Would you believe that we will be leaving Desert Hot Springs in less than 2 weeks? That was the fastest three months EVER!! In a blink…our holiday will be over!!
Yesterday I started getting some stitching projects ready for when I am ‘co-piloting’ to New Mexico and then home. I hauled out the Clubhouse light box and transferred these sweet little basket stitcheries onto a loose woven muslin fabric that I bought at the Country Loft. The Pattern is called Baskets of Life and is designed by JoAnn Mucally- a JAM Pattern. (JoAnn also wrote the book Wool Crazy). (YOU can get this pattern by ordering through the Country Loft…just tell JoAnn I sent you!!)
You can’t see this quilt very well in the cover picture but trust me…done up, it is spectacular!! It stopped me in my tracks!
It must has been a BOM at one time as this is the way it came…each basket and how to assemble the block as it’s own separate pattern.
Each basket depicts a different month or season of the year…eg. one basket is filled with acorns, another with Christmas greens, another with pumpkins…and so on..I just love this sweet quilt!
And do you see the stars that say ‘wool’…well you stitch real wool stars there!! That’s what sold me on this pattern!! The best of both worlds! Love it!
And in the middle of the quilt are these words of wisdom…
…Words to live by!! So this is what I plan on stitching as we visit New Mexico and then head home…
That is- after I have finished stitching these little guys..
..Christmas reindeer from the Free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop!! Isn’t he sweet!! (Christmas Magic by Henry Glass) The blocks are so small that I had to go buy a smaller hoop! But they are worth it!! Sooo cute! I am stitching them on polka dot fabric so that it looks like it is snowing.
This morning I am off on one last outing with my Wednesday Quilting Group..we are going on the Spring Fling Shop Hop sponsored by the local Quilt Shops. We went last year and had a blast! I’ll fill you in tomorrow! (Don’t worry I am taking my camera!!) I will have to show great restraint as under the bed is FULL! Welllll…maybe I could squeeze in one more pattern, one more fat quarter…always room for one more…. After all, we can sleep with our feet propped up…can’t we? ;o)
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!!