Thursday, September 26, 2013

Crocheted Thursday

I have decided that on Thursdays I will be posting about what is on the hooks at the moment...I have several projects that really need to be finished up along with this new for today it is all about the roses...this is a rose block that I am making which will eventually become an afghan for either the sofa or the spare room...the colors are bright and cheerful while the rose is just a lovely shade of white...I do think the pops of color sets the white of the rose off really well...I have one block completed and three more roses ready with one in progress on the hook...I am going to try and do five blocks at a time rotating making the roses then the blocks...I think it will go faster this way...
 Another pic...the yellow has been removed from the basket as I have decided not to use it within this block...
 Hope your hooks are always filled with lovely thread...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"LaPassion" Hexagon Quilt

I  just had to post about this amazing quilt being made called "LaPassion" over on Grits blog...this quilt is just stunning and will make you want to pick up needle, thread and hexagon papers and make one...I have started a page here with blog links to those who are making this lovely quilt...I will add to the list as people let me know they are making "LaPassion" and  would like to have their blog listed so we can come visit...this quilt is not for the weak at heart....but those who love a challenge and want to make an heirloom quilt....go ahead and go take a look here, I promise it is worth the click to go see...

Some Stitching....

 It is a rainy day here with overcast skies and cooler air...I have been fighting off allergies for days now due to the changing of the seasons...I have been able to do a little stitching is a secret so I can only show a sneak peek...the other is my bed runner that I am working on...some close-ups of the bed runner in progress..
I really like this fabric that I chose...I purchased three yards when I first come across it...I wish I had purchased the whole bolt has been languishing in my stash for some time and I decided to use it for this project...
And here is a sneak peek of my secret project...this will be revealed in a blog hop next month...keep those needles stitching...


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Friends Swap...

My swap package from my partner Lanette has arrived and we opened ours on yesterday...Lanette put together an amazingly wonderful package for me...she really spoiled me in this swap...
F-flower pincushion/thread catcher with charm packs
R- redwork pattern
I- Indonesian batik fat quarters
E- essential quilting pins/notions
N- nativity felt kit
D- dritz needle accessories
S- shawl crochet book
This is what I sent out to Lanette...I wrapped all her gifts in generous size cuts of fabric...we can never have too much fabric in our stash!
As I forgot to take a picture of what I had sent out to Lanette, this photo is from her blog....
F-Fabric jellyroll> Moda "Happy Camper"
R- Ribbon "vintage" lace, white ric rac
I- Infinity crocheted scarf
E- everyday new notions: buttons, needles, washi tape, beads, silk leaf ribbon
N- notions "vintage" ric rack, binding, twill tape etc.
D- dmc embroidery thread, lace motifs 
S- spools "vintage" thread spools, sneak peek fabric viewer
I had so much fun shopping and finding all those vintage items for Lanette...when I read that she collected vintage sewing items, I went on the hunt for some items for this swap...I am so glad that she likes everything that I sent out to her...a big thank you to Khris who hosted this swap...a whole lot of fun was had during this swap...keep those needles stitching.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Updated..Pin It Blog Hop....My Day!!!

There are several who wanted to see the rest of my pincushions...well here are 32 of them...the two rocking chairs holds thread spools as well and they are going to be refurbished with crazy quilted seat covers...I have some packed away as they are seasonal and only come out to play on the holidays...Christmas, Fall, St. Paddys, Valentines Day is a list:
1. large chair
2. small chair
3. white heart
4. mouse
5. cream heart #1
6. wool flower
7. purple crocheted octopus
8. white crocheted octopus
9. peacock jar
10. yellow flower jar
11. blue teacup
12. white coffee cup
13. wool heart with initial
14. red wool heart
15. siggy pincushion
16. string pincushion
17. top hat
18. stitchery pincushion with house
19. x stitch pincushion
20. teal square
21. pinwheel
22. blue and yellow
23. x stitch initial travel pin pillow
24. shabby pink
25. bottle top
26. acorn
27. cream heart #2
28. Karen Ruane pin pillow
29. batik
30. cherry stitchery
31. aqua heart pin pillow
32. shabby white by me for this hop....

Today is my day for the Pin It Blog Hop hosted by Madam Samm and Kristin who is our fearless cheerleader for this round of the hop...I love pin cushions and have a big collection of them...some small, some big, some plain, some blinged out...the last time I counted them I had close to 60 of them and of course I have added to them since that time...I really should count all of is my day and this is the lovely pin pillow that I made for this hop...I have another in the works but decided to do just the one for now...I really like how this one turned out...I love the shabby chic feel to this sure and visit all the other wonderful blogs that are on todays list...
September 13

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Let us take a few moments out of our day to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001...or the attack by those who hate the thought of "FREEDOM"   (images taken from google images)

Saturday, September 07, 2013


First I want to thank each of you for the prayers and thoughts sent my way this past week along with the encouraging words...I have started my project for "Simply Stitch 2"...I worked on these hexies last night and they will be a part of the project as well...I will post more about this in a few days...keep those needles stitching...

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Taking a Few Days....

Taking a few days to regroup after this past moms baby sister passed away on the 30th of August and her wake and funeral was over the last few days...I have several dr. appts to take my mom to and need a little rest and clearing of the mind...I will be back in a couple of days...


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