Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quilty Finishes

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.  






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!

What are you working on finishing up?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday


                                                                        Sun Time

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Shop Update

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.

What have you been up to?










Monday, June 9, 2014

Bliss

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.










Monday, May 26, 2014

Long Weekend

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.


What have you been up to? 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Spring Adventures

Last weekend we brought a gardenia plant home, and Tex had to check it out. We get such beautiful sunlight through the living room windows.  I am so very happy we are having such lovely weather...finally!




Over the weekend, my mom and I took a drive out to Rochester to attend the Rochester Lilac Festival. We were a bit disappointed to not see any blooming lilacs. I'm afraid after the long, hard winter and cold temperatures through March, the lilacs have had a slow start.  However, we did see many other lovely blooms!


Tulips, tulips everywhere!


I also enjoyed the cherry blossoms. They were painting the ground pink with their petals.



Ah, the sweet violet. I love these little violets peeping up from the ground.


Wonderful, sunny daffodils.


Lola enjoyed herself, walking through Highland Park.


The magnolia tree in the background was just gorgeous!


It wouldn't be a trip without a stop at a local quilt shop.  The shop had an amazing selection! I splurged on my favorite 1930's prints. These fabrics will make for some fun summer sewing!



Today, I went to the local park to see the ducklings. Oh, they made my day! They are just the cutest, huddled together in the sun.  Momma was close-by and she had her eye on me as I got closer to snap this shot!


There are 14 of them swimming in the pond!


What spring delights are you enjoying??

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Comings and Goings


















Spring spring, happy spring! On a sunny Easter morning I went out to admire the daffodils in the front yard. They are more abundant now and so cheery to look at. I also love the purple violets popping up in the grass.

I've been spending some time playing with mini hexagons, and granny squares! I can't stop making granny squares!  Oh my! It's all because Lori Holt's book Great Granny Squared is so so cute!  If you don't have it yet, I highly recommend it.  Cutting out 2.5 inch squares from my favorite fabrics is so fun! I am working on some things for me, and some things for the shop....coming soon!

The pets are also enjoying the sun. Tex especially. My sunny boy.

I was so excited to learn about the Great Granny Sew Along  and so far have managed to keep up and make the first 2 blocks. I'll be honest, the idea of piecing the basket block and yarn block wasn't initially my cup of tea. But after making both blocks, I am so glad I did. I love the way they turned out!  Weekly blocks are posted on Mondays and you need Lori Holt's book to participate. There's still time to join!

The sweet violet plant is really enjoying her place in the kitchen and keeps blooming for us. I never had much luck with violets in the past. They key I believe is direct sun and not too much water.

What have you been up to?