Thursday, August 11, 2016

Welcome to my day to share in the
Farmhouse Threads & Friends
 Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop!!

Thanks to Rhonda
 for
 organizing such a fun project!!
The projects have been amazing!!

Last week Shawn York from The Rusty Crow,
shared her adorable
 Apple Basket Block!!

I think I look forward to the apple harvest the most!!
We have a tradition of taking a drive out the gorge to
Hood River,Oregon and spending time in all the  fruit orchards,
stopping at so many wonderful fruit stands and buying the fresh harvest!!!! 

 Apples, corn, pumpkins, wheat, and pears,
what garden would be complete
without a friendly scarecrow or two!!

 Kathy from Heart to Hand and I are working hard at keeping
those crows away from the harvest!!
She shared an adorable scarecrow a couple of weeks ago!!
So many fields, so many rows,
now you have two cute scarecrows!!

Kits have SOLD OUT!!


Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Day 7 of the 
Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop! 

I am so excited to get to share with you today!! 


 As a kid, summers meant moving for our family. 
I know it sounds crazy...but we moved every summer
 and to me as a kid it always seemed like an adventure!! 

We didn't often get to go to summer camps, 
 but we did spend a lot of time with our immediate family
 getting our new home set up and when we were finished
 we went on camping, fishing, and beach trips. 

Now.... as a NANA I love spending time in the summer with the grandkids!!

A fun summer activity with the kids is having a lemonade stand!! 
I think I probably buy most of it and end up with a belly full of lemonade!! 


My good friend Joy has a lemon tree and when we visit 
we always get to pick fresh lemons and bring them home!! 


There is nothing like Fresh Squeezed Lemonade!!!





Now..... if you are going to a Summer Potluck
 you might want to try these 
BBQ Meatballs!!



My friend shared this recipe with me and it's a new favorite here for sure!! 


It's so fun getting ready for these blog hops!! 
Choosing a recipe...... cooking it up....taking the photos!! 
Then getting to sample the goods!!! 
YUMMY!! 

You know the old saying...
When Life Give you Lemons,,,,Make Lemonade??? 

Well my project is a spin off of that....

When Life Gives you Lemons....SEW!!! 

What's better than that!!
A little stitching can brighten those cloudy summer days!!!

Here is a little Lemon Pincushion
 and 
Needle Keeper 
for you to sit on the porch, 
 sip your lemonade, and stitch away!! 





and if you still want to stitch more....make a lemon coaster!!! 


Happy Summer!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop 
has begun!!


Stacy's put together a great group that is going to share a free 
summer pattern for you to stitch during lazy summer days!!
to find out some fun stuff about the designers, 
what their favorite summer potluck recipes are, 
and download their free designs they are sharing with us!!  

It's not too late to follow along!!
  
Here's whats been shared so far....







Here is the full line up!!
Hope you are enjoying your summer!!

Day 1
July 8th
 Quilts by Cheri

Day 2
July 9th
 Calico Moon

Day 3
July 10th
 Gail Pan Designs

Day 4
July 11th
Heartspun Quilts


Day 5
July 12th
Crabapple Hill

Day 6
July 13th
Notforgotten Farm

Day 7
July 14th
Wooden Spool Designs

Day 8
July 15th
Plum Cute Designs

Day 9
July 16th
Lynette Anderson Designs

Day 10
July 17th
Kathy Schmitz

Day 11
July 18th
The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

Day 12
July 19th
 Leonie Bateman Designs

Day 13
July 20th
Ali Strebel Designs

Day 14
July 21st
Buttermilk Basin


Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Well it's been about 6 months since I have posted on here!! 
I hope that you are able to follow me on my Wooden Spool Designs Facebook Page also!!
I have been doing most of my weekly news and updates there!! 
Here is the link!! 
Visit me there and LIKE my page to keep up with whats new!! 


It's just about summer time here and we have had some
 nice hot days already along with some good down pours.
Today we had a huge owl visit us all day...just sitting
in the evergreen tree watching over everything...
and it was pretty cool for us to get to watch him too!!

I have a few new designs out to show you...

Bringing Home the Tree



Canning Jar Bouquets


Sewing Storage


The Great Pumpkin


Cats in the Patch


and
coming up beginning this Friday
join in the fun and follow the
Farmhouse Friends Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop

For 12 weeks beginning June 17th
 a group of designers will be sharing
their free block design to complete a
Harvest Mystery Quilt from Farmhouse Threads.

Each designer will have an assigned week
 to share with you their free downloadable pattern.

Here is the line up and the links so you
can visit each designers blog
 and
download the free pattern.

Kits will be for sale individually by the designers
 and
Finishing kits will be available from
Farmhouse Threads.

