Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just Stitching!
(don't miss the BIG news at the bottom of this post)

As I was preparing to trace a few more stitchery/embroidery projects it occurred to me that I have not shared what I have finished in recent days.

Pumpkins from Bird Brain Designs and Sewing Bird from Kathy Schmitz. The polka dotted fabric is just being auditioned with the pumpkins - need to finish them this week end - October is coming! :-)

Big News - Huge - Really Big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nanette at Freda's Hive has just released two new patterns - All Dressed Up and Leafy Treetops. They are absolutely wonderful. The best part - they are both available for purchase and are downloadable. WooHoo!!!!! I tried to snag pictures from her blog but blogger wasn't playing nice - grrrrrr! Go take a gander and tell her I sent you. :-)
Thanks for popping in - come again soon!
In Friendship!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Something for Me!

A PIF package arrived today from Mar. Not an ordinary package - a package of goodness, sweetness and joy. Two tea towels embroidered with adorable motifs - will be perfect in my kitchen. And, the large project bag - will be perfect for my embroidery project(s). These treasures will be loved and enjoyed - thank you, Mar!

The generosity of so many in the blogging community is amazing. I have received so many wonderful treasures and gifts from so many all over the world. It truly has touched my heart.

For approximately six weeks I've been struggling with some challenges in my life. I won't go into the long sordid tale because I don't want to air my troubles. I only mention it because maybe it will explain my absence from blogging. I appreciate that you continue to pop in to visit.

In Friendship!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Butterfly Fling/Cheap Trick

A Butterfly Fling Layer Cake some white yardage for the background and a Cheap Trick pattern = this cute quilt. :-)
I finished the center over a week ago and now I'm waiting for Butterfly Fling yardage so I can add the borders.

Maybe I should title this post "ode to the locals" :-). The Butterfly Fling fabric is designed by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda (Barbara and Mary) and the Cheap Trick pattern is by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co (Carrie Nelson). These ladies are all local designers, I've known all of them for almost 10 years and I'm happy to say that I can call them friends. I like to say I knew them before they were famous. LOL I have a long list of stories I could share about all three but my post would go on and on. Let's just say we've laughed, cried and sewn together. :-)

Thank you for your kind messages asking if I'm ok - all is well - thank you for caring.

I do appreciate that you stop by even though my blog has been boring. LOL Don't give up on my silly little blog - come again and come often!

In Friendship!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


If you visit Wendy's blog you'll see an adorable quilt made with the samee stitcheries I'm showing here. I had a huge light bulb moment - a few years ago I worked on some of those same stitcheries - this sent me digging in a Rubbermaid box. Lo & behold I had done more than I remembered - WooHoo!!!!!!!!! LOL I need to look closely at each one but it appears that I just have a handful of finishing touches and all twelve will be finished. This would be adorable in my kitchen so I need to get busy. :-)

By the way, I visited the post office earlier this week and put all the fabric baskets in the mail. So, now all my obligations are completed - Big WooHoo!!!!!!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about Cooper - he's settling in nicely and we're having fun.

I'll be back soon to tell you about a Cheap Trick. :-)

Thanks for visiting - come again soon and often.

In Friendship!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Here's Cooper! :-)

Cooper is a 2 month old Shih Tzu and a new addition to our family. It didn't take long for him to capture our hearts. :-) We've been without a pet for over 8 years and decided it was time. Isn't he adorable?

Thanks for stopping by - come again soon!

In Friendship!

Friday, September 05, 2008

(taking care of business)

I guess I've kept you waiting long enough however I do appreciate your patience. :-)

Pay It Forwards have been happening all over blogland for quite awhile now and I've participated in three! I've taken care of sending treats/treasures for the first one I signed up for. I decided to pick 6 fellow bloggers to receive a treat/treasure rather than open it up for sign ups on my blog. This prevents anyone from having to "pay it forward" and feel obligated. I hope all of that makes sense. LOL

Six baskets will go to:

1. May Britt - her blog inspires on a daily basis

2. Kathie - she is always there to share her vast and incredible knowledge of quilting

3. Swooze - just because :-)

4. Hanne - she has an inner spirit that shines through her blog

5. Caroline - her blog always takes my breath away

6. It could be yours!

Please send an e-mail with your mailing address!

Six baskets will go to:

1. Linda - thank you for keeping us on task during the pin cushion swap

2. Loz - thank you for Miss Millie and my adorable pin cushion

3. Karen B - thank you for sharing the basket template

4. Pat - thank you for the gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop just because I fell on the floor :-)

5. Cheryl - thank you for the adorable drawstring bag

6. Peg - thank you for inspiring so much fun with the 'Finish Five in July Challenge'

Please send an e-mail with your mailing address!

I wish I could send a fabric basket to everyone!

Cupcake Pincushions!!!

Look at these cute Cupcake Pincushions - don't you just love them? I made these a couple months ago but couldn't share till I sent my Cupcake Swap package. I got carried away and kept making them. LOL

Thank you stopping by - I appreciate that you do - come again!

In Friendship!

Monday, September 01, 2008

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

You heard the music, didn't you? LOL

The Good

Remember this sweet flower/pinwheel? I've finally finished hand appliquing all the blocks - woohoo! Now, I need to decide on sashing, corner stones and borders. This is called Petal Play A Graceful Stitch (Denise Sheehan).
The Bad :-(

I've been in a major funk so I've been a bad blogger - please forgive me and know that I'm trying to push past it.

The Ugly

I've been doing a little sewing. I finished this earlier today and I'm not happy with it - aarrgghhh! The fabric (Cotton Blossoms by Moda) is beautiful and the pattern (Cake Walk by Me & My Sister Designs) is terrific but together they are not a good combination. I used a Jelly Cake (Jelly Roll & Layer Cake). I guess done is better than perfect. :-)

I'll be back later with a list of the recepients of all twelve baskets so be sure to check back!
Thanks for stopping by - come again!
In Friendship!

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