Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Little Joys Quilt Along



The Fatquarter Shop is hosting a fun quilt along starting July 8.  I've been asked to sew along with a fantastic group of quilters using the new Little Joys fabric by Elea Lutz.  You can read about all the details on the Fatquarter Shop blog.  It's a great time to get started on your Christmas sewing so you aren't scrambling, like me, in December.  You can order a kit of the new fabric line or use fabrics of your own choosing.  I hope you will join in the fun!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Peaceful Spaces















The weather is so interesting.  Is it summer?  Is it still spring?  Today I feel like Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.  It looks like doom and gloom and wind outside yet the forecast predicts otherwise. Inside I have been working on calm, cool and serene.  Some furniture got a fresh coat of white paint, I've painted my favorite pink pieces white, as well, to give them a fresh start to the season.  I've been paring down my space, removing clutter from walls and surfaces to give myself a more peaceful home.  I'm letting the colors come through my quilts and other handmade items which can be swapped out for the season.  I'm enjoying how my style has evolved over the years.  Though I'm liking a more streamlined look, you won't be seeing me give up my florals and romantic style anytime soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Happenings













































It seems like I blinked and now it's June.  May was such a busy month for me.  I've joined an Instagram sew along called #SweetlyStitchedSAL.  A group of us are making six projects from Amy Sinibaldi's new book, Sweetly Stitched Handmades.  My first project is the "Modern Color Block" quilt.  I don't normally use solid fabrics and it was really fun to play with these colors.  I paired it with many Japanese florals as well as yellow gingham and cherries.  I'm going to hand quilt this one. I just love how it turned out.  The garden is really blooming nicely this year. Yesterday marked two years since we've moved in this house and the changes I made to the flower beds are really showing. I still haven't planted my beloved Peonies but I'm so happy that one of our local markets carries them as cut flowers to purchase.  They smell divine!  I hope you are having a good start to June!