Monday, July 27, 2009

For those patiently waiting...

for pictures (and release) of my new design Colonial Gardener, this is the problem! My entire studio is in the living room and dining room, while we did some very much needed remodeling! So my studio space, which is also my bedroom(!) has finally gotten a makeover.

It is wonderful, but I am still getting things put back together, and my tripod is buried somewhere in this pile:

I WILL get this organized and back to work this week! Meanwhile, back at the ranch! While the cats away the mice will play. My kids have been busily and happily making a mess everywhere else in the house while Mama has been so preoccupied! Oh where oh where are Hazel and Alice and Aunt Bea when you need them!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Doll Pattern Sale at Etsy!

My doll patterns are on sale at my Etsy shop only. $8.00 each or buy 3 for only $18.00! Sale ends August 1st.

Click here to go to Etsy

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Super cute from Country Stitches!

This is called, "My Hearth and Home" by Country Stitches. I love just about everything this designer does! Go to her blog to see her new designs, or her website to see all of her awesome work!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I heart this pincushion!!

It is big and bold and I love it! It is made with one of Moda's honeybuns. If you haven't fallen for Moda's pre-cut fabric yet, go check out this awesome blog: Moda Bakeshop! A great place to see what to do with jelly rolls, honey buns, turn-overs, and charm packs! The inspiration here is endless!

I love to sew!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some 40 count

is so tightly woven it feels like 60 count! I am dying of frustration here! I am using 4X magnifiers on this sucker and it is so s-l-o-w going!But anyhow, I'll stop griping long enough to say, this is a sneak peek at my new design! It is called Highways and Hedges. I also just got back my framed piece for Colonial Garden, so THAT will be released in about a week or so! Whoo~hoo!(pictures to follow soon!)

Monday, July 20, 2009


My oldest DD got engaged last Saturday night!
Congratulations Chelsea and Bo!

We are so excited for them! Whoo~hoo!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Going on vacation!

And I will be back on July 18. Meanwhile I will leave you with a little photo fest of recent works, including 4 finishes!!! First of all, This is the Day!

This is the Day

Hands to Work

32 ct. Vintage Exemplar

My own mix of Crescent Colors and Gentle Art Sampler Threads

A Place We Call Home

Country Cottage Needleworks

28 ct. Country French Latte

called for list of sampler threads

Flower basket stitched on flour sack,pattern by Aunt Martha's

OK, this technically doesn't count as a finish, because this is part of a quilt with 5 flower baskets on it. I officially finished the first one!

Grandma's Tea Towels

Crab Apple Hill

stitched on kona cotton with DMC thread.

Political Statement Ahead!! Caution!

Please forgive me, I know this blog is not about politics. But I am so appalled and shocked today I cannot be silent. Those who know me well, know that I am pro-life. I am for life in every case. I feel abortion is selfish and murder. So there is it.
The New York Times is publishing an interview with Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, our out-going supreme court justice. This article is so telling about her politics and radical feminism. Please people! We have to understand the link between abortion and eugenics!! Don't know what eugenics is? It is the ideology embraced by Hitler, in which society is "perfected" by the weeding out of "undesirables"! Here is what Ruth Bader-Ginsberg just said:

"Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of."

This is eugenics people! This is the same idea that drove Hitler! This is what Margaret Sanger-the founder of Planned Parenthood believed in! If you don't think this affects you, you are wrong! Our country has embraced infanticide and its all downhill from there! All people deserve life! All! PEOPLE are not undesirable!

OK, I'm sorry to burden you all with this, I am just so shocked to find out that this is the belief system of someone making policy in our country.