Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1 1/4" pendants.

Monday, September 9, 2013

A fun new book is on the market!

I'm so excited - have you seen the new "Best of" from Fons & Porter?  It is all paper pieced quilts. Now, I know that not everyone loves to paper piece, but it's my life!  And, I'm lucky enough to be a part of this great new book!  There are tons of really awesome patterns in here - definitely something for everyone.

My Pineapple Punch and Flag Fanatic pin cushion patterns are both in the book! It is a Leisure Arts book and is brand new on the market - my copy just came last week.  So, be sure to check with your local quilt shop to see if they have this one on their shelves, and if not - you can find it on Amazon!

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Final Finish!

Quite awhile ago, I started showing my pieced tops as finishes - a kind of first-stage finish!  I decided that if I didn't show you then, you might never see them.  BUT...I actually have two more finishes...FINAL FINISHES!  Bindings done and everything!

The first one is Gathering Baskets, by the Woolen Needle, in Williamsburg, IA.

 The second is Dancing With the Stars by Planted Seed Designs.  I bought this pattern and kit at Country Sampler, in Spring Green, WI last year.
I'm excited to have them both finished!  They were machine quilted by Kym Ward of Reds Threads.  I wish you could see the quilting - she did an amazing job!

Speaking of amazing...check out my new owl!  I just love him!  He is made from driftwood, and I think Callie approves!  This is a creation of Laura Benge, of Whimsy Creations.  She makes a lot of really awesome stuff, which I get to see in person next Saturday at the Des Moines Farmer's Market - really looking forward to that.

Here are a few new pieces of jewelry that we finished awhile back.  Sorry about that big ol' glare.  Maybe someday I will learn how to take better pictures, but don't bet on it!

I've talked about Kim from Kimmykats blog before, but you've got to go see what she has done now.  Last fall when we got together and went to Junk Jubilee (also in Des Moines) she bought a couple of my pendants.  I knew that her plan was to add her own touch to at least one of them, and now she has done it.  I LOVE IT!  She is so talented.  I'm hoping she will teach me a few of her tricks (she could teach me a thing or two about photography too!).

And last, but not least, this is how Ozzie spends his days...
He has such a rough life!

Have a great Labor Day and a wonderful week!