Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thinking of spring gardens....and threadwork on teacups~

Opening up my sewing room early this morning~Its COLD and raining hard outside~sounds like a perfect day for sewing!

 These fabrics are very very sweet~ I am thinking of the threadwork that each little framed print deserves....

 On my design wall is a growing quilt! The bigger this quilt grows the more I want one for myself~♥

 I always love to make fabric from the signed selvage~Fabric pieces that tell the story of a special quilt...

Dreaming of Spring and Summer gardens as I take a peek in a "new" book given to me by my "swedish" sister last night (along with some apple cake and a beatrix potter clock~)

Millie at her post this morning watching for her friends that take a morning stroll down Robin Hill~♥

Monday, February 25, 2013

"Relay for Life" Quilt and Victorias block~♥

Victorias block mailed to New York today! I'm sure she will make a lovely quilt for her friend~Lets keep checking in at

Here is my block~♥ Victoria encourages everyone to make their own fabric by using your scraps~ Her common theme will be a blue backing from all who donate~should be pretty!

Here are the beginnings of my pretty quilt for the "Relay For Life" walk which will be held in the spring and this will be raffled off to raise money for a CURE~ I will be sure and post when the raffle begins~

 Yesterday watching "Miss Potter" while I sewed.....snowing outside....does it get any better than this?

 Today on my design wall.....getting there!

 I love these blocks..

Friday, February 22, 2013

Block for Victoria~

In my bloggy travels I found Victoria Findlay and her studio in NYC. She has a great blog and started video blogging which makes it that much more fun~great quilter~great artist~great blogger. She does ALOT of good charity work and puts the word out for donations now and again so I am finishing up a block to mail to her as requested for her friends quilt who is fighting cancer~

You have to stop by and meet her if you have a moment~you might even find yourself making your own fabric just because she showed you how.....

Oh and she just won BEST IN SHOW receive...right?

 Milie watching my progress.....she is such a good girl~♥

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Windy~Wool Dying~Rug Hooking kind of day~

Some BEAUTIFUL prim brown,gold,rust,honey colored wool ~ Some rugs are planned with a design in mind and others are designed around your wool stash right?

 My five houses coming along......Deanne Fitzpatrick has encouraged me to try some other textures in my hooking and I really like the results...more later this week so I can PROVE it! Lol! I was a reluctant student at first but now I am a BIG fan~♥

 WINDY morning eh Millie?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Pinkeepers~

Vintage Spools~Vintage Quilts~Vintage Buttons. With every turn you have a new pincushion!~♥ In my Etsy store~♥

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New Make~Do Pinkeeper~♥

Handmade make~do pinkeeper from a vintage quilt of long ago (you can see the tiny hand stitches..) and some hand dyed wool vintage buttons and accents of buttonhole stitch embroidery~♥
For sale in my Etsy shop today~

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Pinkeepers! One block down....

I am working on some new "pinkeepers" to put in my Etsy shop~can we ever have enough little white buttons? One of these little sweet pincushions will be part of my give~away later this week!

 One block finished!! Yippee!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

This moment.

A single photo~no words~capturing a moment from the week~
A simple, special. extraordinary moment.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hooking Supplies for sale today!

I have 65 Dorr wool swatches in 20 different colors~each swatch has 6 values of that color~they are brand new and are in excellent condition! I will list the colors in my Etsy shop and would like to sell them as a lot for $300.00 which is a $90.00 dollar savings from the original price! Shipping is Free!

Joan Moshimer hooks 5 fine 4 medium $6.00 each plus shipping~

 Grey Dye Spoons 1/4 and 1/32 for sale $10.00 each plus shipping~

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

De~Stashing Sale!

As I have had a little extra time to be in my sewing room while my knee heals I am realizing that this is a PERFECT time to De~Stash and organize my room for Spring.

 I wondered if I should list on Ebay or Etsy but I think I will try Etsy first~I have alot of good "stuff" so I will post it a bit each day~

First some great books~

FOR SALE in my Etsy shop (link to your right!)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Marjorie Morningstar anyone?

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk.......and why am I involved with Marjorie when I am knee deep in The End of Your Life Book Club? well it seems the authors mother was greatly moved in her life after reading this book so off I went to read a "sample" on my Ipad and I find her just too good to leave just yet......this is a wonderful book set in the 1930's on the eve of great change for women...

So I have already spun out of my main book to read "Crossing to Safety" and now off I go with Marjorie~
I will be back to my main book soon unless the library sends a posse out to retrieve it~

Great sunlight today for applique~bouncing off the 24 inches of snow outside!

 Isn't everyones TV on a TV? lol! A little Kevin Cosner to help my knee feel better while I sew~

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Have you ever had to read a book before you read another?

 I was very excited to hear from the library that my turn was up to read "The End of Your Life Book Club". As I began to read the first chapter (very good!) I quickly realized that the author and his mother were discussing a book , a VERY important book called "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner.

 Well, I thought......should I continue on or should I read "Crossing To Safety" first.....

 You guessed it~I borrowed "Crossing" and read it first~(it was written in 1987 thank goodness so it was at the library~)

"Crossing" is a terrific "book club" book because it is such an emotional read~not dramatic~not violent~not sexy~It's about human connection and emotion and lifes curve balls that we all experience.

And so today I can begin to read this first chapter with my eyes OPEN to the discussion between the author and his mother~

And a blizzard coming tomorrow~PERFECT.

A valentine "Fluff and Buff" for Millie~♥

Friday, February 1, 2013

Thank you Alma~

I am really loving this fabric collection for this project~ I lowered the ironing table to just above my knees (one good ~ one gettting better..) and I have room for EVERYTHING! Iced coffee (only in New England..)  telephone, remote, iron, pattern, fabric,pencil and freezer paper.

 And look at this LUXURIOUS package of fabric that arrived yesterday.....I cannot stand it......patience 2013...