Thursday, September 3, 2015

Project in the works

The last time I worked with black and white fabric, I added yellow as the highlight.

This time I decided to add a pop of red.

More blocks to make, but I think I like it!!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 31, 2015

A box of excitment

A box arrived at my doorstep. I had not ordered anything lately but when I saw the return address I knew what it contained.

The box jumped when I touched it. It gave out a little moan and then what sounded like a muffled shout.

Carefully I took my letter opener and slit the tape. The sounds and rumble that were coming from inside gave me pause. Did I dare open this while alone? I felt the pulse of the flaps on the box as the tape gave way.

And then...

an explosion of color burst forth from the box!

YES! It was the latest fabric shipment from Island Batik! The Fall/Winter 2015 line.

I can't wait to get started.
Be sure to stop by Beaquilter's blog for the Summer in the Country Blog Hop.  I can't tell you how much fun it has been to visit the other Ambassadors and see their beautiful creations. You won't be disappointed.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 28, 2015

National Sewing Month

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month?

  The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” 

September is a time to celebrate our passion, but we know the creative, therapeutic and calming effects of sewing( and quilting) are joys that we can celebrate throughout the entire year.

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Christmas is coming

Yikes! Do you realize it is four months til Christmas?  That's 122 days!  Have you started working on your Christmas projects?

I've pulled out some of my Christmas fabrics for a couple of projects I have in mind.  

Don't forget to check in on the Island Batik Summer in the Country Blog Hop for some new ideas, recipes and giveaways.
 8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/22 – Pamela Quilts
8/23 – Freemotion by the River
8/24 – The Patchwork Pearl
8/25 – Fun Threads Designs
8/26 – For Quilts Sake
8/27 – Lemon Tree Snippets
8/28 – Bejeweled Quilts
8/29 – Tamarinis
8/30 – KISSed Quilts – Part 2
8/31 – Beaquilter
9/1 – Purrfect Spots Designs
9/2 – Maria Michaels Designs
9/3 – Mary Mack Made Mine
9/4 – Made In Scraps
9/5 – Happy Cottage Quilter
Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Spending time with your Bestie

When my BFF grabbed a $19 fare, she came down for a couple of days from Buckeye country. What fun to catch up and enjoy spending time together.

 We enjoyed lunch at a favorite restaurant.  Sitting outside and taking in the view of the bay.
And you just can't miss an opportunity to visit a quilt shop.  

This shop had a flood back in January, and it didn't seem like they had replenished much of their fabric stock. It was a little disappointing, but hopefully they will get back on their feet again soon.
We did enjoy sharing meals and new recipes. 
 Including Crusty Bread.

All in all it was a fun couple of days.
Now back to Happy Quilting!