Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sing Bluebird Sing!

Raw edge applique Bluebird Block

You can find this Block here:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thread Painted Lady Slippers

Walking through the woods in New Hampshire when I was young, I would come upon beautiful pink lady slippers! I was told never pick them because they are rare and it is illegal. That always stayed with me...I know today it is not illegal, and they are not rare, but still a beautiful sight to behold! I still would not pick them and instead leave them for others to enjoy when they venture into the woods!
This is my vision of Lady Slippers made with fabric and thread painted.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Painter's Palette Block


This Pattern was inspired by my Husband! You can use any scraps to make the paints, but I used all Batiks. The brush itself feels like a soft brush! Fun block to make!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Come Sail Away~Sailboat Block

Sailing through the ocean blue, come away with me 
for a brand new view!
Check out my new block, you can find it here:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bootsie Bunny Block


                                                                Just in time for Spring!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Quick and Easy Flower Finger Pincushions!

 This idea for a finger pincushion just came to me as I pulled the tab off a 1/2 gallon of milk! Talk about an "Aha" moment! You will love making these little cuties, and they are so fun and useful. They can fit just about any fingers, and because of the solid plastic base, you won't poke your finger.
                     Grab some pretty 1-1/2 " to 2 " little silk flowers
                                     Some pull tabs of 1/2 gallons of milk
 Snip off the stem and plastic with wire cutters, as close to the back of the flower as you can get.
                   You are only using the petals, toss the rest aside.
                           Using a glue gun, glue petals to base part of tab.
 Make 1-1/2" circles from scraps of fabric for flower centers. Using a needle and thread make a running stitch around outer edge of circle.
 Pull up a bit and stuff a small amount of stuffing into circle and pull and stuff to get a nice firm center. A pencil eraser works well for this!
                  Pull all the way together and secure, clip thread.
 Put a dab of hot glue in the center of the petals and firmly press stuffed little centers in place.
Here are a few completed finger pincushions ready for sewing!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Colorful Coneflowers

It's not to early to Dream of a Colorful Garden!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Hearts in the Garden Block

                                             Hearts in the Garden Applique Block
                                                 You can find the pattern here!

Hand Embroidery~ Lesser Goldfinch

I am just having fun Hand Embroidering Birds that come to my yard for a visit, this is a Female Lesser Goldfinch! I incorporated real rose...