Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's been a while since I posted and I'm sorry I don't have anything new to show you. My work on "Sweet Nostalgia" stalled while I was waiting for some more threads to arrive. It is really hard choosing colors from your PC monitor!
In the meantime we've celebrated two family birthdays and I've been trying to finish up a few UFOs. Hopefully I'll have some photos next post.
Kaaren at is having a wonderful 4th of July giveaway. She is incredibly talented which you'll discover when you see what she is giving away. Why don't you pop over and pay her a visit.?
Chat with you later.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Sweet Nostalgia"

I've been wanting to offer a B.O.M. on my blog for a while but couldn't decide on a project. I thought applique might be too limiting, as it's not everybody's favorite technique, so I've decided to design a quilt with 12 months of embroidered blocks. I've always been drawn to vintage illustrations and thanks to my Mom and Aunt have a collection of old cards and postcards which I'm using for my inspiration. I'm calling the design "Sweet Nostalgia" and am planning to have it start sometime in September, probably around the 15th.

I'd like to thank Nireko and the Lecien Corporation for so generously providing these luscious Cosmo embroidery threads for the project. They arrived today and I've got the first block ready to start stitching! I think I've got my mojo back! lol

Stay tuned for a sneak peak of the block, and a giveaway of some of Lecien's wonderful Cosmo Marble threads.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's been a trying couple of weeks since I last posted, and I haven't anything new in the quilting area to share with you. I've had a few false starts but just haven't been able to get motivated. I hate it when I get "stuck" like this. I've even gone back to try and finish a few UFO's, but I just can't achieve lift off. lol

On a brighter note I just won a copy of this magazine from Carrie of

Carrie has a wonderful blog with lots and lots of eye candy. Thank you Carrie. Maybe this will give me the boost I need. I can only hope! lol

DD and her husband are off to Jamaica on Monday and I will be dogsitting their lovely Chocolate Lab, Daisy. This is a picture of her at Christmas.

Isn't she lovely.

Bye for now. Hopefully I'll have more to share next time.