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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hand Embroidered Dishtowels

Just some hand embroidered dishtowels
to share today.

These are the transfers
purchased at Walmart.

Busy little birds


I want to thank all of you 
that have put us in your prayers.

We really don't want to discuss it
here on my blog,
The Lord knows what's going on . . .
 and that's good enough.

You have touched our lives with your
love and friendship.

God bless you all.

Connie :)

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Trees, Dish Towels & Another Quilt.

We got a head start on Spring by having 
the trees in the front yard groomed.

Two removed.

They should provide some great wood
for the fire-pit and for camping :) 

The four closer to the house we
had topped out.
We're looking at less shade this summer,
but at least there are no dead limbs 
hanging over our heads :) 

While they were working on the trees,
I had them replace my swing rope
with a new one. 

I bought this last week . . .

and started some dish towels.
they're nice and portable to work on . . .
I like that.

I've also started another quilt.
I'm using these 5 inch charm pack squares
from Moda . . .

along with these fabrics from my stash. 

Well, that's what's going on in our neck of the woods,
except for doctor visits and tests.
We've been to the clinic  
three days this week and are going back today.

Still waiting for their final descision
and finding out what's going on with my Steve.

If your a christian I would like to ask
you to pray for my Steve.
He's my sweetheart and it kills me
to see him in pain.
This April we will celebrate 
our 43 anniversary :)

Thank you . . .

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Quilt #3

Like I said before, 
I'm on a roll. . .here's Quilt #3 of 2019.

Years ago when I first started blogging
I fell head over heels 
for primary colors in decorating.

I've not done that much decorating with it,
but I have made many quilts
using primary colors.

What or who was it that inspired me?

Carol's cottage by the sea . . .
and her gorgeous blog . . .
Art & Sand.

 Here are a few photos from her earlier posts
when her cottage was mainly decorated in . . .
that's right "primary colors".

 There is such a pureness about 
these colors . . .
something cheery, happy, fundamental,
like Dick & Jane readers and
happy days of childhood play.
Carol is not afraid of color,
nor is she afraid to pick up a paint brush
and change the color.
Her and her artist husband live in an
enchanting cottage by the sea.
If you don't know her, visit her here:

After that tour, it's easy to see
how I fell in love with this color system.
This is a small quilt 55" X 55".
It's a good size for a throw while watching TV or reading :) 

Well, this is quilt #3 of 2019.
I hope you like it:)

Quilting helps prevent the winter time blues
and cabin fever, so onward and upward.

I'm ready to start another:)
What are you doing to ward off the wintertime blues?

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)