My work is having a charity event so I sat down yesterday and made some earrings for them to sell.  It’s funny how long it takes to make something when you haven’t done it for a while.  I spent a lot of time putting them together, then taking them apart.  I ended up with two more pairs that I kept because I liked them so much.  The bronze and red pair on the lower right I made an exact copy for myself. I also will probably remake the yellow ones in the top left for myself.  I didn’t like them at first but now they are really starting to grow on me.  I did some other sewing that I am not quite ready to share yet.

new blouse

Here is my second outfit from my blouse from Kohl’s.  I love it!  I am wearing my Ann Taylor linen skirt with tiny pin tucks.  Of course, but unfortunately not pictured, is my beaded satin shoes.

I actually found several things I liked at Kohls.  I got a little coupon emailed to me for signing up for emails, so I may go back. It is kind of out of the way for me but it may be worth it.  I’ll have to see how this blouse holds up especially since dh has taken over the washing and doesn’t hang out clothes the way I like.  I try not to complain though because clean clothes that I didn’t have to wash are a blessing.

My lovely MIL sent me these beautiful iridescent shell beads for my birthday.  When I was at Kohl’s, I saw a necklace made out of them that was just lovely.  So when I got home I made something very close.  I also made matching earrings.


One of my favorite gifts is to combine a handmade object with a store bought one. 

I bought this little t-shirt at Target for my sister.  She has beautiful watery eyes.  I call them watery because they shift from blue to green to grey depending on the color she is wearing.  My older son has the same eyes and I love to pick clothing that makes his eyes appear more saturated.  I think this shirt will do the same. 

She is a stay at home mom right now so I wanted to get something that would be comfortable, but nice enough to wear around on errands or maybe church.

I also made matching jewelry.

now it is july

Now it is July and what have I done? 
Another month older…
I made a lovely matching necklace and earrings set for my sister to go with the t-shirt I bought her.  My new thing, I think, for Christmas is to buy shirts and make matching necklaces and earrings.
I have finished all the squares for my red quilt.  I have half of them basted and three of them quilted.  I’m having a hard time keeping on task because I already have the fabric for my next quilt.  I want to get going on it.  It will be a tropical lizard quilt with orange squares with island scenes with green surround with orange and other colored lizards in the green (applique).  I have the squares cut out and I want to get started but… I feel like I should finish the red one first.
I also had a bumper crop of roses.  I have collected a cup of petals.  They are drying and I think I will make potpourri sachet.
I made a great necklace and bracelet to match my pink lady sweater.  However, the first time I wore the necklace it disintegrated. So I have to string it on better thread.  I think I got most of the beads so it should be okay.