Saturday, March 30, 2013

Winner! Winner!

Easter Greetings
it actually feels like
Spring this weekend in WI.

The Stitchery Blog Hop 
was soooo much fun.
Madame Sam and Jane are the best!
What a talented group of bloggers.

Thanks for all your sweet comments.
I will post the answers to your questions
(details on how I transfer etc.)
next week when I have more time.

Here is winner of the 
redwork drawing.

Cookie anyone?
They are so easy to make
and kids of all ages love them.

Don't these colors just make you happy!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Final Day of Hop

This is our last day of hopping.
Liberty Threads ( no posting since 2011 must of dropped out)
Ga's House ( no posting since 2009, no show) 
Dachsies with Moxie ( no show) 

And your last chance to enter my
RED WORK Give Away.
Leave a comment as your entry.

Today is "that day". 
High 50 degrees and I'm off
junking in Rockford.

Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Another day of hopping.
Thanks for the nice comments on my pillows.
I sew enjoyed stitching them.
If you haven't taken a look yet,
please do.
And leave a comment
on that post to be entered
into my give away. 

Here's today's blogs:

Isabel @That Other Blog
Jeanette @That Other Blog

Monday, March 25, 2013

Red Work & A Give Away!

I'm here! I'm here!
It's my day to show you what I've stitched
 with the marvelous patterns provided by

Both of my pillows were designs by
Debbie Martinez.
I took "creative liberty" and changed
 a few details from the original pattern. 

I pulled the red print from my stash.
And of course, I had to add polka dots.
Both, in the fabric and quilting.

Finished with little 
"Granny ruffles" on the backs.

I also stitched up these adorable kids
from Madame Samm. 

But just ran out of time!

To share my love of
 red work I'm having a Give Away!

A few of my favorite things.

 One yard Kona Cotton Snow
 Black Frixion Pen
 One Red #12 Perle Cotton
Nature's Beauty Red work book
Just leave a comment.
The winner will be picked
Saturday morning.

Let's keep hopping!

Thank You Jane and MadameSamm
 for all your hard work in organizing 
this hop!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Busy this weekend finishing up my projects

 for the Stitch Me Up Blog Hop. 

Have you been "hopping along"? 

Be sure to stop back on Monday.

It's "my day"

and I'll have a GIVE AWAY!

I mean, what's a party without gifts?

Here's today's links:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I'm frantically stitching .......... 
My scheduled day is Monday,the 25th.
Stop back and see me.
 I'm having another

Friday, March 15, 2013

Winner! Winner!

Thanks for the 150 comments!
The Blog Hop response was overwhelming.
I have a lot of visits to return in the next few weeks.
Thanks also for the FB likes.

 Random.Org has spoken.

The winners are:


BOTH favored the coral color.
No problem.
I just happened to have extra yardage.
I'd like to leave you with a few Spring

The inside muslin piece was from a "rescued" top
I found at a flea market.
The pieced border and pink fabric are my additions. 

Each butterfly is hand embroidered.

And her black feather stitch between the blocks
really adds to the quilt. 
Don't you think?
I used black rickrack in the border
 to mimic her stitching. 
I quilted "swirly" behind the butterflies 
to give them movement. 
Can you tell this is one of my favorites?

I hope warmer weather is heading your way.
And mine. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Blog Hop Party Give Away

The "Beat the Winter Blues" Blog Hop 
& Give Away is in full swing.
Over 200 blogs to visit from over
11 countries. 
What a fun way to discover new quilting blogs.
And everyone is having a give away.

If this is your first visit  
Take a look around. 
I'm a longarm quilter who loves all things
quilty & vintage.
Old friends, Thanks for stopping back.

Never having  participated in a blog hop before, 
I wasn't sure what to give away.

I figured there's always room for fat quarters!

Love the chevron backing fabric.

Sew, which color way is your favorite?
Coral or Turquoise?

each will receive 4 fat quarters
and 1/2 yard of Kona Snow.
Just like me on Face Book
and leave a comment below
to let me know your color choice.
Winners announced the morning of March 15, 2013

Hope you'll visit again.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Rail Fence Cozy

Rail Fence in 30's reproduction prints.
 Sew simple.

This is not a "rescued" top.
But all new fabrics.

Sew cozy with a flannel backing.

My impatient helper.

Be sure to check back on Friday for a 
Blog Party Giveaway

Until then,