Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth of July


Yardstick Hanger

Hope you all have a wonderful day however you spend it.  Stay safe.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Just Had to Share


I am so excited my sweet little granddaughter Gracey is taking sewing lessons this  summer.  She made her first pillow.


Maybe I will have another quilter in the family yet!

Until next time.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My World

Someone reminded me it has been along time since I posted.  Where to begin – shortly after the first of the year my husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  He is over half way with his Chemo treatments and later this Summer he will undergo the Whipple Procedure.
During those first few months I did a lot of handwork.  I stitched this sampler.  Can you see that flower on the bottom right – I ran out of thread for those last few stitches and I am waiting for it to arrive.  I am anxious to get finished and get it to the framer.  I love the Gingham Linen it has such a different look.  This design is from Little House Needleworks  and it is called Mary Ann Myers.
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I also worked some more on this sampler.  I really like it but I have to lay it down and stitch on something else sometimes.
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So I have been gridding the linen and pulling threads for this sampler AW1662 at

As for quilting I am working on a 1/2 inch English Paper Piecing project.  The pattern is in the Spring 2013 issue of “Primitive Quilts and Projects” and I have also seen it on Colonial Crafts website.  It is called Stars in the Garden by Yellow Creek Designs.  When finished it will be about 22 x 29.  I am trying to decide if I want to make it larger.
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I also have made this little top from “Simply Vintage” Winter 2013 issue.  It is a Quiltmania  publication.  Be sure you do your math on this one.
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So that is what is going on in my world.
Until next time (hopefully not so long)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Where Did 2013 Go…..


It seems like just yesterday that I was asking about 2012 and now here it is almost 2014. 

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that your New Year will be all that you hope for.  As always I appreciate you stopping by and love to read the comments you leave.

I have not been in my sewing room for a long time – life just kept getting in the way.  I have done quite a bit of cross stitch and recently had this piece framed.  It is “Birds of a Feather” designed by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.  Brenda does such a lovely job with her designs.

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I am currently working on this one and working with the silk thread is a real plus.  It behaves wonderfully. 

I planned to sew today, but I am not sure what I want to work on – do  you ever get that way?  I did make a challenge quilt, but I cannot show it until the fall. 

After all of the Christmas decorations are put away I  will be hand quilting this.  I am thinking way ahead and it will be for my grandson when he is grown up.  When he was just a little guy he loved to watch the birds.  I am still debating about what I want to do on the bottom I might just quilt the date into it.

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Until next time.