Wednesday, May 23, 2018

So cute! And they include free patterns!

I received word that one of our Lilypadquilting sponsors has released new products, and I wanted to show you!

I can see a lot of different projects from these Accuquilt dies!



That small square die would work really well for a postage stamp quilt, like an Around the World pattern!

Another deceptively simple die, the circle (on the far right of the photo) would make wool projects and quilts alike go very quickly!

And I can hear the gears turning as y'all check out the Northwoods and the musical dies, too!
I'm told that all of these dies will work on a GoBaby, like I have, or the larger cutter, as well!

I love my Accuquilt, as you can see from this post and this one. (Accuquilt also has limited edition dies, and an awesome Memorial Day sale going on now!

Check it out today!

Love,








Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Number three!

I wanted to show you the third dish towel finish . . .

And I realized I have been remiss in not telling you where I got my embroidery motifs! Wow! Can't believe I did that.

Y'all know that I love all things ME, right? (Mary Engelbreit) I recently snagged a copy of one of her books (+ patterns) on Etsy:


This has so many (fifty-three) cute projects!

They can all be done in several ways -- what's your pleasure? Want to create them in applique? Cool. Instructions included! Want to embellish with markers? That's in here, too! Just want to create some simple, vintage-look embroideries? Easy peasy with the full size patterns folded in the pocket of the book!

So, with that in mind, here is my latest creation:


I am enjoying the process on these..... using Presencia perle cotton size 8 for the embroideries. It's keeping me from feeling like I need to jump up and do something, and my foot is responding - the swelling is going down.

See y'all next time!

Love,


Friday, May 18, 2018

Still stitchin'

Another dish towel complete and ready for dish duty!


Thanks for all your kind words as I recuperate!

Love,


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trying to sit still.....

Waiting to heal!

Doin' my best to follow the doctor's orders and be still.....wanted to show you some of what has kept me occupied:


I'm enjoying the stitching; I don't usually take a lot of time for embroidery, but this is working for me as I wait until I can be up and around again.

Hope all of you are having a great week!

Love,


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

I will try to hurry back!!


I will be back soon.....I might visit some blogs while I down, but I probably won't post for a few days!

I'm having orthopedic surgery - replacing a joint in my big toe, so that I will be able to walk without bone crunching on bone! Ugh. An implant....will that mean I'm bionic? 

I think the hardest part will be sitting still for a couple weeks to try to keep the swelling down!! (Grin)

Maybe I can work out a way to have my foot higher than my heart and still be sewing with my beloved vintage machine, Nora? Ya think?

(I have some tea towels prepped for embroidery, and a table runner sandwiched for hand-quilting....a good book to read, too. And I can always watch some great lessons on Craftsy!! Hmmmmm, this is starting to sound like a vacation, no?)

Be back soon, I hope!!

Lots of love and hugs to all,