Me & My Stitches

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

FYI - this is what happens when you leave your new Scentsy wax bars in the car on a hot day!  The good news is that my car smells really good!

Callie stays inside all the time, but on a hot summer day she likes to watch the birds, bugs, dogs and outside kitties.  The problem with that is, she likes to sit on my ironing board, swishing her tail and flinging any small pieces that I may have in her way.  This is how I put a stop to that!

My friend Nancy was here from California for a week.  We had an awesome time, sewing and shopping.  And my DH was our chef all week!  Doesn't get much better than that!  Here is one of our projects that we worked on while she was here.  This is called Black Star and it's designed by Liberty Homestead.  I bought a kit for each of us while I was vending at the show in Stover, MO earlier this year.  The brown, tan and red are hand dyed.  We had Kym Ward quilt them.  It's so nice to actually start and finish something!
And as always, I am working on jewelry.  Fall is coming up so quickly and we've got shows to vend and new programs starting.  Speaking of which - we only have a couple of openings left in "Celebrate" so if you haven't signed up yet, you better hurry!  You can see the details on my website. Here is an example of the pendants you will be getting in this program...

 And here are some scissor fobs (the blocks are 1") and some bright pendants that we've finished recently...

And this is our other program that will be starting soon...Charming 4 - these little charms are just 3/4" in size.  Here is an example of the dark charms...

and the brights...
 And all Kansas Troubles fabrics...

And last, but not is Ozzie helping me pack!  He doesn't look very excited about it!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I feel like I don't have a lot of finishes these days, but I did complete a few small Kim Diehl quilts from Simple Whatknots 2.  My friend, Nancy, and I do a lot of skype sewing and we worked on these little projects together. Usually I like to hand quilt my minis, but I had a reality check and knew that I wouldn't be able to touch them anytime soon, so off to the quilter they went! I made the bindings at the same time I made the little quilts, so it didn't take long to finish them up when they came back from the quilter.  I'm going to link up with JulieKQuilts for her binding blitz - make sure to go to her blog too - there are lots of links to see loads of finishes.

I know that I say it all the time, but time flies by so quickly!  Charming 3 is over...ALREADY!?!!?  Here are a few of the 6th and final charms...
There is still time to sign up for Charming 4 - you can see the details on my website.  Celebrate is our brand new program, check it out too - it starts soon, so be sure to sign up now.

Ozzie loves to lay right in the middle of whatever I'm trying to do - here he is being Super Kitty!
That's all for now - I need to do some cleaning today (yuck!) and then back to sewing!

Have a great day!