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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December already??!!

How can this be...only 24 days until Christmas....Wasn't it just Halloween?? :))

Today brings two new parts for Annabelle's Adventures. Block 7 shows Annabelle and her flag, all dressed up for a parade.

Hmmm...Blogger seems to be giving me a problem uploading photos today.  You can always go to my pattern store on Craftsy to see the latest blocks for Annabelle's Adventures.

Annabelle is flying her kite in Block 8 with one of the few breezes that came through for August.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you are enjoying this journey of Annabelle along with me.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Won't be long....

You know how it goes....once Thanksgiving is here....the next thing you know, you turn around and it's Christmas!  So my Christmas spirit showed up a little early this year.  Here are three little ornaments I have made.

 Two (the bunny and mouse) are from last year.  The sheep is new.  What is also new is that I have finally made a pattern for all three. 

If you are interested, you can see the pattern info here on Craftsy.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Annabelle's Adventures

Ready for another two blocks?  Take a peek at May and June:


If you are interested in obtaining the patterns, come visit my Craftsy shop

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a fun and wonderful Halloween.  Halloween is one of my favorite times of year, especially for stitching and quilting projects. 

Now let me introduce you to some new friends I have made (no, literally, I made them.)  Billy Bone-a-Parte and his partner, Belle ('cause she is so 'boo-tiful!)   I had this idea sometime last year, but got stuck when trying to make Billy.  He  was a lot of fun to make.  Just to get an idea of how big Billy is, this is a shot of him on the sofa.  He even has body parts.  Remember the Operation game we had as kids (and it's still around)?  Something like that..with a broken heart, bats in the belfry, a frog in his throat, a hang nail...you get the idea.  He is all dressed up with his spats and cuffs.  After making Billy, I decided he needed a partner.  Belle is a, how can I say this?  A spirited girl!  with her sparkly hair, long eyelashes and what appears to be a mole on her cheek (it's a teeny spider!) .  Belle is not quite picture  ready, but will be soon.  They are an 'enchanting' couple, to say the least., OK, enough puns, right? 

Have a great Halloween!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Annabelle's Adventures

Well, hard to believe but October is just around the corner!  I have Blocks 3 and 4 of Annabelle's Adventures ready on Craftsy.   Blocks 3 and 4.
 Here's a peek:

In Block 3 you will find Annabelle collecting her basketful of shamrocks.  She also found her lucky four-leaf clover!  The shamrocks are three dimensional made with wool felt.

For Block 4 Annabelle has her yellow raincoat and umbrella.  She's having a great time splashing about in the puddles left over from those April showers!  :))

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Little bit of red

Here's a peak at something new I have been doing.  Some red work!  First two blocks of my version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.  A small beginning...a few more blocks to stitch before any assembly.  Of course there will be wool felt, too!  Some hearts and swags and flowers.  ;)

There's always something in the works around here!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Lots of big news to share.  Yes, yes, I know...where have I been?  Preparing new things, getting ready for today!  I have opened my own store on Craftsy!  I have my very first pattern, "Annabelle's Adventures" available now.

Annabelle's Adventures is a BOM (really two blocks per month) for my fun, embellished bunny!  She has patchwork, wool felt and regular applique as well as lots of extras...beads, buttons, metallic threads, as well as ribbons.

Here's a peek at the first block:

Annabelle is all set to bring in the new year.  Her sash can be used to stitch the date the year the quilt is completed.   She has some pretty ribbon for her hat and a few beads for her clothes.  After a few simple embroidery stitches (running stitches, back stitches, satin stitches and chain stitches) she is ready to celebrate!
The blocks will  be available around the first of each month for the next six months.  I would love to have you join me on this brand new 'adventure' for myself and Annabelle.

Here is a link to my pattern store on Craftsy:  ANNABELLE'S ADVENTURES