Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Eternal EPP

Many years ago, never mind how many, I started this grandmothers flower garden. 

Like I do every year, I have vowed to get it finished this year (πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚)


 

 
These are the flowers I have completed. I am nearly half way πŸ€“

 If I can keep making two flowers an evening, I will complete all of my flowers (nearly) exactly four years from the day I started the project πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


 

Wish me luck!!
 
 




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Book Review

 

Good stuff this week for my #SundayBookReview.

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First up are two stories by #JodiPicoult. First is a short story called #WhereTheresSmoke. I REALLY wish this was a whole book!  I am hooked and want the fleshed out tale!!! 🐸🐸🐸🐸

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The second of Picoult's that I read was a novella called #LargerThanLife. I loved this one as well. 🐘🐘🐘🐘 (read it and you'll know why it got 4 elephants instead of four frogs 😘)

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#PeaceLikeARiver by #LeifEnger. Oh, I really loved this book. 🐸🐸🐸🐸

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#SecretsOfACharmedLife by #SusanMeissner. I am constantly surprised at how WWII historical fiction can vary so widely on topic. I really enjoyed this book. It was told from the perspective of two girls sent to live in the country of England during WWII. Good book! 🐸🐸🐸🐸

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(You may be wondering what the frogs are. They are my rating system. Five means I loved it so much and it changed my life. Four is very good. Three is I liked it.  Sometimes I add a caterpillar for a half frog. 😘😘)

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So, what are you reading this week??

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Solid Improv Quilt

One of my 2016 goals was to bust out my solids scraps and make something. I debated about what to make and decided a few weeks ago that I should go for an improv quilt πŸ€“

Here is my progress so far 😘

 

 
 

 

 

 

I am having so much more fun with this project than I thought I would. So therapeutic! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Moda Building Blocks

So, sometimes, well, almost ALL of the times, pictures are best. Lots and lots of pictures!!

This beautiful quilt was made by a customer. 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Book Review

 

I'm happy to say that 2017 has begun with two great reads!

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#LettersToTheLost by #IonaGrey. A clever told love story, bouncing between WWII and present day. 🐸🐸🐸🐸

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#TheKitchenHouse by #KathleenGrissom. Wonderfully told story of loss, slavery, family and the love that binds us all. 🐸🐸🐸🐸

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What are you reading??

#treatyoshelf

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year

Hey y'all!!  To say the last 6 months have been BONKERS is an understatement!  I'm hoping to get my blogger back and post for y'all more than once every six months!!

 

In case you haven't noticed, there is a link to my Instagram account in the right side bar. You can always see what I have been up to there 😘

 

Sending all of my love and peace for a wonderful new year!!

 

(These three glamor shots are sneak peeks at three quilts that will be part of a book published in May 2018 πŸ€“. Super exciting!!)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Natalie's Baby Swoon


My quilty BFF, Natalie brought me this darling baby quilt to longarm for her!


She had a great plan in mind for this sweet flimsy.


Today is one of those days that I LOVE my job!!


Monday, July 18, 2016

A Baby Quilt For Fat Jazz


My daughters best friend married her husbands identical twin. 
(Did you get that?)


So, my grandson's cousin is also his half sister... genetically speaking.
(are you still following along?)


So... of course, because my grandson has a new half sister and a new cousin and my daughters best friend has a new baby,  I had to make her a quilt!!!


(lol, I am a little sleep deprived as I type!)


I love this color way!!  Such a cute quilt!!!


...and orange peel quilting is my FAVORITE!!!

(The nickname "Fat Jazz" is a terrible inside joke! ...sorry...)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Another Wedding Quilt


A dear friends son got married.


She made this beautiful quilt and I quilted it.


The colors and design were so beautiful!!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sunflower Star

How awesome is YELLOW??


This beautiful Quilt is a wedding present for a customers daughter...


...who loves yellow!


...and sunflowers!


I had so much fun quilting this cheerful quilt!








Monday, July 11, 2016

Arcadia Avenue


This was such a fun quilt to work on!


It is is called Arcadia Avenue by Sassafras Lane Designs.


I had so much fun designing the borders.



For the actual blocks, I did a lot of stitch in the ditch,


I wanted them to really pop!




I used The Quilted Pineapples curved templates.


They are AWESOME!


So many cool designs!