Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Baby Quilt

Hello Everyone,

I know I haven't been on in a while... I took some well needed time off, not that I haven't been quilting.  I have been doing a little quilting, but not much though.

Here are a few pictures of a baby quilt & pillow I just finished. I embroidered the baby's name on both the pillow & quilt.  I also quilted it with the same flower pattern in the quilt.  It came out real cute.  

I have a few more that I will share with you soon.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Journey Through Time

Hello Everyone,

A few friends and I decided to celebrate an old high school friend's life
We presented him with a memory quilt. It's a quilt of life with pictures of family and friends on it.  Every block has a story to tell with a special meaning behind each and every one. :-)

This is a journey through time memory quilt that I made for a very special friend!   

Here are a few pictures...

 This is the label on the back of the quilt
I put a few little angels to watch over...  ;-)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hello everyone,

This is the tea cup/mug reveal page...
I wass so excited to participate in Stephanie's 10th annual teacup and mug exchange from The Enchanting RoseThis is my second time participating and I have to say, it was just as much fun and exciting as the first! I love getting cute little gifts in the mail!  Not to mention, making new friends – now that’s the BEST! Thank you Stephanie for hosting a wonderful swap event!

Thank you Doniene from donienes365days2017.blogspot for the lovely package!  Everything was beautifully wrapped in yellow and gold material -fat quarters (Love it!) - Along with a beautiful handwritten card.

Here are a few pictures of the lovely gifts I received - 

The teacup is absolutely beautiful, it's Crownford Fine Bone China with gold flowers all around it.  Love it!!

I received so many wonderful gifts... At Home with Country Quilts Magazine, Spencer Museum Quilt Pattern, Fruit sampler tea, Black tea variety pack, Maxwell House Hazelnut Cafe Coffee, a bird pincushion and two other bird ornaments, along with a yellow and white hand towel. 

Thank you again Doniene for all the lovely gifts :-)  

I had the pleasure of sending my package to lovely Tilda from http://huckleberrystitches.blogspot.comI really enjoyed shopping for Tilda, as she is a quilter too.   

Here is what I sent Tilda...
A beautiful rose teacup with matching rose box, two hand towels I embroider
with her name on them, four scented candles, a little keepsake"spot of tea" ornament, three fat quarters of her favorite colors, a box of chamomile & lavender tea, nighty night relaxing tea, Bing cherry with almond tea, a little teapot spoon, two honey dipped spoons and a sunflower table runner and a homemade card.  

Thanks again Stephanie for such a wonderful swap event! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lancaster PA Quilt Show

Hello everyone,

It was four fun days with the quilt girls and quilters from across the US. We were at the  Lancaster PA quilt show, which featured the very latest in quilt making supplies, antique and new quilts, and quilt-related gifts. We also went to all the quilt shops around the area. I have never shopped so much from morning till night! We shopped on the way up and shopped on the way back.  This trip was very well organized and planned by Mary Kay from the Clamshell quilt guild.

If you have never been to the Amish Country, it is beautiful, and a must see! Our first night there, we ate at one of the Amish family homes…  OMG, the food was delicious! Everything homemade. I did buy their applesauce and strawberry preserves, along with the homemade peanut butter. 

Here are a few pictures of us quilt girls having fun shopping… (Shh don't tell the husbands)

We needed a little break in between 
This last picture is of the Old Country Store.  This is where we went on Friday night for midnight madness, and I won the raffle (yay). I won two layer cake packs and a $25 gift card - awesome! 

It is now official I belong to the AQS - American Quilter's Society. If you want to discover the latest in quilt related products then the AQS QuiltWeek at Lancaster is the ideal place. This show helps you get acquainted with the new technologies and latest techniques and designs that are on the market. They also offers the best deals in the industry. The exhibitors of the show will display their new products and art work right there in front of you.

Here are some pictures  I took of the Amish Country...  The farm lands
are gorgeous.  It's so peaceful and beautiful!  
We will be coming back next year!!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St Patrick's Day

The Irish Leprechaun Story

The Leprechaun is one of Ireland’s most famous characters from Irish folklore who have become renowned all over the world. The mischievous Leprechaun has captured the imagination of millions of people over the years and there are tales from some of how they’ve sighted these wee folk in the Irish countryside.

