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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Snow Days Block 3

Jacque and I have been having a ball cheering each other on while stitching this Snow Days quilt! We came up with the idea to add a cross to the top of the church's steeple. Other than that, this block pretty much stays with the original design...

Snow Days Block #3
A Crabapple Hill design
Offered as a Block Of The Month by The Quilted Crow

Has anyone ever gone blog hopping... only to discover that the blog owner also has an Etsy Shop filled with stuff that "has your name all over it"?!?!?!? Hmmmmm? Well, that's what happened when I visited Stitchin' Thyme! Jennifer has an Etsy Shop filled with gorgeous quilt fabrics and great handmades! Take a quick visit... ;-) Here's what happened during my "quick visit"! lol!

Yummy! Go ahead... click on the picture to enlarge... LOVE these fabrics!

And just so ya' know... I haven't forgotten about those tomatoes I planted waaaaaaay back when... there is progress! After flower... comes tomato! *grin*

Take a minute of today to say a prayer for everyone affected by the recent destructive weather events. So much devastation... so quickly taking lives and turning lives upside down.

Take a minute of every day to count your blessings and be thankful.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shopping at Renninger's

Here is the video of Joanne and I looking through the goodies in the consignment part of Renninger's Antiques. The scary picture in the beginning of the video is a picture of my hubby after his coworker ran his picture through an iPhone app called "Fat". I told him he looked like the Nutty Professor... thus, the "Nutty Radiowild" reference...

And, here is a really short clip of another good place to visit when in Kutztown, PA...

Also, a quick picture of the goodies I found while rummaging through Sharon Renninger's booth at the market. Always such prim and lovely finds there... I found two sock kitties, some lemon verbena sachets, this double tiered tin display, a ceramic flower pot with a cute bird in it and also some super grunged cheese cloth to use in some of my stitching finishes. The little kitty on the bottom of the tin display is a gift... he'll be traveling in a month or so... I just need to make a couple of items to go along with him...

So, that's it for the weekend! I have some stitching updates coming soon...

And, I've also been collecting some ideas for a giveaway!

Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Radio Show, Kutztown, PA

This past Friday and Saturday was the Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club's antique radio swapmeet. It took place at Renninger's Antiques & Farmer's Market in Kutztown, PA.

Joanne met up with me and we spent the day goofing around while my dh sold radios, radios parts and vacuum tubes...

For those of you who are interested in seeing some of the radios there... here is the video that my dh put together...

Another video of what's inside the main Renninger's building will be coming soon!

And for those of you that want to see some more stitching... some pictures of that is on the way too!

Hope you all had a chance to relax today! Sunday is a day of rest!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Snow Days Block 2

I'm still amazed at how time flies while stitching... I sit down, thread the needle... relax the mind while pulling this loverly Cosmos thread through the Kona cotton... and the next thing ya' know... 6 hours has vanished! Granted it was 6 BLISSFUL hours... but, geesh! I still have so much more to go on this quilt! lol!

So here's the embroidered block area of Snow Days Block 2. Clicking on the picture will enlarge it so you can see it better. Full day tomorrow, so I'm looking to stitch up the pieced blocks that go with this embroidered block during the day on Thursday...

Since my last post, some sweet surprises have arrived in the mail! In the lower left of this picture is a sweet strawberry ornament and nest with egg ornament. They are both made of wool and thoughtfully stitched by my friend Mimi! They are both being displayed on my little german twig tree that I keep out all year 'round...

The fan of Red Violet is a swatch set of wool that was hand dyed by my friend Jo! Aren't they a beautiful color? The mottling is perfection! I have a floral rug in mind that I plan to hook these values into. Hopefully time will allow during this Summer. Jo has always hooked fantastic rugs... but now she has found a passion for dying the wool for her rugs and she is inventing the best color formulas. Visit Jo's blog to see her latest color experiment!

And, I will end this post with a pic of my Spirea bush I planted when I moved here 14 years ago. It's covered in bouquets of tiny white flowers for about 2 weeks each Spring. Had to get a picture of it before the wind blew them all away... I have this picture set as wallpaper on my computer desktop...

Next update might be some pieced quilt blocks... or maybe a hooked rug... or maybe a cross stitch?

Or... maybe... a giveaway?


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wisdom House Block 4 and 4a

The days just keep whizzing right on by...

Now that we have started having warmer and sunny days, I've been outdoors in the yard more often than I have been indoors stitching. But, to each week some rain must fall and to each day, night will arrive... and that's when the needle and thread get to work...

Moving right along with this Wisdom House BOM... I really do enjoy the applique type of quilting... seems to be getting easier and a bit quicker too... the colors of this set of pics are pretty close as I just managed to catch the last bit of daylight out on the back patio...

Wisdom House Block #4
12" x 12"

I like the fabric that is the shutters... reminds me of the fruit stripe gum I used to buy when I was a kid!

Wisdom House Block #4a
12" x 18"

I've had "tomatoes on the brain" since I pulled the last one off of last year's vine... Home Depot had these Heirloom Beefsteak variety... purchased two plants... they've been planted for two weeks now... still no stinkin' tomatoes yet though... lol! ;-)

Heirloom Beefsteak

Next will be some more embroidery on the Snow Days quilt... and I'd really like to hook on a rug I have started... but, I really should get caught up on the Snow Days quilt... but, I really want to hook for a bit...
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