Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!


I hope everyone is having a happy Pink Saturday! I wanted to show a pink needle case I made several years ago. I belong to an online silk ribbon group and they decided to do a needle case swap. I made this needle case and then sent it off. In return I received the most beautiful needle case! Every once in a while, I would mumble something to my best friend (who is also a crazy quilter) that I sure miss that pink needle case I made. I don't know why, but I have the hardest time giving the stuff I make away! For my birthday, she came to my little shop while I was gone and bought one of the kits and made one for me! I was certainly surprised, I would have never guessed she would do that. I carry it with me when I go to our quilting group at church. It holds everything I need, a thimble, needles and my scissors.

Remember to go to see Beverly's blog at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com as she is our wonderful sponsor of Pink Saturday. To easily get to her blog you may click on the button on the top right that says Beverly's Pink Saturday and it will take you right to her blog. She will have a wonderful list of other Pink Saturday participants and they are the most wonderful group of people!

I would also like to thank all of the Pink Saturday ladies for the wonderful comments they left last Saturday. I started to go to all of their blogs and leave comments for them. Then I got confused as to who I had already left a comment for! Oh my, I was too embarrassed to leave a second one, so thank you to all of you! You are a wonderful group of ladies!

Talk to you later,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Have a Happy Wednesday!

I hope everyone is having a good week. Here is a picture of a project I have been working on for awhile. The squares are black on black and I embellished it all (of course) in pink.

Talk to you later,



Friday, July 23, 2010

Pink Saturday!


When I found out that there was such a thing as Pink Saturday, I just knew I had to participate! I think from childhood, my favorite color has always been pink. This is a wall hanging that I have recently finished. It is a class I have been teaching here at my shop and it has taken a couple of years to finish it. I entered it in the Sedgwick County fair and it won a blue ribbon! It measures 36 x 36 and it was made in honor of the Peace Rose. We have a peace rose in our garden in the back yard and they are beautiful mixture of white, pink and yellow.

I have also been selling the squares as kits on my website. I think I need to list the final square to those of you that have been doing them!

If you have a moment, please stop by Beverly's blog at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com as she is the sponsor of Pink Saturday.

Have a great day,


Answer a few Questions!


I have had a few questions about Miss Carole's new book, so I'll try to answer them. It is not the same book that is included in the Dream-A-Seam Templates. The first half of the book teaches her method of piecing a crazy quilt fan. It really is a wonderful way to piece a fan that can easily be done by hand or machine. The last half of the book gives instructions and stitch ideas to create the "needlework" lace that surrounds the top half of the fan. I hope that answers any questions you might have. The picture above is one of the two fans I stitched to practice before I taught this class in Maine.

Be sure and check in tomorrow for I am going to participate in Pink Saturday. Imagine that!



Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mommie's Ties Workbook is done!

I wanted to dedicate this post to Miss Carole's new workbook for Mommy's Ties. Two years ago, she taught this class at the Victorian Stitchery Retreat. She has developed all of her notes from that class into a very nice instructional workbook. It goes through the steps of piecing crazy quilt fan's using her own unique method. She then gives complete instructions and design ideas for the needlework "lace" that you embroider at the top of the fan.

I taught this class in Maine for her and I have to tell you, it is my all time favorite class of Miss Carole's! If you would like more information on purchasing her workbook, just leave me a comment.

Talk to you later!



Friday, July 9, 2010

A Great Give Away!

Right now Pam Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs is having a give away for this great sewing quilt. You may go to her blog www.kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com to get me info. Good Luck!



Monday, July 5, 2010

Back to blogging again!


I didn't mean to but it seems I took an unintentional vacation from blogging. It was certainly not on purpose, it just happened. Part of the problem maybe the picture above, ha! We built a swimming pool 3 years ago, and always, the swimming pool battles for my attention and wins out many times! I found this picture on my camera, so some stinker in my family took this. I notice I am also talking on the phone and I am pretty sure it was Miss Carole I was talking to!

We went to my nephew's wedding in early June, and I found out that my youngest boy is a party animal! They had a dance that night and he danced the entire time. He kept coming to my table and saying,"Mommy come on, let me show you my moves!". As you can see, he found the flower girl to dance with. He still talks about her and says she is his girlfriend. Such cute memories! I will confess, I danced with him to Village People's YMCA song!

I have had some comment's asking if there are opening's in this fall's Victorian Stitchery Retreat. Yes, there are openings! The teacher's for this year are Judith Baker Montano, J. Marsha Michler, Candace Kling and Carole Samples. If you would like more information on the retreat, you may leave me a comment and I will get it to you. The dates for this year's retreat are November 8-13. I have also formed a group on Facebook, Victorian Stitchery Retreat(of course!), if you want to check for updated information.

I have been playing with the new Dancing Needle I bought and these two flowers are the result of my first two attempts. The ribbon flower in the top picture was done with varigated Mokuba ribbon and the ribbon used in the bottom flower was done with Hanah silk bias ribbon. It was a lot of fun!


I will try to post a couple of time's a week now that I am back at blogging, so keep checking back. You never know what I may talk about!