I apologize in advance for the dark photos. Not an ounce of sunlight in the house today and currently it's foggy and cold outside. Last week snow, then 61 degree temps = Michigan weather. BUT, there's flowers and sunshine in my half bath because the new wall paper is in! I just love it! I have fabric to match and need to make a curtain. Yesterday I took the toliet out all by myself. What a disgusting job. Now it's ready for the new floor. I know what you're thinking, shouldn't you do the floor first? Well yes, but we're back to that if you give a Mouse a cookie theory. One thing led to another with the remodel of this room and none of it in proper order. Oh well!
I started adding some Christmas touches to the dining room. I know it's a bit early but I'm excited for this year's Christmas season. I'm already listening to Christmas music. I can't help it.
One wee little fellow made his way onto the buffet. Red scarf, holding the gift of a flower, perched on a peppermint candy, pure sweetness!
I'll leave you today with this picture. What a thought that the creator of the universe wrote your life with His fingers. Have a wonderful day, friends!
This wonderful book arrived in the mail yesterday. I have been excitedly awaiting it's arrival. Ever since I saw a preview of the fabric online, I was smitten.
I have always loved Blackbird Designs. Their patterns and projects are beautiful. I have been intimidated by their designs in the past thinking they were too challenging for me or too primitive for this shabby girl. I hadn't quilted long enough to think outside the box.
This book and fabric line have changed all that (don't you love that coneflower bed runner?). So what's a girl to do. First buy the book...
and then use the 20% discount code that Fat Quarter Shop sent me to order a layer cake of this wonderful fabric. I've been on fabric lockdown for so long that they've wondered where I was. Such caring people to inquire of me, don't you think? (insert wink)
The weather here today is grey, damp and quiet. Can weather be quiet? I believe so. I don't even hear the birds today. There's onelone woodpecker at the feeder right now.
I was looking out the window at the garden, dull and dying when a shot of pink caught my eye. What on earth? It can't be. Sure enough, when I got out there I saw the very last rose beaming in all it's beauty. I wish I could describe the scent to you, it's amazing. I like to think that the garden left me a parting gift. One last flower until the spring. Thank you.
I started sewing the rows together on my "Let it Snow" quilt yesterday. It's coming along nicely. The last Christmas quilt for this year almost done!
There are times when I'm a bit slow at catching up with what the rest of you wonderful quilters already know. I came across some quilts on pinterest that I love and found out that they come from Renee Nanneman of Need'l Love.
This sent me in search of her website. Oh yes, I do have some of her books - now I remember! But what I didn't know was the vast amount of free quilting patterns that she offers on her website. I may have to make her Farmhouse Retreat Quilt in just about every color imaginable! Grab a cup of coffee before you head over ~ you'll be there awhile!
Saturday found me out at Friendship Farm waiting to show the grounds to two brides and their families. It was such a gorgeous, crisp fall day that I decided to take some photos. The neighbor's sheep wasn't too thrilled to have it's photo taken. If someone had shot me from behind I'd be mad as a wet hen.
There's nothing like fall on a farm. the colors seem more vivid and the air more clear. I find myself much more contemplative when I'm here. God and I have had some good walks around the property.
We booked the farm that day for a special bride. The soon-to-be wife to the son of a dear friend of mine. There were lots of good tears to go around. A day I will not soon forget.
I'm cutting out my latest Christmas gift project. Not one for batiks, I couldn't resist this beautiful snowflake fabric. I may be a batik believer yet.
This is the pattern I'm making with it. I am going to love sewing this together. Sweet blessings for a wonderful Tuesday!