Friday, May 30, 2014

You are my sunshine....

Another keepsake quilt for a sweet little girl made by MyBlankies and quilted by moi...
 

Big "E" keeping me company on the porch~ Eating her afternoon snack after school.......Cozy and comfortable in her nook on this very cool spring day we are having in New England!

 
Yummy fabrics from favorite clothes...so sweet~
 

And the words to a mothers favorite song....




Saturday, May 24, 2014

YoU ArE NeVeR ToO OLD To MeEt A NeW fRiEnD~

I had a really good morning visit with a very dear friend to deliver her latest masterpiece...ready for binding and finishing touches.....

She brought her very best friend along, who happens to be a master quilter.....so fun....

WAY too much to fit in over one pancake.....

Thank God for good girlfriends right?

This is the quilted gift from my friend to her grand~daughter....lucky girl....

The backing is to die for...the batting is bamboo....it gives it a nice soft "pillowy" feel~







Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quilts in one room~rugs in another! Tea and Millie everywhere!

I am really loving my hands free hooking with my new Cheticamp frame from Deanne Fitzpatrick~


We have some beautiful evenings with the setting sun on our backporch...perfect for good music, friends, tea and hooking....

BTW I found these wonderful cups made by an artist from New York city...Antropologie converted her papercup artwork into ceramic cups. You can see the taxis and the autumn leaves were painted on this day on her coffee cup! Take a peek at Gwyneth 


My Millie always ready for any and all attention....


time for tea.......again.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MaKiNg HaY WhIlE ThE SuN ShInEs!

I wanted to show you my SIL Maureens hooking which is so pretty~ I love her color choices and her hand cut style of rug hooking! This is her pattern drawn on cotton muslin~
 
~Strawberry Festival~
 
 I LOVE her wide border!
 And she backs her chairpads with vintage cloth~

 Here is my "Five Houses" by Deanne Fitzpatrick~ I am 3 houses into the process....I am incorporating some different textures like Deanne has shown us all into my hooking..
We are planning a trip to Nova Scotia to stay awhile and take a class with her....I cannot wait!


 This is a lovely 92" by 92" beauty for a graduation gift for a special girl from her grandmother....


Kaffe Fassett~O' JOY!


 Millie is a bit out of sorts today....I'm thinking her final heat coming soon~ Or maybe she hates that cat rug just outside her door~


 Every time I pass this door I want to sit and hook......first things first, though....graduation presents cannot wait, right?


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SoFt and fLuFfY MiNkEe quilt~the GoSsIp girls and patience....

 
Lots to talk about this morning in the birdcage.....
 

A super soft "Minkee" BLANKIE for a special little girl~

Such pretty outfits to choose from!


The soft "Minkee" backing is perfect for this snuggly quilt~

Millie patiently waiting for her turn to explore the morning...She is the perfect dog if I say so myself....she is due to have her last litter this summer and then she is officially ours to have and hold....

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Where L0ve resides.....a Mothers quilt~

                                                                  A Mothers Quilt

This quilt is for a mother who unexpectedly lost her baby daughter and was commissioned by her closest friends in an effort to support and love her....


The mother was able to let go of four outfits, which became the leaves and flowers of the quilt. The baby's mom was brave enough to donate her daughters organs and three children were saved....

The three flowers represent the three lives.


Colleen B. who designed and made the quilt did a magnificent job~ She said that this was a difficult package of clothing to open and cut, but she said that our quilt will be a very dignified gift to this mom.

Her friends chose special
words and messages to write...I just posted a few~


Hopefully it will bring her comfort her as time passes....