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

Friday, November 20, 2015

As promised...

Here she is!  Little Bo Sheep's January block.  She is ready to celebrate the arrival of the new year.  This block differs a bit from my drawn pattern.  I decided to add the year to the background instead of her hat.  She also has a 'tassel' on her hat instead of the drawn pom-pom.  Here is a close-up of her hat.
The pattern is available for free for about a month (probably until December 19, 2015) on Craftsy.  Here's the link:  LITTLE BO SHEEP'S JANUARY

Thursday, November 19, 2015


LITTLE BO SHEEP'S FEBRUARY  There you go...the link for one of the next free Little Bo Sheep blocks.  February has Bo spreading love with her heart-shaped balloon and some cute, heart flowers.  Always a good time for some heart felt wishes.  And...no....I did not forget January.  I thought I had both of them ready.  You know how that goes.  I need to make a correction to the file.  I'll probably have it ready tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Fun!

OK...since the beginning of the year, I have been working on bits and pieces for a new Christmas quilt ..  And it's not your ordinary green and red.  All the pieces are not ready for any assembly yet, however, I wanted to show a little of what it will have.  Candy canes, stockings, a tree, my Annabelle bunny as well as Peek-a-Boo Mouse (although not in these photos) mittens and more.  It probably won't be ready for this Christmas.  Have a look:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sheep..and more sheep

What do you do when you can't sleep??  Usually I play around on Facebook...but I thought I would do a blog update this time.  So...something different.

  I have been updating another room in our house.  This time it's the master bedroom.  I finally got my gold, tan, and black version of my A-Z for Ewe and Me quilt back from the quilter.  It is just a tad bit larger than the top of my bed...so a nice coverlet underneath with a new dust ruffle.  I ordered a new headboard...very simple, a bit plain, black metal.  The walls will be painted just in time for Thanksgiving.  A few new rugs and it will be pretty close to being done.

But here's what I have been working on to go with the quilt...new valances, a bit of trim on curtains I already had and a new, looong pillow for the top of the bed.

The valances with the  polka-dotted sheep and the black sheep:

The center portion of the A-Z for Ewe and Me quilt:
and my favorite...the 'flock' pillow:

The sheep and flowers are elements from the border of the quilt.
I hope you enjoyed playing around with me and the flock!