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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stitches of Summer

It has been a busy couple weeks
and still my poor sewing machine
is feeling neglected.
But, I have this
beautiful stack of fabric
just waiting to be sliced into pieces
and sewn back together.
 
 
 
You could call it therapy.
(And right now I need a little)
The colors just make me happy. 
I am so looking forward to working
 with these little beauties.
 
So what exactly have I been doing this
summer?
In the few moments,
that I am not painting the house,
and all the other home improvement
projects that require nice weather
or regular household chores,
I have been working on a little
stitching
 
 
I think I will be saving this
for the
I am very close to having the
embroidery all done.
 
 
Our garden is in full bloom and I
LOVE it.
We had a lot of rain today
and it just keeps coming.
While there was a small
break in the clouds, I
snapped a shot of one of my favorite
day lilies.
 


And my dear sweet quilting friend,
worked up my pattern
 

http://morestarsincomanche.blogspot.com/2014/07/test-little-lating-stars.html?showComment=1406691114612#c7356615169420966386
 
I am in love with her color choices.
It just screams
SUMMER
She has a second in the works,
that is a totally different theme.
Go and check out the teaser photo.
 
Hope you all are
 enjoying your week!
 
 
 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sights of Summer

 
I can't show you any
sewing projects because
well, there isn't much to
show off.
But, I do have some beautiful blooms
from my garden to
show you all.
 
 
 
Coneflowers (Echinacea)
are one of my all-time
favorite flowers.
This is a new one I picked up last year.
It starts like this and
then...

 
it looks like a completely different
flower. 
 


 
I started with one lone plant
and ended up with

my front flower bed consumed with beautiful
pink blooms
and many Happy Bees.
 


 
And for a little
annual flower love,
Zinnias.
 



 
Hope you all are having a great week
And enjoyed the flowers I picked just for
YOU!!
 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A few more STARS

Yesterday, I showed you a
few the tester of the
You can see the others here.
Well, here are the rest.
I am truly hoping that I
didn't forget any.
(If I did, Please forgive me
and shoot me an e-mail)
 
 

Susie of Susie's World
 

Frances of Tea Time Creations
 
http://teatimecreations.blogspot.com/
 
Dusty's Quilt
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/48539068@N06/14506578803/
 
Nancy' Quilt
 

 Tonya's Quilt
 

If you are wanting to
purchase the pattern for the
Watkins Star Quilt.
You can find it HERE...
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/watkins-star-quilt/103680
 
There are
14 pages, 16 photos....
and a couple variations added
to change the design a bit.
 
Thanks again to these lovely ladies
who were so willing to lend a hand.
A couple of these were their first quilts.
It made it  a first for both of us.
Thanks for taking the chance with me.
 
 

 
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Watkins Star Pattern Release and Testers Reveal

 After finishing my picnic quilt, I decided to

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/watkins-star-quilt/103680

write the PATTERN
14 pages, 16 photos....
and you can find it HERE...
It is my VERY FIRST QUILT PATTERN!!
 I never imagined two years ago
when I picked up quilting that I
would be writing a pattern. 
 
 
I made a call out on my blog and some
very gracious ladies tested out
and here are a few of the results.....
 
 
Mary Pat of Quietly Quilting,
 
 
http://quiltingquietly.blogspot.com/
 
Martina of Sunshine Quilting
 Made THREE
 
http://sunshinequilting.blogspot.com/
 
http://sunshinequilting.blogspot.com/
 

http://sunshinequilting.blogspot.com/
 
 
Shauna of Shauna's World
 
http://shaunas-world.blogspot.com/
 
Maria of Mia's Creation
 
http://miacreates.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
http://moosestashquilting.blogspot.com/
 
 
http://comfortandwubbies.blogspot.com/
 
 
http://www.colorbarquilts.com/
 
Andrea at Tideline Quilts
 
http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html
 
 
Aren't they just gorgeous?  It amazes me
how the same pattern can look so different.
One of these ladies had never pieced a quilt before.
 
I have several more to show you,
but I will save them for tomorrow.
 
Thanks again to these lovely ladies
who were so willing to lend a hand.
 
 
 





 


 
 
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

A cup of joe, or two, or three...........


 I had a request for a pin cushion
about two week back
well, after making one,
they sort of snowballed into making
NINE!
Sew, I just had to show the cuties off
 

They all have plans
of being Christmas Presents.
 


Each has it's own little
personality for
it's intended recipient.







Two of the little guys already
headed to their destination,
and didn't get their
photo taken.
It is my little
rainbow of color. 


 
Aren't they fun? 
 
I also finished Block 12 of the
LMS Quilty Stitches.
I already picked out a fun frame for
it.
 
I can't wait to see it hanging in
my sewing room.
 
 

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July

Have a Safe and
Happy 4th of July!!
 



Thanks to all our service men and women
and their families
 
Home of the Free
Because of the Brave.


 
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