Friday, April 18, 2014

Who’s Got a Birthday?

Normally I let my birthday slide…no mention…no fuss, no muss…but not this year!  My quilting daughter MADE me this year’s gift and I couldn’t be more thrilled…and of course I have to brag, I mean…share it with all my quilting friends!!

Check it out!

First up, she painted three Mason Jars with Annie Sloan paint, then waxed and buffed them!  LOVE THEM!!IMG_0760

I thought this was a close up…maybe if you click on it it will show bigger…this paint/wax is amazing as it’s not chalky at all.  The wax makes it hard and silky smooth and tough! And then put on some lace and twine…SO PRETTY!


Then I pulled this out of the box!!


I pulling off the clear plastic to revealed this…lots of quilting goodness…and a quilter’s best friend..CHOCOLATE!!  Lots of CHOCOLATE! 


WOOL in the prettiest Spring colours!  Ahhh…the way to a mother’s heart…


A sweet wee bunny…


Some yummy Valdani…in colours that I don’t have!


Which I organized in this stitching bag!! 


Erin MADE the bag!  I almost fell over as this is no easy bag to make!  Do you see the partitions?  Now that would be difficult to make… and the lining and the padding, the quilting!  Where did she learn how to do that? 


And it’s made of the cutest fabric…(she told me the designer’s name but it went out the window…I AM old you know!!)  I love this bag!!  It looks stinking cute just SITTING there doing nothing…but looking pretty!


It’s a stitching project bag…Look out Heritage Guild, I’m going to be one stylin’ mama as I carry in my new bag!!


Even the card has STITCHING!  Yup, this girl’s got the quilt bug bad!!


Thank you, Erin!!  I love and cherish EVERYTHING!!xx

I hope you have a Fun Friday filled with surprises too!!  Maybe even a little stitching tossed in?  But not for me…I’m off to the ferry to pick up #2 daughter and her BF…let the celebrations begin!!  Apparently it’s my BIRTHDAY!!  And as hubby says, it’s better than the alternative!!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lost…and FOUND!

Has this ever happen to you…?  You start something, misplace it…find it (YEARS) later and go…WHAT THE?…Oh Yeah… I remember this!

That’s what happen to this little bin!  This was going to be a baby boy quilt…sixteen blocks were made…put into the tote, with fabric and promptly forgotten!!  I was working at the time and it got the best of me….  Meanwhile the baby is now about 8 or 9 years old!  Yup, you guessed it…he NEVER received a quilt!


There was no pattern in the bin…so what to do with it now?


Can you tell that I had fun playing with the blocks…?


It could be a winter quilt?  Maybe snowmen stitcheries between each block?


But do I really NEED a Winter Quilt….Hmmm…. I’m leaning towards a baby quilt…


Food for thought…

Meanwhile…I am still painting…the bathroom is looking great!!  I painted the trim and door yesterday and the new lights went up…WOW, I can SEE!!  But company is coming for the weekend so everything has been put away…!  Next week I will paint the cabinets and then call it a day!  It will be DONE…(have I mentioned how much I hate painting?)

Maybe by next week I will also get back into the SEWING ROOM!  I can’t wait!!  It’s been calling my name…  “Sweet P…come and PLAY…”  Can you hear it?

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P

Friday, April 11, 2014

I’ve Been Missing in…Action?

Well…not exactly!  There’s been plenty of action…just no quilting action!!  Lots of unpacking, gardening, cutting down trees…I’m even painting a bathroom…but alas…no quilting! 

Once I ‘get caught up’ with everything, I’m sure I will be back at ‘er on a regular basis…just bear with me!!

I DID go to Heritage Quilting on Monday…how could I’s sew much fun to see what everyone is working on!! 

I have to show you this antique quilt that came in…drop dead gorgeous!!


A Log Cabin beauty…


This piece of paper was pinned to one corner…the owner must have tried to sell it at one time…dating the quilt at 1875! 


The quilt was in amazing shape with just a few worn spots…


Many of the ‘logs’ are extremely thin…less than 1/2” in thickness…


…forming small wee log cabins…


Up close and personal…the logs aren’t very consistent in size…they were all hand stitched together.  We noticed that the outside log for each block seemed to be the log that varied in size the most…I guess the quilter cut it to fit  with the other blocks!


But when you step back…magnificent!!


Don’t you ever wonder if the quilts that you are working on will stand the test of time?  Will they become family heirloom to be treasured and past on to the next generation or will they be donated to the nearest thrift shop…Food for thought, isn’t it….

As I ponder that,  it’s back to my painting…and gardening…and clipping, chopping, weeding……

Have a Fun Friday and I hope you get to spend a little time in your sewing room today!!