Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Be KIND to unkind people.
They need it the most.

I bought a little wooden sign several years ago with this saying on it. I placed it in my kitchen window in hopes that I would see it everyday to remind myself
to take a little more time with those that are a little less kind and a lot harder to deal with.
I liked the saying so much that I decided to stitch it onto fabric and frame them. I completed the stitcheries months ago but just got them framed this past weekend.

I was on the phone with a not so nice lady this morning and as I was talking and getting madder by the minute I looked up to see the sign. I tried really hard but have decided that there are just some people who you will never be able to "kill with kindness." 
But that's OK because at least I know that I tried!

Monday, August 28, 2017

A Year in the Making...and It's Finally Finished!

I went back in my posts to see just exactly when I began on this quilt and it was August of 2016. Sadly, it has taken me a full year to finish it. I worked on sewing together each block last year. Then took a break for the holidays and as soon as the Christmas tree was taken out I quickly moved furniture around and set up my quilting frame. Next I got busy with work, not feeling well and then surgery in May so not much got done for quite a few months. All the while my quilt sat in our living room taking up space. I finally got back to it though within the last two months and was able to finish it up yesterday.
It makes me so happy to have it complete.
I still have this one that needs quilted but it's not going to happen soon. 
Actually probably not until next year. I'm ready to work on some hand stitcheries for a while as well as some crochet and punch needle.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Needle Punching a Bee Skep

I love crafting and have tried my hand at many a projects over the years. The one thing that I am not good at though is drawing. Sadly my drawings consist of stick people and even those look like that of a preschooler. Thankfully there are people like Michelle Palmer (as well as many others) that are fabulous at what they do and they sell and share their creations with us. For without those sketches I would have nothing to create.
Here is my latest. It is a punch needle pattern by Michelle Palmer. She has a total of seven different bee skeps to choose from.  This is what it will look like when finished.

As soon as I finish the bee skep I'll be starting on the American Rooster Heart Flag. If you would like to see some other goodies by Michelle you can find her at Michelle Palmer - Petals and Palettes.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Beautiful Snowfall

We went to bed last night just as the rain was beginning to turn to snow. It was coming down fast and heavy. This morning we awoke to this. 
I measured about 4 inches on the back deck. The tree limbs, electric lines and clothes lines were all sagging with the heavy weight of the wet snow.
It created a beautiful snowy day and we got to sit at home and enjoy it all day because schools were cancelled....yeah for a SNOW DAY!
We haven't had much of a winter here this year. Earlier this week the temperatures were close to 60. I can't say that I'm missing winter but it was nice to see a bit of the white stuff today.
Here are a few more snowy sights from my neighborhood.
Enjoy your snowy or not so snowy day!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hand quilting and new projects

My red/blue Farm Girl quilt is slowly getting hand quilted. I seem to go in spurts with it...stitch a few nights and then take a few nights off. I really need to keep at it for two reasons. I'd love to have my living room back (where my quilt frame is currently at) and number two * I still have the aqua Farm Girl quilt that needs quilted.
I've also been browsing all the new 2017 BOM's. So far I've only begun on one.

It is the Have a Jolly Little Christmas BOM from Sew Fresh Quilts. Block one is the stockings. I made two of these and am thinking about making both of them into pillows.

Block two was just released Saturday and I've already got enough fabric cut to make three of them. It is winter mittens and I'm planning on making them into a table runner.