Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Year in Review

     2013 has been a year of ups and downs, joys and sorrows and goodbyes. I was amazed at how much I accomplished in both stitching and quilting during the year.  I hope you enjoy the photo journey!


A&E - The Scarlett House

Arabella Graves - Traveling  Stitcher

Bird in Bough - Scarlet Letter

Butternut Tavern - Stacy Nash

Emma Miles - Scarlet Letter

Garden Glade - Carriage House Samplings

Needleworker - Little House Needleworks

Strawberry Marking Sampler - Handwork Samplers

Summer at Hollyberry Farm - Stacy Nash

Amaryllis Tablerunner

Fa-La-La - Fig Tree Wheels pattern

Field Study - Tula Pink

French General BOM

Fresh Mini Club

Love - Tula Pink

Civil War Era Tumblers Tablerunner

Janet Lea Thompson
May 21, 1952 - May 23, 2013
Rest in Peace Sweet Pea
April 26, 2008 - July 26, 2008

Sunday, December 15, 2013

May All the Joys of the Season Be Yours

         I hope despite the hustle and bustle of  the Season you've had some time to relax with your needles.. I found time to celebrate the Season in both stitching and quilting. Threadwork Primitives has become my 'new' favorite designers. Here is one of  her designs finished and waiting for me to decide what type of finishing technique to use for the finished finish.

Beggars' Christmas - Threadwork Primitives 

      I've kept the Bernina humming in order to finish up my Fa-La-La quilt top. I used fabrics from Kate Spain and Jan Shade Beach collections. The pattern is Wheels by Fig Tree & Co.


      I celebrated a milestone birthday since my last blog post. On the 6th of December I turned 60! A very special thank you to two very special friends for remembering me on my special day and spoiling me with lovely birthday presents. Thank you Margaret and Nicola for making my day extra special. Owen thanks Margaret too... for including a gift for him!


During this Season of Peace
May Your Home be Filled with Joy