October 10, 2014 § 7 Comments

Thinking about a new project.
Black & white.
Where the whites are scrappy low volume prints.
Reversed from my original plan of scrappy blacks on white.
‘Cause I don’t already have enough UFO’s that need finishing.
And I’ve lost my blogging mojo.
So, I’ve resorted to reposting Instagram photos.
Even though there is stitching going on.
There isn’t any real photography going on.
Aren’t you lucky.


April 23, 2013 § 8 Comments

I’ve been thinking about what to take to the Gwen Marston medallion workshop in June.  Maybe this???

I found an old charm pack of Denyse Schmidt’s first Flea Market Fancy collection in my closet. And then I also have a fat quarter tower of the newer reprinted Flea Market Fancy collection.  So I pulled a bunch more fat quarters & other pieces to fluff out the group.  Pondering the possibilities…..

I really need to dig around in my closet a little more often.

Summer Naps in the Hammock

March 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

This morning I woke up already needing a nap.  I don’t know how it is possible to wake up more tired than when I went to bed, but that is the kind of day it has been.  All I’ve accomplished is to buy a few groceries and make this mosaic collection of fabrics. Well… and read a few blog posts… and in particular, Katy’s.

Katy is hosting a contest on her blog.  All you have to do is make a mosaic with the Big Huge Lab’s tool featuring 12 fabrics you have chosen from Pink Castle Fabric’s web site or etsy shop and then post the link to your mosaic (on your blog or on Flickr) back in Katy’s post. Go and read for more details and to see what fabrics everyone else is choosing.

It was so fun to dream… This color combo has me dreaming of summer naps in the hammock.  It’s my favorite place to nap when the sun is out and the air is warm and the grass smells good. But for today… I will have to settle for napping on the sofa with the cats and a good book.

Here’s the list of fabrics I’ve chosen that remind me of summer naps in the hammock.

Top row
Sundae Stripe by Bonnie and Camille
Church Flowers by Heather Bailey
Gingham by Keiki
Second row
Butterfly Sky by Lizzy House
Quilter’s Linen by Robert Kaufman
Wild Flowers by Heather Ross
Third row
Laundry Clothesline by Heather Ross
Floral Toss by Nancy Mims
Treetop by Oliver & S
Fourth row
Heath by Alexander Henry
Ditto Daisies by American Jane
Crosshatch by Cosmo Cricket

Sunday Stash

March 11, 2012 § 6 Comments

For a long time now I’ve been itching to start an applique project. I’m not very good at applique. But I think I’ve finally overcome my fear of hand sewing so I think now is the time to find something and decide.

Recently we’ve been selling kits at work for Bunny Hill’s new pattern Merry Merry Snowmen. And they are very tempting…  While I love the French General fabric I really,  really don’t need to add more fabric to my stash.

So I rummaged through my stash today with that pattern in mind. Should I start yet another project?  I feel like a traitor to my Dear Jane project that has been collecting dust in the corner of my sewing room.  Why is there always more cool things to make than time to make them?  I think I must be crazy. Please don’t ask how many unfinished projects I have going on.  It’s best not to know the answer!

Here comes the sun!

August 25, 2011 § 2 Comments

Juicy Blossoms by Simon + Kabuki for Quilting Treasures

Fabric follows me home from work! I swear! I have nothing to do with it!

No, I haven’t chosen a winner for the Composition Notebook. It’s been a rough week.  So, you late comers are just in luck.  Let’s do it now. Thanks for your patience!

Manda of Quilty Moments, you are the winner!

On another note, I think summer has finally arrived in Seattle.  Sheesh, It was only a couple of months late.

Elliott Bay

Last weekend we played tourist and went on an architectural tour downtown through  the Seattle Architecture Foundation . It was a perfectly gorgeous day! And we learned a little about building ornamentation too.  There are a couple more photos of the city on Flickr if you click on the photo above.  If you are ever visiting Seattle, I would highly recommend these architectural tours.  The one we went on was really informative.  And you really get to see the beauty of the city on a personal level while walking around downtown.

Happy early weekend!

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