.....it all began with one thread....

Thursday, April 16, 2015


There are times (lots) when I feel totally uninspired to work on anything.  I have a ton of projects in the works; however, there are those days when nothing, I mean nothing, appeals to me.  But, then I have one of those days where the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and a completely, brand new idea pops into my head and calls my name.  It's these sort of projects I love.  They seem to go together quickly and already complete without any struggle on what to do next. 

Wooly Patches is one of those!  Small, simple, and fun!  Little Bo Sheep and her friends make an appearance.  I knew I wanted something, simple, but graphic.  And so we have, Wooly Patches:

 A bit of patchwork; a little applique; some wool felt and checkerboards!  I think those wider borders call for a fancy quilt design!

I hope you enjoy this new one.  I had a lot of fun working on these 'wooly' friends!

Monday, April 6, 2015


Can you believe it?  Considering the weather the past few weeks, it is a bit difficult to realize that it really is April! But...things are improving!  We had wonderful weather yesterday for Easter. :)

Look who helped to celebrate with her chocolate bunny!  Little Bo Sheep is ready for those April showers with her brand, new raincoat.  And look...a few little raindrops have splashed onto the front.


 I finished my Snow Happy Hearts for March and April.  Actually March was finished last month; I forgot to post the pictures. Ooops!  Some one else who is ready for those April showers

I have the center of the quilt all prepared for the remaining snowmen.  There will be a lot less work to do for those months. Only a few borders to add at the end.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Easter Project from Esther Aliu Designs

Gotta love this bunny couple!  This is the center of Esther Aliu's 2015 Easter Project. 

Here's the entire piece.  It is a nice size...not too large. 
I decided to add a lot of embellishments to my version.  Quite a few beads along with some wool felt accents and some embroidery, as well.  A fun project, just in time for Easter.
I know the black egg may seem a bit odd.  However, I have always been fascinated by  Ukrainian Easter eggs.  Those are a bit more colorful than mine, but I wanted something 'similar.'

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Annabelle's Adventures

The last part of Annabelle's Adventures, the borders and the wool felt applique flowers, star circles and leaves, are available on Craftsy.  Unfortunately, once again, I have been unable to post the pictures here on Blogger.  I have tried several different times today, with no success. 

If you are interested in seeing Little Bo Sheep's March attire, however, you can check out my Facebook page. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Snow Happy Hearts

Anne Sutton, of Bunny Hill Designs, is offering these very cute snowmen for the next twelve months.  She has shown them finished as small, stuffed pillows.  I decided to use the pattern to make a full-size quilt.  Here are the first six months of the blocks that I have made a layout to use for these snowman.  The first two, January and February, are shown.

Plus, a little sneak peek at what I am working on now.....
Lots of little birdies and a few other friends. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Annabelle's Adventures

Wow!  How can it be February already?!  I guess that means it is time for the last two blocks for Annabelle's Adventures.  But wait, it's not over yet!  The border instructions will be here next month.

Here is a close-up of Block 11.  Annabelle is all dressed up as an Indian for Thanksgiving.

For December (Block 12) Annabelle has her golden wings, shiny halo and, of course her harp.

For a little bunny, Annabelle has certainly had a busy year,  I hope you have enjoyed this adventure along with Annabelle and I.  :)

Be sure to keep a lookout for the borders, for the finishing touch to this fun adventure!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Little Bo Sheep!

She is my new wool felt and cotton fabric doll.  She is about 12", not including the length of her legs  
I have begun making her wool felt accessories for each month.  The picture shows her warm, wool felt scarf and her mittens on a string for January.  Anybody else remember these as "idiot" mittens?  (Pull one and smack yourself in the face with the other one?)

I have a cute, little red vest with a heart for February.  She has been a lot of fun to make, and trying to come up with some fun ideas for her accessories.

Any suggestions for the upcoming months are welcome!