Friday, July 18, 2008

Mail Call!!!

I love to get mail and today was special when I received the fat quarters I won from Janelle in their giveaway.

The fabrics are such soft colors. An unexpected treat was a pattern for a pin cushion and scissors/seam ripper keeper. These ladies have a shop with patterns for quilts, wall hangings, redwork and kits. You might want to check out their free stitchery patterns as well. Thank you, ladies, for the fabrics and pattern.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend. We have a lot of yard work to do but I hope to work in some sewing! Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


You must visit Jen and enjoy her beautiful batik folded flowers. She is giving away gorgeous batik fabrics and sample folded flowers perfect for someone to try this technique and create a project. These fabrics and flowers would be lovely for a number of project ideas. Jen is having a different giveaway each week with something for everyone so be sure and check back often.

Hope you are having a successful sewing week. I have finished two gifts but I have to be very careful since the recipients read my blog. Let's just say these are birthday or Christmas gifts for two beautiful ladies who were both born in the fall (which is coincidentally my favorite season :)

Here's a peek at a couple of the fabrics.

I can hear some chuckles now :) I have some ideas for coordinating items. We'll see :)

Have a nice day and do visit again. Wishing you blessings.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Getting Back to My Sewing Room

The wedding day finally arrived and the ceremony was beautiful! There were many smiles and tears as our youngest married the love of her life. Our oldest daughter was the matron of honor and her husband (our dear son-in-law) was an usher and my escort during the ceremony. It was exactly as Maggie had dreamed and the reception was a time of celebration. We love our new son-in-law and his family. We are waiting on pictures of the wedding but here is Maggie's bridal portrait.
It was wonderful to share the day with family and friends. We will cherish the memories of the day forever!

I've spent the week getting the house back to normal and readying my sewing room for happy hours of cutting and sewing. I thought I'd show you where all this fabric fun will take place. This is the wall above my sewing machine. I like keeping everything in view so I can reach up and grab what I need.
From my chair, I can sew, cut, press and reach piles of fabric. To the left is a shelf with bins for all kinds of necessities.
Here's my little sewing buddy "Bessie." She watches over my fabric stash and makes me smile!
Long before we moved to the country, two dear friends made this for me to decorate my sewing room. Bessie thinks it is most appropriate for her!

That's all for today. I'll be sharing more of my sewing collection as well as projects in progress in the days to come.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day and come back again!