Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tomatoes, Quilts and a Website!

Hi Everyone!

Strange title? Well, I am so thankful to say that I recently got enough Roma tomatoes to can 14 pints of salsa! Our garden this summer has not been super productive. Next on my list is stewed tomatoes if the plants continue to produce. So that is my little garden story :)

Next is the "quilts" part. My college roommate, Joy, came for a weekend visit and we had a delightful time! I've taken some pictures of quilts she recently made and brought for show and tell. Sadly, my camera does not do her work justice! The first two quilts are ones she made for her daughters and the last one is a "crazy" baby quilt.

Here is a close up - she has utilized chenille along with some fantastic floral prints - it will be so warm and snuggly this winter!

Of course we visited two quilt shops, had a Mexican dinner and chatted about everything and anything. Seems like with roommates that you just pick up where you left off no matter how old you are!

Last of all, I stumbled across this great blog I thought you all might like There are numerous entries so stop by and see what grabs your fancy!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Snow in the Summer!

Hi Everyone -

I just discovered this wonderful snowflake block of the month by Dawn Hays! See my side bar and click on the button that says "Frosty Flakes." Once you are on the blog, there is information on the left hand side - click the icon and you are on your way! Be sure to check out all of Dawn's work at She has a plethora of wonderful posts and patterns. I'm sorry, but I can't get a direct link to her blog to work :(

For all of you who have known me for awhile, it shouldn't surprise you that I'm head over heels in love with this new project - snow and I go together like milk and Oreos! Tom and Jerry! Peanut Butter and Jelly! O.K. so you get the picture :)

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hello Friends!

I hope this finds all of you well! Below is Lynette Anderson's Summer stitchery - she has one for each season. I haven't done embroidery is a very long time and am enjoying it. Hopefully I'll have Summer done for next summer :)

My Wool Crazy Spring has been patiently waiting for me - so I've added some more appliques.

There is lots of decorative stitching still to be done but I'm enjoying the relaxing time of handwork. In our society today everything is hurry, hurry, hurry so why not pick up a hand project and enjoy the relaxing pace.

Happy Stitching!