Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Barbara just keeps on stitching.  I'm becoming her Number 1 fan!
Spooksters Parade - amazing job.   About all i can say.

 And then her settings are over the top.  She has the entire Lori Mitchell
Trick or Treaters Collection.  I want every one of them.  
Oh and one more thing . . 
BOO !!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Remember that wonderful line of Windham Fabric . . Collage?
Designed by Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs.  Her second line . . Paint . . is just as fantastic and is now available.
Here are a few of my favorites.
I'm especially in love with that Grey Pie Chart piece aren't you?

My friend Marilee and I made up a large multi-tasker bag using these and a few others from this edgy and creative line.
It's Wonderful.
and Fresh.
Our pattern for Your Big Bag is available on our website if you are in the mood to make a large bag.  Great as a project bag, travel bag, diaper bag . . you name it!
To find out more about Carrie''s fabrics books, patterns and unique life, visit her website linked above or visit her on her blog Suchity Such.  Guaranteed . . you will be inspired to do some "Painting" of our own.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


NW QUILT EXPO PORTLAND was super this year.  Lots of intriguing quilts and garments and
just a bustle of activity.
I took just a small sampling of photos - see them in the slide show at the bottom of this post.
And what a pleasant surprise this was . .
Jan walked into our booth with her completed Block Of The Month
It was more than awesome.  See for yourself.
This is why i love doing what i do.  These things.  Most importantly . . she was as happy with her quilt as we were.  Satisfied stitchers make me smile .  . inside and out.

 And then there is Lulu.  Who made up yet another version of our
Sassy Little Apron.  Even used old kimono pieces for her embellishments.
Lovin' her right?  Join the club.
Here is a short little Expo slideshow.  Enjoy!
And keep on stitchin'
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Thursday, October 2, 2014


And so here is Fall already.  A few years ago I got excited about some Steam Punk jewelry my friend Janet had made.  It inspired this Scream Punk Abby pattern.  A quirky little doll and wall hanging.  Recently Kathy Baker sent me the photo below of her very artistic version.  Love all of her innovations . . read about them below.  An added crow!  And that old zipper around the clock . . just puts her little Abby over the top.  So well done.
Kathy Baker's Scream Punk Abby
In Kathy's words . . . 
"I inserted an old zipper around the clock, with the zip pull....because time is just zipping along...Our Abby loves animals, so she is talking to her pet Raven, and her mechanical pooch (His eyes glow-ooohhh!) is chained up to her flag-the hex nuts are his doggy treats.  I found a heavy ceramic candle holder that holds them all up.  She will be a fun decoration in the Staff Lunchroom at the hospital where I work." 

Thanks so very much Kathy for taking the time to share your photo.  She is delightful AND inspiring.
Happy Fall Stitching Everyone !!