Me & My Stitches

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

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Did you think of Charlie Sheen when you read the title of this post?  So glad that he is not on the news being a freak.  I guess it's Randy Travis' turn now!  

Anyway...I've been quite lucky on giveaways lately.  Monday I had the best mail day ever!  I received all of this...
Now that is a great giveaway!  Look at all of these treasures!  These are from Valerie at The Wooden Acorn.  I love her blog and she is giving away lots of good stuff.  I can't wait to put some of these treasures to good use.  

Also in the mail on Monday...
I purchased this little gem from the AAQI.  If you are not familiar with this organization - be sure to follow the link and learn more.  My Grandma had Alzheimer's and it was not fun to deal with.  AAQI has raised tons of money for research and you can help by purchasing quilts, or making and donating small quilts.  Lori from Humble Quilts has donated many quilts to AAQI.  The three most recent were pieced by Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts  and quilted and bound by Lori.  I am so happy to have this little quilt!  I follow both of their blogs, so it makes this even more special.

Also in the mail on Monday was Block 11 of my summer block of the week from Primitive Gatherings.  I can't believe the program is almost over already.  And even more surprising is that I have almost kept up!  DH and I watched Hunger Games last weekend and I stitched the entire time, so I really felt like I accomplished something.  Here are the last 2 blocks that I finished (hope you are not sick of seeing these!).

Yep...I still love them!  And the good news for anyone who loves these, but didn't get signed up...Primitive Gatherings is going to offer this as a block of the month!  So, if you love them as much as I do, you better be watching their website so you can get signed up.  I bet it will sell out quickly.

And last - I took a couple nights off from stitching my BOW and worked on the Non Farmer's Wife blocks...

Now I am only 3 behind!  I wish I could capture the true color of the background I am using.  It is a Primitive Gatherings muslin - one of the darker ones (I can't ever remember which one!) and it is so warm and yummy, but it just doesn't show up in any of my pictures. . And, that blackish light print?  It is a Jo Morton fabric that I darkened up with my Instant Antique - love that stuff!  It now matches my background fabric perfectly!

So that is all for now - other than that I have been working, working, working on CHARMS!  Holy cow - I think I should have closed that program a little sooner.  I am going to be up to my ears in charms for the next year!  But I am very thankful to everyone who ordered and I think it's going to be a fun year.

Have a great weekend!


  1. What a lovely post!! Your wool blocks are wonderful! It is so fun to keep up on a project.
    Thanks again for purchasing my AAQI quilt.

  2. LOL! I immediately thought of Charlie Sheen. I saw him being interviewed on the Tonight Show recently. He is repentent that he acted so badly. And Randy Travis was in our newspaper again today.

  3. Lucky you to have snagged Lori's AAQI quilt. What a treasure. All you blocks, pieced and appliqued, are just wonderful. So happy for you that your charm program is such a success!

  4. I've been a lucky giveaway winner lately too! Got a quilt kit already, and I'm waiting for some pincushion patterns to arrive - isn't it so FUN? Your appliqued quilt blocks are so lovely - your stitches are perfect and even - and I love the color of thread that you're using! Unfortunately I haven't done any of the Farmer's Wife blocks - would like to someday though.

  5. Wow... you did have a winning week! Love your non FW blocks and will have to look up that Instant Antique stuff... sounds interesting!

  6. So much fun here, Julie! Lucky you to win that haul!
    I actually purchased one of the other Lori/Kathie collaboration AAQI quilts. They are a nice side benefit for a donation to a worthy cause.
    More of those gorgeous wool blocks. Each one would stand alone--I can't wait to see them all together. You are doing an excellent job on them.
    I am still six behind on the Sow-Along. Hopefully next week I will get caught up--if I stop getting distracted.
    Can't wait for those charms to start coming!!

  7. hey Julie - send your mail person my way, okay? Seriously great stuff you got there and I love the little tumbler quilt! I never get tired of seeing your wool blocks and that lovely stitching - and your FW blocks are just perfect! Maybe one of these days I'll finally get mine started - lol!

  8. Love your blocks! Great fabric choices. You do have a knack for that. Those Prim Gathering blocks are so pretty. Wish I was making them too. And wow-what a nice haul of prices! Wonderful little thimble quilt as well. Sweet!

  9. I'll never tire of the wool applique project!! The little tumbler quilt is adorable.

  10. I always love a full mail box! All those packages it seems like a special day! Beautiful blocks! ummm...there were no furry bodies in this post.....

  11. It is so much fun to win giveaways! I recently won 2 of them, one is for wool! I will get them when I return from the trip we are on. Your blocks are lovely!

  12. Well done on winning the giveaways, nice to get happy mail!! Your charms are just gorgeous, love them. Thanks for your advice on washing quilts too. when summer comes we'll give it a go and let you know how it turns out!!!

  13. WOW is right, Julie! Great giveaway win for you! Love vintage too....

    Your blocks are delightful!

    :) Carolyn