Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Short and SWEET...

Inquiring minds want to know how Claire finished off her SWEET Squirrel Pillow...

And frankly SEW did I!!!  It must be the lighting but it looks like there is a darker border running around this pillow...but nope!  Claire finished off this pillow by stitching a blanket stitch using a darker green thread!  Mystery solved...but oh, sew effective!  (click on the pillow for a larger view...)

That's it for today...that's all that I've got for you!  Just a reminder that this week is the beginning of Houston Quilt Market... and you know what that means...all of the designers release NEW PATTERNS and new fabrics...all I can say is..."NOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooo"!  This is why I have so many UFOs!  Yup...it's all their fault!

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Get the WOOL OUT!

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times....It's SEW nice to have talented friends who like to share!...Claire, my friend and fellow woolie, has been busy!  She finished off her Buttermilk Basin Squirrel bowl-filler pillow in plenty of time to display it this Fall!  Dang cute too! Love that subtle border going  her pillow...how'd she do that?  Is it an actual border or just the use of darker threads?  Yes, this pillow needs to go under the microscope!  haha

 And check out the Work In Progress...it's the Buttermilk Basin 'JOYOUS NOEL' mat that she just prepped...LOVE IT!!  It measures about 11" X 23", the perfect size for a Christmas Pillow!
Claire changed up the colours a bit, to make it her own.  You can see and order the pattern HERE! :o) This is going to be a fun one to see completed...so pretty!    I have no doubt that Claire will have it finished long before the tree goes up!  :o))

Thanks for the Show and Tell, Claire!  As usual, your projects inspire us to get the Wool Out!

Have a magical Monday and Happy Stitching!~P

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Yesterday I wrote about 'A Change of Season', Bonnie Sullivan's newest book!  I love it!  SEW many wonderful projects in this book but it was the 'Christmas Stockings' and the Autumn Quilt on the cover that caught my eye!

Isn't this Fall Quilt spectacular!!

Recently I bought another FAVOURITE book...found it in a quilt shop in Ottawa... and I haven't been able to put it down!  Such eye candy...
Oh man, Kathy Schmitz knows how to draw, design and stitch!

Just check out the workmanship!  Amazing!

So there I am with my TWO new books...my two new FAVOURITE BOOKS...both were released within months of each other, both written by two very talented and accomplished artists, both pertaining to quilting...and then it dawned on me...it was an "AAAHHHA moment...the moment  when I remembered that these two ladies are SISTERS!  Yup, they share the same DNA...the same gene that makes them wonderful quilters, the same gene that makes them incredibly talented artists, designers, stitchers!  I bet mom was a quilter...or maybe grandma...or maybe BOTH?  They had to have been influenced by someone to both take off in the area of quilting.  Maybe they influenced each other!  Regardless, I'm so happy that they both use quilting as a forum to release their creative talents!  We are the ones who benefit...we are the lucky ones!!

Their mother must be so proud!:o)

Both of these books are available on Amazon and Connecting Threads...just sayin'...

Have a Sunny Sunday and Happy Stitching!~P