Me & My Stitches

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

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Silly cats!

Ozzie has had a fascination with the shower lately!  He sleeps here a lot, and walks all the way into the shower when I'm in there!  Doesn't seem to care that he's getting wet, and evidently likes to drink warm, soapy water.  Earlier this morning he was sitting in the shower, meowing his head off.  I finally turned it on for him for awhile.  What a weirdo!

 Yesterday I was attempting to pack up about 40 quilts for a presentation/trunk show that I'm doing in Mission, KS this week.  The quilt in the suitcase is the very first quilt that I ever made.  First quilt in the suitcase...I turn around...and here's Callie, nice and comfy!  It's no wonder it takes me so long to get anything done!

We have a bunch of small orders to finish up today, and a few things that I want to finish to take to KS.  It is soooo hot and humid here, so I am very happy to be working inside!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Boxes everywhere!

We had a big customer order of these cute little 2" x 4" ruler boxes - don't they look fun all in a pile?

Take a look at our website to see all of the different shapes and sizes!

 I try to do a little bit of stitching each night, and have been working on block one of A Primitive Garden, by Primitive Gatherings.  If you want to join our Sew Along, go to the Facebook page and request to join, and we will get you approved.  We aren't officially starting until fall, but we have a lot of people that are already in different stages of working on this.  I love the group - we are already motivating each other to get stitching.  Exciting to have my first block finished!
Have a great week!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Last year we started a program called "Celebrate" - it's a year-long program, where you receive a new pendant or pin every-other month, that are related to holidays or seasons.  It was a lot of fun, and we have decided to run that program again.  This is a sample of what you will receive throughout the year.  You can see all of the details on my website.  

Along with the pendants you also get a free pin cushion pattern each month!  One of my clever customers, Kathie, decided to use her patterns to make wall hangings instead - such a great idea - then you have something cute to hang up for the seasons and holidays!  Look how fun these are...

 Make sure you sign up now - as always, space is limited (because I can only make so many!).  Do you need a unique gift for a friend?  This would be perfect - the gift that keeps on giving!

I started stitching on my Primitive Garden quilt. You can see that I'm using the cute ruler box that DH made for me to hold my threads, scissors, needles, etc.  Perfect!
 I bought a little bundle of wool from Shakerwood Woolens that I used for the purple flowers - it was just perfect.

 We've been busy with jewelry - trying to build things back up for upcoming shows.  I am doing a presentation/trunk show for a guild in Mission, KS in just a few weeks and will be taking some of these with me.

 I had a ton of pendants that I wanted to add bling to - it took forever, but I'm happy with the results. I ordered a bunch of cute charms and had fun adding them to the mix...

I used a lot of little sewing-related charms in these - scissors, irons, buttons, sewing machines - fun!

And now it's time to get busy mailing out the first installment of "Surprise!".  If you signed up, be watching your mailbox this week!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pin cushions galore!

When we vend at shows, we usually have lots of pin cushions for sale.  I just don't have time to make them, so my aunt has taken over that job.  Look at all of these! Lots of variety and so fun to just look at all of them.  Now that was a fun mail day!

And speaking of fun mail - our new program called "Surprise" is full - thanks to everyone who signed up - you will be getting a fun surprise in the mail in the next few weeks!

There was another little surprise in the box with the pin cushions...
Haha - this made me laugh - and sounds just like something Aunt Nancy would say!  Now I need to find a couple of these for my nieces!

I bought a fat quarter bundle of this fabric called Bee Creative, by Deb Strain.  I've wanted to make something bee related for my hubby and thought I would give this block a try.  I spent some bonding time with my seam ripper making this, but that was operator error.  Now I just need to decide what to do next.  I keep thinking of just having four bee blocks, with some kind of sashing and a border or two.  There are some really pretty, large prints in this line, and I bought a little yardage of a couple of them when we were in Paducah.  I really don't have time to think about it at the moment, so it will marinate for awhile!

I'm trying to keep up with Merry Christmas from Buttermilk Basin.  Sew Graceful has really chosen nice fabrics and wools, although there were a couple of little things that I substituted in this block.  Awhile back my dad gave me a wool suit that he has had for as long as I can remember.  Of course, I cut it up and felted it!  I have decided to try to use some of it in all or most of my wool projects.  See the 3 Christmas ornaments?  The plaid one is Dad's suit!  I think it blends in fine.  Better than what I used for the toe and heel of the stocking - lol!  I am kind of getting tired of this BOM, but I don't want it to get tossed aside and not finished, so I will try to keep at it.  Glad it only comes once a month!
Hope you have a great holiday weekend!