Friday, April 26, 2013

Flowers for Mary, patient Mother Millie and some "hookin"


Millie is asking me, "Please take this collar off.......Sunday? Seriously?"

A special rug~

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Looks who's back home.....

It's a cloudy rainy day here in New England but we have a little sunshine sitting in her favorite chair~Millie the new "Mom" has just returned from
She is happily exhausted......
Pups due late June.....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Making Wonky Baskets in OUR Wonky World~♥

I have been waiting for a chance to make a 'Wonky Basket" quilt and finally stole some time this week as I watched with everyone our Patriots Day become a living nightmare in Boston....
My nervous energy.....perfect for these baskets.....

We have had SUCH a week trying to sort out all the news.....ending so bittersweetly this week-end with the loveliest of tributes from all over.....near and far....
So much love.....we can feel it....
Boston strong.

And so I am learning the BIGGER lesson once again, that we are ALL connected in an unbreakable way....helping our community to make it "up and over" such hard times and endure the painful growing pains as we all move closer toward one another. This Wonky World belongs to all of us.

And as a world we are closer....can you feel it?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ebay Listings!

For sale!!! Some wonderful Homespun fabric $15.00 for the lot! ~

Vintage Quilted Pillows of Inspiration~  
9 1/2" x 12 1/2" in size~

"Catch of the day" chairpad pattern~hand drawn~finished edge~

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Big "E" my Brand New Stitcher~ and Millies Big Adventure~

This past week my big "E" asked me if I could show her how to sew~She found a purple hoop in my sewing room along with a tea towel and chose some thread in a color that pleased her, found the purple pen...and the" rest is history" as we , who have a passion for sewing already know!
 Dreaming of designs~the possibilities.....

 I found a good sized blunt needle that would work itself nicely thru the toweling~ no need for the pinpricks just now...

 Sewing placed just so till next visit.....she really went to town with her first sitting....

 And here is Miss Millie who will be taking a trip to Duxbury today to be bred for the first time~you can follow her pups at  She is looking at me this morning like she is saying, "What?" "Today?!"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thread audition for Frans batik~ makes such a big difference especially with the brights...I need to call Fran and ask her which is her favorite color in this quilt top..I'm going to guess dark turquoise... she has it for the sashing and backing~
This batting I think is bamboo and it is super LOOSEY GOOSEY!'s like trying to layer with cotton's not easy being "green" ha!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

From one Crafter to another~

A little Tuesday story~

A few years back I happened to see a post from a young woman who was selling her beautiful stained glass stars in her Etsy shop ~ The glass stars were beautiful but more importantly this was a girl who grew up right next door to us and was a wonderful friend to all of my kids~The D's and the G's~like peanut butter and jelly~

always good~

So I mentioned how much I loved her artwork and lo and behold ON MY PORCH a few days later was a turquoise star with a beautiful note "from one crafter to another" 

I knew at that moment that SOMEDAY....someday I would make her a quilt and deliver it to her door by post when she least expected it.

Time went by~I ordered more stars from her shop....especially the little for each grandchild~and again more little stars to light up a dear friends holiday....the quilt was always at the back of my mind~

And then along came Miss Lucy~this beautiful little munchie girl that our friend and her husband adopted~Oh! This was going to be perfect!

From one crafter to another~♥

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Listings on Etsy!! 2 Quilt Kits and Heart Garland!

"Summer at the Farm" Quilt kit for sale in my Etsy shop~
The kit includes the fabric needed to complete the top and binding of a 31"x 48" "Summer at the Farm" by Joined at the Hip
Instructions are in the book "Seasons to Taste" which is included in the pricing!

Pretty red and white vintage quilt heart garland for sale~

ready for gift giving~

Aunt Lucys Cottage quilt kit~complete! This kit includes the fabric needed to complete the top and binding of Aunt Luci's cottage 63"x 67"

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

PixY HeaRt QuiLT finished!

 I LOVE this pink pixy quilt! And all the white spaces to quilt and quilt........~♥ I just have to finish the label~

To my little friend~

Puffy clouds of flowers for spring and summer~