Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Love Affair with all things woolen~

Check out this new book if you get a minute and you have a passion for applique and wool and beautiful stitching~ I ordered it this week and it was at my doorstep in ONE day!!! I ordered this book from Pumpkin Patch Primitives which is a great site to visit~ I actually saw the book feature on Quiltycat.blogspot.com, and if you would like to see another little snippet go to Notjustnat.blogspot.com to see what she has started with this book!






Working on Karlas quilt today~finally!!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Dog Days~

This was Maggie Mays' first week here in our home and it literally rained cats and dogs all week~ We had short and long walks in the cold pelting rain each day and toweled off again and again on the front porch before coming inside....Maggie ran around the yard like a goofball loving the rain and the mud~

I bought a new steamvac cleaner for my floors and rugs~and many changes of comfy bedding for Maggies crate so she can sleep all night..which she does..whoo hoo!!

Today, finally, we had a nice dry walk and some good dry runs (she ran...) in the yard~followed by an afternoon by the woodstove~ life is good when you are only 4 months old~


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Grandies Birthday Quilt` A Labor of Love~

My mother is turning 80 years young this weekend and our family has been busy sewing a quilt for her~

We needed at least 80 baskets, of course, so the squares were divided up between family members and shipped to Florida, New York and all over New England~ They came back to me to sew together to make a lovely wall hanging for my mothers home~

The baskets were all unique with lots of love notes tucked inside each basket..This was truly a labor of love~

I used vintage sheet blocks for the back of the quilt ~they remind me of my childhood..

And there were so many other heartfelt gifts given to my mom including a wonderful drawing of our family home drawn by my brother John~ lots warm fuzzy moments...and our celebrity guests which included my moms' best friends and her two special sisters~

( The pattern for the quilt btw is called Trick or Treat)


Some of the girls checking out the birthday quilt~

















Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Brown~eyed Girl

I had the chance today to spend an entire day with my grand~daughter Isabel~ So of course we had to make a quilt for her doll...she reminded me that her doll did NOT have a bed...and that her birthday was coming soon....hmmmmmm...





Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day~




Has anyone seen my dress or my hair?



I have an invitation to a small important family gathering and I have lots to do! I like my bloomers, so thats all set but now the dress...I'll check back later when I have my wits about me~

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Scrappy Saturdays~inspired from Attic Window Quilt Shop


"New" fabric made from scraps of red fabric~ I am making a table runner for valentines' day (again inspired from Attic Window~ very fun~)








Thursday, February 4, 2010

Little House Give~Away!!

Take a minute today to visit Noelle at www.sewonandsewon-noelle.blogspot.com to enter her give~away of one of her "little houses". Her pieces are S0 whimsical and can be seen in her shop- noellesart.etsy.com~

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Door" A Doodles~

"Door" A Doodle base kits along with monthly or seasonal panels can be purchased at www.thequiltedcrow.com ~ Check out the other panels~They have something for every taste! The letters are simply tea dyed batting that is include in the kit~

This is my February "Doodle" ( It has a button missing....it is on the "things to do" list!!)