Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sewing Tuesday!

It was a busy weekend but now the garden spot is ready for a little more new topsoil and the final tractor work and I can already taste the green onions and tomatoes!!! Hurry spring!! I'm really not wishing time to pass too quickly but my sweetheart is reading the garden books and talking about what to plant and my mouth waters at the thought of home-grown veggies! He has also fixed a small area along the back deck to be my herb garden and I'm looking forward to that as well. I've never grown herbs but I read many of your blogs where you use the fresh herbs and freeze for later and I'm anxious to try my hand at it.

This will be a great day with a Lord of the Rings dvd marathon followed by the two Narnia movies and lots of sewing! I just need to put the flowered border on this quilt and it will be ready to prepare for quilting!

I'm also going to use these charm packs to work on two gifts. I can't do more than give a sneek peak of the fabrics.






I was thrilled to be the winner of Rose's giveaway. She was offering her own beautiful set of BOM patterns for Tender Moments along with some threads and needles. It is a gorgeous pattern and I'm thinking of making it to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary later this year.

If you enjoy stitcheries, please visit Rose's blog Threadbare Creations. She generously offered a complete free pattern you can download called Life's Treasures. It's lovely and would be special for yourself or as a gift. Quilters are so generous with their talents!! Thank you, Rose.

I'm off to sew. Enjoy your day and happy stitching. Blessings to you! Karen

4 comments:

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh my, just talking about those fresh garden veggies has me anxious for spring as well. I will be planting my first home garden this year and am so excited.

Your quilt is just darling! Did you use a charm pack for that? Can't wait to see what you do with those others!

Smiles,
Lea

The Other Barb said...

Reading your blog abt the garden brought back memories of my great grandfather. Often when we'd visit my grandmother( he lived with her & my grandfather) he'd be in his bedroom, listening to a ballgame on the radio, and reading through the Burpee Seed catalog,planning his Spring garden. My Mother said it was what got him through the winter.

Enjoy looking at your quilt projects !

Barbara said...

This charm pack looks perfect for Valentine's Day! It's cold in NJ, but I'mm sure I heard what I call "spring birds" today.. It won't be long now...

Sandy said...

Don't you just love charm packs? That is how I taught my 8 yr old granddaughter to sew a doll quilt...with a pack of those! Great blog, Karen, thanks for visiting mine.
Our son lives in Oklahoma City with his family...used to live in Tulsa! Also, we celebrated 40 years of marriage last July...