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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

~ Happy New Year! ~

Wishing everyone a safe, happy and stitchy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Another Peek

There will be a couple more  little mice coming for my Christmas quilt.  So, keep checking!

Yesterday, I worked on the block that actually got me started on this whole thing.  This is the only part that is not my original design.  The angel is from Shabby Fabrics Blessings of Spring quilt.  I have, however, completely changed her outfit.  This block is not finished as yet.  This little girl will be holding a basket, as soon as I can make a final decisions as to what exactly is going to be in the basket.   I also have an idea for a top border, but it will extend across several blocks...at least, that's the plan. ;)

Anyway, here is my little Christmas angel on her way to delivering a few Christmas goodies!

Thanks for joing me on yet another quilting adventure!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


I know, I know....I cannot help myself....yet another new project.  This one is a little special...it's my own design, once again.  A sleepless night proved to be a creative flow for an idea I have been wanting to do for a while.  Something with my own Christmas design ideas, but somehow I couldn't seem to get what I liked to appear in my rough drawings.  Although this particular little block does not appear "Christmas-y", this chubby little fellow is the start of this new venture. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

* * * Merry Christmas!! * * *

Merry Christmas to all! 

  I hope everyone finds a little quiet time for themselves and family during this hectic time of year.:))
Thanks for stopping by this year and visiting with me. :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I don't know.....

by that, I mean...a Partridge in a Pear Tree? 

Kind of a funky looking partridge, don't you think?  Although,  I do like this little block.  I am especially happy with my 'pear' fabric. :)

This crazy little guy is from A Christmas Story quilt by Hatched and Patched Designs.  Lots of cute little things going on in this one, that's for sure!

Monday, December 19, 2011


What?!!  I actually met one of my goals for this year?  Woohoo!!! I wanted to finish the top for my "The Night Before Christmas" quilt before this Christmas.  And...believe it or not...I put the last applique star on it yesterday!  Above is almost the entire top.  Here is the upper portion:

And, the lower portion:

Monday, December 12, 2011

I forgot!

I made another penny rug...stars and circles for this one....and forgot to take a picture of it.  It has been done for over a week or so.

And.....I drew this little house (only 3" square; 5" with the checked border).  There is going to be a house-a-day SAL beginning January....check it out...Little Houses.  There is a pattern available.  I (in my infinite wisdom, of course) decided to make my own.  I thought it turned out pretty cute and ooh! so little!
Once again, wool felt and fabric for the applique.

*** for Ineke:   Knowing me....I would probably get about 10-15 of them done and then pffftttt!!!  Even so, 10-15 could make a cute little quilt! ;)  Just the idea of such a tiny block intrigued me.  Had to give it a try!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jolly Little Elf

How cute is he?  The good thing is that he was very easy to make.  Everything needed was included in the Just Another Button Company pincushion kit for this cute little Santa. :)  His belt buckle and moustache were a bit straighter, until I started squishing him into the branches of our Christmas tree!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Berries and Bluebirds

More birdies, once again!
Berries and Bluebirds (Gail Pan Designs)

The top portion of Block 2:

The bottom:

Entire block: