I'm back from a wonderful week "down on the farm" in Illinois and it was a wonderful visit. I am so grateful we had good driving weather, 840 miles is a long trek there, and then back.
Here is the last doll quilt that I'm making for my daughter, Hanna, for Christmas. I started the tradition when she was about 3 years old. Since she is a senior in high school, I've decided it's okay to stop.
This is a big girl doll quilt. I thought it would be fun to do a selvage project. I even found some great words to use, drama queens, and peeps - how funny.
I used a variegated blue thread which had a cool effect on the blue background.
The backing is part of the City Quilters NYC fabric collection.
And one of my super simple, super quick labels.
My son gave me this hilarious t-shirt for Christmas. Sage advice......except on retreats or Fridays :)
Help this poor kitty! I needle-pointed this in middle school, mid-1970's. My mother blocked it, but clearly it needs re-blocking. Help! How is this done? And does anyone have any suggestions about my making this into a pillow?
**Finally, as you may have noticed I've made some changes to the blog. It will remain "fun with barb and mary" but Mary has decided that blogging is not for her. As I have been the sole author for almost a year, we thought it time. We had a wonderful visit on Christmas Eve - thanks again for sharing your fruitcake Mary!