Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cali quilt #2, TiE DyE KiDs and ApPlE PiE

The pretty quilts just keep on coming! This red and green was BEGGING me for a holly and berry design on the borders~

Thread audition .....I like the cream on cream and then a muted green to sink into the borders~♥

pin...pin...and then pin some more~

Big "E" had a 7th birthday and the theme was "tie dye". Everyone went home with a very cool t-shirt that they made themselves! We were missing three cousins who were home sick :(  (Never worry there is another party right around the corner!!)

Emma always requests apple birthday pies~with sprinkles this year (to honor of the tie dye theme)
how cute are these two?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Photoshoot InSpiRaTiOn from another quilter~♥

Dearest Bloggy Friends~
I was inspired by another quilt artist to take "my" quilts on the road for some fun photoshoots~ That way I could show you the finished quilt and add a little New England into the process....

Tell me what you think.....

This special Cali quilt #1 is on its way to California in the morning! WAIT till you see Cali quilt #2..... and then there's #3......whoo~hoo!

This is Great Brook Farm in Carlisle...it is so serene and pretty~1000 acres to explore...

 The corn is almost ready...Look at that pretty blue sky~
 some details~

 Some ladies were watching my husband and I set this up on the picnic table...probably waiting to see what the lunch was going to look like if this was the tablecloth~lol!  ( I used a clean white sheet under the quilt EVERYWHERE I place it....just in case.....)

 My favorite...that little barn would make a great sewing studio....xo E

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fancy up your Flip Flops and making dragons~♥

Thank you for the dragon making lesson Kate~you have alot of patience with your grandmother....

A bead dragon in its natural habitat...

Heres a fun project for your $1 flip flops~
Cut your fabric into strips....

Wind them around the plastic~pop out the tabs at the end and secure the fabric~
very cute.....
Kate made a pair for herself and a matching pair for her best friend Tres Belle~

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Fine Romance has arrived!

I heard the mailman pull up to our mailbox Friday morning as I was getting ready for the day~the window was open and I could hear my husband talking outside...I peeked out the window and saw that he had a little white package tucked under his arm and I knew EXACTLY what it was.....

For any of you that have been following Susan Branch on her blog, this is her brand new book and it is a treat in EVERY way~♥ Her words~her drawings~her illustrations~her recipes.....oh.my.gosh.

Kate and I went out to the back porch to open it and Kate immediately sat down and started to look through it....she was wondering if the red ribbon was in a random place in the book or did Susan put it in a favorite spot in the book? I said, "Lets ask her!"

I think I have found a new gift to put on the Christmas list for somebody....♥