Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Just wanted to post a quick note that we are back and I will be back to regular posting in a few days...need to do laundry and some errands here...see you in a few days.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Well it is cold here again...we just thought spring was here to stay...I am so tired of the cold, I just want warm and sunshine! Anyhow, I am taking a short break with Bliss and will be back on the 29th...see you then and keep those needles stitching!:)


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


with pincushions again...this is the newest one that I have made. I had to take it outside to take a pic as the red kept wanting to look orange in the indoor pics. I am enjoying the nice weather we are having today with plenty of sunshine.
Happy Stitching,

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Prayer.....

Sending up a prayer for the Boston community and those involved in the bombing there today. May Gods' peace and comfort be upon those who were injured or killed in today's attack on those who were there for the Boston Marathon. My thoughts and prayers are with each family as they come to terms with this awful attack.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pincushions arrived....

My pincushions from Terry have arrived and they are so wonderful! She made a bird on a stand and a quilt block one. They are now sitting with my collection and getting to know their shelf mates...I had such fun swapping with Terry...and they came wrapped in this lovely red fabric...the lighting was not good when I made this pic...
 delivery confirmation says hers from me will arrive today...I will come back and post pics of the ones I made for her when she gets them open...

Edited: Here are the ones I made for Terry 

Happy Stitching,

Friday, April 12, 2013


I have been in the pincushion making mood for a week now. I just finished this one on last night. How about a cup of hot chocolate...this is the cutest pin cushion and a really nice size...and so easy to make, the pattern can be found here  I will be making more of these for the gift box. You can actually make a teabag to hang on the side, but I thought hot chocolate for this one. I can see these in all kinds of wonderful colors...below is a pic of a few pincushions in my collection...I have many more but thought I would show just a few of the ones close by....the little white jellyfish was made by Bliss for me...and I have more on the way from Terry as we just did a pincushion swap....:)
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I was going through my stash of lace and such to see what I had that I could use in an up coming lace class with Karen...there is still time to sign up if you are interested...My sweetie bought me a really nice wedding dress to cut up for my crazy quilting. I have finally cut it all up and will be using some of the lace from it. I have tons of lace and lace motifs off the dress and I still have not cut up the bustle or the bodice and sleeves of the dress...organza and some crinkly organza...

 Wedding dress lace...the train is about 11yds.....
 More laces for class from the stash....
 More wedding dress lace.....
 I still need to cut up the bodice and bustle (no pic of the bustle and it is huge as well)
Below is scrim on the left and cheese cloth on right...the cheese cloth is doubled and still more open weave than the scrim...personally I would recomend that you get scrim if you are in the US and taking Karen's class and not the cheese cloth that you can get in the grocery store or at the craft stores...
Now to put this on my work table in a lace box until time for class. I don't think I need to buy anything as I have the fabric I need in my stash as well...just need to order my thread and I will be set....
Happy Stitching,

Secret Sewing.....

I have been doing some secret sewing recently...Terry and I decided to do a swap of pincushions since we both collect them...I mailed them off today to Terry and thought I would do a sneak peek for her...they are winging their way through the postal system as we speak and will be landing in their new home soon.:) When they do I will be back with full pics of them.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Block A Day Challenge Results

Here are my BAD results for last week. I put together six more klosjes. I am still enjoying making these little blocks. No progress made on the afghan this week. I did more secret sewing so cannot show any of those projects. Last week was productive in a good way. This week has started off good as well.
Until next time,

Saturday, April 06, 2013

FNWF...The Results

Well I did not get as much accomplished as I would have liked to on last night. I am pleased with my start though. I started work on my April stitch along and have the fabric cut and ready as well. I did work on a couple of projects that are secrets so I cannot show them yet. All in all I did finish two projects (can't show them) and started on the stitch along project. On the stitch along blocks I decided after looking at the ones who had already completed their projects not to to add the stitched border. It seems to get caught up in the seams as you add the fabric border making it look crowded. I hope to finish the stitching tonight and put the little hanging together. That is if I have enough time to sit and sew this evening.
Happy Stitching,

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Friday Night With Friends

This Friday is the monthly Friday Night With Friends sew in hosted by Cheryl. Go on over and sign up to be a part of this great sew in. You can work on whatever project you want and then go and visit all those who participated this month and see what they were stitching up on Friday. I have mine all ready to work on and have also put some chocolate aside for the sewing time.:)

Monday, April 01, 2013

Block A Day....

Well I did not get much done this past week on my blocks. I did prep more, but did not sew any together. I did add four more rows to the afghan. Not much to show this week as I did not get much accomplished. I did do some secret sewing, but cannot show that yet. Hopefully this week will be a better one in the sewing department. Hope each of you had a great Easter holiday.
Unitl Next Time,


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