Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Even though Mother Nature isn't giving us spring weather quite yet (snow in the forecast tomorrow!) - I thought I would do my part and give you a little bit of spring...
 These are a few pendants that we finished yesterday.  Right now these are the only tulips at my house!  If you want a little spring for yourself, these will be posted on my website this morning.

Here is another finish.  I would like to tell you that it is a recent finish, but it's not!  I bought this kit at the AQS show in Des Moines a year and half ago.  I think I made it right away, but as's not quilted yet.  I was working on my quilt journal this weekend and realized that I had not taken a picture of this one...
I love the colors - red, black and tan and baskets are one of my favorite quilt patterns - right up there with log cabins.  I'll get this quilted one of these days!

I also wanted to share a beautiful stained glass window that my Mom made for us several years ago.  When she made it, she was sneaky and measured our windows to make it to fit perfectly.  When we tore down the old house and re-built - we made sure that we had a window that same size to put it back in.  I love it...
It looks striped with the blind closed behind it, but I thought that would be less distracting than having it open.  As you can see, lots of bevels - very nice!

Below, look at Ozzie - in the basket, looking like he is ready for a nice, long nap.
Oh, but here comes some trouble - look who's stalking him...
Not nice!  All he wants to do is take a nap for heaven's sake!  She tormented him forever until finally...

he decided to forget about the nap.  But she wouldn't let up and leave him alone...
Oh no, I think he is contemplating ending it all!
No Ozzie!!!  Don't do it!  Don't jump!  It will be ok, she will grow up some day!!!!!

She looks satisfied, doesn't she?  She finally pushed him over the edge (literally).  She doesn't need to be so happy about it.
And look who is sitting by idly, minding her own business like usual...

That's right...Little Miss CC.  You would have thought she could help poor Ozzie, but I think she was remembering all those times when he chased her around the house.

Poor Ozzie.  But wait...

There he is.  Fat and sassy.  He must have just used one of his 9 lives to scare Callie into leaving him alone.  Do you think it worked? 

So much drama!  More Civil War Love Letter blocks tomorrow.

Have a great day...


  1. Beautiful jewelry as always Julie!! I loved the episode of cat capers too!! Your mom is so talented. What a lovely stained glass window.

  2. Baskets and log cabins, what could be better! The cats made me smile! And your Mom's stained glass is lovely. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

  3. Oh man. I was going to comment on the other lovlies but I'm falling fast. Falling head over heels in love with Ozzie. He's so cute and I understand what it's like when those darn girlie girls just abuse the boys. Poor boys. Kipling has a hard time around here with Kanga. It's just abuse central! :)

  4. Your cats crack me up. Just like two kids - never leaving each other alone. Oh I love your new jewelry - especially that heart!! Oh dear, don't I need another pendant. I need fobs! LOL

    Love your quilt too and that stained glass is absolutely gorgeous! Your mother is very talented!

  5. HA - just had to tell you that my word verification was - franticat!! Seems appropriate for your post! :o)

  6. Your new, springy pendants are very pretty, but I especially like your mother's beveled glass piece. It's absolutely stunning! You're so fortunate to have such a gorgeous piece.