Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Winter Solstice Sew-A-Long Pt. 3

It sucks to be YOU if you aren’t part of this ‘Winter Solstice’ SEW A-LONG because ‘Winter Solstice’ is turning out to be one sweet quilt…I’m talking dang STINKING sweet cute!!  Can you tell that I am liking this quilt…

My instructions for the September’s Quilters participating in the ‘Winter Solstice’ Quilt A-Long were left wide open…finish or go at your own pace…this is a ‘FEEL GOOD’ SEW A-Long!  No pressure here!  So for those over achievers…you are probably finished and thinking about that border…and for those who like to plod along, you are probably working on those trees wondering WHEN those flying geese are going to be heading south!!

Come and have a peek and look over our shoulders…

Julie (no blog) had been away all summer and was madly trying to catch up…but it’s all good because when she put the pedal to the medal she produced some smoking hot blocks!  A few more trees…four little lambs and she is ready for her border!!  You rock, Julie!

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Here are Glynis(no blog) blocks for this month….DSCF3886-001

Some adorable trees…a real rain forest happening here!


And the sweetest little lambs…EVER!


…which means Glynis has completed the blocks and is working on her border!  You GO Glynis!!

Here are Claire’s blocks all ready to be stitched together……she just needs the little lambs which she prepped last night!

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Here is Seattle Judy’s rain forest!!  Doesn’t it look wonderful!

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And here’s Sandy L. (no blog) version of her west coast rainforest!  Lush and green…


Thanks, Sandy L for sending those along!

And me…no I am NOT an over achiever…I just couldn’t stand all this homespun all over my sewing room!! (I had stacks of greens, stacks of blues, stacks of red and a mountain of beige…and it was all over the place!)  It was driving me crazy!  Then add the wool bits and pieces…YIKES!!  I couldn’t take it!  I got ‘er done so that I could clean up the mess!  Add tranquil music here…because the homespun and wool have been put away and I can now THINK!!


SEW…what do you think??  SWEET?!


One thing the book doesn’t tell you, is how to press the seams…and there are a ton of them!  We went with the rule, when in doubt and if there are a lot, then press open!


I can’t help myself, I HAVE to say that they are dang cute…NO…DANG STINKING CUTE!!  It is a farm after all!!

Thanks for sharing ladies…can’t wait to see what your quilts look like with the border on…Remember the month of October is for finishing up your blocks and starting the border…We will aim for a totally finished quilt by the end of December…or whenever the urge hits you!  It’s ALL good!!  It’s a feel good quilt!!

Now hurry over and check out the rest of the bloggers participating this month…

There’s STITCHING BETWEEN THE LINES…Pam has been hard at work and managed to finish all of her trees PLUS work on two more BOMs!!  What a quilter!!  Her quilt top is taking shape and looking GREAT!

And Sandie from Crazy’Bout Quilts Blog has completed her homework…barns..check,   stars…check, trees…check, the cutest hexagon bag…check!  WHAT?  A hexagon bag?  Yup…and man is it cute!  Hurry over and check it out!!

Janna, over at Tin Teepee Log Cabin Blog spent most of the Summer gallivanting  north to Alaska…but once home, she took a deep breath and then dove into her stash!  Wait until you see what she created!! More importantly wait till you SEE what her grand-daughter created….the most adorable great grand-baby EVER!  So precious!

So there you have it!  Another month gone by in a blink of an eye!  Yowzers!  How do we slow this train down?  Think I’ll close the sewing room door today and just stitch…and let that train fly right  by!  I’m sure that will slow down October! :o)

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Stitching!~P

Monday, September 29, 2014

Around the World Blog HOP

I have been invited by Miss Woolie Mammoth herself to participate in the Around The World Blog Hop, so let’s hop to it!

This HOP is a great way to find out about bloggers from all over the world… and we get to see and read about the projects that they are working on!

This post takes you to beautiful Vancouver Island, which is located in British Columbia, Canada.  Thanks for the opportunity to play along! Miss Mammoth, (geeze…you might want to think about changing the name of your blog…heehee) would like me to answer FOUR simple questions~

1.  What am I working on?

Well this SEEMS like a straight forward questions…but unfortunately I seem to have the attention span of a gnat!  I flit from one project to another until they eventually get done!  Each project may take forever but they do eventually ‘get there’!  Right now I am working on…



JAN PATEK’S MODA LOVE’S FREE PATTERN…yeah, the hand applique got finished last night!!


