Me & My Stitches

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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fun mail and fun visitors!

I still have a lot of fun mail days to share with you!  Isn't this adorable?  It's from my friend Nancy...

 I just love it - looks familiar - cats getting in trouble!

Another day, another package - again from Nancy (she totally spoils me!!)
This is a cute little kit that she bought while they were shopping at Temecula one day.  I really love the variety of fabrics in it and need to set aside some time to make it - it will be a quick, fun little project.  And how cool that she sent it in the Temecula project bag!

Boy, did we have some fun visitors this summer!  We have 4 nieces from North Dakota. Brianna has been working in Iowa since January and has come to see us a few times, but the other 3 have never been here.  Michaela decided that she wanted to surprise DH this summer and come to visit!  We worked out the details and I was sooooo excited for them to come and knew that it would be the best surprise ever for DH.  He messed up our plans a little bit when he got home earlier than expected on the day that they were to arrive.  I had hoped to have them here and just sitting in the living room when he got home.  But instead, they managed to drive up and sneak into the garage.  I had told them to just come on in, but he walked into the garage just as they came in!  He just stood there with his mouth open for a long time!  Didn't even have any words!  So funny and so special to have them here for a few days.  This is Michaela...
 And this is Brianna...
 Aren't they beautiful?!  I just love them both.  Sure hope they can come back again some day (and bring their sisters!).

This is what I see out of one side of my sewing room - I just thought it looked pretty with the pond and the blue sky with the clouds peeking over the trees.

 I have no idea why there is cat hair on everything I own!  This is Ozzie making himself comfy on Gathering Scraps, when I was trying to sew on binding.

Speaking of Gathering Scraps - it is going on tour!  Lisa B from Primitive Gatherings called the other day and asked if she could borrow it for awhile to put in their booth at some shows this fall.  Well...of course!  I boxed it and a bunch of patterns up last week and sent it off. Then I decided to make a smaller (in size, not scale) version to take with me to my shows this fall.  I'm working on it now.  It really is a fun quilt to make.  I'm hoping to have the 2nd one finished today. Not sure what to do about the quilting.  I should probably attempt to do it myself, but I hate to ruin it.  Might have to make some phone calls and plead for someone to quilt it for me.  Do you think I will be able to keep Ozzie off of this one?  Probably not!

 Here is another one of my Summer Block of the Week blocks - prepped, but not stitched.  I am still keeping up on the prep work and am now stitching on block 4.  I really do love all of these blocks - yep...still no regrets for caving in!

One last thing - I have 5 spots left in Charming 3 - so if you have been on the fence about signing up, this is your last chance!

Hope you have a great Wednesday!


  1. What fun gifts! Your mail lady (and Nancy) are certainly good to you. : )
    So exciting for your quilt to go on tour with Lisa B.'s booth. You already have a smaller one sewn up? I need to take speed lessons from you!

  2. smiled all the way through...don't know what I would do without my helpers...there is always room on the table...

  3. What a fun post. How exciting to have one of your quilts traveling! :)

  4. Great post!! Beautiful visitors, delightful gifts, lovely views and can I just say Ozzie really is the perfect quilt cat. I may have mentioned this before?! :D love the jewelry you're displaying as well. Just a really pretty, enjoyable post for us all.

  5. what a wonderful surprise for DH and for you to have them come visit.
    love the quilt Ozzie is napping on of course I want to see a full picture of it!
    love your latest block, wow, beautiful

  6. What an adorable figurine! Looks like one from Jim Shore? Nancy is very good to you ;>) How nice of you to surprise hubby - loved ones are the best surprises! That little Ozzie needs a talking over all the fur - when you're done with him, would you mind having him spread the word to our two?

  7. fun, fun in the mail. cats on quilts just seem right :-)
    your quilts are wonderful, and how wonderful of you to share!

  8. I enjoy reading our blog. I have a cat (actually not mine but he lives here!) that looks much like Ozzie and Monte (the cat) is big, big too. I will try to send a photo. I lived in Iowa for 13 years but where is Lockridge?


  9. What sweet gifts from your friend! That one with the kitty is perfect for you as is the fabric, of course! Sounds like you had a fun summer. Glad you could spend some time with your nieces this summer. Ozzie looks so cute cuddled up on that quilt. Made me smile. He looks awfully comfy on it--are you sure he'll let you send it to Lisa?! Always enjoy my visits to your blog! K