Thursday, November 26, 2015

Going to the Dogs...?

This was my only purchase from Heritage Quilting's Silent Auction held a couple of weeks ago....a dog/cat book called "It's Raining Cats and Dogs"!  It's an oldie but a goody!  Since making my 'Dog Daze' baby quilt, I have been on the look out for other animal quilt patterns and this book sure has some fun little critter quilts to make!

Check it out...

 Adorable, or what!  

 And just look at these kitty faces....the makings of the SWEETEST baby quilt EVER!
Yup...this book is going to get a good workout!  And for only $2 all I can say is...

To all of my American friends, wishing you the Best Thanksgiving EVER!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wicked Wednesday!

OMGosh...the sunrise this morning was spectacular! Dark orange rimmed mountains, followed by baby blue, fading up to the dark navy sky!  It was quite a show!  And it continued to get brighter!  Magnificent!  Check it out...I opened the window...but the screen was in the way!  Seems the camera liked the screen way better than the view!

Yup...there is a reason why I am a quilter and not a photographer...not that my quilting is much better! haha

Thanks goodness for my quilty friends...Glynis came to the rescue, yet again...with this lovely block that she was working on Monday at Heritage!  Yes, the way Glynis works it is probably a quilt by now!

This is a FREE pattern offered by the Mystery Quilt Blog Hop called  'Gingerguy' Week #8.  You can download it HERE!  It's a 'Jeni's Blog from the Willow' pattern and is dang, stinking cute!  The designers outdid themselves this year...and WE THANK YOU!!

As for me, I have been busy in Santa's Workshop and can't show you what I have been working on!  TOP SECRET, you know!  Looks like I will be dusting window screens before I head in there this morning!!  Yup, no rest for the wicked!

Have you have a wicked Wednesday too....and Happy Stitching!~P

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Heritage Happenings...The Old and the Beautiful...

We had such a fun day at Heritage yesterday!  Those members who own antique/vintage quilts were asked to bring them in for Show and Tell!  And what a show and tell it was!  This is a picture heavy post...(there won't be a monologue as  I am only suppose to be on the computer for 20 minute stretches, due to eye's a *beep* getting old!!) So enjoy...








 Absolutely GORGEOUS quilts that often look exquisite far away but not so much close up!  Hey, it happens to the best of us!!  They each had their own personalities and unique features and we enjoyed seeing them all!  There was one underlying theme that ran throughout the Show and Tell and that was the NEED for QUILT LABELS ON THE BACK OF QUILTS!!  Very few of these quilts had labels, so the stories behind the quilts were non-existent or sketchy!  What a shame...We need to keep that in mind when we make our own quilt...PUT A LABEL ON IT!  A hundred years from now, your quilt could be the feature quilt at your great-great grand daughter/son's guild or maybe in some just don't know...??

So I hope you enjoyed these quilts as much as I did!  I just love old quilts...and I realize that not everyone does.  I'm not naming names BUT I have a friend who thinks old tattered quilts should be bagged and tossed...she also thinks rusty bells need to be polished!  WHAT'S WITH THAT?!!!:o)) haha

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Stitching....and get those labels just never know...~P