Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Friends are just a click away~

So I stopped by my friends blog Raggedy Old Annies (nicoleellison.typepad.com) and she "told" me to go visit HER friend Kimmie~who is moving and selling some of her doll collection(!!) (Aunt Kimmies Trunk on Etsy)....
So I did that of course and adopted some new little girls.....s0 CUTE!!!!












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Emma came into the house this morning, went right over to the couch and tried her best to get those new dolls down so she could check them out...I said"which one would you like sweet cheeks?" And she said"That one and that one and that one...."
She had them all on the couch and said,"E., do you wanna play wif me?" You bet!!





Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Skips magnificent Quilt! I l0ve that she lets me do my thing....








Giving baskets....making changes~

A few posts ago I mentioned that I wanted to make (attempt) a quilt called Trick or Treat.
The beauty that inspired me was earth toned and captured my attention despite the fact that those are not the colors I typically work with~ I began with great expectation making many many lovely earthy colored baskets, one after the other, on my way to 291.....
Well then I took a sidebar to make a quilt for my Mom, same pattern but in colorful reproduction feedsack fabric.....it felt wonderful working with all those pretty fabrics....and the quilt was s0 cheery~
So....I made an executive decision to do MY Trick or Treat in 30's fabric! My husband gave me the collection at Christmas and I looked at them daily in my sewing room wondering just how and when I would dive into them.....
I am l0ving the pretty baskets with the backgrounds of shirtings and vintage sheets I purchased on etsy~
Lesson learned once again....do what you love and love what you do~







Saturday, March 27, 2010

Back from the LaundroMutt!

Maggie and Murray back from their fieldtrip today!! new collars, new toys, new attitude!




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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

L0ve is....a gift from a grand~daughter~

At Kates' last sleep~over she learned how to use the "blue" pen to trace or draw objects, then put the fabric in a hoop along with the batting and the backing and hand stitch~ She really did a lovely job so I sent her home to Connecticut with all the supplies she would need to do some more and this is what she gave me over the weekend~ What a FANTASTIC job! She really has a love for "hand made".
Thank you Katie Rosebud for such a wonderful gift!




Sunday, March 21, 2010

Favorite quilt store~favorite farm~favorite project!

The Quilted Crow in Boxborough Ma. has some wonderful wool scraps if anyone is working on a wool applique project! You will also get a huge dose of inspiration from all the completed projects displayed in the store and of course from the wonderful women who keep the quilt shop runnin'!

l0ve this project!!

Springbrook farm in Littleton Ma. has a nice assortment of vintage beads and buttons~there is ALWAYS something calling my name at that farm!

What is it about buttons? They MUST come home with me!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wool Crazy Sew Along~

These characters are waiting for their beaks~and maybe some grass on the ground and perhaps a few little beads.....and there lies the joy of this project from the Wool Crazy Sew Along~ check out the blog created for all the members to get inspired~better yet JOIN us!! www.pumpkinpatchprimitiveswoolcrazy.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New puppy from Snug Harbor!

Yesterday my swedish sister and I spent a very fun day in Duxbury Ma. picking up her new puppy Murray~
What a beautiful day in a beautiful town! We found a great consignment store and took a ride along the coast to check out the beautiful landscape!!
We l0ve our dogs and recommend www.snugharborlabradoodles.com to anyone looking for a forever friend~ Judy and Jackie are the best!







Friday, March 5, 2010

My wool block!! Slowly but surely~

I joined the Wool Crazy Sew Along sponsored by Pumpkin Patch Primitives. This is a terrific project for your scraps of wool or you can buy wool packs from Pumpkin Patch Primitives~ They also sell the beautiful Valdani thread in packs to compliment your woolwork~ My block is coming along little by little~