What is a Leprechaun?

The Leprechaun is part of Irish mythology and folklore that fall under the topic of the Faerie folk, also known as wee folk or the little people. They are members of the Tuatha Dé Danann who invaded Ireland and were banished to live under ground.
Standing 2-3 feet tall Leprechauns are a devious character who are quick witted, highly intelligent, and will do anything to evade capture from humans.
As a cousin of the Clurichaun, the Leprechaun is known to inhabit Ireland before the arrival of the Celts and can survive hundreds of years. Some consider Leprechauns to be the true natives of Ireland who are descended from Irish royalty.

Where do Leprechauns live?

The Leprechaun can only be found in Ireland, in rural areas away from the general population. Burrowed deep in underground caves with entrances hidden as rabbit holes or found in a hallow trunk of a Fairy tree they find safety away from humans who seek to capture them to be granted 3 wishes.
 The Leprechaun is well known for their love of Irish music and traditional dance. They’ll often hold Celi’s that can last for days. They are expert musicians when it comes to playing the tin whistle, the fiddle, Bodhrán, and even the Irish harp.
Catching one of the wee folk is no easy task and it’s often discouraged. They’re quick, smart, and have magically powers to vanish into thin-air but they can be caught. It’s believed that if you’re lucky enough to catch a Leprechaun he’ll grant you 3 wishes to be released but be careful, making the wrong wish could result in a life time of bad luck.
People do tell stories of their experiences in catching a Leprechaun and getting their 3 wishes granted but be cautious of such claims, people tend to tell fibs and how they’ve caught them.

What is a Fairy Tree?

A Fairy tree is usually a Hawthorn or an Ash tree but what makes them stand out from any other tree of its kind is their location. A Fairy tree is found standing by itself in the cneter of a field or on the side of the road and they’re quite easy to spot, if you know what you are looking for. Some of these trees have stones surrounding its base for protection but who put them there? The locals or the wee folk?
Have a lucky day!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Life gets in the way

Hello Friends

I know I don't post as often as I would like, but life gets in the way...
Here are a few things I have been working on... 

This is the block of the month - I really love the colors in this one.

 Below are a few table runners I made

 Here are a couple of hand towels I embroidered

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Valentine's Day got started...

 Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Valentine's Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on 14 February.
It's the day when people show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love...

Who was St Valentine? 

The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.  

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.
There, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine". 

This is the oldest known Valentine's Day message in English
written in 1477

Monday, February 13, 2017

Florida Vacation

Hello blogger friends ~

I’m back from vacation…  The weather was absolutely beautiful – in the upper 70’s all week, which was perfect! We came back to a winter wonderland – UGH. We had a great time!  My daughter and son-in law had the whole time planned for us.  They took us on an air boat ride where we saw some alligators, then we went to the zoo, fed the birds and giraffes.  Of course I did get some shopping in… and yes, I went to a quilt shop too!!  “Boutique 4 Quilters” – Just had to buy some material, never have enough!  My daughter found the pretty fold’n stitch leaf topper pattern that she would like me to make for her.  This was on my list of projects to do, so now I have a reason to make a few...

This is the material she picked for the leaf topper...
Here are some Florida pictures...

What a great time!!! :-)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hello Quilter Friends ~

I have been working on a few projects....  A couple BOM's (block of the month), a Mustang wall hanging and a baby quilt...

Below are the two different Block's of the month 
I have been working on...
Below is the baby quilt blocks I'm working on..
This one is a lot of fun. I love it!!!  (cute too)
Here is the Mustang wall hanging... (for my son)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Here's to a Happy & Healthy 2017

Happy New Year Quilter Friends! ~ 2017 will be another year of fun projects and lots of quilting!!!  Wishing you all good health, good friends and good times!!! :-)

                     I spy quilts are a lot of fun for the whole family                   
                                    I made this one for my friends grandson


Blessings to you and your family!