Friday, April 28, 2017

Tea Cup Exchange

It is that time again for Stephanie's springtime teacup and mug exchange! It was another super fun time, not only receiving a "surprise" package from a new friend,  but also assembling one for another new friend! Bigs hugs to Stephanie for all her great admistrative talents being used for such an uplifting event!

I sent a gift to a fellow quilter and all around sweet, sweet gal in Connecticut. It was a delight to put together things for Mary because she likes fabric!! Pop in to see not only what I sent (Yep, forgot to take photos before I mailed the package!!) and her other beautiful creations!

I received a fabulous package from a sweet lady in Idaho! What a delight to get to know her! She lovingly created many sweet items for my gift and I will treasure her gifts and thoughtfulness! Marilyn and I even have a Texas connection so we were so excited to "meet" each other! Thanks Marilyn for everything!

Here are the goodies!












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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Charm Pack Extravaganza!

I'm not really sure if extravaganza (def: an elaborate and spectacular production) is the exact description for this post, but it has a "ring" to it!!

Recently I went shopping on eBay for some 5" charm packs for a leader/ender project, and found not only a couple for the project but one that was perfect to tuck into a friend's birthday gift. I was a bit disappointed when the seller contacted me and said that that particular charm pack was no longer available, and wanted to know if I wanted a refund or to choose another charm pack its place. Well...of course I DIDN'T want a refund, what sane quilter doesn't purchase more than she/he needs!! So I chose "Winter's Song" by Holly Taylor for Moda.


The photo actually does not depict how lovely these fabrics really are!! (BTW - this charm pack didn't get tucked into my friend's gift - I kept it for myself!!😜😜) I've been eyeing a table topper pattern that Marie shared on her blog (her link is at the end of the post) and of course it had stars!! But I didn't stop there! I stitched up six little quilt / table toppers / mug rugs with one charm pack! I did dig in my stash for some border treatments and setting squares, but I was delighted with the results! In my view - a real "extravaganza"!!!


These measure: 12" x 18", 13" x 13", 15" x15", and 10" x 10".


This little cutie is about 6" x 9" and those hst are about the size of a dime.


This mug rug is about 10" square.

A couple of years ago, I bought several yards of Christmas themed fabric from a shop going out of business. One piece was holly on a black background and I have wondered why I got it as I don't really like black, but it was perfect for the backing for the first five quilts. And get this: it is was called "Winter Song" by Deb Strain for Moda! My favorite Christmas quilting motif is holly clusters and I went all out!



Wishing each of you a blessed, joyful Christmas season! And remember:

Be filled with wonder
Be touched by peace
Believe the Miracle!

Blessings and hugs!



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Monday, November 28, 2016

Flying Geese and Arrows!

Daughter Mandie pieced this beauty and I finally got it quilted and bound for her right after Thanksgiving! It is going on GS Asa's bed and I think it is perfect!


Hope each of you had a blessed Thanksgiving and your days ahead are filled with the joy and wonder of the upcoming season!

Great big hugs from Texas!!