Sunday, July 29, 2012

Skirts for Squirts !

Nothing better than stitching up some sweet & simple skirts for the grand daughters.    I purchased this fabric months ago for $3.00 per yard at a local QS -- the girls just loved it.   Emily (14) choose the ruffled skirt and Jenna (almost 10) and Angie (almost 8) choose the flat accent pieces.   They whipped up really fast.    Aren't they darling ?

Special thanks to Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom for her great Simple Skirt Tutorial



Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stitchin' in the Summertime

I haven't finished the Grandchild beach throw yet -- but it's sooo hard to quilt in the hot weather !!

I decided to startup a Blackbird Designs Sampler -- "Christmas Garden".  

If you haven't seen a closeup picture of this most lovely piece of work -- get to your local embroidery shop and check it out!   

One of the things that I love about this sampler is that there is room in the design to stitch 5 different sets of initials !   Thanks to my brother-in-law Vinnie, I was able to learn more about my genealogy and I'm so excited to stitch the initials of some very special women into this piece.

Another item to note:  This sampler is completed with only 4 beautiful over dyed flosses -- no changing floss every other stitch !!

Special thanks to my friend Debbie Wick for introducing me to the lovely work by Blackbird Designs.  Visit Debbie's Blog to see some awesome quilts and stitching of Blackbird designs that Debbie has completed.

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America !

Happy Birthday America -- may you continue to be the land of the free and home of the brave!

Thank you for all you've given each and every one of us. 

Special thanks to those men and women who defend our liberty each and every day!

God Bless...