Friday, February 27, 2015

Signs of Spring!


Aren't these Moda batiks looking yummy?

These are the kit fabrics for the 

 March Mystery Quilt Weekend

@

The Quilt & Needle

is

March 14-15th



To sew along you may purchase the pattern  HERE

and use fabrics from your stash. 

You may also purchase a kit  HERE


I love these mystery weekends and hope to be sewing along!

:) 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sewing is My Happy Place


(... shhhhhhh! ... sneak peak!! )

Today sewing is my "Occupational Therapy"

My eye surgery was a success and I am sewing and healing.

I am working on the project for my Guest Blogging post
Announced Here!

(I am sew excited about this one that I cannot wait to show you more!)

@

Bear Creek Quilting Company Blog

where



Shari has a wonderful Free Project Tutorial for a

Great Granny Star Pillow

Click Here

I want to make one of these pillows soon!

... just keep sewing ...

:-)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Warm Up with a Latte



This lovely newly arrived fabric is 


The red is this fabric is the perfect match to the accent color in my kitchen
and my kitchen could use a little brightening up.

Sew ...

I am joining in this quilty fun!


@


Sign ups are open!


for all you need to know!

Hope to see you joining in the fun!

In my stash I had a panel from this older collection from





Home is in the Kitchen by Clothworks


I am thinking I may use some of this panel in my blog hop project.

I have lots of ideas for this one and one design in process.

Today while I was fondling these pretty fabrics another idea popped in my head.

I shall have to see what I shall sew.

On the homefront, my ceiling has dried a little
but that could just be because everything on the roof is frozen again
as we are having bitterly cold weather.

The forecast for the weekend is not too good ...

snow changing to freezing rain changing to heavy rain and then plunging below zero again.

On Tuesday I will be having laser eye surgery again.

After this I will be taking a rest and recovery break from blogging for a few days.

... just keep sewing ...

<3 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Fabric Filled Valentine!


Isn't this sweet?

Candy for the eye on a cold, gray winter day.

This pretty fabric filled valentine arrived as a surprise from my friend


Thank you, Jeanie!

This has really brightened my day ... :)


Looks gloomy, eh?

That is where my sewing machine has been sitting to catch the eastern sun.

It is a bay wall and we have ice dams on the roof.

The ice has edged under the eaves and is ...
drip ... drip ... dripping 
... into my dining room.

I have moved my sewing machine to  dining table / cutting table for now.
A better solution will hopefully be found soon.

Hopefully spring is coming soon.


Katniss and I say thanks for small blessings.

... just keep sewing ...




Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Fields


This is my backyard after the latest 14 inches of snow.

This photo was taken yesterday shortly after the snow stopped. 

The haze you see on the back fence line is the snow airborne in the wind. 

You cannot even tell where our 3 foot high fire pit table is buried under a drift.

You may remember this snowlady standing tall with her fashionable pink and gray bag recently.

Somehow she was blown sideways by the winds.

I have never seen a snow person hold on to her head like this while toppling over.

This is one strong snowlady; she is bowed but not giving up.



This is this morning after the high winds blew all night.

You can see that it was blown right over the top of the five foot fence in the back right corner.

We usually use the hanging planter as a bird feeder in the winter 
but this year we cannot reach it.  
The birds are dining elsewhere.
Toss out a few handfuls and they are gone in a flash of flying feathers.
There is a 12 foot wall of snow on the left of this photo where the snow from the driveway has been carried shovelful by shovelful.
We will not be getting to the backyard for a few weeks.

Temperatures here reached 10 below Zero Fahrenheit last night.

The wind chill brought it to -35 degrees below zero.

Right now it is almost noon and the temperature is only single digits 
and the wind gust are bringing it to -20 degrees.

There is another coastal storm in the forecast for tomorrow.

We made it to the top of the list after that last storm.


~ Home Snowy Home ~

It is winter in New England.

I am thinking spring.

It will come.

... just keep sewing ...



<3


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Inspired By Beautiful Fabric!



These gorgeous fabrics are Airmail from Moda Fabrics

They arrived via airmail from 




for a very special project!

I also have an exciting announcement!

... drumroll ... 
.
.
.

I am going to be a Guest Blogger 

@


! ! !




Shari has more Airmail FQ Bundles coming soon


and some pretty  Airmail yardage in stock now.

I have designed a fun and easy block
and new pattern for these beautiful fabrics.

I cannot wait to show you ...

but I have to ...

My first guest blogger post will be appear 
sometime in April.

Until then, I must keep this one a secret.

Here is another beautiful and secret
quilty project that I am working on


This is for the beautiful



Here are more of my fabrics ... 


I am also designing a new quilt pattern for these beauties!


Linking up today with all the other beautiful fabrics at


Molli Sparkles

Sunday Stash @ Mollie Sparkles


My photos are a little gray.

They will be for awhile.

After days of cold and gray and off and on snow fall.

We are in the midst of another blizzard.

The windows are covered in snow and ice.

There is no relief in the forecast ...

only sub zero temperatures ...

and more snow.

The winds are blowing.

It just keeps snowing.

I am warm and snug inside.

I just keep sewing

and

I dream of spring.

<3




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop ~ Last Day!




There are some wonderful projects today! 


Please visit all of the





Thanks to all all these lovely ladies who have sewn their support today

and cheer with us!


This has been a glorious celebration of 

beauty,

strength,

love,

support,

life!



Thank You!



The hop may be ending but the support goes on and on.

Everyday we have a new opportunity to sew our support and 
send our love out into the world.

... just keep sewing ...



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop ~ Day 9



There are many "wows" today.

Please visit all the

 We Support You Blog Hop participants




Thanks to all these lovely ladies who have sewn their support

and cheer with us!



Monday, February 9, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop ~ Day 8





There are some wonderful projects today! 


Please visit all of the


 We Support You Blog Hop participants




Thanks to all these lovely ladies who have sewn their support today

and cheer with us!



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Making Baby Quilt Blocks


These blocks are for a group baby quilt  made with this cute





and these pretties are for this wonderful 



Both of these free patterns are from



These blocks are for group quilts to welcome and snuggle
the grand-darlings of my
Stitchin' Sisters

I love making baby quilts!

<3

These photos are dark.

A gray winter storm is upon us.

There is another 8-16 inches in our forecast.

Think Spring!

<3




Friday, February 6, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop ~ Day 7




There are some wonderful projects today! 


Please visit all of the


 We Support You Blog Hop participants





Thanks to all these lovely ladies who have sewn their support today

and cheer with us!



Thursday, February 5, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop ~ Day 6




There are some wonderfully creative projects today! 


Please visit all of the


 We Support You Blog Hop participants




Thanks to all these lovely ladies who have sewn their support 

and cheer with us!



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop ~ Day 5



There are some wonderful projects today! 


Please visit all of the


 We Support You Blog Hop participants 





Thanks to all these lovely ladies who have sewn their 

support and cheer with us!