Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunny Days

Wow. We were blessed with two warm days this weekend. Saturday it was all sun and in the 60's. Today it was closer to 70, some clouds in the morning and then sun all afternoon.  What a treat! 
What's the weather near you? Sadly, good things must come to an end, and come Tuesday there is snow *shudder* in the forecast.  

Today, Lola lapped up some sun on the deck. She was so happy to be out in it.

I spent several hours at the sewing machine working on a custom order, and finishing up some new mug rugs for the shop.  Talk about a treat! I love being able to spend significant chunks of time at the machine.

While I sewed, these two napped. Champion nappers.  I took my down comforter off my bed on Saturday after a couple nights of being much too hot. I bet I just jinxed us for getting more warm weather. Hahaha.  In any case, the cats promptly got to work getting my quilt covered in fur. 

 On Saturday my mom and I went to a local quilt show. The quilts were stunning! It is so inspiring to see such beautiful work at every turn.  This quilt, as you'll see in others, had such amazing applique work. 

Here's a shot of the whole quilt. Simply amazing!

There were many modern quilt designs too. A nice compliment to all the traditional style quilts.  I liked the movement and colors in this one.

More applique on this beauty!  I like the color scheme on this one too.

Now this quilt. It was stunning! And so very large! Had to be king size. As you can tell from the photo, I couldn't even get the entire thing in the frame. I do have a thing for pinwheels!

This was one of my favorites. An art quilt and tribute quilt that the artist made to honor her dad. Not gonna lie, I teared up reading the description.  Her dad fought in WWII, and landed at Normandy. Retired from service in 1970. What a wonderful piece of art, and inspiring too.

 All in all, a wonderful weekend was had. If only they didn't go so fast. Almost time for Call of the Midwife.  I just love that program!

How was your weekend? 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Things

I have no idea where the time has gone! It has been a whole month since I've visited this space. 

Recently I finished a new baby quilt, which is now listed in the shop. I am so happy with how it turned out! This one was made using fabrics from Lakehouse Dry Goods, many of them Pam Kitty Morning and some Pam Kitty Picnic.  It measures 32 inches by 36 inches, and it reminds me so much of beautiful spring days.

The weather had been so dreary for so long, and last Sunday the sun finally came out. Harry went out on the deck and sunned himself for a couple hours. 

A couple weekends ago, we had about 7 inches of snow fall.  Even Lola looks dismayed in this picture!

My Tex loves napping in the sun every chance he can get! This is how I found him when I got home from work today.

The birds, oh, the birds! The birds are out everywhere. I know they must be loving the fact that spring is slowly making an appearance. After dinner tonight I took my camera outside and followed in the direction of the tweeting.  I found this cardinal sitting in the tree.

I also found this round robin. And boy (or girl) was it round!  I love robins. Since they have started coming out in droves, I like to count them on my way to and from work everyday.

What's your favorite part of spring?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Shop Update

This post brought to you by Tex and Harry. They say hello, err, meow. 

 I've been busy getting three new quilts made, photographed and listed in my shop! I am absolutely loving their sunny cheer! 

This is a broken dish quilt I made using an April Showers by Bonnie and Camille charm pack, plus some feed sack prints mixed in for good measure. ;)

The pinwheel quilt is made using a Marmalade charm pack, also by Bonnie and Camille. Can you tell I am a big fan?

The last one is a rail fence quilt I whipped up using Cat Nap by Lizzy House. Oh my! This is one of my most favorite quilts ever!

All three are baby sized and in the shop now!

What have you been up to?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dear Winter

Dear Winter, I'm officially done with you. I long for sweet lilacs...

And Miami sunshine...

Even the pets enjoyed some deck time over the weekend, despite the cold temperature.

They are desperate for some sunshine too.

 I'm keeping a sunny disposition by sewing with some cheery fabrics. Only bright prints are allowed in my sewing room these days!

Working on some new stuff for my shop.

Loving the spring feel of these fabrics!

Winter, please tell me that spring is indeed on its way!

What have you been working on to chase away the winter blues?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kitties, Kitties Everywhere

Hello! Here we are halfway through February already and  still in the throes of an historic winter. To beat the winter blues I just *had* to cut into my Cat Nap fat quarters and get sewing! 

See? Cute, smiling, huggable kitties popping up everywhere!

I absolutely love the bright colors in this line...especially the red. This is destined to be a baby quilt which will be listed in my shop!

Then, there's these guys. ;) Ah, to be a cat. They love napping on my quilts! 

What new fabric are you sewing with lately? 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Week in Review

Worked on a baby quilt for my shop using Bonnie and Camille's new line "April Showers" mixed with some feed sack prints. Loving it so far! 

Put together my quilt top using my blocks from Donna's quilt a long. I love how bright and cheery it is!

New fabric came in the mail. Look at those sweet kitty faces! This is "Catnap" by Lizzy House that I ordered at The Intrepid Thread. LOVE!

And I just *had* to order some sweet kitties from Aneela Hoey's new line "Hello Petal". Eeeep! It's a kitty overload over here.

How was your week? Wishing you a happy weekend!