Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday's Lop-sided Smile!!

I'm off to Arizona this morning to say goodbye to my older brother for the last time here on Earth.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Enchanting Rose 10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal!!

This was the most fun "swap" I have ever participated in!!  Stephanie over at The Enchanting Rose was our hostess and I think enchanting is the perfect word to describe Stephanie!!

The Tea Cup is the main ingredient in our package of goodies and then we are given a list of fun ideas to supplement the Tea Cup we have chosen.  My list was pretty sparse as this is my first (but hopefully not my last) exchange but my package was glorious!!

I received a package from the darling Pamela over at The Lady of the House Speaking and she is a true Anglophile!!  Go check out her blog, it is fascinating!!

And so here is what Pamela sent to me:


Opps, as you can see if you look closely, the Walker's Shortbread and one of the cookies were gone before I got the picture taken!!  That's because Walker's Shortbread is one of my most favorite things in the whole wide world!!

Thank you Pamela, I LOVE all my fun goodies and the tea cup is exactly like the set of dishes that my Grandmother (Nana) had when we were growing up.  I remember spending Saturday nights with my Grandparents and getting to drink tea out of one of these cups with a scoop of ice cream on the side.  I would always take some of the ice cream and put it in my tea.  I don't think that is English style but yum, the memories just flooded back when I unwrapped the cup!!

And Pamela told me that the little pink doily was handmade by a 90-year-old French woman!!  How cool is that!!

I am looking forward to the next Exchange!!  Thank you Stephanie for hosting this very excitting exchange!!

P.S. Stephanie was who I sent a little package to - go check out what everyone plus Stephanie got HERE - I had soooo much fun putting her package together.  Ya know, I was the teacher's pet on this Exchange!!  Hee!  Hee!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Inchy Hexagon Flowers are Already Done!!

I did some Sunday slow stitchin' and got my flowers completed for Lin T. in France.  She wanted turquoise and terra cotta!!  I think these work color-wise and they really turned out well!!  I do enjoy making these little guys and the fussy-cutting is so much fun!!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!!

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Wow, I must be getting slower and slower and slower as the years go by.  I was a vendor at the Blackfoot Quilt Fest up in Blackfoot, Idaho this past weekend and it took me so long to get ready for it on Tuesday and Wednesday, that I forgot to pick the Honeycomb winner on Wednesday before I left.  So, as a result, when I consulted Mr. Random this morning, he chose 3 winners!!  What a guy!!

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First winner is the well-known "Anonymous" (aka Marilyn) who said that her daughter is an expert quilter and would have lots of ideas for her!!

Marilyn, be sure to send your snail mail address to me at lavenderquilts@gmail.com so I can send your Honeycomb to you!!

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The second winner is Michele T said she would make a couple of zipper pouches that she saw on Pinterest!!  Thank heavens for PINTEREST, right??!!

Michele, be sure to send your snail mail address to me at lavenderquilts@gmail.com so I can send your Honeycomb to you!!

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And the third and final winner is GranChris who said theHoneycombs would go into a hand-sewn Garden quilt!!

Chris, be sure to send your snail mail address to me at lavenderquilts@gmail.com so I can send your Honeycomb to you!!

Congratulations to all three winners!!

Not only did I forget to pick a Honeycomb winner but this is the first time in a long time that I did not post a Saturday Smile!!  So here it is a little late - hope it gives you a week-long smile!!

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Have a great week, dear friends!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lucky Me!!

A younger friend of mine just passed away recently but she knew several months before she left that her time was short.  So, with all the energy she could muster, she worked on quilt tops for her friends so that some of us could finish them after she had gone and get them to the blessed recipients.

I was asked to do the binding on this huge king-sized quilt ~



It is just stunning and Sheriah, another friend did the quilting!!  It is always so amazing to me how many blessings come into my life because of quilting and all the wonderful women I have had the opportunity to meet!!

Diana, may you be at peace with your Heavenly Father!!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hexagon Giveaway!!

Ok, so I just got a new shipment of goodies in today and I ordered something new:  a HONEYCOMB Pack.  Now, I know what Charm Packs are and Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls but did not know what a Honeycomb Pack was until I opened the box!!


Very cool and I know that a certain somebody will love this collection of Paisley Park by Kansas Trouble Quilters because the collection is definitely "dark and dirty"!!  So, in honor of that certain somebody, I am giving a Pack away!

Just let me know in your comment what in world you would do with the honeycomb shape in one of your quilts!!  Because I would have no idea what to do with them except make gigantic hexagon flowers!!

I will chose a winner next Tuesday before I go up to the Blackfoot Quilt Fest in Blackfoot, Idaho!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mary Jane Got Her Goodies . . .

and so now I can show you what she got and her cute email that came after she opened her package ~


Hi, Kris!  Well, it only took 3 days!  I love my package.  I'm already imagining what the fabrics will become, and I think the hearts will be so much fun to create something with. They make me think of Jenny of Elefantz, who combines appliqué with crewel embroidery and comes up with beautiful finishes, though not strictly a quilter. Are you familiar with her?   Here's her blog: http://www.elefantz.com/?m=1

Of course, I'm not a quilter, either, but you've given me inspiration to try, and I thank you for that as much as the gifts.  I wondered if I should admit that for fear you'd think your gifts would go to waste, but please be sure that I'll use what I can and share what I don't.  Cross stitch is my main stitching joy, so fabrics are great for finishing those projects, too. The button says it all!

Thanks for sharing your talent and your sweet spirit on your blog, and this great giveaway with me.  I'll do my best to make you proud!

Blessings,
Mary Jane
Hopefully we now have a new quilter on our hands!!


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Yay!! Got Something Completed!!

This dang viral cold is just a hangin' on big time but I did manage to get a couple of projects done.  I was able to get March's 2 Hexie Flowers completed!!  Typically I am scrambling at the end of the month, so there is a silver lining to being sick!!

These little cuties are going to Edda in ICELAND!!  How fun is that??


Edda wanted reproduction prints so I thought these would work well in her flower garden!!

I also got a little project completed for a friend but forgot to take pictures before I took it over to her last night.  Hopefully I can get some before she gives it to her Grandson.  Stay tuned!!