Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feels like summer!

Another week gone by, we have been enjoying splendid weather in the 70's! Today Hubby and I ran a few errands and at one stop purchased Girl Scout cookies! Yum, I didn't see any little Girl Scouts last year so this was an overdue treat! Driving through I neighborhood we stopped at an Estate sale that was going on. Oh my, they had soooooo much stuff. I purchased these old Hallmark cookie cutters as I like to make sugar cookies. But I felt kind of sad seeing all the handwork, quilts and sewing projects this woman had made for sale, there were boxes and boxes of sewing items.

And so, speaking of splendid, block #2 of The Splendid Sampler sew along became available on Thursday. This pretty block designed by Jane Davidson called Wings was a little challenging for me. The block consists of 36- 1-1/2" squares, 10 being 1/2 square triangle units. I don't usually work this small, but I feel it is a good thing to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile.
Block #3 will be available tomorrow, I wonder what is in store for us next! 

Have a happy weekend!

Monday, February 15, 2016

UFOs, they keep coming back to haunt you

And this one, well it's baaaaack again! Now that I am all caught up on paper work, a blessed event for sure, I feel that I can attack some of those UFOs. First up, this wool rug I started hooking about 10 years ago! Photo bomber Daisy is very curious about new to her project.

What ever was I thinking, lol? My 1st two rug hooking projects were pillows and I was able to complete them in a reasonable time frame. But this.... as you can see I have quite a ways to go! And so I am working on it during the evening hours while I watch TV. 

Next up is a new project. This is block 1 of The Splendid Sampler quilt along. The sampler is run and hosted by Jane Davidson and Pat Sloan. Sponsored by Moda Fabrics, Aurifil thread and Martingale Books. You can find all the information you will need if you wish to join this project at
Each week beginning Feb 14th two blocks will be released, and the sampler will finish with a total of 100 blocks. I joined the group on Facebook and it is so much fun seeing the many different fabric choices that have been made. I have decided to work from my large fabric stash instead of purchasing more for this project. I will let each block lead me to it's fabric choice. Obviously hearts, flowers and love birds were my perfect choice for this pretty Valentine block. I hope that this time next year I won't be saying... what ever was I thinking!

And speaking of Valentines, I hope your day was filled with love and chocolate of course! 
We were pretty quiet, my honey took me out to brunch at a favorite restaurant in Kansas City. 
We then drove around the city to become familiar with where our cute engaged couple is going to be married, hotels, reception site, all those wonderful things. Beyond excited! And then today I had a call that my dress came in for the wedding! I know, Fall is a long time away, but these months are flying by so quickly it will be here before you know it! Love is in the air, yes it is. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sew Special!

You may recall before the holidays I was working on a special project. Kindred Stitches Magazine asked if I would design a project for their Easter issue, and of course, well yes, I was honored to do so! You will find my adorable Easter Bunny table runner in this issue. This digital magazine is beautifully photographed and chalk full of cute Spring projects for you to make and more. You can download the magazine app for your iPhone or iPad from the Apple store here: Http://
You can also purchase a pdf version to print on your computer here:

It is a grey chilly day here in Kansas but I surely can't complain, we have had an easy winter so far with mostly above normal temperatures. I have been longing for one good snowfall though... bite my tongue...Hubby does not enjoy shoveling. 
We are excited for the weekend and looking forward to our Son and cute Fiancés engagement party. 
Our Oklahoma daughter and son in law will be our weekend guests, such a happy time! 

I've found time to work on  my quilt, all I have left to do is add the borders and then send it off to be quilted! 

Have a happy week, I hope you find time to do what you love most!