Monday, January 31, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cherries In Winter

What was up with Blogger?
Glad they were finally able to fix the problem.
Got me to thinking.......
what would we do without blogs???

There is sew much inspiration out there!
Have you seen the "Apron in A Ja
Jodi from
Pleasant Home posted today?

And Karen from Sew Many Ways idea for a fabric swap?
And while your there check out her sewing room.
To. Die. For.

This is what I have been working on.
I started 2 table toppers last year, luckily it was all cut out.

Candy Kisses
by Sandy Gervais.

The book on my night stand was recommended by
Lori at Bee In My Bonnet earlier this m
Check out her review.
Recipes with a story.
Loved it.

She talks about this in the book.
Oven Therapy.

I made the phrase into a 5 x 7 for my kitchen.
Just click on image to enlarge and save.
Then print.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Check out the comment left by the author, Suzan Colon!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tea Towel Edges

I sat and stitched edging on dish towels this weekend
while visiting with Mike's brother & sister in law.
They drove up from St Louis on Friday.
And left this morning with snow falling.

I did last year?
Used the same technique.

The cherry & bee embroidery is from Bird Brain Designs.
The letters I marked with a blue disappearing ink pen.

Here is the blanket stitch foundation which I
stitched only on the back.
It made those cute little cream stitches on the front.
I'm kinda liken it, don't you?

Of course, I had to make a fabulous
chocolate dessert for company!
Brownies with coconut.
Moist & deee-lious.

Quick & Easy to put together!
Click on the recipe to enlarge.

We went to see "The King's Speech".

Colin Firth & Geoffry Rush both gave award winning performances.
I love movies based on history.
Don't you?

Lots of appointments this week.
I hate to drive in snow!
Scares the dickens out of me.
"Grandma sitting" on Thursday and Friday.

Hope this finds you healthy & happy.
Keep on stitching!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life Got in the Way

I didn't get any sewing or quilting done this week.
Life just got in the way.
I wish I could say I finished up a few projects.....

Sew I wanted to show you a few of my favorite vintage quilts.
And my latest x-ray.
What a combo, huh?

This utility quilt top was found at an estate sale years ago.
The piecer used a large variety of scraps and plain muslin.
Just a simple 9 patch.
I quilted it using muslin for the backing and
it washed up beautifully.
It's on my guest bed and everyone comments
on how soft & cuddly it is.
Simple is good.

This beauty is from Bloomfield IA, hand stitched in the 1930's.
Soooo many 1" squares.

And look at the cheddar gold/orange and green.

This Trip Around the World is quilted
in my favorite overall pattern.

The Baptist fans.
Wonder why they're Baptist and not Methodist?

And I want to show you my latest x-ray.
I've been going to rehab now for 2 1/2 months and
I'm still not able to lift my arm very high.
It hurts like heck!

So back to the Orthopedic Dr I went.
And after one look it was obvious.
The metal plate is hitting my shoulder bone
when I raise my arm.
Looks like I'm going to have the plate & screws removed.
I swore that the next time I was "put under" it was going to
include a face lift or tummy tuck! LOL

We are expecting 4-6 inches of snow tonight.
Looks like I will be stitching by the fire to stay warm.

Hope all is well in your world.
Stay safe.
And warm.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January Funk

This is exactly how I feel today
after the holidays.

My 2 year old granddaughter just couldn't
stay awake another minute!

Do you get the "January Funk"?
How do you manage?

February isn't much better.
My birthday month.....

Here is one of the highlights of my week.
My 10 year old granddaughter
learning new embroidery stitches.

Gosh, I hope she catches the"bug"!

Off to take down the Christmas decorations.
Geezz, it's so much more fun putting them UP!

Stay warm.