Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quilt Weather


The weather here in Michigan has been predictably unpredictable.  Some days find us barely reaching the 60's and other days we're peeling the layers off because it's gotten up in to the 80's.  Such is fall here in the northern states.


The last few nights have been two quilt nights.  I can't bear to turn the heat on yet.  Nights fall to the low 40's and high 30's and if you have to get up during the night, you do it quickly!


So I've been pulling the quilts out, deciding which ones to use, enjoying all the memories each one brings.  Some quilts I made and some, like this baby quilt, was found out treasure hunting.  Oh, the joy a quilt can bring.  Have a blessed day!

With joy,

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday finds me...

Playing with Red Rose Farm,

looking at fall through Morning Glory vines,

loving the way my neighbors tree is changing
from the middle,

appreciating the few flowers that remain,

heading back to Red Rose Farm!

Joyfully,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Scripture


"Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?
I will show you what he is like who comes to me and
hears my words and puts them into practice.  He is 
like a man building a house, who dug down deep and
 laid the foundation on rock.  When a flood came, the 
torrent struck that house but could not shake it, 
because it was well built.  But the one who hears 
my words and does not put them into practice is 
like a man who built a house on the ground without 
a foundation.  The moment the torrent struck that 
house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."

Luke 6:46-49

Blessings,

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Pretties

I was hunting down treasures on Etsy again.  I can't help myself, the offerings are too wonderful!  I just looked though, no buying, I'm being good today.  Enjoy!
Signs of Vintage

Simply Chictiques

Tamar

Flower Peddlers

Belle Treats

The Mustard Seed Co.


Friday Pretties today are in memory of
Doris Dean, Joyce's Mom
from
I Love Pretty Little Things

With Joy,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Simple Pleasures


I love that my teenage daughter still squeals with delight over Barbies!  Two more to add to her collection...


The Twilight saga continues!

Happy 16th birthday, Maddie!

Visit Dayle for more Simple Pleasures.



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Quilt and A Question...


My "Summer's End" quilt came back from the quilter this week.  I so enjoyed binding this quilt.  It's already in the hands of the dear girl who requested it for her birthday.  Don't you love the joy on a persons face when they open a quilt? I now have to decide what project to do next and I think I'll put off a few UFO's to work with Red Rose Farm.  I have a question for you today, when you embroider kitchen towels, how many strands of floss do you use?

Joyfully,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Red Rose Monday


It is so quiet here today.  I can hear a dog barking somewhere down the street and a lone bird makes a call every now and then.


Fall will make its arrival this week, but here in Michigan that process started a couple of weeks ago.  I'm enjoying the goldfinches in the garden.  Can you see it?  Click on the picture.


Red Rose Farm arrived on Saturday.  My heart is all a-flutter.  The colors are so clear and bright.


I do have plans for this beautiful fabric which involves some vintage dishtowel embroidery.  Can't wait to show you!


Saturday's mail also brought this book which I've been on the hunt  for.  Published in Australia, it has barely made it into the states yet.  I was happy to find one on Etsy.  Aren't those fabric buckets adorable?


While I'm playing on Red Rose Farm today, what will you be doing?

Hugs,

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Scripture


"Two things I ask of you, O Lord;
do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much
and disown you and say,
'Who is the Lord?'
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the
name of my God."

Proverbs 30:7-9

Sunday Blessings,

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Pretties

For today's pretties I want to share with you a favorite etsy shop of mine, The Shabby Chic Cottage...









For more Friday Pretties, visit Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things.


Smiles,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You would too!

She sews such cute things and shops like I do!

I really thought I had talked myself out of "Red Rose Farm".  I believed I would be satisfied by just looking at Elizabeth's blog.  

Pincushions made from Red Rose Farm

We enjoy the same kinds of things.  Would probably need a semi-truck if we went junking together.

Really?  Have you seen cuter?

I thought, "just go to her blog for inspiration and then when you tackle the fabric mountain in your sewing room then you can place an order".

I didn't know it was possible to make a stash look this good!

But then, Elizabeth left a comment on my post yesterday, and I knew I was finished.  I just placed my order...

Photos are from The Late Bloomer
Stop in, you're in for a treat!

P.S. When Brenda's "Georgia Lou" makes it's debut, I'll be caving in all over again!

Joyfully,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Temptation


The other day when I put myself on fabric lockdown, I knew I would face temptation.  I didn't realize I would face it so soon.  Yesterday I got an email from the Fat Quarter Shop that Red Rose Farm was now available.  I wanted to cry.  I have been a fan of Elizabeth Scott for quite awhile.  She has some fun patterns and a cute blog The Late Bloomer.  Her home is as pretty as her fabric and patterns.  I am a tormented soul today. UGH!!!

Blessings,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In the Garden


These cooler days find me standing at the window and looking at the garden.  I know it won't be long now until these flowers are a memory of a spectacular spring to summer show.  Already the roses are losing their leaves, a few small blooms remain.  The sedum is turning to purple, a sign that fall is closer than we know.  The tops of the trees are a mixture of green to orange to yellow.  It all happens so fast.  If I don't take the time to walk among the flowers, I will miss their departure.  The sun is shining brightly today, too beautiful to stay inside.  I wish you all were here to meet me in the garden.  What a time we would have!

I welcome all of your suggestions to improve my fall table quilt. I was thinking of scrapping the whole thing until I read your comments.  I'm going to leave it out where I can see it for a few days to look at it through new eyes (your eyes!) and go from there.  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,