Thursday, January 28, 2010

His Hands Back In Action!

Hi Everyone!

After a Christmas break, His Hands Quilt Group was back at it fast and furious on Tuesday! For those of you who don't know what it is, we make charity quilts for a women's homeless shelter. For more information click on this link from my past posts:

So here are some pictures of the fantastic ladies that work so hard to make these quilts!

Aren't they aren't they a great group? Thanks to you ladies for your hard work.

Sew keep on stitching and enjoy your weekend!

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Wonderful Surprise!

Hi Everyone -

I have to share with you my Christmas package from Australia! Dear Ann always sends me such a delightful and generous Christmas parcel - she knows me and my style! As you can see from the picture, I received a gorgeous stocking (don't drool prim lovers!) as well as two Kansas Troubles charm packs; little Mr Snowman is too cute and the calendar is a wonderful display of Australian flowers by the month. A oh-sew-trendy tote pattern rounded out the well stuffed package! One thing I didn't photograph in fear of someone stealing it! was my favorite Australian magazine - Creating Threads - I began to lose all resolve at keeping my promise to not add to the 2010 project list. So that I won't break that, I've picked out my projects from the mag and will post them later as my 2011 list :)

Enjoy your week of sewing and stitching!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Great Find!

Hi Everyone -

I don't know how many of you like the Australian Quilting Magazines but I am just in love with them! I love how they combine quilting with stitchery for a warm, homey look. Well, I've found a wonderful website in the United States that sells a variety of patterns from many of the Australian designers. You can jump to it here at:

or click on the link listed under my "Places I Like to Shop."

Stop on over and see what you think!
Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hi Everyone -

For some reason the link I had to the Burning the Midnight Oil Quilts is now taking you to a total unrelated webpage. SO the new link is:


Sorry for any inconvenience it has caused you!

Thanks and Happy Sewing!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Check It Out!

Hi Everyone -

I've been bouncing around looking at primitive blogs and found a real treat! There is a free BOM from Burning the Midnight Oil Quilts and the quilt is beautiful! Be sure to check it out!

Just sit back and dream of it done in your favorite Kansas Troubles fabric or maybe even doing the sunflowers as applique. Whatever you choose, it will be a fun project - grab a friend and team up to encourage one another this year!

Have a great week-end everyone! Happy Sewing!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Stop By and Check It Out!

Hi Everyone!

Well, I got my snow :) and I must say it is beautiful! God certainly has created wonderful things for us to enjoy.

I want to introduce you to a wonderful place to shop online. I was looking for a specific piece of Kansas Troubles Garden Inspirations fabric - long gone as you all know how quickly those go! As I searched, I found what I needed offered by a wonderful ebay seller called "quiltkitsnpieces" and she also has an ebay store called "Quilt Kits N Pieces." The owner is Pam and she is a delightfully sweet person - so eager to help and a true believer in excellent customer service. I think you will find it a joy and pleasure to browse her shop and see the excellent selection of Moda that she carries as well as patterns and books. If you don't see what you need, just send her a message and ask!

I've listed her under my "I Like to Shop Here" heading below so check it out!

For all of you in the "snow area" happy snow blowing! Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year and New Projects!

Hello To All My BloglandFriends!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! My hubby was off one week so we relaxed and enjoyed our time together but when the alarm rang this morning it was back to business and a regular routine.

I've decided that in 2010 I am going to make the quilt projects I have on hand and also start another hand project. I fell in love with wool while doing my sister's table runner and while browsing the web, I found a book about crazy quilting with wool. I think I'll draw up my own ideas and play around with them before I do any buying, but it is a fun thing to contemplate.

Right now I'm doing a raggedy log cabin quilt for my niece - she wants pastel blue and yellow and that is that! She has very specific tastes and knows what she likes so she picked the pattern and the lights and darks and here we are! I'm hoping to finish it soon so she can have it at college with her still this winter.

I'd love to hear from all of you about what you are going to work on - send me pictures or just drop me a line and tell me what you are up to!

Thanks for all your support and encouragement in 2009 and I look forward to sewing with you in 2010~