks so much for making it for her.
    hope to see ya soon.

  2. Go Gators! Next year will be better for the team.....BTW-Love what you made!

  3. Hey Becky! Thanks for being the first to join my blog and for posting your kind comment. God Bless! Maybe we'll get to see each other in Starke soon. Carmen B.

  4. Hi Becky,
    Love that bag holder and those pillows are fantastic ! Anybody would love to have one of those. Hope your weekend is going great. Look forward to reading your blog.
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  5. WOW Becky, I checked out your wallets and things Sandy posted pics of on her blog.. you do such wonderful work but I have always said that about you! Your sticthery work was always so awesome and everything I have seen that you have made is just incredible. You are a VERY talented seamstress girl! LOVE your items! Hope we can meet up in Starke one day soon!! Have a blessed day, Blessings, Carmen B.

  6. Dang.. That picture of me if from highschool!