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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Finished Scrap-Box Quilt

First you Dream it . . .
Then depending on that dream,
(some we can do ourselves with effort 
and some we need divine intervention).
You pray for it to come true . . .
or you get busy and make it happen :) 

 In this case it was getting busy
and letting my little fingers work :)
This is my hand-quilted scrap-box quilt.
Finished!

It was an end of winter project,
while waiting on the snow to start melting :)


Lots of different leftover fabric
prints and colors.


 The label.


You can't see it in this photo,
but there is a band of the peach
color at the top as well as the bottom.

I did this a while back, but I don't
think that I put it on my blog.
I have two old Goodwill chairs in my 
barn that I had painted white many years ago.
I had covered the cushions in a sage green,
that was looking very tired and worn.
So, I recovered them in this bright pink print.

They look much happier now . . .
more energy, I think :)


Back to the first photo . . .
look out the window.
Our snow is melting!
Happy, Happy, Happy :)

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)



Friday, February 17, 2017

Danish Christmas Pixie In February


Around Christmastime you may have been
seeing these cute pixies everywhere . . .
I know that I did.

Well, I started Googling them,
until I found a pattern. 

I put the pattern up in a safe place
and forgot where that was . . .
come on confess,
we have all done that, right?

After finding it, 
I had to give this little guy a try. 


Now, if I put him up in a safe place,
will I remember where that is come
Christmastime next year :)

 We'll see, LOL. 

I just needed a little break from quilting
and this was a fun project.


Have A Great Weekend
&
Keep Smiling! 

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Humble Hand Quilted Scrap Quilt


This is some of the fabric 
that I chose for the back of 
a humble scrap quilt.


I like basting the front,
back and batting together with 
a bright colored thread.
Something easy to see when it's time
to remove all the basting threads.


There is no rhyme or reason to the pattern
of this quilt . . . I just went with the size
of the scrap.


I'm choosing to use a hoop and 
hand-quilt this one.
It takes longer, but creates a much
softer finished quilt.
I enjoy the process of hand quilting,
it's relaxing and a pleasant evening lap project:)


This arrived in my mailbox from
Nancy of Cozy Thyme Cottage
Nancy and her husband have just moved into
their downsizing retirement home.
With all the work she has to do with moving
and setting up house,
this was an unexpected and delightful
surprise.  


Under this note is a bag of tea.

So as I'm quilting and waiting for
the snow to melt . . .


I'll enjoy a cup tea with Nancy
my blogging sister from Indiana :)

Happy Valentine's Day 
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)