Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Forward....

Time to leave a difficult year behind and look forward....

This is the view from my FRONT window...snow has arrived!
And here is a view of my lap!

 The Flowering Vine is blooming!
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Season of Buttons

Merry Christmas!
I have been a bit MIA this season....I think I have achieved a personal best - only three posts in the month of December - so far!  My New Year's Resolution shall be to do much better...more posts that is ;)

But luckily a couple of Bloggy friends did not forget that I am still here - even if I have been a bit quiet...

My Christmas tree was exploding with color with this special bag sitting underneath...

Just the bag was enough to get me excited! I am so lucky that I have people who think of me when visiting Liberty! And inside I found the most precious Liberty notion...

A jar full of buttons with a pincushion clever!

Thank you Clare for thinking of me this Christmas! You are truly one of Santa's most gifted elves...
tucked inside the bag was a sweet little crochet star...

and there was a package of yummy candy, but that hardly made it to Ohio before it was gobbled up! 

Clare, you helped make my Christmas very Merry and Bright!

And from a land far away, another package landed on my doorstep. A dear friend who has helped me in a difficult year...

I love getting packages from Susan! I always know there is something very special inside...

A fabulous cushion cover! Perfectly pieced and hand stitched!  How special....I am so lucky!

And if the design, the stitching and the fabrics are not enough...nestled in the center is a group of lovely buttons....
'tis the season of buttons!

Thank you dear friends :)

Since the hustle and bustle of Christmas has calmed a bit, I found the time to do a bit of applique...

The Flowering Vine!
More to come...
Merry Christmas



Monday, December 10, 2012


 Christmas is slowing down this train!
But I am certainly feeling like the caboose...
I just can't get out to shop....settle down to sew....too busy with silly stuff.
But today I worked on a couple of little surprises...
and began playing with a sneak peek of Denyse Schmidt's new line {thank you Sew To Speak}

a new pattern, and new still my heart...

Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt....
and a special roll of 10 inch squares from Sew To Speak!

I can wait to get crackin' on this one!

I have such a sweet pup!
happy monday

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Class Quilts!

I am a bit behind on sharing some pictures from the shoppe...
Some fantastic quilts!

I love this bright quilt made by Sara for her sweet daughter Lily. The bright green, yellow, and orange reminds me of lifesavers :)

Jennifer's quilt....bright hot pink, blues and greens!  

Jennifer designed a special back for her quilt :)

And this is Carly's sweet...just like Carly!

Kim's Coin Quilt! Love the brown!

Meredith used some gorgeous Birch fabrics in her quilt!

I hope you can see the adorable horse fabric she used in the top and bottom borders. 

Sevy's quilt is striking with this Lotta Jansdotter border and the dotted sashing!

And Laura's quilt is yummy in Essex and bright pops of color!

It is a quilt you can just snuggle up in!

And, finally, Judi's quilt! So special in Sarah Jane Studio fabrics...complete with machine quilted waves!

And the back is very special as well...

I am always so inspired by the creativity I am lucky to witness!  Amazing!
happy sunday!