Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your family a most blessed Easter!

With Joy,

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Japanese Happy Fabric

A trip to the fabric shop to check on an order turned into a bit of fabric buying, isn't that always the case?  I often get asked why I like Japanese fabrics so much.  The number one factor is cuteness!  All the little characters on these novelty prints make me happy and the colors are amazing.  These novelty prints from the top down are "Nico Nico Land" designed by Koko Seki and printed by Lecien - look at that darling church!  The second is "Pop'n Kids" also by Koko Seki and Lecien.  The third is "Forest" cheater by Kokka. They are a heavier weight cotton and would make great accessory fabric.  I also picked up some solid and patterned blenders.  Besides an Aunt Gracie quilt I made a few years ago, I haven't worked much with solids but after seeing so many wonderful quilts at Pink Castle Fabrics made with them, I'm going to give it a try.  All the fabric was purchased at Pink Castle.  Have a wonderful day friends, it's sunny and a high of 66 degrees today!


Friday, April 4, 2014

A Wedding Quilt

Thank you for your encouraging words on my last post.  I found your comments very helpful.  In response to the crochet chicken inquiries, I made them years ago.  I found a free pattern on Ravelry for you so you can make your own here.  They are quick to make and are a fun gift to give with some candy and scripture inside.

I'm excited to bring you the latest quilt finish.  It is a wedding present for a dear couple and since they just received it I can share it with you now.  The pattern is from Cluck Cluck Sew, called Pow Wow.  I made a queen size.  It was a labor of love and I'm asking the Lord with each stitch to draw them closer to Him and to bless their marriage.

Aren't they just the cutest?


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

For Tuesday

I've been experiencing writers block on this blog for awhile now.  I noticed I've been posting less and less, you may have noticed it too.  I have had a great deal of change in the past few months which forced me to really evaluate some things in my life.  This time of introspection has been good for me but not too good for my blog.  With spring right around the corner (hopefully!) I will get a burst of fresh energy and get back into blogging again.  Is there anything you'd like to see more of?

I made a little zipper pouch yesterday from a tutorial on the Pink Stitches blog.  It was really fun sewing.  I got over my fear of zipper sewing with this pouch and I can see lots more pouches in my future.  It would make a great gift.  This one is for my swap pattern, to hold some little gifts I have for her.  I'm also sewing the binding on a big queen size quilt.  Since it's a gift I can't show you the whole thing yet.  I am really enjoying the Romi Mystery Knit Along shawl.  There is something about getting one clue a week that makes this so much more doable for me, and who can resist Madeline Tosh yarn?

It managed to stay in the 50's for the past couple of days which inspired me to start decorating for Easter.  Still no signs of flowers pushing through the earth but I'm hopeful they will show themselves soon.  I hope you are enjoying your day and getting sunshine in your corner of the world!