Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day..

It's so nice to have this extra day off here in the US to celebrate Memorial day!  I big thank to all the brave women and men who fight to keep us safe and to their familes!  The words Thank You just don't seem to be enough!

I got some gardening done yesterday, Probably did a little too much back is sore today.  But I had lots of day lilies and hostas that need to be broken up - so that is done.  It's a beautiful day here in the northeast - the sun is out and there is a slight coastal breeze, perfect!

So I thought I would show you a sneak peak on some of the projects I have been working on.  I have too many ideas and not enough time to complete them all!  

Lattice Work quilt based on the tutorial over at From the blue chair - I have the pieces all made just need to lay them out and sew them together. The colors look off in this photo- they're brighter in person.  Great tutorial and quick to make.

Next quilt - this is a gift 
Center block is based on the the converging corners block tutorial 

Center of the quilt and now to keep adding on - got too tired  to do anymore last night.

Here are some pretty fabrics that I bought on Saturday.
I went to a LQS that I had never been to Sew Maine.
Lots of modern fabrics at great prices.

Enjoy your day,

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hexagon quilt.....

I'm laying here in bed, catching up on my blog reading.  
I had an epidural steroid injection in my back, I'm hoping it provides some relieve.  
This was my first and it wasn't too bad - 
not very comfortable at the moment but this too shall pass! 
Anyways back to my catching up on my reading - I saw a post on Wish upon a quilts Facebook page linking to a tutorial  on Thimble Blossoms blog on how to make a Hexagon quilt they make it looks so easy I want to grab some scraps and start sewing. 
 Looks additive and a great take along project!  
If you do a search for hexagon quilts on google lots of great ideas ranging from
the traditional to more modern.

So has anyone made or in the process of making a hexagon quilt?

Enjoy you long weekend,

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
— Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Horse day..

Not much sewing going on around here, the rain has finally stopped and the sun is out!  Been busy with dance rehearsals for one daughter and a horse show for the other.  Also working on getting the gardens cleaned up, breaking up plant, transplanting plants - it feels good to be working in the dirt.  

Enjoy the photos from the horse show today. 
See more about the Standardbred Horse Organization here.

My hubby made this- it's a self portrait! LOL


"The neat thing is that you are always in charge of your mood, so pick a good one."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

No Reply Blogger??

To my surprise I was, thank you to the fellow Stash Bee Hive member that let me know!  Follow the link to instructions on how to check if your a no-reply blogger.

I got a new book this weekend

Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from your Favorite Designers

(I downloaded it on my Kindle Fire).
I have to say the Kindle allows for instant gratification 
which is a good and bad thing! 
I can't wait to make some of the blocks in this book.

Have a good evening,

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
― John Lennon

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Shattered wonky stars...

I've been playing around with the wonky star blocks I made a few weeks ago.   
So I tried them like this..... 
and then

 like this...

What do you think?  Or should I just go back to the original wonky star layout?

Thanks for stopping by...  
I love comments and feedback - don't be shy!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Winners of the giveaway..

The fabric goes to:
roccagalMay 8, 2012 2:10 PM

Hi Lyn, I am a follower and have been since I found out you were part of my hive-#4 !!!! Would so luv that fabric!

The book goes to:
Congrats on your growing followers. I am one and like your site!

The lace trims:
follow on flicker

I used the True Random Number Generator to pick the winners.  Congratulations!  
Thank you all,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Skateboard quilt..

Finally done the skateboard quilt top, I'm pleased with how it came out.  
Now how should I quilt it??
Have a good evening,

Monday, May 7, 2012

Last call for the giveaway..

Last call for the giveaway....  You can find the original post here.

If you get a chance check out this blog:

Sew kind of wonderful
Cute bag made with the Curve ruler - I need to get one of these rulers.  

Have a wonderful evening,

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. 
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Mornings....

What a beautiful day here in the Northeast.  My children are old enough to leave them home alone, yeah!  So hubby and I have been taking the big dog, Zeva, for a walk on Sunday mornings.  I have to say it's been nice having one on one time!

The trail we walked this morning is on the Marsh
 which is part of the Eastern Trail Division.

One tired dog (2 years old) after a 4 mile walk.

We added a couple of new chicks to hang out with the old hens.

Have a good day, I'm off to try to get some sewing down 
while the kids are at the playground hanging with friends.


The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, 
they must be felt with the heart.

Friday, May 4, 2012

A thank you and a Giveaway...

The giveaway is now closed-thank you!

I've have 30 followers!  I'm super excited - thank you!!! 

So my dear followers I'm going to thank you by having a giveaway!! YEAH!
Nothing super special just some things from my stash.

Here are the rules:
Be a follower of my blog.
You can enter again, if you follow me on Facebook.
Post another comment letting me know your following me on Facebook.
You can enter again, if you follow me on Flicker.
Post another comment letting me know your following me on Flicker.
Comments will close on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at Midnight (EST) 
(Sorry, open only to shipping in the Unites States and Canada.)

SO three (3) chances... I have three (3) gifts, there will be one (1) winner for each gift. In your comment please tell me which gift you would like- #1, #2 or #3.

Lace Trims
Variety of pieces
5.5 yards, 5 yards, little over a yard of the next two and then a few little pieces.
Great for craft projects, doll clothes, or maybe a crazy quilt.

Quilting Book
Cookies and Quilts
By Judy Martin
This is a fabulous book- I some how ended up with two copies.

Last but not least we have some fabric!

5 - Fat Quarters
Summer Solstice - RJR
Fandingo - Paint Brush Studios
Boutique - Moda
Lily Pond - In the Beginning
Multiple Choice - Hoffman California

I love feedback and welcome comments, I read each and every one!
Thank you for your support!  


"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. 
You need to accept yourself." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Liebster Blog Award...

First I need to Thank Tessa Marie over at The Sewing Chick
who was kind enough to present me with the Liebster Blog Award!! 

 I'm so very honored! 
When she sent me an email I had no idea what she was talking about 
so a little research on-line and here's what I found out.

The Liebster Award (German for favorite) is for bloggers with 200 followers or less.
 As a recipient of the award, you have the chance to thank and link back to the blogger who gave it to you as well as pass it along to five other deserving blogs.

The Liebster Conventions says that:
1. Thank your award presenter on your blog and link back to him/her. 
2. Copy and paste the award to your blog. 
3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that you think deserve to be recognized. 
4. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Have faith that your follower will spread the love too.

Five blogs I follow and would like to award:

Candace at Saltwater quilts

Rachael @ Mama Fairy Sews

Kristy @ Cotton Addiction

Adrienne @ Shot Cotton

I have to say it was hard to pick just five!

Thank you, Tessa Marie! 
I'm very honored and surprised!
  Hope everyone gets a chance to check out these lovely blogs! Enjoy!!