WINTER SOLSTICE…just a peek as it is part of our WINTER SOLSTICE Sew A-Long…and the big reveal is TOMORROW!


This BABY QUILT  just came off the mid-arm on Friday…and it is now ready for the binding…


It’s backed with the softest minkie fabric…soft and cuddly!


And yesterday I cut out the blocks for a pink baby quilt and a blue baby quilt!  Yup…we’re talking twins!  I know…I started off with hexagons…and they are made, I just can’t find them!!  (Oooops…I wonder where I left them?)


And of course there is ALWAYS a WOOL PROJECT on the go…in this case it’s Primitive Gathering’s free BOM from last year…


2.  How does my work differ from others of it's genre?

I don’t think my work differs from others…I see a pattern, I buy the pattern and make it!  I rarely buy a kit as I like to use my stash…I may ‘tweak’ a pattern or I may go scrappy…but I’m pretty  traditional!  I will confess this…I do not own any batiks!!  Just sayin’…

3.  Why do I write/create what I do?

I have ALWAYS crafted…and quilting is simply a craft that grabbed hold of me in a HUGE way and hasn’t let go!  Blogging just seemed to evolve from it!  I think this sign says it well, don’t you?


4.  How does my writing/creative process work?

Well…I have no idea what I am going to write about until I have poured my morning coffee and have savoured the day....there may be an idea niggling at my brain or I may be spurred on by another blogger...or maybe I just bought a new magazine or book that has inspired me!  And if there is NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT, I don't worry about it...I let the day go!  I came to the conclusion that you CANNOT BLOG EVERYDAY and enjoy it.  It becomes a job!  So I am happy if I can blog 4-6 times a week...and the rest is gravy!  And by gravy I mean the contact with my readers!  I love hearing from YOU…but only if you’re in a good mood!  (Just kidding…even when you’re grumpy, I enjoy reading your comments!)

So that’s it…FOUR easy questions and I have completed my first trip Around the World!!

Now I pass the baton to…HUMBLE QUILTS (Lori) who quilts faster than she runs and let me tell you, she runs fast… and far…like in MARATHONS!!  I LOVE everything that she stitches…sheer perfection!! 

I also pass the baton to ShhhDesign (Sandi) who lives on the mainland in New Westminster, BC.  Sandi and her mom are always on the road…visiting any and ALL quilt shops and antique shops in their path!  In fact I bumped into Sandi at a little quilt shop on the Oregon Coast a few years back…she stopped me in my tracks and asked me if I was Sweet P?  Who ME? I tried to deny it…I had on my traveling sweats and looked like HE**…I was so BUSTED!  Hey…I travel in comfort, not in fashion!! :o)  But it’s all good, Sandi saw me at my worse and still liked me!  We continue to be good blogging friends…and there is that little matter of all that eye candy on Sandi’s blog!! YUM!

Both of these ladies will be answering their FOUR questions next Monday, October 6th!  So stay tuned for another episode of…AROUND THE WORLD…

And remember~


Love that poster!

Have a magical Monday and Happy Stitching!~P

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Heritage Happenings…

Once again…pour yourself a big cup of coffee…put your feet up and enjoy the efforts of the Heritage Quilters!!  This is one group of very talented quilters!  Hope you ENJOY!







A close-up of the hand quilting…gorgeous!!


…and the hand embroidery around the hearts was wonderful too!


We are still enjoying ‘Summer’ here on the West Coast of Canada!  After a gorgeous hot and sunny Summer, we have been  experiencing a beautiful Fall …and today we woke up to another sunny Sunday!!  Doesn’t get any better than this!! Ahh…life is good!

I hope wherever you are, you too are enjoying a Sunny Sunday and of course, finding time in your busy day to do little stitchin’! That goes without saying!  ~P

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fun Friday…

I’m having FUN this Friday….

These little triangles and squares…


…turned into these…


…which when laid down like this…IMG_2126

…turned into these borders…


…which will go around these!!


Yup…plain and simple… FUN!

Hope you’re having a FUN Friday too!