Me & My Stitches

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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Remember the Civil War Love Letter blocks???

Happy Sunday!  Can you believe it is almost November already?  I just don't know where the time goes.  I sure haven't been good about posting lately, but I really don't have much to report.  I have been busy with jewelry orders ever since the current issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine hit the shelves.  If you haven't picked up a copy, make sure you get one! Here is the cover to look for (I love this quilt)-
 And of course, be sure to check out my jewelry on page 10!

A couple of the girls at F&P have been sending me their scraps and it's so much fun!  You all know how much I love to receive fun mail - and to play with scraps from other people.  Last week they sent some funky brights and more contemporary fabrics.  These are so far out of my box - but they really were a lot of fun to play with.  I made several new pieces with bright fabrics and will be posting them on my website later this week.  I also have a brand new shape that I've been wanting to share forever.  I've made several, then sold them to shops but I've not had a chance to get them on the website - so they will also be posted this week - hopefully tomorrow.  I'm excited for you to see the new shape - it has been a bit of a challenge to cut the glass for them - but I love to have something new and different to offer.

Remember my Civil War Love Letter blocks?  I haven't made any for quite awhile but I do still have a few in the archives that I haven't shared on my blog.  I thought today would be a good day to show you some of them...

I really want to get back to these blocks - they are so fun to make - but right now I have so many projects started that I just can't do it!

We had everyone here last night for a birthday party for my mom.  Of course, I didn't take any pictures!  Her birthday was actually a couple of weeks ago, but everyone has been busy and this is the first we could all get together.  We made soup and sandwiches and pumpkin bars (yum!).  It's always fun to get everyone together.  My dad and brother have been working so hard in the fields that they were both tired.  Dad took a nap in the chair - which he pretty much does every time they come over!  But, he looked really tired - hopefully he will get rested up soon.  Mom came over early and brought her latest knitting project.  The yarn is really neat - but came in skeins - so we sat and rolled 13 skeins into balls.  Of course with little Miss Callie around that was no easy feat!

I better go get to work so I can show you my new jewelry projects soon!!

Have a great day!


  1. You have been busy and I am so happy about your orders but no time for other projects. I celebrated my birthday Friday and my son from Texas showed up at my door and surprised me with bags of groceries - he came to make dinner. Love him to pieces.

    Can't wait to see the jewelry. Glad your father got some zzz. Not easy being a farmer.

  2. A plug in F&P is great for business, no doubt. Nice work!!

  3. Good to hear from you Julie!! Love those love letter much amazing variation (and my, what pretty work you do!!) Can't wait to see your new pieces!! Too funny about your dad...we used to go to an old country church growing up, and every pew it seemed had a napper....Now my brother is the one who comes over and naps in everyone's chair. Swear that guy could fall asleep ANYWHERE!!! Have a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Can't wait to see the new jewelry, Julie! Happy belated birthday to your mom, too! Your CW blocks are wonderful - I love your fabric combinations!

  5. Julie, you're going to sell out in no time with that read in Fons and Porter. How cool is that? I really love your blocks and especially love the detail with which you chose the center of the final block. All the fabrics are stunning. I don't want to miss this new piece. I'll keep you on my mind.

    Thanks for sharing about your birthday day with family. Your dad sounds cute. :)

  6. What a great plug in F&P!! Can't wait to see the new shape.
    Tonight we celebrated two family birthdays, my youngest son turned 23 on Saturday and my granddaughter turned 7 on Friday, so the family gathered at our house to celebrate. We had family ranging in age from 2-88, and I was the one who would have fallen asleep if I could have been still for 5 minutes! Family time is wonderful--so glad to have most of my family close by.

  7. I can tell how excited you are! I look forward to seeing your bright jewelry and your new pieces!!

    Lovely quilt blocks, Julie!

  8. Congrats on the mag coverage, Julie! Your pieces will make wonderful gifts for the holidays or anytime of the year!

  9. Your darling Love Letter blocks must seems huge after doing your tiny jewelry. Good luck keeping up with production. You are getting lots of attention!