Friday, January 27, 2012

Has anyone seen the sun?

 I took Frans beautiful quilt off my frame this morning.......The photos will have to wait for an appropriately sunny day so you can really enjoy her lovely color choices~ And the back is just as beautiful! It was a LONG time "on the frame" but well worth it~so pretty!!!

Today is super rainy and grey so it will be a great day to load on another beautiful quilt and then hook a bit before I pick up big "E" from kindergarten~she asked me yesterday on the way to dance class if she could come over today and do" fifty-fifty" watercolors~(she paints, then I paint and we create something pretty cool together) How can I ever resist an invitation to paint with a five year old? She said."We need to go to Michaels to buy some more supplies.." I agree~never enough supplies.....

This is one of Emmas drawings from yesterday......I love her signature...♥

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wilf~one of my favorite blogs~♥

The author of this blog tells a fantastic tale of a dog named Wilf who has an INCREDIBLE back~story. If you have a moment this week, please make yourself a cup of tea and go to France and spend some time with Wilf~you will be delighted each and every day with his story~♥ 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

February "WinterHill Woolens" Strawberry Swirl project underway~♥

My sister-in-law Maureen is working on our February "WinterHill" Woolens chairpad~her best pal Murray is in charge of all the details of course.....

He is a very good friend of Maggies~she loves it when he comes by for a visit,,,,she can see that he is looking dreamily out the window thinking about her.......or is it a squirrel? She thinks he can get SO distracted sometimes.........

here she is.......waiting for a call........a text..........anything.......♥

Friday, January 20, 2012

Take a peek at "Lavender Dreams"

It is still fascinating to me that I can create something to place in my Etsy store here in my comfy sewing room in Chelmsford and before you know it, it is hanging in another "prim" lovers home.... how fun is that?

If you get a moment, stop by and wish Cathy a "Happy Birthday" today and take a peek around her beautiful blog~♥

I love the heart garland in your bedroom Cathy ~sweet dreams......♥E

Sunday, January 15, 2012

WoRkInG In My EtSy StOrE ToDaY~♥

 Here are some new items I have placed in my Etsy store today~ They are all hand~made by moi ♥
The link is on your right~

Of all the pillows, this one is my favorite~you can see the scorch marks left by the quilter from long ago, along with the circle imprints from her TOO hot iron...If only these quilts could talk~they would have a tale to tell...
Hope everyone had a great weekend~♥

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I have some "Scoops"

So today I am so very ExCiTeD to tell you all about TWO new babies coming into our family this year~♥♥
One little one will be born late April and "my" other will come the beginning of June~SO this Nana E needs to get busy making some "Scoops".

Each of my grandchildren has one scoop, two scoops, or three scoops depending on their place in the family~

I would really LOVE to offer this completed quilt design on Etsy~I just need to know how many "SCOOPS", eh? The colors are pretty primary brights and the back of the quilts are white "minkee" which is super soft and lovable....words of love and joy quilted as desired~♥

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FaCe YoUr FeArS~♥

One of the things I think about as the new year begins is doing something that really scares me...puts me in my uncomfortable zone.....this New York Beauty was EXACTLY that and really intimidated  me when it arrived~ I walked around it, spent time with it, and finally started stitching~  we ended up as best pals.....I hope I get a chance to quilt another this year....♥

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January Project for "WinterHill Woolens" This one is called, "Catch of the Day"

This is the first in a series of hooked woolen chair pads that will be introduced on Etsy and in our shop in Townsend~♥

"WinterHill Woolens" will join the party along with "Robinhill Quilts" and will be the focus of our shop along with our vintage finds......

My sister-in-law and I finally consolidated our passions down to ONLY three (!) and are SUPER excited about our new year ahead. Each month we will be offering  hand drawn patterns on monks cloth along witha a limited number of kits.  All of our patterns will be very primitive and will use a #6 or #8 cut of wool strip~

This first cutie is called," Catch of the Day." ~How happy are these colors!? I will be happy to package up and sell the wool strips for the border for any hookers that are just starting their stash...♥

Sunday, January 1, 2012

We have a Winner!!!!

And the winner is....

Please go take a peek at and be sure to visit her Primitives store~she makes beautiful wool applique purses~♥ I will be e-mailing for an address later today ! I am SUPER excited for you Grandma Peden and will have another give~away soon! Happy New Year everyone!