To celebrate turning another year older, I completed a quilt for me! I couldn't get great photos yesterday because it was so dreary. It's generous in size around the 55 by 55 range. I plan to use it on top of my bed.
I used a variety of favorite prints for the back. I used a print from the new Cotton and Steel line to bind it. I love that new fabric line! Have you seen it? One of our local quilt shops just got in the entire line. On Friday, I went to see it, and of course, bought some. ;)
Another project in the works is a couple more Dresden pin cushions. I love making Dresden plates!
This morning I was admiring one of my sweet rose bushes. It was covered in dew.
We've been having a lot of rain lately so on the rare sunny day, the cats have been enjoying life out on the deck!
Hello and happy week to you all! It seems as though time is just flying by these days. I can hardly believe we are halfway through July already.
Over the weekend I finished a couple things. The first is this scrappy table runner which has been listed in my shop. It measures 10 1/2 inches by 31 inches. I quite like how it turned out! It feels like a breath of fresh air. Much like bringing the summer indoors.
Table runner has sold. Thank you!
The second project is one that I must admit had been lingering. This is my quilt-a-long quilt that I started last fall with sweet Donna of Donna's Lavender Nest. I finally got the binding stitched down. I am in love! It's bright and cheery and will make a great throw when the weather cools down once more.
Next up, I plan to finish up some other UFO's including some Halloween themed quilts. I just love Halloween. It also feels so good to finish up projects!
Finished a table mat and a table runner and got them listed in my shop. I love the bright and cheery colors! I find that I crave my creative time to balance out the time spent at my day job. Does anyone else feel the same? I'm thankful for my ever growing fabric stash and my Janome sewing machine. ;)
The small mat measures 14 by 14 1/2 inches. The table runner measures 17 by 33 inches.
In other news I've decided that this summer I just must tackle my UFO list. I have so many unfinished projects. Too many. Namely a couple Halloween quilts. One is a small wall quilt and one is throw quilt.
But on my to-do list as well is this completely adorable cat kit by Alicia Paulson. So cute it hurts! It came in the mail about a month ago and it now sits just waiting to be made.
Just back from a fantastic cruise vacation with friends! Oh, Bermuda how I love thee. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to spend such a lovely vacation with dear people. Back soon with some sewing updates.
I'm taking time today to acknowledge those who have served and those who continue to serve our country....
It has been a beautiful weekend here in upstate NY. Sun is shining, everything in bloom, and signs that summer is on its way. On Saturday I took my camera to the park to check on the ducklings. They are getting big! But they are still all downy, and piled together to take a nap. They are so cute it hurts! My new favorite thing.
I've been working on a shop update. Hopefully I will get these beauties listed in the next couple days!
I also made a little table mat for me. Oh how I love making mama blocks!
On a drive around town on Saturday my mom and I spied these gorgeous lilacs on the side of the road. I had never seen so many bushes all together. They smelled wonderful and looked equally so.
Even Lola enjoyed the drive and sun! I love this time of year.