All 50 USA states are represented in this quilt.. Sue and Bill's clothing is from Northcott's state flower fabric line. This was a huge swap between 50 ladies. We all had to do 50 blocks using the state fabric we were assigned. At the end we sent them to the hostess and she gave everyone 1 block from each swapper. Was a lot of fun and a whole lotta work but so worth it!
February 28, 2021
There is a new blog hop on the horizon called In The Kitchen Stitchn'! Carla over at Creatin' In The Sticks is our host once again! If you love to be a part of blog hops, head over there and look for the sign up details. Hops are a lot of fun and I just signed up to show my kitchen item I will be making over the next month and a half!
February 27, 2021
Karrin Hurd from Karrins Crazy World has won the giveaway that I held during the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop! Congratulations! She left the 24th comment out of 33!
Thank you to everyone who came and visited my blog during the hop! Please come back to see what I will be working on this year!
February 24, 2021
I received these fabrics in a kit from a blogger several years ago and now have them in top form just waiting to be quilted. It is just a dab bigger so it can go to a 1 - 2 year old little boy. You will find some stripe fabric in the quilt and the jelly roll strips make stripes of their own. Some little boy will love this!
This is one of my favorites. I didnt use a jelly roll but cut my strips of fabric for this one. Lots of polka dots and sewn together in stripe form. :) Very bright and cheery. It could be for either a girl or boy. It needs an outer border but I dont have anything in the house to match.. I just might add a multi color stripe border on it or maybe bind it in stripes. Decisions decisions. :)
Someone will win this Tree of Life panel. I will use the random number generator on Saturday, Feb 27 at 9am Central time to choose the comment number and whoever made that numbered comment will win!
I do have these for sale so if you are interested in one, just give me a shout!
Well that's it for me. I hope you have enjoyed being here! Be sure and visit the other bloggers that are showing their stripes today!
Thursday, February 25th
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March 19, 2015
I have been a needleworker most of my life, creating my first quilt blocks by hand at the age of 8. My granny Ella taught me but would not let me use her sewing machine. Those are the only quilt blocks I ever hand pieced but I have been quilting, sewing and using a needle ever since!
Next to a needle and sewing machine is my favorite place to be.
Although I have been a quilter for the past 36 years, I have found that I can find contentment and enjoy just sitting with a different kind of needle in my hand at various times. I love to cross stitch, embroider, knit and needlepoint. But not in that order. I actually don't have a favorite any longer...
I just love to Create! no matter how!
December 8, 2014
A stocking with a vintage piece of linen to adorn the top.
A matching Tammy bag because the stocking just isn't big enough to hold it all. :)
The matching stocking and Tammy bag.
I just love the handle on this Tammy bag. It has scroll type swirls in the metal that match perfectly with the scrolls and swirls on the fabric.
My sweet hubby is playing hard to get! ha!
November 17, 2014
I have been traveling all week and wanted to share some things with you this morning. On Monday, my friend Libby and I drove up to Fredericksburg, VA for a 3 day sew-in with friends. We were on a mission to deliver a quilt that a group of 100+ quilters made for a friend who had lost her son. Our friend Tammy is the recipient of this quilt of love and was very surprised when we presented it to her. Some other friends on the forum had sent her a pillow and others had sent her something as well so she had no idea something else was in the works.
Friends who could not make blocks sent funds to help with backing, sashing fabrics and batting and all left over funds went to purchase a couple of extra keepsake gifts. Tammy loves sea turtles so I bought her a glass sea turtle at the Hallmark Store. I also had enough funds to purchase the friends hugging figurine. This symbolizes all of the many hugs she was sent and is still being sent by all of her quilting friends.
This is Tammy and her mom...
And friends Karen (left) and Libby (right)
I got home around 6pm on Wednesday evening and left again on Saturday morning at 7am to take my mother in law Mildred and sweet Aunt Neva to see their sister in Havelock, NC. We had a blast! Aunt Lynda made us right at home with foot soaks when we got there and a wonderful dinner of homemade beef vegetable stew with stove top cornbread fritters! yummy! We drove down the coast to meet up with Aunt Lynda's daughter for lunch on Sunday before heading home. Aunt Lynda treated everyone to a delicious seafood lunch! Mildred, Aunt Neva and I all ordered fried shrimp, Aunt Lynda had fried oysters and Leanne had the fish tacos. The food was excellent so we were all stuffed when we left!
And oh yes we spied a quilt shop... and yes.. we had to buy something.. But it wasn't fabric.. Actually it is the first quilt shop that I have been in that did not sell fabric. they had tons of ready made quilts for sale, gift ware, and antiques.
It just so happened to have been Leanne's birthday the day before so we bought her a set of placemats for her dinner table and a potpourri bowl that had the aroma of vanilla, actually called a wax pottery vessel. The Habersham Candle Company makes the potpourri bowls right here in the United States, down south in Georgia. These are not candles... they have a fragrance built right in so you only display them and enjoy the aroma without having to search for matches.
They did not have a photo of the vanilla vessel that we purchased at the Quilt Cottage so I will show you a couple of others. Go to the candle website to view them all and the other items they have on the market.
And my birthday is this coming Friday so my mother in law bought me this sweet and cuddly piggy for my birthday. It was between this and a new leather satchel (the satchel was not at the Quilt Cottage), and the piggy won! I just love him! Thank you Mildred!
We had an excellent time all the way around but on the way home it started to mist rain and the sky darkened up. It was a miserable 3+ hours drive home and I was so glad to be safely tucked under my quilt and in the recliner resting before bedtime.