Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year!

Greetings to One and All!

2011 was a busy year for us - my time in S. Korea, Scott's busy traveling and work schedule - he spent 15 weeks in S. Korea; family needs and various side issues. But I'm looking forward to 2012 and what it will bring. God has sustained us through this year and we know that He will do so in the coming one.

I recently moved my sewing room to the basement - in the family room. And we moved our computer and office upstairs to make it more convenient. So in the process, I began to weed out this and that - things I hadn't used in forever, fabric I never did like! and other tidbits. I'm thankful for charity quilting groups and hey - if you are cleaning or tidying up, don't forget to take your unwanted scraps or fabric pieces to a local group - they are ALWAYS in need of donations and in your own way, you can brighten a child's face with a smile or warm the heart of a lonely senior by themselves.

All that said, I organized and found I don't need to buy anything for 2012! Now gifts are another story! :) But seriously, I want to encourage all of you to take stock, see what half finished projects you have (I have too many!) and think about working on those before you venture out on a new one. We hear so much about going green - I'm all for sharing fabric scraps with friends - why not organize a fabric swap with a few close quilty friends and see how that brightens up your stash!

I have neglected this blog in 2011 but hope to make a regular post once a week. Do drop in and leave a comment - I enjoy hearing from all of you!

May 2012 be a year filled with blessings and God's care for each and every one of you! Happy New Year!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Back But Not In Action!

Hello Everyone!

I am home! But not necessarily in action - we arrived home late Saturday night - guess it was actually Sunday morning. Had car troubles but thankfully nothing that can't be fixed! My time in Korea was wonderful - too much to share here now. This week will be unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc. I'm so anxious to read all your blogs - I tried to keep up a bit while gone but time got away from me. What I've read so far, WOW! you all have been busy!

Do drop me a line when you have time - it will probably be awhile until I get to sewing but I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what you are up to!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 18, 2011

TaTa For Now

Hi Everyone -

I was just thinking the other day "boy, I could sure use a vacation" - well they say watch what you wish for right? But this time it is good news! My hubby has been working in South Korea for the past three weeks so I was looking forward to his homecoming. Well, I got a phone call and the customer wants him through June - SO his company came up with the plan to fly me there to spend the next 2.5 months with him. WOW - that was the last thing I expected! So between having to deal with the administration at Mom's assisted living place (things have been going downhill fast!) and get ready to leave the country all in the same week has been overwhelming but I THINK I have all my ducks in a row.

I wish all of you a blessed Easter and happy stitching wherever you are! I don't know if I'll have internet access where we are going to be but if I do, I'll be reading all your blogs!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Can You Help Me?

Hi Everyone -

I was so thrilled to find out that I won a give away from Kansas Troubles! Below is what I received - Lynne Hagmeier was so generous and I just love the new fabric lines.

So here is my problem - a good one to have :) I have not done anything with such small squares - ever! So I'm hoping to have you all share with me your favorite picture and pattern that utilizes the 2 1/2" squares.

I was given this idea by Marcie at Patchalot - do drop over and see her blog and patterns - she is amazing!

Thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from many of you!
Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 24, 2011

From the Stash

Hi To All!

Here is a picture of a little wall hanging that I started for my Mom.

She moved to assited living in November and wanted something new for her door. It has been fun to dig in the stash and come up with everything I need. Hopefully this will progress quickly as it is small :)

The pattern is from the Australian Country Threads magazine - every once in awhile they will have a folk art/old fashioned pattern that suits me.

Happy Stitching to All!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Civil War Blocks

Hi Everyone -

A friend of mine recently sent me a new blog that Barbara Brackman is doing - a new pattern each week! You can either click on her name above or on the button on my sidebar to follow along.

I'm looking forward to using my stash - I've decided that for 2011 I'm going to be a stash girl :) Think about conserving and do the same! There is a Civil War button you can add to your own site - check it out!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Is It Time?

Hi Everyone -

I've been thinking about the name of my blog and realized that I like some country, some primitive and lots of rustic decorating - and as I was browsing through my past posts I was seeing an eclectic mix of all three! It is so hard to find rustic patterns and stitcheries - most lean toward primitive or country. So I'm in a bind - maybe it is time to retire "And Then Theres Rustic" and give it a new name - what do you think? Or maybe just start designing rustic items? Just kidding:) do drop in and let me know what you think!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year! May your 2011 be a year filled with love, laughter, and joy!

I recently discovered a Folk Art Block of the Month from Dawn Heese. You can click on the button located on the right-hand side of my blog - Folk Art BOM. So far she has done 5 blocks and each is wonderful! Check it out!

I'm looking forward to making out my 2011 project list - this year will be a year to finish up a lot of the projects that never found their way to the top of the pile in 2010!

In light of the economy, why don't you all think about doing the Folk Art BOM - it is free and a great way to use things from your stash!

Happy Stitching!