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I decided to start another Blog, I try to update and have new things everyday, you might see things that is on my other blog but not often, So i want you to enjoy...My other blog is http://jlewisblessing.blogspot.com/ check it out also

What is on your Mind?

This blog have different things on here, from what is on my mind to quilting items, to sewing. But, what ever it is, Sew-n on my mind.


very important for all of us quilters to remember and take this very seriously to heart. "Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do. Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference predominates. Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do them first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing. When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on. If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy sewing as you should."

Monday, August 30, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fabric Portraits


 I am going to  try to do Fabric Portraits using Making Faces: Beginning and Advanced Portraits (DVD) By Maria Elkins 


                                                           This is some Art Maria Elkins did

Saturday, August 21, 2010



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Embroidered Back Pack

My twin Nieces Joniah and Amiah wanted their Back Packs embroidered  so i have a New Brother SE 350 sewing machine so i was delighted to do it for them so here is the pictures

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Machine Embroidery Brown Thread - 8000 yds - 7300 m

A friend of my son is giving me  new thread  which is still in package, i am selling on Ebay for 2.50 a spool, the color is Brown but the label say Light Red Orange, it do not look like that.  

If you want to buy Thread let me know  my email address is gmamalewis5@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just Remember that........

Quilters never cut corners.
Quilters come with strings attached.
Quilters aren't greedy, they're just materialistic.
Quilting with a friend will keep you in stitches.
When life gives you scraps - make a quilt.
Quilt 'til you wilt!
I love sewing & have a plenty of material witnesses.
My soul is fed by my needle and thread.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Patachwork/Scrappy Purse

I was sitting  looking at the Cathedral Window and Lovers Knot i was working on and i was really tired of working on the same thing for a while so i decided to use the Nine patch Blocks i got in a swap and the coin strips i also got in a swap, so a purse came into mind.

So here it is i have to get a button for the closure

Monday, July 12, 2010

Daughter's Apron

I made this apron for my daughter to wear on her on her job as a stylist at Vision Cut & style Barber, these are her favorite color Pink and Zebra Print. I also embroidered her name on it with my new Brothers SE 350 sewing and embroidery machine

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

log cabin quilt for Belinda

this is a Throw i made my friend Belinda it i a Log Cabin, I believe she will like ot

African American Doll

This is a doll i made for Myself her name is Bella


This is the Peacock i been working on for a btwin bed quilt i am finish now i have to put the red boarder on and the side drops

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Used Dryer Sheets I use used dryer sheets to back quilt labels. I put the quilt label, right side down on top of a used dryer sheet. Then I sew around the quilt label. I cut a small opening in the middle of the dryer sheet and turn the label right side out. This keeps the edges in and makes a neat label, ready to sew onto the quilt. I also use the used dryer sheets as stabilizer for some machine embroidery projects. (Peggy Baker) *********************************************************** Keep an empty pop-up tissue on the clothes dryer to collect dryer as they come out of the dryer. Use them for dusting - when used especially for TV screens they do a great job in cutting down static electricity that attracts dust. (Angie) *********************************************************** I use my dryer sheets to put on the back of all my appliqué work. Just sew to the appliqué piece, cut a slot in the back, and turn the piece. I find it doesn't gum up my sewing machine needle when sewing and isn't stiff like the iron on backings. (Nona , W.V.) *********************************************************** I use my used dryer sheets as backing for paper piecing instead of paper. No need to take it out later and it gives a nice smell to the finsihed item. (Ruthie) *********************************************************** I sew 2 together and use them on my Swiffer to dust my wood floors. Works great for dust bunnies :) (Jody Jones) *********************************************************** You can use them to clean the bottom of your iron. (dorothymcnutt) ******************************************


I did some Hand embroidery for my kitchen , I am changing a wall hanging i have.

I have to get some Picture frames to put the embroidery in.

Just a Blessing


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Family Gathering

Family gathering

Family Portriat Embroidery



I am working on a Redwork quilt of my family, each picture is alternated with the heart. I  have about 12 more pictures  of different people of my family and about 10 more hearts to do.


I am working on my family Portriats in Redwork it is my Greatneice, daughter, neice, etc...

More African American Dolls

I finished making some more dolls i have 4 more to do it is 2 girls and 2 boys i just love making them i am going to have to market them further i really want to sell more of them , they comes in light or dark skin ,Caucasian  Raggedy Ann and Andy and Jamaican

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Sewing Machine

I have a New Sewing Machine it is a Brother SE 350, A friend brought it for me I think he is Sweet to get it for me, very thoughtful

Finished Prortrait Redwork Embroidery

This is my Portrait Redwork Embroidery quilt i finished and now it is at my Friends Holly's house to get quilted.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Quilter's Last Will And Testament*

The Quilter's Last Will And Testament*

 I,___________________________,being of sound mind (a statement which does not bear close examination) do hereby record my last will and testament.
Knowing that __________________________________, my _________________ (husband, sister, or friend) hasn’t the least understanding or appreciation for, or for that matter, knowledge of my extensive fabric collection, which collection is suitably deposited in sundry places for safekeeping.
Knowing also that ___________________________ has already notified the local dumpster to pick up and dispose of the before mentioned collection "willy-nilly" (the thought of which causes me a most severe case of hives).
Therefore, I do will this collection and all other collections related to it, to my dear friend and fellow fabric preservationist, _________________________.
It is my wish that she/he, upon hearing of my death and obtaining clear proof that I did not manage, although goodness knows I tried, to take it with me, would come to my home post haste, before the dumpster, and search out my collection which is similarly stored at her own abode.
That she should rescue said collection and stack it in my quilting studio, along with my sewing machines, frames, old buttons, lace, patterns, quilts, dolls and works in progress.
 After she/he has done this, she/he should purchase refreshments for my friends not yet departed, which friends are also her/his friends, and every last one shall be in that room and they shall hold a wake and say lovely and kind things about me until they run out and then they shall divide amongst themselves, by lot, my wonderful collection.
I shall be hovering over that very spot until this is done. _______________________ shall then quit this spot and close the door, leaving trivialities to those who do not understand. This is my wish on the matter.
Signed: ____________________ Date: ___________
Notarized: __________________ Date: ___________

*This is not a legal document                                                                               
Written By Elinor Peace Baily,
Published in "The Cloth Doll"
Spring/Summer 1990

Saturday, March 27, 2010

My first order of Rag Dolls

These were made for my first order of African American 30"dolls with country old fashion clothing each doll and clothing is hand made with 100% cotton, the filling is 100% Poly the face is hand embroidered.