Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lunch at Archibalds with the sisters, cousins, moms and aunts...

These pictures turned out a little dark even with a flash. How do you like my "birthday cake?"


I apologize in advance for the blur--they were taken as we were traveling in a car down the highway. We are on our way to Gardner Village to shop, eat lunch and then go to Women's Conference.

It's BeWITCHING at Gardner Village--Here's a sample of the "witchey women" that we came across on Saturday...

Shopping at Pine Needles (Located at Gardner Village)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

No Crows--Scarecrow Embroidery

I can't tell you how much fun I had making this embroidered pillow. I embroidered the scarecrow on lunch hours and while I was with Curtis, driving to and fro. I have had the pattern for a couple of years now and I am so excited to get it finished.

Friday, September 19, 2008

I'm currently working on a new feature...

I am working on 2 new projects just for fall...A scarecrow pillow, in which the top is embroidered and I just finished the last stitches on it yesterday, and a wallhanging that says AUTUMN with leaves. Hopefully, I will get them done within the season. Can I just tell you how beautiful the canyon was yesterday when we drove down south. The mountains were ablaze with red, orange, yellow and shades of green. It was quite breathtaking to say the least.

Can YOU believe it, another set of hotpads...

Yet another recyle project to use up scraps of batting and bits of fabric. She is just a little bit SCREAMY SCARY.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

This is the last of my Halloween quilts. I get excited each year to put them out.

This is a bed quilt which is called, Happy Hollow. It was delightful to sew and among some of the first quilts that I made.

Everyone should have a quilted Halloween tablecloth don't you think....????

I put a close up of the quilting and a close up of the witches stirring the candy corn. This quilt is appropriately named "Candy Corn Factory." I had Jennifer Pate, my quilter, quilt words in the border and this is what she quilted: Watch carefully these seeds you sow,for that's where the candy corns start to grow. Mix your brew until it smells just right--pour it in the garden on Halloween night. I was impressed with her ingenuity.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

For those of you not lucky enough to live by a wonderful quilt shop...

There are sites online where you can buy cute collections. I stay current with what's going on in the material world by quilt magazines and by researching the favorite designers. Fat Quarter Shop offers a wide selection of fabric collections and you can find it at Another website where I have ordered fabrics at is They have great prices and have been good to work with. I love going to for another mail order site. They offer an extensive line of fabric as well and they also carry the 108" backing fabric. These are great alternatives when you do not have access to the charming shops out and about. Remember, however, to support your local quilt shops so they can continue to offer great customer service and a more personal touch to your shopping enjoyment.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

This quilt is pretty self explanatory...

My collection of Halloween quilts, wall quilts and pillows are growing...Pretty spooky huh?

The collection is growing by the year as I love to make Halloween decorations and especially quilts.

Halloween Embroideries--Take a look!!

It's a crazy thing. I don't particularly care for Halloween, but I love to decorate for it and make cute "Halloweenie things."

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fall is in the air and I'm getting excited to make fall projects.

I have some really fun projects lined up for September/October. I have some embroidery projects and a fun wall hanging to work on. I will post them as I get them ready to go. I just love fall with the leaves changing and the coolness in the air. I wish we could enjoy autumn at least 5 months of the year....wishful thinking.

This quilt is titled "In a Pear Tree"

This is a quilt that I made for the store, Bernina. It was a really fun project and took me 1 week to sew the top. It will hang in the store until Christmas.


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