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
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
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

I am in love with her color choices.
It just screams
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

it looks like a completely different

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,

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

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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
Dusty's Quilt
Nancy' Quilt

 Tonya's Quilt

If you are wanting to
purchase the pattern for the
Watkins Star Quilt.
You can find it HERE...
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


write the PATTERN
14 pages, 16 photos....
and you can find it HERE...
 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,
Martina of Sunshine Quilting

Shauna of Shauna's World
Maria of Mia's Creation
Andrea at Tideline Quilts
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
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
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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