Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Favorite Schnibbles

I have had fun making my quilt tops for the Another Year of Scnibbles sew along each month.  This months Schnibble called Lincoln is my favorite so far.  I call my little quilts quilt tops because not one has been quilted and bound.  I do have good intentions but that means I will have to take the next step in the learning process and get at it.  My Lincoln was made with charm packs in the Boho fabric line by Urban Chicks.  I received this fabric in the mail from Carrie and Rosie of Rosie's Quilts when my name was selected in the Schnibbles parade last month.  I had planned to use another fabric line but I am so glad I used this.
I will show you a quilted and bound quilt soon, I promise!

Visit Pink Pincushion and A Quilting Life to see the Schnibble Parades
So many projects, so little time.
I am also linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stitching Betsy's Closet Blocks

I have been working on this project for quite a while.  I have the blocks ready to stitch but set them aside for other projects.  I am one of those people who see something new and think I just have to try it even if I am in the middle of something else.   I do eventually complete most projects though.

Three more blocks stitched for Stitching Betsy's Closet, a stitch along I have been slowly working on.  That makes 5 of 9 completed.

It is going to be fun to put this little quilt together.
Happy stitching, gardening, cooking, or most important, playing!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Baby Love from Simply Retro

I am working on a project for week three of the Simply Retro Stitch Along at Jana Machado's Blog
This project is called Baby Love.  I had hoped to get more competed but life happens and I did not spend much time in my sewing room this week.  The blocks are all cut out and ready to sew together and I did manage to complete one block.


Here is my completed block.

Below are the other fabrics I will be using.  The fabric line is called Hall of Fame by Emily Herrick.

These quilt blocks go together pretty fast.  I have several extra charm squares so I think I will make my quilt top a little bigger.  I hope to be able to share the finished project soon.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tuesdaisy Blocks and Garden Beauty

I completed the second embroidery block and the first two patchwork blocks for Jenny's Daisy Days Block of the Month.   The first two blocks have been fun to stitch and it is not to late to join in.  Visit Jenny of Elephantz here to find out more about Daisy Days and Jenny's many other wonderful designs.

 I took them outside to snap a picture or two and stopped to look around.  Do you ever get busy and forget to stop and really look around you?  There were many beautiful flowers blooming within a few feet of me in our back yard.  I decided to take a few pictures and share them with you.

 I will have to take the time to see what's blooming in the front yard tomorrow.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lizzie B Cre8ive #hiphappiersummer

Have you visited Lizzie B Cre8ive to see their new fabric line Hip, Happier?  Hop on over and see the new fabric and sign up for their giveaway.  You still have time to catch their sale going on until the 25th.  Click here and join  the fun!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013 - My Creative Space

It is that time again!
Thank you to Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting Where Bloggers Create 2013

I am so thankful for the space I have to create.  For many years the dining room table was the space I would use for everything from sewing to ornament making.  Now I have a room upstairs set aside for creating.  At this time sewing is what I do most but my supplies for all of the different creative projects I like to work on are stored in this room.  It is at the top of the stairs on the left.

Only one little window but usually lots of light coming in.

I have a new and very important addition in the window of my room, it is an air conditioner.  I don't have to use it a lot here in the Pacific Northwest but when the temperature rises I no longer move my projects down stairs to the dining room table.

I have tried to simplify things in this room but end up putting things back out where I can see them.  I guess you could call it ordered chaos.

I use this chair to sit and think a little about what I want to work on, that is if it is not covered with projects.

The green drop down table was made by my grandfather for my grandparents first home.

My sewing machine is usually surrounded by my latest sewing project.

I do try to use my cover when it is going to sit idle for a day or two.

I have several Longaberger baskets and I like to use them to store odds and ends, this one is filled with lace and ribbon scraps.  The pincushion is one I received in a swap.  I love it!

Each of the items in the picture above remind me of someone or a special time, that is why I prefer a little clutter.

I also have several sewing baskets around the room.

This is intended to be a planter but it works great to hold my rickrack and bias tape, much easier to see what I have.  It was a gift from one of my sisters.

A pincushion purchased on a trip to Hawaii and a collection of bird thimbles given to me by a sweet friend, sitting on my grandmother's spice drawer.

I have often thought I would like a mannequin but this is the closest I have come to having one so far.

Pincushions and buttons are something you will find in several places around the room.

It is a blessing to me to have a place to do the sewing and crafts I enjoy and a place to store things where I can easily find them.  I am very thankful for it and for a husband who encourages me to do the creative things I love to do.   Be sure to visit My Desert Cottage and see the many wonderful creative spaces.