Friday, September 23, 2016

First Weekend of Fall Ahead!



Image result for the pattern basket pumpkin seeds quilt

I have a new 
layer cake of Chestnut Street that 
is calling to me... 
so how could I resist this 
cute Pumpkin Seeds 
pattern by The Pattern Basket?
I have been watching these pumpkins pop up on 
Instagram over the past 
week or so and I love each and
every one of them!

I have big plans on playing in the 
sewing room over the weekend...
however, I also feel a cold coming on...
so,
my plans might get derailed.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will
not succumb to it!

I also had a little bit of trouble 
when the announcement 
came for new
programs; 2017 edition!





(photo borrowed from Fig Tree & Co.)

I signed up for Nantucket.
I only allowed myself 
one new BOM because, well, I 
still have the two 
I am doing this year to catch up on!

I hope you have fun plans for the weekend...
it's the first weekend of Fall!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First Day of Fall: Show and Tell





I had family come up for a visit last week...
consequently, there was a cleaning and shopping to do 
beforehand and the fun and activities that come 
with having a house guest.
I took time off from work so I could really 
enjoy the visit!

However, none of those activities 
have allowed me to step one foot inside
my sewing room!
But now
 I think I have recovered...
and I am thinking 
about fall!




Today, I thought I could at least
 share a few quilts of Autumn Past!



Of course that includes Fig Tree & Co. because 
Fig Tree and Fall just seem to go together!


Then there was this fun fall quilt I made last year...
The fabric is Sweet As Honey and there is a video of the 
pattern here.





Here is another, slightly different kind of
 Autumn quilt I made...
I think it was the year before last. 

I am way behind on quilt these!!!

Happy first day of Fall!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Autumn is Calling

A change is in the air
and

I have been trying to get my head 
wrapped around my
annual retreat and all of my
  preparation towards that.


The retreat is towards the end of October 
and even though I teach a
couple of projects over that weekend
 I like to bring something to work on also.

This year I thought it would be a good time to 
release my inner Knotty Girl!

Have you seen this?
There is a new book that has 
been released by Martingale...


and it's by Kathy Schmitz




                



I have been pouring over this beautiful book!
There are lots of sweet little projects in the
book... lots of inspiration...
and as a surprise (to me) the
embroidery projects are 

simple enough for someone like me who is a beginner

and I love
the 
color that Kathy has added
 to her projects in the book too!




(all photos by Brent Kane for Martingale Publishing)


How adorable is this?
When you open it there is a cute
oak leaf to put your needles in!
So perfect for fall... acorn and leaf!

Kathy's sweet artwork
is so nicely presented in the book!

Seriously ... don't you want one of these?


I like the instant gratification of a smaller project...
don't these look very doable 
and gift-able keepsakes?!?

 There is a nice variety of projects

There is a tote bag wall hanging pillow and
pincushion aside from the sweet ones 
I'm sharing with you here!


These are magnetic needle keepers! 
 I want one of these!!! At least one!



The illustrations in this book
 are beautifully done 
and the stitching
directions are very clear...

I think I will only have
 trouble deciding which projects 
to work on first!
But 
for right now...
I love looking at this book on my coffee table!!!




Autumn is Calling

A change is in the air
and

I have been trying to get my head 
wrapped around my
annual retreat and all of my
  preparation towards that.


The retreat is towards the end of October 
and even though I teach a
couple of projects over that weekend
 I like to bring something to work on also.

This year I thought it would be a good time to 
release my inner Knotty Girl!

Have you seen this?
There is a new book that has 
been released by Martingale...


and it's by Kathy Schmidtz




                



I have been pouring over this beautiful book!
There are lots of sweet little projects in the
book... lots of inspiration...
and as a surprise (to me) the
embroidery projects are 

simple enough for someone like me who is a beginner

and I love
the 
color that Kathy has added
 to her projects in the book too!




(all photos by Brent Kane for Martingale Publishing)


How adorable is this?
When you open it there is a cute
oak leaf to put your needles in!
So perfect for fall... acorn and leaf!

Kathy's sweet artwork
is so nicely presented in the book!

Seriously ... don't you want one of these?


I like the instant gratification of a smaller project...
don't these look very doable 
and gift-able keepsakes?!?

 There is a nice variety of projects

There is a tote bag wall hanging pillow and
pincushion aside from the sweet ones 
I'm sharing with you here!


These are magnetic needle keepers! 
 I want one of these!!! At least one!



The illustrations in this book
 are beautifully done 
and the stitching
directions are very clear...

I think I will only have
 trouble deciding which projects 
to work on first!
But 
for right now...
I love looking at this book on my coffee table!!!




Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Changes September Brings


I enjoyed the last holiday weekend of summer...
there were a few get-togethers with family and friends...
and wrangling gran littles too!

Tuesday was little Miss Evie's first day of...
well,
you can read the sign!



She grew up!
Just like that... it truly was in the blink of an eye!

Little sister... Elsea
is a character...


obviously making her plans for the day! 

sun hat, floatation device, lotion...
that's my kind of day!!!




I think she will do just fine without her sister...

a brief chance to be the "only child"...
even if it is for just a few hours a day!



I have been making slow progress on my Dresden project (s).
I didn't get them finished like I had hoped I would...
that was my goal for the month of August. 

So now that list became my Aug/Sept goals! ha


I have also been playing with that bundle of fabric I shared on the last post.
I can't share it yet... 
but it's going to be fun!


Today is Throwback Thursday!


I'm sharing Harvey





This giant sized basket should go nicely with my giant Swoon quilt!



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sweet Treats and Sneak Peeks


Happy September!

I thought it would never get here!

There is something else 

I have been waiting for...


Sew Cherry 2 Yardage <br/>Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs


 the new edition of
Sew Cherry to arrive... and was so happy 
to have a little treat of
the Lori Holt tins to tide me over until it 
comes out!
They can be found at Fat Quarter Shop!

Don't you love the gingham?!?



These 6 tins can be purchased all in a group or
one by one, so you can pick your favorite colors!


The 6 pack are for those of us who just can't decide!


The red tin comes with sweet little note cards inside!


I put my vintage seam bindings inside one tin.
I think they look cute in there!

The tins are in of the Bee In My Bonnet signature colors...
which are simply vintage goodness!





I have some other eye candy to share with you...
Shhhh....
here,
you can
take
peek!






Sweet, right?
I'm going to have fun playing with these!!!

But I won't be able to show you more for a couple of weeks!