Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunday blanket

I usually make the grand babies one of these little "Sunday" blankets. It is just sort of a dressier receiving blanket for when they need a little "cover".

I didn't do a step by step tutorial but they are so simple you don't need the pictures for each step.

For this one I used broadcloth and cut 2 layers 30"x30" rounding off the corners using a cereal bowl.  It has piping from the broadcloth but on lots of others I have used the scallop stitch built in to my machine. Next, I monogrammed the initial for the last name in one corner. The piping is stitched  to one layer and then put front and back right sides together and stitched leaving about 4 inches open to turn. Turn, press and hand stitch the opening closed and you have a sweet dress blanket without a large investment of time or money.

Friday, June 3, 2011

My little peaceful place

Eventhough we live on a busy highway it doesn't seem like it at all to me when I'm in my backyard. It is peaceful. Very often over the years my husband and I have talked about how it is our favorite place in the world to be.  I can sit on the bench and think of happy things and let my mind wander to fond memories. 

This is the view from the park bench. If you look past the sandbox and oak tree you can get a glimpse of the arbor. It is covered with wisteria and in the spring the wisteria is normally profuse with purple and white blooms.  My blog for the arbor and wisteria.

My wish, my friends ,would be if I could share a little of the peacefullness with you that I find here. There is english ivy, hostas, monkey grass, hydrangeas, azaleas, crepe myrtles and more here.

So if you have a chance... come sit a spell.