There really has not been a lot of sewing going on here the past month. I just sort of "piddled around", as my mom used to say. I have tried to stay up on my Temperature Quilt 2018. The past week has been quite toasty. Yesterday was 103* so the reds are definitely adding some color to the quilt. The colors are not really true in these photos, but you can see the reds appearing more frequently.
Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts posted a cute little free pelican pattern last week. When I saw it, I immediately thought of Connie from Freemotion By the River blog. I played around a bit with it and sent it off to Connie. Many of you will remember her little pelican, Pelly. Photo is taken from Connie's blog since I forgot to get a picture before mailing it off. ;-(
I had a couple of little ones wanting to stitch when they were here one day. I always enjoy their creativity and look forward to the years ahead of stitching with them.
They enjoy covering Toby while he spends his time in the sewing area with us. I'll link this photo up with Pets on Quilts.
My BIL saves his old shirts for me for quilting scraps. Before cutting them up, I like to cut the sleeves off and make wine bottle covers to use as gift wraps. They are easy to make so thought I would do a quick tutorial to share.
I cut the sleeves at 8.5" below the cuff, but that can be adjusted depending on bottle height.
Turn inside out and stitch a 1/4" seam across the cut edge.
Turn back to right side out. Cut a 28" piece of ribbon and attach it to the center of the back side of the sleeve - right below the cuff.
Insert wine bottle, fold cuff down and tie ribbon into attractive bow. This sleeve also has a decorative beaded strand added to dress it up a bit. The options are endless.
I'll leave you with a picture of my favorite plumeria in bloom.
Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts, Freemotion by the River, and Pets on Quilts.