Wednesday, July 24, 2013


It took my 6'4" DH told hold my Christmas project for CTTY.  It's a quilted Christmas Tree that's over 6 feet tall!  I'm keeping this for me.  It was my first try at meandering/stippling - whatever you call that quilting stitch - and I surprised myself with the results.  It Worked!!!

I now have it rolled on a swimming noodle for storage, you can see where I had it folded above.  The paper pieced pattern (Tall Trim The Tree by Cindi Edgerton) had a pieced flying geese tree skirt but I decided to make mine a little different.

Check out what others are making for Christmas at 
Christmas Through the Year hosted by Anthea.

Now on to One Flower Wednesday hosted by Karen.

Here's my flower for the week, I just finished stitching it.  It's fabric scraps form a table runner I'm working on.
Visit the other flower gardens at One Flower Wednesday.

I took a wool class last Saturday with Kathy (Woolkeeper).  The Fall Banner is called Pumpkin Patch House.  It's the third season banner I've done (or should I say started...summer isn't finished yet)

Kathy's Woolkeeper website should be up by the end of August/early September.  Her patterns are beautiful and the directions are easy to understand.  I saw a sneak peak at a few of the new patterns/kits.  I can't wait to place my order.  Look for a give-a-way here soon.  I wanted to share a kit with you.

I'm off for a long weekend/vacation tomorrow morning to visit family.  I'm taking my Ipad along and hope to visit all of you along the way.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

It's Wednesday again and that means Hexie time.  I only made a few stepping stones for my garden this week but every little hexagon helps.  I'm working on quilting 2 runners and here is one of them. My local quilt shop has a great summer special.  You purchase the pattern of the week and you can purchase up to 10 fat quarters at a discounted price.....more on that next time - I'm too lazy to get up again and grab the patterns.

I have a wool class this Saturday, I can't wait!  Kathy (Woolkeeper website coming soon), who has designed other wool projects I've posted, is doing the third in a Seasons series.  The first Banner (6" x 12")was "Spring Blossoms".

Then came summer .....

"House on Daisy Hill" obviously isn't daisies....

and Saturday is "Pumpkin Patch House". As you see I have most of the pieces traced and cut out.

Last, and most special, my daughter made/painted this for me.  I just LOVE IT!  She does such amazing work.  She's been creating a lot of mixed media works lately.  Maybe she'll let me post what's in Dad's (DH) room next.

Happy Stitching!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

One Flower Wednesday on Thursday and Mother's Day Swap

First of all I'd like to thank Anthea (Hibiscus Stitches) for the email....I didn't realize how long it's been since I posted and visited all the blogs I enjoy so much.  Work has been trying and stressful and I let it take too much of my "free time" from me.

I joined three flowers to my garden, it's been so long since I worked on my hexies.  This week I'm planning on making more leaves and stepping stones and will post my progress next Wednesday.  Visit the other gardens at Karen's One Flower Wednesday and see how their gardens are blooming.

This is the beautiful Mother's Day mini quilt I received from Helen.  I showed the mini or a picture of it to many of my friends here and I didn't realize I had not posted it.  It's Gorgeous!  These pictures don't show off her beautiful stitching - thanks again Helen for this lovely quilt.  (it's still hanging in my living room - flowers look good all year).  Helen also sent many goodies and I especially liked the licorice/chocolate logs - YUM!

Here are pictures of the mini I made for Helen

 Thanks to Cheryll for hosting this 12 inch mini swap.  The "winter" mini swap is now underway and I have already been working on that.

Good Night for now...I leave for work in about six hours....

Happy Stitching,