Sunday, October 5, 2014

FNwFand 12inch Mini Swap

I had a great night sewing with friends here in Illinois and online.

I managed to finally finish my September BOM for ABC - Quilt With Me by Under the Garden Moon.  This was the eighth month - blocks O, P, and Q are below pieced together with a four patch.

Here is the 12 inch  beautiful Mini I received from Jennifer (click here).  (I took the pictures before the wrinkles came out from the shipping.)  Look at the back...a Heart!  Thank you Jennifer for the gorgeous mini, it looks great in my home.

Oops!  You get the idea, I'm not sure how to turn the picture.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting FNwF and the 12" Mini Swap.  Its always fun to join in your swaps.  Please stop by and visit Cheryll at Gone Stitchin', click HERE.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


This post is for Gayle who reminded me I hadn't posted for months....

Last night I got a late start with the quilting and ended up working on it into Saturday but I finally finished!  A few minutes ago I finished with the binding and took this picture:

Oops!  I just noticed I forgot to add the buttons for the middle of the candy corn flowers and the rick rack for the stem and leaves.  I'll finish after posting.

This is suppose to be a bench pillow from KimberBell "Halloween Boo!" but I made it as a hanging for above the fireplace.  This is a "pillow of the month" so you should see a finished piece here each month.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting FNwF, you are the best 'Swap Mama' around!  Click here to see what everyone stitched. I'll be heading over there soon to see all the beautiful pieces.

This past week I also finished this wool banner by Woolkeeper.  Click here to visit her site and see all the beautiful kits and patterns she's designed.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, June 8, 2014


It's a beautiful Sunday morning here and I thought I should post.

 Friday, I started my day working, then a little stitching and I spent a few hours helping set up a Quilt Show. The Saturday Quilt Show was wonderful and I had my daughter take pictures so I'll post them later this week. 

 Here's what I stitched on Friday

This is a kit by Kathy Wall of Woolkeeper called Summertime.  I love her kits - she labels all the wool pieces so there's no time wasted on guessing and you can start stitching sooner, my favorite part.  I still have a lot of stitching to do, many details to add.

In the beginning of June I finished another of Kathy's kits, Laurel Summer Splendor

and in May Laurel Spring Splendor.

As you see I've been enjoying hand stitching.  Visit Kathy at Woolkeeper (click here) and see what other patterns and kits she has. 

I was also in a zippered pouch swap and here's the beautiful bag and wonderful goodies Mary sent me

and what I sent Mary

Please stop by Cheryll's FNwF (click here) and see what everyone was working on Friday Night. Thanks Cheryll for hosting such a wonderful night. I'll be joining you this afternoon with a cold drink and my IPad out on the deck enjoying this wonderful weather with FNwF.  See you then!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

FNwF and Two Mini Swaps

I just glanced at my blog and realized I haven't posted since the last FNwF.  I continued working on the same project as last month, but I have now completed all the border blocks and in about an hour I'll have 33 of the 48 Log Cabin Blocks needed for the center of the quilt. I haven't started on the corner pieces yet, but there's only FOUR corners right?

I have received two wonderful minis.  The first one is from Terry at QUILTY-TF (click here). 

Isn't it pretty?! The colors are so bright and cheery! After our long winter here it really brightens things up.  Look at the detail - the pretty flowers have dragonflies on them. Thank you Terry for the mini and all the goodies! 
This was an Easter mini swap Hosted by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' (click here). Thank you Cheryl for another great swap.

The next beautiful mini is from Ida of My Sister made Me do it (click here)

I love tulips, they're my favorite Spring flower.  Right now, this beautifully pieced tulip is the only one around.  Most of the snow is gone, but we haven't been warm enough for the flowers to come up.  Usually by now the Spring flowers are blooming, adding color to the dreary landscape.  I love the pink rick rack around the mini and the cute little stitched bee.  Thank you also for the goodies...

Thanks to Terry and Ida for bringing a touch of Spring to my home.

I've been taking a few classes and need to take pictures of what I've been stitching.... BUT I hear my Log Cabin Blocks calling ' come finish me'!

Bye for now and Happy Stitching!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


I had a great Friday (and Saturday) night sewing with everyone and will be heading over to Cheryll's to see what every one was working on.  Why don't you join me by clicking HERE.

I worked on paper piecing Log Cabin Blocks using a pattern by Cindi Edgerton.  I have a lot of Kansas Troubles scraps and kits never completed or even made so I thought this would be a good time to use my stash (and a few lights from a friend).

I have 14 blocks finished and I have 13/17 of 11 more blocks (there are 17 pieces to each block).

I also have one of the border units made.

I haven't decided on the arrangement yet, but there's still plenty of time.

AND....of course there was also a little secret sewing which I'll show you later.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

You know what day it is?

It's One Flower Wednesday!

I've added one flower to my garden this week.

Visit the other gardens this week and see what's growing.
Thank you Karen for hosting!

Have a great week!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Giveaway Winners and Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

The winners of the wool kits Giveaway are:

Shez:  Hearts for You

Christine M.:  Christmas Flock


I will mail these beautiful Woolkeeper wool kits by Kathy Wall to you as soon as I receive your mailing information.

I took a few hours off work today to take a class and made this:

Stopped by Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe and received this:

Went home to find my DH cleaned the bathrooms and ordered pizza for dinner.

How was your Valentine's Day?

Mine was great!