Friday, May 31, 2019

Welcome to my SUMMER "CRAZY" Seasons Mystery Quilt Block #10
This pattern is now available on my website for sale.

click here to purchase pattern

Hope you have been enjoying all the great "CRAZY" blocks so far!!
The designers and their blocks are amazing!!

It's been a CRAZY year here so far....with the move from Oregon to Idaho and then having my computer crash two days ago....
it adds "CRAZY" to the "CRAZINESS" of this  "CRAZY" block for sure!!!
But...I think I made it to the final lap and here we go......
SO....who's ready for a CRAZY SUMMER!!??? 

Summer means it's time to enjoy longer, warmer, and more relaxing days!!

 Vacations, no school, lemonade, warm sunshine, daisies, cool breezes, ice cream, watermelon, camping, boating, hiking, gardening, beaches, berries, fireworks, parks, picnics, outdoors, sandcastles, flip flops, campfires, sprinklers, ice tea, and the list goes on!!
What's your favorite part of summer?

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Here is the block I have prepared for you!! 
Hope you enjoy it!! 

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I hope you have been enjoying all the fun "CRAZY" blocks that have been shared so far!!
If you have not joined in on the fun yet it's not too late!!

These patterns are NO LONGER FREE as of August 31, 2019
Visit  each designer below to purchase patterns.

January 15, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads
February 1, Shawn York, The Rusty Crow
February 15, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings
March 1, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus
March 15, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs
April 1 Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand
April 15, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
May 1, Gloria, Vicky and Heather, Olde Green Cupboard Designs
June 1, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs
June 15, Rita Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches
July 1, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan
July 15, Finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

Share with your friends so they can join in the fun and follow along with you!!
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Here's to the "CRAZY" guy who puts up with all my "CRAZINESS"

 Happy Summer!!

Friday, March 23, 2018

It's time for Week #8 of the Farmhouse and Friends Garden Mystery Quilt Block!!

This week on March 20th was the first day of Spring
 which means that gardening is just around the corner!!

I have such fun memories of my dad starting
 the garden every year.
 Planting peas were the first thing that went into the ground! 
 Now I am not a fan of peas and as a young girl
 I remember having to sit at the table all by myself until i ate my peas!!! 

My memory recalls the CANNED peas and I just don't like them.....
but planting, picking, and shelling them was the fun part as a kid. 
I do have to say that I like to eat the peas fresh off the vine!! 

So in memory of my dad and his garden, my garden block is pea plants started in egg shells!! 
Such a fun way to start your plants and watch them grow!!   
Happy Stitching and Happy Gardening!! 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Today I had the privilege of chatting with
 Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast!! 
What a great place to go for all kinds of information on stitching, and quilting!!
 I love that through the internet there are so many
 options and opportunities to meet those who design
 and who had good tips for those of us
 who love to stitch by hand or machine!! 
click this link to visit ans listen to Pat and I chat!!
No matter how old we are or how long we've been
 stitching there are always new things to learn and try!! 

January is almost over and Valentines is just around
 the corner...these are some of my designs that
 are fun and easy to make to add some LOVE to your home!! 

 I love you all and thank you for all your encouragement &  support!! 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Paula Di Mattei!!!!

(Please email me your shipping address Paula)

Paula is the winner of my new book Sew Many Notions!! 
Thank you to all who took time to enter!! 
Happy August and Happy Stitching!!! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We are having a busy summer around here!!
 We got our daughter and her family all moved to Idaho the end of May. 
They have been back a few times for various activities
 they had planned here and we have made a couple of trips there.
 It's a 6 hour drive so that's not too bad 
but we are still adjusting to having those sweet granddaughters 
further away from us!! 

Maybe I have been playing too much this summer!!! But it feels good to goof off a little.
We have been to two weddings, welcomed a new grand nephew, celebrated Hazel's Golden 5th Birthday, and have have been able to take several day trips over to the beautiful
 Oregon Coast with a couple of my sisters and other family members!!
 I LOVE going to the beach!! 

We have has some beautiful weather which makes it even more fun!! 
I am planning on finding more days I can get over there soon!! 

But the big new of the summer I want to share with you is that my book is out!!
It's available now!! 

Sew Many Notions
Wonderful Wool Appliques, Simple Stitcheries, and More

 The book includes 80 pages of wool and cotton sewing themed designs that are fun and easy!! 

It was so much fun designing and writing the projects 
for this book and Martingale did such a great job helping it all come together!! through the end of the month 
 if you leave a comment here on my blog 
I am going to draw one name and give away an autographed copy!!! 

So spread the word and leave your comment HERE on the BLOG!!  
I will announce the winner August 1st!!  

Look for it now in your local quilt shops!!! 

Happy Stitching!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It's Flag Day

Here is a fun little scrappy flag to use as a bowl filler or pincushion
 and its great to whip up with your scraps!!

It's a free pattern just for you!! 

Our summer has been slow to come!! 
We have had cool and wet weather so far and  I guess
 since I have a cold staying inside and stitching isn't such a bad way to wait for the sun to shine!! 

I am busy digging out the flags in anticipation for July and WARM summer fun!! 

I hope the sun is shining on you!! 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Welcome to week #5 
of the
 Summer Farmhouse Threads
 Mystery Quilt Blog Hop!!

Here is week #5
Baskets, Flowers, and Stars
Don't forget that these blocks are set on point!! 

Kits for this have sold out and are no longer available.

I hope you have been following along and enjoying the  mystery blocks!
It's not too late to get started!! 

All you have to do it visit each designer's blog on their designated Friday......
click on the link that they have set up for you and print out the pattern!! 
Kits are available from their sites. 

Here is the line up:

We are just starting to get some spring weather around here 
and are so happy to see the flowers
 coming up and the trees starting to bloom!! 

Summer won't be far off and it will be fun to have this 
project going when it gets here!! 

Happy Stitching!!