Saturday, September 6, 2014

Another Sunny Weekend

First I want to share this beautiful bouquet I received from a sweet friend.  Deng grows these beautiful flowers in her garden and has a gift for making lovely arrangements with them.

This is my Faithful Friends quilt and I wanted to share that it is completed, it took forever for me to get the binding on.  It is now part of my sister Becky's home.  It looks lovely in her living room.

Another quilt quilted and binding done.  It was a quilt top I started in 2012, a mystery quilt.  I really like the way it came together.  Leslie's quilting, flowers and leaves is perfect for this quilt design.

With such great weather we decided to tackle one of the outdoor projects on our list.  We stained our back porch.  It looks pretty good and now we can cross one thing off the list.  We have to give it a rest for about 24 hours before putting things back.

I did just a little bit of weeding and clean up of a very small part of the garden and went inside.

The sun is shining, the deck stain is drying and I am sewing.  This is my completed block for today.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Sweet Baby's Quilt Is Complete

When Parker's Mommy Michele began working on his quilt he was the youngest of our grandchildren.  We have since had a new addition, little Mason.  Parker was content to sit in this little chair and let his Mommy work on a quilt for him.

Here is Michele busy stitching the strips of fabric together she had cut.

A little time passed and then Michele  got back to Parker's quilt and layered and quilted it.

Now the quilt is complete pieced, quilted and bound.  I am sure that Parker will love this special quilt made with love, just for him.  He would not sit still now while his Mommy was sewing, he is too busy crawling around for that.

I have done a wee bit of sewing and did manage to get the binding on a quilt and am working on another, doing the hand stitching in the evening.  I was also able to work on a couple of Block of the Month blocks.

Aurifil Designer Block of the Month
August 2014

Sugar Block Club 2014
July Block

The August block is ready and waiting to be stitched and the September block pattern is printed out and waiting.  I have not done much sewing this summer but I can say that I have been walking our dog a lot more and have enjoyed the extra dose of sunshine we have had around here lately.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sunshine, Raspberries and Quilt Blocks

It has been raining pretty hard these past couple of days so it is fun to think about the sunny days last week.  Picking raspberries with Emalynn is always fun.  She is pretty good at looking for the ripe red berries.

She ate every raspberry she picked.

I was able to complete a couple of quilt blocks so I am almost caught up with the blocks of the month I am doing this year.  

Sugar Block Club 2014 June Block, look at the different blocks here on Flickr

Building Foundations Block 16 at Row House Creations

I did a little organizing in my sewing room and started painting, I will share the progress soon.  I was motivated by the "Where Bloggers Create" party.  If you haven't been to the party, click here and take a look.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I have always enjoyed using Jenny's designs and really love her new quilt pattern.  Visit her blog and see the new design and enter her giveaway.

Jenny of ELEFANTZ: GIVEAWAY to celebrate my beautiful new quilt!: Designing, stitching, piecing, photographing, and writing a pattern that makes sense to the reader can be akin to watching the kettle boil....

Friday, July 11, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014

I really love my little slanted ceiling upstairs sewing room.  It is cluttered with little treasures and projects in all stages of the creative process.

I have old tables that belonged to my grandparents and a mish mash of dressers and other odds and ends for furniture.

I do have a plan to put all of this in order and a color scheme in mind but I get so busy sewing and with other projects and my sewing room makeover just keeps being put aside.

This little mouse by Diane Freeman Designs is a new addition to my sewing room.  I found this sweet little mouse while browsing in an antique store with my sister Becky in Beaumont, California.

The pillow on the left was a project from the Ruffles blog hop, it was fun to make.

My sewing machine cover is not new but I love it because it is a combination of embroidery and a little quilting.

My dress form is also new to my space.  I am looking forward to fixing her up and she should probably have a name.   My sister Michele, who is a treasure hunter at heart found her for me.

It is nice to have a space to clutter up with little things that are special to me and make me think of special people in my life.  The little cats belonged to my mom and each item in these pictures has a little story behind it.

Who doesn't love lace.

So many buttons!

And trims of all types and colors.

This is the area that really needs attention.  The fabrics are stacked on wire racks that sag and wobble.  I have a bookcase and shelves that it will be sorted, stacked and neatly placed on.  I was hoping to have it done before taking pictures but now I will be able to show you before and after.

This wire basket is full of projects waiting for completion.  Some just begun, others almost done and still others in the middle of the process.  I can't wait to get that basket emptied.

The embroidered picture below shows my color scheme for this room.  I want a cheerful light turquoise on the walls with white furniture and a few cheerful accents.  We'll see what happens.

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