Sunday, January 27, 2013


Hi All,

Missed last weeks post.  I was trying to figure out the best way to transfer pictures from my hubby's computer to mine-without losing any of them!  In any case, here is what I finished before I started working on Christmas!

Around this time last year, I went and bought a whole new wardrobe in anticipation of being hired to the new job (it will be a year the end of February, hooray).  In any case, most of what I bought was for cooler weather, so I needed some tops for warm weather.  So, I bought some patterns (at a JoAnn's sale for $1.00 each) and made these.  These are just overtops so I could wear something cooler underneath.  I still get hot flashes!
 I particularly like this one.  It is a pale lavender.  The next picture shows the little pleating detail in the front.
 A pullover to be worn alone.
 This top is actually a size too small but there is enough give that I can still wear it.  It is black.
 This one was made from the same pattern as above but I only got one wearing out of it.  The weave was so open there was little for the stitching to hold onto and there wasn't enough give.  The shoulder seam pulled out the first time I wore it.  If I make this type again, I will have to use twill tape to give something for the stitching to hold.
 A little dress for Autumn.  I had the fabric, the lace and the pattern.  It was just begging to be made.
Here is a picture of Summer Breezes on my Aunt's bed.  She has a room in an assisted living facility.  All the other ladies there are jealous, LOL!
That's it for this post.  Next post I will show you some of what I made for Christmas presents!

Love from Liri

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Hi All,

In keeping with my resolve to post at least once a week, this time I would like to offer some (very) belated thank you's.

About two years ago, Joann asked me to help her daughter, Laura, with a "Flat Stanley" school project.  For those of you who haven't heard about "Flat Stanley", it is a little paper person drawn and colored by the student and sent to spend a week with someone to see where they live and how they spend their time.  Laura sent me Ki-Ki!
Ki-Ki and I had a lot of fun that week (I wasn't working then) and I sent her back with a lot of pictures and an email diary of our adventures.  Laura, I understand, got an A for the assignment.  In appreciation, Laura made and wrote a lovely handmade thank you card and Joann sent me some goodies!  Five fat quarters, a scissor fob, a card and, of course, Laura's handmade thank you note!
I opened the package, cried a little bit, ooohed and aaaahed, and then put everything back in the envelope with the intention of
 publishing in a post.  Then I put the envelope away so I wouldn't lose it!  Do I have to spell this out?  I didn't lose the envelope, I lost where I put it!  I found it after Christmas when I pulled my sewing room apart while cleaning up and reorganizing.  So, Joann and Laura, my heartfelt thank you for the lovely gifts even though the pleasure of working with Ki-Ki was all mine!

I think it was back in September/November when Ruth blogged about making premie burial nightgowns out of a lovely white fabric with pink roses.  I asked her to send me the pattern as I have a lovely white fabric with yellow roses that would be perfect for these items.  Along with the pattern, Ruth sent me these goodies.
A Christmas ornament, tissue holder and a pretty card.  Thank you, Ruth!  I love them.  The Christmas ornament is just the right size to hold my rotary cutter.  It makes me smile everytime I work in my sewing room!

A total surprise at Christmas!  Received this package from Katie and was so surprised!  Isn't this little snowman just too cute!  I didn't realize Katie had made this until I saw her post them on her blog.  Katie, thank you so much for thinking of me.  He has been given a place of honor on a shelf in my sewing room.  No way I was gonna pack him away!
And now something that will either make you laugh or groan!  Back when we were swapping our APQ Blogging Buddies blocks, Ruth included this in the package with her blocks.  This is (I assume) the front side.  Pretty, isn't it?
However, me, being the airhead I sometimes am, couldn't figure out what it was!  I have since found out it is supposed to be a Christmas ornament!  Ruth, this is no reflection on you, believe me.  But, despite the fact I didn't have a clue, I put it to good use.  This is what the back looks like!
I have to tell you this is the most useful Christmas ornament I have ever received.  It holds all the needles I am using for my embroidery, my scissors are attached to it so I never lose them and it sits in my living room with my current embroidery project.  I use it every day.  See?  I told you it would either make you laugh or groan!

Love from Liri

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Hello all,

Tried to write a new post but blogger is not behaving.  Seems I can't upload new pictures from a file on my computer but it will let me post pictures already uploaded to the blog.  Until I can figure it out, I am going to concentrate on filling up my new pages. 

That being said, I've uploaded a number of pictures of completed quilts.  Hope you enjoy them.  Just click on the tab above.

Love from Liri

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Hello all my blogging buddies!  Hope the New Year finds you and yours happy and healthy and with ENOUGH.  Enough food, enough sleep, enough love!  I think you get the picture.  Wouldn't life be so much simpler if everybody was happy with enough?

So, a new year and a new start, hopefully.  As you can see, I have been working on the blog just a bit.  Changed the layout so there are three columns now (which will let me have bigger pictures, too).  Added a bunch of pages at the top.  Sorry, there are no pictures yet.  These will take a while to find, upload and tag.  Much of it you will have seen before, but now they will all be in one place.  All I have to do now is figure out how to expand my header picture.  Let's see how long it takes me to figure that one out, LOL!

I have alot to show you since my last post in September.  Many finishes, new stuff and some quilts.  My little "one hour of sewing" every morning before work is really paying off.  It really amazes me how much I have been able to accomplish!

If all goes well, I will try to post at least once a week.  No, this is not a resolution just a "let's try it and see" thing.  Sometimes I am so intent on getting things done that I forget to take pictures or I take the pictures and never get around to posting.  But I am gonna try!

So, here's to a New Year!  HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!