Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitchin' . . .

In about the 2011 - 2012 time frame, I was taking care of my sweet Father in St. George, UT.  Across the street from us lived this really cool lady.  She was an archeolgist or something to do with old cultures.  When she would go away on an expedition, I would watch her house and bring in the mail and newspapers.

One day she was showing me some of her quilting projects.  All of a sudden she asked me if I would like this one top because she had made it years and years ago and she said she would probably never finish it.   Well, I said YES!!  I would love it!!

I finally got around to having it quilted about a month ago and I just got the binding completed this afternoon and WOW!!

It turned out gorgeous!! I used Kaffe Fassett's Roman Glass in Byzantine on the back and for the binding!!

And my sweet friend Tammy quilted it for me and used a pattern at has Aztec suns on it.  Hopefully, if you click on the picture below to make it larger you can see the fabulous quilting.

I will be linking up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come see all the great handwork everyone is doing!!  My favorite handwork is binding!!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Hi everyone!!

Now that it is official and I am moving in a few weeks, I have decided to have a big moving sale in my Etsy shop for the next couple of weeks!!  I am going to be putting new lower prices on differnet items several times a day.

If you would like some REALLY good prices come on over!!  And if you see something you like that is not on sale, convo me and I can set up a Special Order with reduced shipping with the sale prices!! Click on the flower below to go to my Etsy shop!!

Thank you all so much and if you would be kind enough to share this post with your friends on social media  and/or through your blog, I would be eternally grateful!!  I really don't want to move all this fabric!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Well, It Finally Happened!!

We signed the closing papers on our new little house in Bandon, Oregon that we bought sight unseen except for pictures on!!  It's a little fixer-upper!!  Joanna Gaines here I come!!

Here is a little sneekie peek!!

It is really a plain Jane, but that is what is going to make it such a fun project!! I have started packing boxes and the plan is to load the moving truck on May 27th.

Bandon by the Sea here we come!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching . . .

Yesterday I received my March 2017 second row hexies from Mary Gearheart in Grove City, OH and so here I am withh the completed flower and her gorgeous hexies sewn together ~

 The Taupey brown polka-dotted flower was from Bev Kirk, September, 2014.  I really love these two together!!  What do you think?

Linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts.  Lots of fun things going on over there!!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Flowers, Meet Your Second Row Hexes!!

Look how fun!!

I am starting a new tradition for myself.  I have lots and lots of polka-dotted flowers with no second rows and lots and lots of second row hexies with no flowers!! So, I have decided that as soon as I get my new monthly second row or rows I am going to find the perfect flower and get them together!! My April second row hexies came from Janet C.R. in Canada a couple of days ago and I found the perfect flower for them. The flower was from Maggie F in Indiana January, 2013!! Are they cute together, or what!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

I Miss Him Every Day!!

Pop you may have passed through the veil from this Earth 5 years ago this morning, but you are in my thoughts everyday and in my heart forever!!

You are the best, my Father dear and I will see you one day again!!

21 Gun Salute at the Riverside Veteran's Cemetery

Quilt for Pop's 90th Birthday all signed by his kids and grandkids!!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitchin' . . .

At our Sew Small Guild meeting in March, we brought quilting and sewing things from home that we thought others might like to have and would be willing to pay for them.  The money that was taken in was to go the the Guild.

Although I have plenty of quilting and sewing goodies in my little shop in the basement, I could not think of anything I wanted to part with at that time.  So, instead I made up 6 little "Binding Certificates" wherein I would bind a lap quilt for $10.00 and a queen quilt for $20.00.

Cute Cathie T. purchased a Queen-Size Binding Certificate.  And I was privileged to bind her daughter's gorgeous wedding quilt ~

Cathie's daughter went to Paris in high school I believe and tshe old her Mom she loved Paris and the Eiffel Tower.  Cathie pieced the quilt and custom quilted the queen-sized quilt  and WOW!!  Lucky, lucky daughter!!

Cathie wanted the binding to be cut on the bias and since I had never done a binding on the bias, I was so glad she put the lengths together for sewing.  She matched the stripes - which I NEVER would have thought to do and then I sewed on her penciled lines and finished the binding as usual before sewing it onto the quilt!!

I finished up the last side this afternoon while watching a cute Sally Fields movie.  The binding turned out wonderfully!!  Thank you, Cathie for letting me part of your daughter's wedding quilt!!

Hooking up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come on over and see what everyone else has been doing today!!

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