Thursday, March 14, 2019

Snippet Roll Digest #14 is now available

If you've been enjoying the Snippet Rolls and need simple instructions, I've just released a tutorial digest on Magcloud. See right sidebar for link.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Another Snippet Roll

I told you these were addictive.
When you go searching through your stash, and find bits of lace, trims, small appliques, etc, put them in a box and mark it for Snippet Rolls. It will be easier to pick and choose if they were me.

So this one has a bird theme.

Go through your stash and enjoy!

Friday, February 08, 2019

Snippet Rolls are addicting

Well my friends, just a quick post about my newest projects. I discovered the world of Snippet Rolls. I saw a photo then made one, then two, and started my third. They go hand in hand with crazy quilting because you use scraps and bits & bobs, and you can design them however you want, no rules. I did have to order some vintage thread spools, but I had everything else stocked. I'm sure you will find you have most everything you need to make a few as well.

I did some browsing and found my friend Liz, has bags of lace remnants at a great price in her etsy shop GypsyFeather

Many use random lace pieces and such in a miss matched, helter skelter method, but I prefer to tell a story, a theme, which is easy to do with this project. My first was for a dear friend that I thought would enjoy one.

The second was for another sweet friend who I know enjoys the beach. I also made a bag, which I didn't know was part of them until I did more browsing.

The one I'm starting now has a garden theme. Then I have three more to do before I make myself one. Check back in a few days, I'm sure to have more to share.

Enjoy your moments.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Year

Happy New Year to all of you who visit my blog. I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed New Year. I wish you all the best of all you love, treasured friendships to warm your heart, stash to keep your hands busy, and sweet dreams filled with lavender whispers and finding that one special item that makes your heart do a somersault during your shopping jaunts.

I'm slowly making my way back into the studio, so hopefully I'll have some creations to share. I made a few vintage lace and lavender filled hearts with a touch of silk ribbon embroidery to test the waters. I've sent out several, but have some to stuff and put in my etsy shop which I hope to fill with goodies as I do another cleaning of the studio. Like most of you, I only use certain stash items, so the rest must go because it overwhelms me and I feel guilty knowing it will never be used.

On a happier note, my beautiful mother celebrated her 88th birthday this month. We had our traditional Red Lobster lunch and enjoyed a strawberry Daiquiri together and it was soooo refreshing.

I made her a collage of some of our fun jaunts. 

Well that's a little sampling of what I've been doing. I hope you are creating and enjoying your moments. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I will be back soon. I want to share something fun from mom's birthday.😉

Enjoy the beautiful music by Andrea & Matteo Bocelli

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

2019 Crazy Quilt Calendar is available

Just finished the 2019 crazy quilt calendar. 13 months of calendar girls, and to inspire your muse a little quote for each month. You can find it on the Magcloud button to the top left on my blog. Thank you. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Spring......I'm here, where are you?

The calendar says it's Spring, however the snow we got yesterday says otherwise. Brrrrrrrr! The sun is shining this morning, so I will settle for that until the weather breaks. The snowdrops, crocus and Job's Tears are in bloom, poor things.

Yes, I'm still here. I know it's been a while. Sometimes you need to step away from your usual life and focus on those who give your heart it's purpose, family. It's been quite a boat ride but we are finally arriving to port intact and smiling. Everyone is in good health and happy, and that is all I need.

Sewing still seems a bit foreign but I'm confident I will be stitching again. The desire has not left me,  I just have to get the mind to cooperate. I did make a few Easter themed strawberry pincushions for my etsy shop.My poor neglected etsy shop😕
While I was doing a little mending for my daughter in law on Sunday, we began looking through the boxes and drawers in my studio. I enjoyed fondling the vintage trinkets and fibers, making me want to finish a few projects. While browsing,my thoughts turned to many of you, my CQ friends. I miss our connection, and thank those of you who brighten my day with a note or surprise. I do appreciate it.💝

Mom is doing fine, we have been working puzzles together the past few months. We had a scare on New Years Day. I rushed her to the ER and found she had bronchitis and with one working lung, it became dangerous quickly. Thankfully everything turned out fine and she is feeling good.

We had a nice mild day two weeks ago so hubby was working in the front yard while I was raking out the front flower bed and we got a nice surprise. Our new neighbors walked over and introduced themselves. A nice family of five. I'm looking forward to getting to know them and enjoying everything having a neighbor brings. She said they enjoy gardening, so yeah! I will be adding a stepping stone path from the fence and do some nice plantings so they know they are welcome to visit.

I think I'll end this here, I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I'm going to browse blogs after lunch when I settle in my comfy chair with a cup of tea. Can't wait to see what you've been up to. Enjoy your day.