Sunday, March 24, 2013

Maple Syrup Sunday..

We managed to get our teenage girls up at 7:30 this morning to go enjoy some yummy pancakes at our local farm for Maple Syrup Sunday.  
We waited in line for an hour but it is so worth it!  

All the ingredients for the pancakes comes from their farm; the wheat, the eggs, butter, milk and Maple syrup!  My kids love their milk, it comes in many different flavors from banana, orange cream, blueberry, coffee, etc. plus your normal favorites of chocolate, and Strawberry.  Don't you just the love the glass bottles!!
It's a great way to get and support your local farmers, no farms no food.

On another note I finished up the pillow I was working on:

I also finished two out of my five blocks for the Spring Round of the

The block design came from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 5 - Summer 2012
This block was design by Jina Barney Designz.
It's called Five of Diamonds.

Hive #6 Block for Amie

Hive #6 for Tricia

I'm linking up with Plum & June, Simply Miss Luella is hosting this week.  
Check out her lovely Liberty Pillow.

Enjoy your evening.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PB&J Basicgrey and a snow day..

Yesterday when I got home from work I had a box from Fat Quarter Shop waiting for me and I quickly took it upstairs to sewing room.  I didn't have time to open, I had to go pick up my daughter and her friend from dance class.  Then when we got home, I had to make dinner and then finally I snuck up stairs to open the box to find these lovely fat eighths! 
Of course by this time it's almost time for bed, so I'm laying in bed wondering when I can find time to play with these lovelies!

This is my first time ordering a bundle of fat eights.  I can't wait to play with them and guess what it's snowing here in Maine and we have a snow day!   That means I can play with my new fabric today, instead of having to wait until Friday, my day off.

Over at Moda Bakeshop I spied this recipe last week and thought that these PB&J fabrics would look lovely made up this way.  I'll make a sample block today!
And I'm sucker for half square triangles!

A lady I work with told me about a show called Doc Martin, she though I might like it since I was watching Downton Abbey.  
I've been watching it on Netflix, check it out it's pretty funny!

Enjoy your day,

I'm a day late but linky up with Plum and June.

Nothing new can come into your life
unless you are grateful for what you already have.
Michael Bernard

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A finish....

So I'm sure many of you have already heard the news about Google reader.  
I currently use Feedly on my iPad and like it.  
I see a lot of bogs going to Bloglovin, I'll be looking into and provide a link shortly.

The Churn Dish Quilts it finished.
It finished at 56" x 63" perfect size for snuggle with on the couch.

I finished up my Stash Bee Block for Hive #4, Kelsey blogs here.
The tutorial for this block can be found here.

I joined The Modern 4x5 Quilt Bee on Flicker, I super excited to be part of the bee! 
When I was going through the flicker photos I came across the Lone Starburst block from 
Six White Horses.  Its has been quite awhile since I've done paper Piecing, but I really enjoyed it and can see doing more of it in the future. 
 This block will end up as a pillow cover.

Here in New England we still have lots of snow on the ground, and here I thought we were suppose to have an early spring.  I can say Spring is no were in sight in my yard!  We still have a foot a snow on the ground.  It's around 30 degrees today, brrr.

Thanks for stoping by, enjoy your day!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Churn Dish and a winner...

Sorry for my delay in announcing the winner for my blog giveaway, I've been under the weather seems I've caught some nasty intestinal bug.   

So without further ado the winner is, Lisa Marie - please send me your address.

Yes, I sew barefooted. Matter of fact, I seldom wear shoes if I'm in the house. I live in KY so I guess it's appropriate, given the stereotypes about this backwoods state! But I'm pretty sure I was this way while growing up in PA. I follow your blog, congrats on the anniversary!

Seems like most of us sew in bare feet!
I did mange to get my Churn Dish blocks laid out.  The finished block size is 6" great way to use some of my stash/scraps.  I put a 1" border around the blocks. No new fabric was purchased for this quilt!  Yeah me!!

Enjoy this beautiful day!

‎"My dear fellow. We all have chapters we would rather keep unpublished.” 
Lord Grantham, Downton Abbey

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Blog anniversary and a giveaway...

Good Morning, 

Well here in New England, March came in like a lamb. Lets see if it goes out like a lion??
First a finish, I finished my Scattered Boxes quilt.  One of my daughters claimed it before it was even finished, LOL.  She was so excited when I finished it up yesterday, alone with the fact the Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part 2 came out on DVD.  She was cuddled up on the couch watching Twilight with her new quilt!

Last night was a late night, after we finished Twilight, I couldn't sleep because I had this thought for a quilt in my head.  Earlier I had come across all these 1/2 square triangles in my scrap bin and I've been wanting to make a Churn Dish block, bonus all the half square triangle units were done!  My blocks will end up 6" finished.

 So I did a little drawing and came up with this.  
We'll see if it this how it ends up in the end?

And this is what happens when you're piecing at 1AM.

Don't worry here comes the good part, it's my blog anniversary!!
Yeah me - it has been fun sharing with everyone, thank you for following me!

I have 5 fat quarters of Curio by Basic Gray.  Please be a follower of my blog.  
I will pick a random winner on Thursday Night, March 7th, 2013.

In your comments I'm curious to know if you sew barefooted?  I do, it seems when I sew with shoes on my peddle keeps slipping further away from me.  But when I sew barefooted or with socks on I can wrap my toes over the top edge and keep my peddle in place.  Am I the only one that does this??  I've tried everything to prevent my peddle from slipping and this is what works for me!

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” 
― Mother Teresa