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

Friday, May 31, 2013

sneaky peek

A little peek at yet another new small adventure for Annabelle, along with her new friend, Puck.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Peek-a-Boo Mouse

Have a peek...I started working on those little monthly Peek-a-Boo Mouse monthlies again...here is May:

A May flower and three visiting ladybugs. :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Block 2

And another one finished...Block 2 of Reiko Kato's Sunbonnet Mystery quilt:

All the little kiddies having fun jumping rope and swinging on the swings.  :))

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Did you eat all your veggies as your mother told you when you were young?  Well.....I didn't necessarily eat all of them, but some of them.

I showed you a preview of Annabelle with her basket of veggies.  Now it's time to show some of the veggies...made from wool felt and fabric and floss.:)
First, one that turned out to be one of my favorites...the mushrooms, along with a bit of polka dot lettuce:

 Now...I can distinctly remember my mother saying..."eat those peas and carrots!"  A cute little radish added to the mix, too.
 I can smell the pumpkin pie baking now:
 And I love corn on the cob...some juicy, red tomatoes and well...not so much (unless they are in soup) the string beans.  I really like how the string beans turned out.

So...some veggies for cooking...some for salads and a few for pies!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Digitized Annabelle

Wow!  Look at this:

Annabelle - digitized! Diane, who has done my long-arm quilting, loves digitizing patterns for her Babylock embroidery machine.  Take a peek at what she did with the first block of Annabelle's Christmas.  The actual embroidery for this took approximately 30-45 minutes.  A completely different view of how she can be done, instead of hand applique.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Trying again

I have had a he__ of a time trying to upload pictures to Blogger the past few days.  So I am doing one of the recommended 'fixes' and trying a different browser...here goes.

Well, what do you know... finally.  Here she is..my little Annabelle girl, although this time she is quite a bit larger..about 13" tall.
I have to decide how things will all fit together for something new for her.  In the meantime, here is my completed Block 3 for Born to Quilt's Miss Rose:
 Unfortunately, I really did not care for the mouse that was intended for this block.  So my Mousie has paid a visit to Miss Rose's quilt.

What do you think?  Are the pictures better than they have been in the past?