Well, hello Spring

Friday, March 27, 2015



I've officially given up on the idea of a real winter here in the High Desert. We had a few days of overcast 30's and a few days of scattered rain, but no real storms or ice cold temps to speak of. Now, to some this might seen a little ridiculous to be complaining about a lack of winter, but for me, as a California native, I so look forward to a real winter and the escape from the blazing hot temps. Oh well, below are a few shots of the 'winter' days that I captured.

Above is a shot of a beautiful stack of Anna Maria Horner fabrics, so bright, so wonderful. I joined my first ever Instagram Swap, and the theme is Ms. Horner fabrics, yippee! So I have a secret partner that I am supposed to friendly stalk and find out her favorites and then in July send her a mini quilt, and in return someone will send me a mini. I am so excited! This is my kind of fun....blushing.

I have also been starting a lot of new project as of late. I purchased a gorgeous stack of Persimmon by Basic Grey from Moda Fabrics, and I am using an Abbey Lane pattern called Blue Jay Way. It is turning out so lovely, and BTW their patterns are so easy to use. I have also been cutting out more baby quilts to add to my shop, and will hopefully have those done soon. I also finished piecing the top of my log cabin quilt, wow, that took forever, but so worth it. The colors are so inviting, now I just need to figure out how I want to machine quilt that sucker, I might end up sending that one out for quilting.

Books. Lets talk about books. In February I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and absolutely loved it. I highly recommend it. Without giving too much away it's about a quadriplegic and his caregiver and of course, love. Then I just finished The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, and loved it. I could hear the voice of Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory) reading the narrative in my head. It was quirky and lighthearted. I also recently read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, it felt long. I picked it up because it takes place in Alaska, and I am obsessed with Alaska. It is very beautifully written and reads like a fairy tale.


Starting off slowly....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oh, this poor neglected blog of mine.....Life just sometimes gets away from you and you look back and realize that you (I mean me) haven't posted since October. Well, the holidays are over and cleaned up and now I have sprinkled a little Valentine's cheer around the house. I made that felt heart a few years ago, can't remember who the pattern is by at this moment, but it remains to be one of my favorites. It makes me smile. 

So does this kitty lying on this pretty quilt. 

 I just listed this new diamond baby quilt in my Etsy Shop. It's so soft and cuddly. I used lots of grays and blues with just a pop of red. It's backed in a light blue cotton feather print. 

January is always a good month for me. After the holidays are all put away and the house is clean, I want to make stuff...bad. I don't start back to my college classes until mid-February, so I have weeks to work on stuff. I started this log cabin quilt I week or so ago and I am loving the colors, it is pretty slow going though. I've also started a couple of stitchery projects. The 'Winter Berry' embroidery was super fast. It took me about two days, and now I just need to find the perfect little frame for it. I am also working on a cross stitch that I started out of Anna Maria Horner's book. I am loving every stitch of this one. I can hardly wait for the evenings to sit and stitch away while my family watches their favorite shows. 

Books. I got a lot of books for Christmas and boy does that make me happy. First of all I finished 'The Hundred Foot Journey' and absolutely loved it. Any book that talks about food and travel is a winner for me. The details are rich and the story was interesting. I also finished 'Olive Kitteridge' and liked it as well. It is made up of many small stories that mingle and intertwine with each other, all with the spunky wisdom of Olive lacing them together. Next for me was 'The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.' I loved everything about this book. It is about a bookstore owner that has lost his wife and all the magical and sad things that happen as life unfolds. There is a constant mention of literature and books that I always love to find in a book. Good Read. 
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