Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Pattern: "Summer Buds"

This summer one of my goals is to make one pattern a month for a small project. This is the first one of these patterns! I've named it "Summer Buds" and finished size is 21" x 27". I did wool applique on a cotton background--I also used cotton for the borders. I am very happy with the rick rack, and I also embellished the berries with seed beads, although that is hard to tell from this picture. As for the picture--honestly, this wallhanging is not crooked--my photography skills are crooked! Patterns are available at Shaffer's Countryside Quilting ( or by emailing me at .

The new Block of the Month started at Shaffer's Countryside Quilting last weekend. I am happy to say that I am designing this quilt for the store. No applique this year, though. If you are interested in signing up, call Judy at 724-962-9394. Here's the first block:

I'm working on my next small pattern--June is just around the corner!

Have a Happy Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Win "Fresh from the Garden Gift Set" from the Vintage Workshop

If you haven't checked out The Workshop Window, the blog from the Vintage Workshop, you are in for a treat! They have so many great ideas, and now they are having a contest to win one of two gift sets of bags, aprons, etc.--really, there are too many goodies for me to list them here--and all of them have images of vintage seed packs! Click on the link below to see the gift sets and to enter the contest! I know you'll be adding The Workshop Window to your list of favorites!

I've been having a busy spring--not only sewing but gardening, too. I have a couple of new projects in progress. I'll be posting pictures soon!