Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just 15 Minutes a Day

A very nice lady, on one of the yahoo groups that I subscribe too, challenged us to sew 15 minutes a day.  For me this was a no brainer since I sew every day with a rare exception.  So I decided that I would do a 15 minute a day project.  I have this quilt that I wanted to hand quilt so I thought what a great opportunity.

Trick or Treat Rotated I had already started, but it was put aside for another project.  So this way I will have it done in time for fall decorating.  Why don’t you challenge yourself to 15 minutes a day on a project.  And be sure that you let me know of your progress.

As you know from my last post I also enjoy stitchery so I wanted to show you a new project that I received in the mail a few days ago.

Round BoxThis is a Shepherds Bush Design and I ordered it directly from them.  The box is sold separately.   The box is hinged and lined.  I thought it would make a great gift  - maybe for some lucky Mother on her special day, or to keep for yourself.

Mr. Quilts just stuck his head in the door and said “mail’s here – nothing much except a Primitive magazine” little does he know I have been watching the mail every day for this.  LOL

Primitive Quilts

I don’t know about you but I am so bored with the quilting magazines on the newsstands today.  With the exception of Quiltmania.  But I think I am going to really enjoy this one.  There is very little advertising and the projects look to be very nice.  So if you like the looks of primitive quilts and darker fabrics you might want to check it out.  I subscribed here.

I almost forgot to show you my newest finish.  It is called Baby Rose and was a project from Jo Morton’s Little Women Club.  I am pleased with the way it turned out and am anxious to display it.Baby Rose

Don’t forget about your 15 minutes a day!

Until next time….


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


As some of you know, in addition to quilting I love handwork, and lately I have been doing more than usual.

I just finished this sampler and picked it up from the framer.  I am very pleased with the end result.  Originally I was going to give this to my granddaughter, but decided to enjoy it myself for awhile.

Honeycomb Stars 001

Now that is done I have picked up my Mary Wigham Sampler.  Mary was a student at the Ackworth School when she stitched her sampler in 1790.  As you can see I have a long ways to go to completion.  I am using 32 count linen over 2 threads.  Sorry it appears messy, but linen wrinkles and it is too large for a scroll frame.

Honeycomb Stars 006

You can see a similar Quaker spot sampler that I stitched here.

Dawn a fellow blogger  asked that I show some of my Needle Rolls that I have stitched.   These were designed by Shepherds Bush I have several more to stitch in my collection of needlework to be done.  I don’t know exactly how far back Needle Rolls go, but I use mine as a decorative item rather than the original intent.  Be sure you stop by Dawn’s blog and see her beautiful Hexy Stars Quilt.

Honeycomb Stars 005

I haven’t completely given up my quilting. LOL  I have been hand piecing this little table topper.  It has been fun for a change.  I used some of Cindy Blackbergs stamps.  This is called Honeycomb Stars and was designed by Cindy and featured in American Patchwork and Quilting in June 2010.

Honeycomb Stars 001

This project is a good one to take along to sew on when I have a few minutes. 

Until next time.