Friday, May 22, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy

Not too much sewing going on around here. I have baby sewing to do and need to get it in gear.
I have been much better about keeping my workout schedule because it makes me feel so much better. Yesterday I hit a PR (personal record) by doing deadlifts at 155 lbs! Thank you Denise!

I'll bet you didn't know we have celebrities in the family. My grandsons, Griffin and Elliot were in their school play, The Jungle Book. Griffin played a main character, Baloo and was totally in his element. He may have a career in acting! Elliot was an elephant and had fun stomping around the stage.
Hope to be back with a real blog post soon!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Flowers

I am feeling overwhelmed with all the projects I have going on and deadlines are involved. So what does one do, pull out some old applique and start stitching.

My baby quilts for the twins are coming along. The only problem is my math was off and I am short about 2 yards of fabric. If anyone has the black and white polka dot I would love to buy some from you. It's called Mellow Yellow by Red Rooster. Please contact me if you can help!

I have another fabric I can use but really wanted the dots.......

I have been in charge of  the 10" square fabric swap at my guild this year. Our year ends in June so this will be the end of the swap. I think the ladies enjoyed it and have lots and lots of 10" squares to make some awesome quilts.

 Imagine my surprise when one of the swappers, Diana gave me a gift in this beautiful box.

How pretty is this little bundle of fabric, tied with bow?

The have a beautiful hand and will need to go into a special project.

This morning as I was unpacking I found this Thank You note from another swapper, Marianne.

Look what I found inside! Some gorgeous vintage fabrics! I bought a bunch of her scraps at the quilt show and will be showing them to you at another time.
I would love yardage of all of them!
Thank you ladies, unexpected gifts are the best!

My flowers are slowly coming to life. There is a spot in the tree line that I plant leftovers or things that are in the way and I have no where else to put them.

Every year it is a surprise to see what makes it through the winter.

I love these little white flowers that are all around the trees out back. I didn't plant them but they are there every year.

These strange looking leaves are a plant called Dog Tooth Violet. It's a part of the lily family and the flowers are yellow (on mine). The birds planted these. The flowers come and go very quickly so I check them every day. Stay tuned, I will snap a picture to show you.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Treading Water

Fallon 11, Maddy 7, Elliot almost 8, Griffin 10 and Finn 2 months
I have had no time to blog or sew and feel all off kilter!
Here is a picture of me and the grandchildren yesterday. It was a perfect and relaxing day. The boys cooked brunch for all the moms and cleaned up!
Hope to be back soon.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Picture by Terry Kramzar

Our guild the Penn Oaks Quilt Guild had our quilt show this past Friday and Saturday. I was very honored to receive the Best of Show for my quilt, Red and White Lone Star.
We had 100% participation from out 54 members which says a lot about all of these wonderful people.
It's been a long couple of days and I need to catch up on lots and lots of things. See you later this week!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Today I had some last minute quilt show errands to do. One of them was to get some gift bags so I went to Michael's. Craft stores have not been a priority for a while and what a pleasant surprise! I found this fabric washi tape in pretty, floral colors. It is like a sticker, you peel the backing off to use it.

This is the brand and they had tons of cute things in a large range of colors. It was hard to narrow it down. I am thinking of using regular fabric, maybe with some glue?

I like the pack that has the 2 colors, again I could have bought every color....restraint.

I saw this idea in Country Living magazine and thought it would be a good grandchild project. We tried it with regular washi tape but you could see through it and it didn't look as nice. It works the best on a straight edge jar (not tapered). What a fun way to store my pins!
I am now hunting through the pantry for expired jars of food!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vacation Goodies

We only had one rain day on our vacation and decided to venture out to get the grandchildren some souvenirs. Of course I searched out a quilt shop and found some pretty fabrics. Aren't those blue sailboats cute?

In keeping with the Florida theme, I found these dish towels by Moda at the shop. I think Moda does vintage very well. I have always wanted to try out the Flatter Spray, so I picked some of that up as well. You use it like starch but it does not stiffen the fabric.

This is the scrap bundle I won last week from Retro-Mama. These have my name written all over them!

I put the pincushion in a bowl that I have in my front hall with some others. It looks right at home!

I think this will be my first project out of the book. I will be making 3, for some little boys.

I really missed my sewing machine while I was gone. I was so tired last night but did manage to get some squares sewn.
Our Penn Oaks Quilt Show starts this Friday and Saturday. Thursday we spend the whole day getting set up. I hope if you are local you will come and see our beautiful quilts. You can get more information HERE.
Not only will there be over 100 quilts but vendors, homemade food, door prizes, raffle baskets, mini raffle quilts and our adorable sewing themed cookies. Hope to see you there!