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Well, I’m all finished with Frida, so this morning I took her and entered my wall hanging into the fair exhibits.


I had so much fun trying to capture the essence of Frida, maybe not her looks, but her colorful way of life.

She will be viewed by hundreds of people, some will like her and some will not, but that’s ok, because I am pleased with the outcome.

I think I influenced my daughter and grandson to enter their projects as well.

My daughter had made the Mad Hatter’s hat into a donation box for the school play and decided to enter that. It’s a fun and unique project.

mad hatters hat

Our grandson loves to draw and he is quite good.  Since boys love drawing robot type figures, that’s what  his project was.


We hope our family members  and friends  will support us and visit the exhibits to view our projects.❤️💜❤️💜




I want to make and enter a project for our county fair.  But the deadline is September 17th.   So I have to hurry.

It will be a quilted wall hanging,  so I really need to hurry up,  actually I need to rush.

I do have the background fabric along with the face, the eyes, the hair, lips and the eyebrows.



I’ve made some felt flowers.



Now all I need is to put everything together.

Have you guessed who the person is that I am trying to put together?








I am rebloggging my own post from last year.  

This is one of my favorite wall hangings that I’ve sewn and it’s almost time for our County fair, which comes in early October and hopefully I’ll get inspired by it to make something to enter again.




These are my four senoritas that were so much fun to dress and accessorize.  I entered this wall hanging into our district fair about 4 years ago, and I was so surprised when I won a first place ribbon and won a monetary amount of $7.00.  No, not very much but I didn’t care, I had a first place ribbon!



I have it hanging in our front room.



The sombrero was fun to make as well.♥♥♥♥





Yes, I know it’s still early, but at least I’m waiting a little longer than the shopping malls.

It’s fast approaching and time to do just a few things. I made this wall hanging last year around this time, so I’m thinking of hanging it up today. The Christmas tree is surrounded by red beads sewn on by hand and then I strung some beads on some thread and used them as garlands for the tree.


Here’s a closer view.


This ribbon will be made into bows.  It’s 5 inches wide, that means I’ll have some pretty good sized bows to hang up.  The first bow I made has two loops and the other bow has four loops on it.  I’m not sure which one I will be making more of. When using a smaller sized ribbon I use five loops on each bow.

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Have a great weekend!.

“Christmas, my child, is love in action.”–  Dale Evans

Lupita felt like sitting in the sun for a photo shoot. This quilted wall hanging is a take on the Sunbonnet Sue pattern, but because I am Mexican-American, I thought a sombrero would suit my identity best.  As you can see, I love the use of bright colors, mixing the reds and purples. I am not a traditional quilter. I do what pleases me and although some quilters might cringe at my designs or sewing, I believe that’s what quilting is all about, showing your own personality and creativity. In my world of sewing there is no wrong!  So, get going and do your thing!

DSCN1895       DSCN1898  Here’s my Lupita, amongst the cosmos and a close-up of her. She did ask for some bling on her sombrero so I used some sequins on the rim of her hat.

At the moment I am in the middle of another project for one of my nieces. She lost her baby at childbirth so I’m making a wall hanging in memory of her baby.  I’ve talked to her about it, and she was very excited.  It will be a happy, colorful quilt and hope that it will bring a smile to her face.  A picture will follow later this week.

P.S.  I would like to explain my blog title to those of you that don’t read Spanish. It means, my little house, my little ranch.  When I told my daughters the title they asked, what’s that?  Yes, shame on me for not teaching them the Spanish language, but there is a reason, although some might think it’s a weak excuse. I might explain at a later date.

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