Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Looking for that something special for Christmas?

The holiday are upon us!  Can't believe it.  If you are looking for something special, that no one else will have, please stop by my shop and check out my hand crafted quilted and knitted items.

I have love wool hats and headbands in wonderful soft merino wools and some alpaca blends.  I am adding new colors all the time.

Also great little credit card wallets and tea bag wallets that make great stocking stuffers.

I also have lovely quilted and knitted items for your home and for decorating for the holiday season that are unique and made with love!!

Please stop by and take a moment to check out my items.  I would so appreciate it!

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Well here it is November 12 and it feels like January or February!! It is a whole 21 degrees outside, but at least the sun is shining!

So it is that time again when you hear those jingle bells and see all the colorful lights of the holidays.  Me, I am dreaming of that nice golden brown turkey on Thanksgiving day.  It just doesn't seem like Thanksgiving without the turkey and the leftovers.  It is just me and my hubby so I will be inviting my sister and her husband over to share our meal as she is not in the greatest of health.




Larry and Gary like to watch the Lions game and my sis and I can gab and drink coffee and laugh ourselves silly.

Christmas is usually pretty quiet around here. Actually my husband is having foot surgery on the 17th so it will really be quiet this year. No partying for us!

Our daughter lives in Raleigh where she is finishing up her doctorate in toxicology.  She will be visiting Dec. 1 through 7 so we will have time with her then.

Maybe we will sneak away for some warm weather at some point this winter, that would be nice. 
 



Whatever you do for the holidays, I hope you have a safe and happy season.   May your new year be full of blessings and happy events.  God bless!

Patty


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SEPTEMBER! REALLY!

What happened to summer?  I can't believe that once again I am sitting here posting about autumn weather and that lazy feeling that seems to arrive with the cooler weather.

It seems like the birds were just arriving!


I can't complain about the summer at all this year. We had a beautiful summer here in central Wisconsin.  A few hot humid weeks, but all in all not bad at all.

I had a good summer.  We went up north into upper Michigan the beginning of summer and stayed with friends.  It was a good time and we went into the neatest sculpture park. It was created by a local man and he has the neatest metal figures!  It is free to drive through.  You can leave a donation if you choose.  It is outside of Autrain, MI.



I also entered a quilt in the local end of summer festival here in Wautoma called AugustFest.  I won first place in my division!


Of course I have been busy sewing and knitting!  I have made quite a few autumn and Christmas items that can found in my shop.  Here are just a few:


Scrappy Christmas Pillow


Deep Red Afghan Thick, Soft and Warm


Autumn Table Topper w/Wool Leaves and Acorns






















I can only hope that we have a long, warm autumn.  The Farmers almanac is predicting very cold and very snowy again this winter.  I don't know if I can stand a repeat of last year.  If that happens, I am getting out of here and heading south for awhile!

So whether we want it or not, Mother Nature is going to be back with cold weather.  I hope you all had a wonderful summer and will have a great autumn!  Until next time God bless and hope your days are filled with love and laughter and good health.




Saturday, July 26, 2014

July is almost over!

Hi everyone!  Well July is near its end. I can't believe it is almost over.  Moving into August I start thinking about winter projects.  I know no one wants to hear about winter and neither do I, however, for my shop customers start looking for those Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items.

I have had a winter fabric in my stash for some time and have wanted to do something with it.  It is just a white and blue fabric with a winter scene.  It is vintage themed children playing in the snow.

The white and blue is so clean and crisp. It is one of my favorite combination.

I cut the focal fabric into a 13 x 13 square and then added a coordinating 1 inch piece of fabric and another 3 inch piece of white with blue polka dots.  Just a simple combination as I want the focal fabric to be just that.

I will be using my favorite thread which is Aurifil to quilt these place mats.  A simple crosshatch pattern will give them texture but not take away from the print.

The binding will be the same fabric as the thinner inner border and the backing fabric is a Debbie Mumm crackled blue fabric.  

 These should be really a cute addition to someone's table for the winter season!

Happy Quilting.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Winter Table Runner in the Making

Today I started to work on a winter table runner.  I know, I know, no one wants to think about that just yet, but since the 4th of July is over, it is now time to start working on those fall and winter items.

I love snowmen, so of course a snowman table runner is on my sewing table.

A large chevron runs through the length of the runner in a fabric that coordinates with the border fabric.


I pulled the green from the focal fabric to make the inner border.

After it is sewn together, I am going to applique wool mittens scattered across the surface in a red and blue green wool.


I will post more pics as I progress.

Till next time.  Happy quilting!