Friday, August 28, 2015

National Sewing Month

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month?

 
  The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” 

September is a time to celebrate our passion, but we know the creative, therapeutic and calming effects of sewing( and quilting) are joys that we can celebrate throughout the entire year.

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Christmas is coming

Yikes! Do you realize it is four months til Christmas?  That's 122 days!  Have you started working on your Christmas projects?


I've pulled out some of my Christmas fabrics for a couple of projects I have in mind.  

Don't forget to check in on the Island Batik Summer in the Country Blog Hop for some new ideas, recipes and giveaways.
 
 8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/22 – Pamela Quilts
8/23 – Freemotion by the River
8/24 – The Patchwork Pearl
8/25 – Fun Threads Designs
8/26 – For Quilts Sake
8/27 – Lemon Tree Snippets
8/28 – Bejeweled Quilts
8/29 – Tamarinis
8/30 – KISSed Quilts – Part 2
8/31 – Beaquilter
9/1 – Purrfect Spots Designs
9/2 – Maria Michaels Designs
9/3 – Mary Mack Made Mine
9/4 – Made In Scraps
9/5 – Happy Cottage Quilter
 
Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Spending time with your Bestie



When my BFF grabbed a $19 fare, she came down for a couple of days from Buckeye country. What fun to catch up and enjoy spending time together.

 We enjoyed lunch at a favorite restaurant.  Sitting outside and taking in the view of the bay.
And you just can't miss an opportunity to visit a quilt shop.  



This shop had a flood back in January, and it didn't seem like they had replenished much of their fabric stock. It was a little disappointing, but hopefully they will get back on their feet again soon.
We did enjoy sharing meals and new recipes. 
 Including Crusty Bread.

All in all it was a fun couple of days.
Now back to Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Coffee Break

Take a peek.

I finally finished this table topper. Quilted and bound!  And finally gracing the table :-)

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Augusta Quilt shop

On our recent travels, it was hard finding any quilt shops. Several that were listed ended up being closed.  But I did stop in at Branum's in Augusta Georgia. Under new ownership, the staff was so friendly and helpful.



This quilt was on display. 

A Jelly Roll friendly pattern. 

One that I think will take on an elegant look using Island Batik fabrics.

Be sure to visit Fiber and Feast today as Adele shares about her Summer in the Country design. 

Enjoy a Happy Quilting day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Saving the Stash

I've been getting this top ready for quilting.


I dug around in my stash and found the blue for the border. All of this fabric was left over from other projects.  Doesn't that make it fun?

Be sure to stop by the Island Batik Summer in the Country Blog Hop.  Today Connie of Kaufman Designs is sharing with us.  Here is the whole line up.

 8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/22 – Pamela Quilts
8/23 – Freemotion by the River
8/24 – The Patchwork Pearl
8/25 – Fun Threads Designs
8/26 – For Quilts Sake
8/27 – Lemon Tree Snippets
8/28 – Bejeweled Quilts
8/29 – Tamarinis
8/30 – KISSed Quilts – Part 2
8/31 – Beaquilter
9/1 – Purrfect Spots Designs
9/2 – Maria Michaels Designs
9/3 – Mary Mack Made Mine
9/4 – Made In Scraps
9/5 – Happy Cottage Quilter

Happy Quilting!