Week 1
 June 17th
 Rhonda McCray -  Farmhouse Thread

Week 2
 June 24th
Jeni Gaston -  Woolen Willow Designs

Week 3
July 1
Lisa Bongean -  Primitive Gatherings

Week 4
July 8th
Joan Grenke -  Bits and Pieces by Joan

Week 5
July 15th
Joyce Weeks -  Geoff's Mom Pattern Co.

Week 6
July 22
Kathy and Taylor -  The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

Week 7
July 29
Kathy Campbell -  Heart to Hand

Week 8
August 5th
Shawn York - Rusty Crow Quilt Shop

Week 9
August 12
Debbie Busby -  Wooden Spool Designs

Week 10
August 19
Gloria Parsons -  Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Week 11
August 26
Linda and Donna -  My Red Door Designs

Week 12
September 2
Finishing Instructions from Farmhouse Threads

Hope you will follow along and enjoy the fun!!

Happy Stitching!!



Friday, January 22, 2016


Sharing the Love.....

February is coming,
 LOVE is in the air,
 and
 HEARTS are everywhere!! 

Valentines Day is just around the corner
 and its a great time to stitch up some woolly hearts!! 

To say I love you to all of you who
 follow, encourage, and support me
 I am sharing my
Scalloped Valentine Heart Pattern with you!! 
                                   
Please use for personal use only. 
This download will be available only through February 14th.


Enjoy and THANK-YOU!!! 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

WOW!! Christmas sure went by fast!! 
As soon as I got home from Australia I hit the online shopping sites!!! 
The last two years I have done most of my
 Christmas shopping online and I have to say I like it!!
You get to shop without traffic, parking lots, and lines!!
 You find what you want or at least you don't
 have to drive from store to store to figure out who has it!!
 I turn on the Christmas music and away I go surfing the web!! 
Then....there is the anticipation of the package coming!!
 Checking things off my list as the orders are delivered!!
 Plus...it keeps my husband employed!!!


Gotta LOVE those UPS men!!! 
Well...at least I LOVE MINE!!! 

We are 5 days into January and we have been 
stuck at home 3 of them due to weather!!
 It's ICY here....schools closed and Jeff wasn't even
 able to get out the driveway yesterday
 for work and hardly made it back in tonight. 
Whatever started to melt today refroze by the time he got home!!


I have been busy taking down all things Christmas.
 I always try and take time as I am wrapping up the
 season and packing away the ornaments to remember
 where I collected each item from.
 A FRESH package of white tissue paper is always 
a necessity when packing up Christmas!!


This cute little mouse stringing popcorn is a Hallmark ornament I got in 1986!!
I "Used" to sting popcorn EVERY year for my tree!!!

And as empty as the house feels with it all
 down and put away the New Year is moving in faster than I can get the calendar up!!!


So Happy New Year!!! First thing is to get organized....It FEELS GOOD!!! 
This week I am organizing my sewing and office area!!
 The Sewing and Stitchery Expo is right around the corner!!

February 25 - 28 2016
At the Puyallup, Washington Fair Grounds!!
It's a great show and so much fun!! 
Hope if you live in the area you can attend. 

New patterns are coming soon so keep watch 
and I will of course post them also when they are ready. 
I always have new patterns in the spring as it is Quilt Market time. 
This year it is in Salt Lake City, Utah only about a day or so drive.


Quilt Market is a wholesale trade show for the Quilting Industry. 
It's a huge event and requires lots of time and planning!! 
I will have more information coming about wool workshops I will be 
doing at a couple of quilt shops on the way home.


I hope you are all finding ways to stay warm if you
 live in a cold climate and for 
my aussie friends, I hope you are having ICE in your drinks!! 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

What a whirlwind it is around here....my trip to Australia was
 amazing and had to end two days early due to flights being changed.....
Which meant that I had to change gears in my head, 
pack up and head home on Thanksgiving Day!!!

I have always been HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS....so traveling home on Thanksgiving Day had me thinking of my family and as I got closer I began to understand something I had not experienced before....COMING  "Home for the Holidays"!! 
It was exciting, ,tiring, and full of anticipation!
 It was emotional, and heartwarming!! 
There were "Welcome Home" signs, lots of hugs, and tears!! 



 I will write more later about my amazing trip 
and share some of the things I got to do.....
but for now.....
I hope you all here in the USA had a
 great Thanksgiving with family and friends and are
 beginning to prepare for the weeks ahead leading up to
 Christmas!!!


We are having a Cyber Monday Sale just for all of you!!
Place an order on Monday November 30th and receive 30 % off your entire order!! 

Type in the code
when you check out to receive 30% off
your order!!! 

Time for some leftovers!!!