Friday, June 20, 2014


I am finding myself with so many much is clamoring for my attention this summer.  Do you all feel the same?!

So what better than to tell you of the many fun distractions I find myself with!!

First off, I was so lucky to be able to participate in this hop, so much fun to show my picnic and even more fun to see everyone else's...and guess what, I got frosting with my cake...I won a gift certificate to the lovely shop of Shannon, Fabrics N Quilts  from the blog of generous Pat of Life in the Scrapatch  Thank you both so much!!

 I chose some patterns that have been on my want list as well as a template and a square of wool...why wool?...well, I have been playing with a lot of wool lately   :)  Thank you so much for these wonderful gifts!  It was a pleasure to shop, with such friendly personal customer service and I couldn't believe how quickly I received my wonderful package!  I will definitely be purchasing from this shop in the future!!
 This doll I mentioned before in a post is getting closer to finished...
 And my adopted aunt Sharon has told me I can share her gorgeous doll above...she's actually my Hubs' aunt but she is kindred spirit to me and we often egg each other on...she should have a blog as many of her projects are just so much fun! 
 My doll still needs her dress finished but she doesn't chastise me as loudly now that her legs are attached!
 This is Primitive Gatherings wool SBOW that I am starting on...
 And this was a birthday present...Sue Spargo's Bird Dance book, I am using my own wools, threads and material to make a version of this and the light blue wool was dyed by my friend Marie during a recent field trip to her is the prettiest wool I own, she is a natural!
These books I am finding very valuable as I start learning to applique and embellish my new wool projects!!

I am also following along with the organizational posts here from Sherri at A Quilting Life as I try to bring my sewing room to order.

Hope you all are enjoying the season and finding time to stitch!!

And be sure to check this out from Madame Samm...Sew we quilt


  1. Oh I like what you are doing with the wool. Love the dyed wool.

  2. You have been distracted in a productive your baby dolls.

  3. ohhh sweet love love your dolls...they so remind me of vintage dolls that i have purchased many years ago..listen these are in such demand today....and yes we all feel rushed which is why we will be slowing down over the summer to prepare for september...

  4. Looks like a lot of fun projects. All that hand work is a great project for the summer.

  5. I have been desperately trying to stay on track this year by working on my list only and finishing projects that I started last year. I am not very fond of UFOs. I keep on adding things to the end of the list though. Love all those wool projects of yours! Such beautiful colours! The doll looks so adorable in her blue dress!!


  6. I'm working on UFOs at my house but I so wanted to do Primitive Gatherings SBOW - just too pricey for me. :( blessings, marlene

  7. Keep on being busy, love your purchases!

  8. I'm very fond of wool. I love your doll and applique and your adopted aunt Sharon's doll is gorgeous too :)