Monday, January 27, 2014



Welcome to Day 1 of an exciting blog hop. Thank you to Mdm. Samm (SewWeQuilt ) and to Carla (Creatin' In The Sticks) for inspiring us to expand our imaginations and sew.

A wonderful selection "HANDMAIDS" fabric created by Quilting Treasures made working on these blog projects a pleasure.

                    A perfect little runner for tea time break .

                                           Mug Rugs **

There are so many neat characters in this fabric. I looked at this and saw a Scottish lady. She was calling for tartan.

A ruffled fringe for framing and I have a new cushion.

      And hand-holding Handmaids rule on the pillow back.

                 I created a mini quilt using the gentler colors.  

What started as a small lap quilt grew. The pieced back includes  one of the original panels. I was not supposed to start another quilt but those designs just spoke "quilt". 

Hand quilting will be in this quilt's future. This picture was taken in -22 on a beautiful cold  winter day after a blizzard. 

 Thank you for visiting.  A visit to other sewing rooms will provide more stitching delights.

** Mug Rug pattern -- "Cuppa Coaster" -- may be found in     Quilter's World Winter 2013

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Sewing Bits

I like BMO's and  Pat Sloan's new Globetrotting  was too much to resist. I will try this in a black and white colorway. 

I've spent the past few weeks sorting fabrics, being horrified at the number of UFO's I own and breaking my New Year's resolution not to buy any new material until I did serious stitching from my stash.

 Cheerful birds became Xmas gifts.

A new afghan in bright colors will soon be delivered. And the pics from the snowy beginning on January 1 to spring like weather reflect our major weather changes over two weeks.

My energy has been focused on sewing this gorgerous fabric for the She Who Sews blog hop next week.

And with another storm coming tomorrow it will be time for more tea & stitching ... if the snow shovel does not demand too much of my attention.