Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Busy Bee..

I know a busy bee who has been hard at work, tending to her Garden blocks!!  My friend Claire sent me these pictures yesterday and her magnificent blocks are starting to add up…slow and steady gets the garden finished!

Claire is using Japanese yarn dyed fabric for the background and lovely, soft, hand dyed wool for her flowers and hive!

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The pattern is from Heart to Hand and is called The Garden Quilt.

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Now this is MY kind of gardening!! I even love the bees…and this garden requires no watering or weeding!!  Bliss!

Thanks for sharing, Claire!  Keep these blocks coming!  It’s fun to watch your garden grow..!

Have a Sunny Sunday and happy stitching!~P

Friday, July 25, 2014

It’s a HOOT!

Yesterday while hiking Cobble Hill Mountain, my hubby and I came across these two Barred Owls casually sitting up on a limb…calm as two cucumbers watching a circus act! 

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This picture was taken by an iPhone so the quality isn’t great but you can see how pretty are!

And because this IS a quilting blog and the only thing cuter than REAL owls is an OWL QUILT…go here for your FREE Owl Pattern!!  Many thanks go out to the designer, Jackie Clark for providing us with this wonderful baby quilt pattern…

IMG_1617  The pattern is full of different sized owls with different facial expressions…NOW if this isn’t a HOOT, I don’t know what is?!  The pattern is called ‘Border and Bind Baby Quilt’ and can be found HERE

Have a Fun Friday and Happy Quilting!~P

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July…continued…

Now HOW did that happen?  It was Monday just yesterday and then BHAM!…it’s THURSDAY!  Geeze I have got to move a little faster…or maybe I need to S..L…O…W  down?  Regardless, August is just around the corner!!  Our Summer is going too fast!

Summer bummer…it’s time for Christmas…Heritage Christmas that is!  Everyone was suppose to bring Christmas projects, hopefully current…to share on our special Christmas Day! 

So sit back, pour yourself an eggnog and enjoy the show…

It was fun to see a few of the BOM countdown quilts that Heritage is sponsoring this year!  Check out the different versions…

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There were lots of runners…

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This is Glynis version of Jan Patek’s Donner Blitzen runner…very sweet!!

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Everything looked very festive!

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Sandy and I brought the wool projects!  :o)

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There were lots of casserole carriers…which was demoed later in the morning…

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Love this Christmas tree…

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…decorated with vintage buttons and pins!

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The detail on this McKenna Ryan quilt stopped me in my tracks! 

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Just gorgeous!!  I wasn’t surprise to later find out that it was one of Glynis’ beauties!

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Check out the detail…see for yourself!

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Christmas Tree napkins were also demoed!

 

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There was even a display of lovely Christmas pillowcases!!  Wouldn’t it be fun to put these on your bed over Christmas?!

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I would love to make this Tree Runner to put up for the whole of Winter…

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And I LOVE cardinals…is this not gorgeous!

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There was even Christmas baking…Christmas shortbread and fruitcake was enjoyed by all!

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Ahhh…don’t you just LOVE Christmas!! 

Thanks ladies for the wonderful show and the good eats… proving once again that Christmas lives on…even in July!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Stitching!~P