Sunday, July 31, 2011

George Le Petite Project


Here is the Le Petite Project for July -- It is called George!

I did not get it quilted like I wanted but I did get the top done and I love the fabrics I used.

Can't wait to see what the August project is!

Happy Stitches


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Some Sewing Done!

Good Morning!

How are you doing today? Finally the weather has cooled off a bit here, only in the mid 80's for the past 2 days and then towards the end of the week it will be HOT again. I have been spending some of the hot evenings in my sewing room, instead of my garden.

I had to remake a bag for the Quilting Gallery swap and here is what I made - I just love this, so cute with the Quilt shop fabric. I hope the gal I am mailing it to enjoys it.

Can you believe I am early on my July Le Petite project. I worked on it about an hour in the morning before work and then some in the evenings. I really like it. I used Mary Engelbreigt fabric with watering cans and bird houses, you can click to enlarge. I was wanting to do some teal and red - I hope to get it quilted this week so it will not be a UFO :)

And here is a photo of one of my Star Gazer Lillies from my garden, it was huge and smells so wonderful!

Well off to work this afternoon! You take care and have a great day!
Happy stitches!

Friday, July 22, 2011


Good morning!

It is about 80 this morning - that is cool since we have been in the 98 -100 degree days this past week. Heat will be back this afternoon!

Work is slow customer wise, but fast paced water wise, every little plant wants some water - so I have been out most of these hot days but with a nice cool hose so that keeps me going.

Surprising I have been working on the Le Petite Project for the month! Can't wait for you to see it, tomorrow I will have a sneak peek for you, I have 4 blocks already done and more in the works.

In fact that is what I am off to do, complete a few blocks before work!

Stay cool!
Happy stitches

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back from the Retreat!


I am back from a weekend with the girls at our get-a-way! We go in late Jan and then again in July - this time there was 7 and we had such a great time!!

I did want to first show you this barbeque grill, that I talked about in my last post. Here it is. I just smile when I look at it! I am sure some of the neighbors don't appreciate it, but I love it!!

I did have a very busy weekend, this is the Mystery Quilt that I was doing at the LQS as the monthly BOM. I had most of the blocks sewn, I needed to make 10 blocks and assemble. I was up til 2:30 Saturday night putting it together. I just love the pink and brown, I was off today and hunted for a border, I want a pink with brown border but found nothing suitable, I am sure I will find something and get this one finished up.

This is something I actually finished, I needed to complete the binding and put on the buttons - I started this about 12 years ago! But it is finally done and will put hanging in our guest room.

This is something else I finished up on the retreat, I need to send it to the quilters, it was a New Years Eve Mystery that I started in 2007 - I had the blocks done, just need to work on the sashings and assemble, so glad it is this far. I almost did not get it done, I was missing 6 inches for the border, so I had to piece it. But I know I had the fabric prior to 2007 so piecing worked just fine for me and once it is quilted you will never see the seam.

OH and I also wanted to show you the new addition to our yard, It is a redbud tree and it might be small but in a few years it will be very pretty. I look forward to looking at it's flowers every spring.

I still need to complete the circle and add the mulch, but it is in the 90's this week and last week, so watering is plenty to do here, before I got to work and be outside all day!

Hope your having a good night!
Happy Stitches!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011



It has been a while since I have blogged. Sorry it is summer and it gets hectic! I do have a finish to show you, it is a watermelon tabletopper, I got the fabric last year at a garage sale and I have use it on several things. Looks vintage to me.

I also have been working on a few other projects, I donate goodies to our local Hospice for BUNS baking up nice surprises, well I am not a great baker so I make something, for each bag, they distribute about 135 bags 3 times a year. This time since it was summer I enlisted the help of my sister in law that is a big scrapbooker, and has alot of punches, so she made me about 200 flower shapes, I drew the face and glued them onto a Dum Dum and then added the leaf, that she also cut out!! Thank you Leslie!

I then had many flowers left over and my bosses wife is in the hospital and I wanted to something for her, so since I work at a garden center this is what I came up with and I made this today before I went to work. Turned out cute I think - I sure hope if lifted her spirits a bit today.

Other than that I have been doing some gardening, here is a photo of my Creek side Garden it is at the back of our property. On the 4th of July we spread about 7 yards of mulch back there, so it is nice and cleaned up. See the red and yellow barbeque grill, I just got that out someones garbage, spray painted it red and painted yellow polka dots on it, what would the world be without dots?!?! I will put up another picture of the grill tomorrow. It is cute!

Do you have any plans for the weekend? I sure do it is QUILT GET A WAY Weekend!! We leave on Friday and come home on Sunday!! I already have my projects packed! Can't wait

Well off to bed!
Happy Stitches

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Of July!

Good Morning!

How are you doing? Well most folks started their 3 day weekend Friday night, but since I work at a garden center and summer is a busy time, I started mine last night!

We went to a smaller town a few towns away from ours and saw the fireworks - there were great!

Today I am spreading mulch and cooking out and then off to a neighboring towns festival for the evening and more fireworks! Hoping to get a little sewing in today too!

Happy Stitches