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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Doodles


I needed a project that was "mindless" to relax with this weekend... so, I brought out a vase full of Valdani 3-strand and started punching on "Fancy Tulip". It's a "Julie's Doodles" punch needle pattern from "The Old Tattered Flag".

Hope you all had a beautiful weekend!

Until next time... enjoy each day for the gift that it is!

~Sharon

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Flowers, Josephine and Box of Figs!

You know... I used to think that Autumn was my favorite season of the year... but, this Spring has been so glorious that I'm thinking Spring is quickly becoming my favorite season of the year! :-) Who doesn't love the vivid bright greens of new sprouts, the light pinks and whites of tree blossoms and the pastels and brights of tulips? And... may I also add those beautiful azaleas and rhododendrons too? Yep... here's a look-see of what's blooming in the yard now...


My DH bought me some geraniums... and, after supper last night, they were planted in their pots...


Just curious... but, does anyone else enjoy the aroma of damp soil? I love it! :-)

Progress on Josephine, you ask? I do have a pic to share of the top all together, basted and ready for some quilting...


That pic was taken a couple of weeks ago. As of yesterday, I'm more than halfway through the quilting... and hope to finish it up today... though, to be honest... after about 2 weeks of grey clouds and rain showers, I'll probably just sit and stare at the sunshine all day... :-)

Another little bit to share is the "Box of Figs" program that is being offered by Fig Tree Quilts this year. It's one of those auto-ships... this one is mailed out 4 times a year. I missed out on the first sign-on, but managed to get in on the second round. It was a pleasant surprise to open this "mystery box" and see what goodies were tucked inside! Absolutely LOVE this Popsicle Runner pattern... and the Popsicle is brought into the Summer themed cotton dish cloth too! Also included were Joanna's favorite Little House pins... a frixion pen for marking quilt lines...and some beautiful sherbet and neutral fabrics and floss to complete the runner and the dish cloth. Awesome stuff! :-)


I'm almost tempted to take a break from quilting Josephine and start piecing together that popsicle runner... :-) We'll see what happens as today progresses...

So that's the scoop around here! :-)

Wishing all you lovely ladies a wonderful Mother's Day!

Until next time... enjoy each day for the gift that it is!

~Sharon

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Progress on Josephine

Each night after work, sometimes I stitch a little bit, and sometimes I trim a little bit. So that by the time the weekend arrives... I'm all ready to sit at my Janome and assemble some blocks...


... and then those blocks get assembled into rows...


...and since the sun was shining today, I was outside quite a bit... so the rows have not been assembled into a quilt top just yet...

So.

We are back to each night after work... sometimes I'll stitch a little bit...

Until next time, enjoy each day for the gift that it is!

~Sharon


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