Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Want wool??

Check this out, a Woolie Bullie Box for only 50.00 an almost 75.00 worth of wool.  Each month over at Piginablanketwools.com on the 19th and 20th of the month you will have the opportunity to order a Woolie Bullie Box, Each month you will receive different goodies, this month, the first month I am letting you know what you will get:  Wool Applique Folk Art by Rebekah Smith, a Buttermilk Basin pattern and kit, a Woolie Bullie ( a charm pack of 8 different wools), a needle threader, plus a full 16 ounces of wool scraps.  This is a great buy, Quantities are limited.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Recognize these?

 If you have ever participated in a BOM from Homestead Hearth I am sure you recognize these little beige and red plaid bags.  For a while there I was getting several of these each month, it was more like a BOW.  I still have several of these that I haven't completed.  After finally finishing my string pieced blocks I decided to find something completely different to work on.

I pulled out a box labeled Halloween 1904, I found a receipt in one of the bags dated from 2010.  I think it is time that I finished this one, it probably won't be finished for Halloween at least not this year, but I will have a head start on next year.  I had to search through all of my boxes to make sure that I had all of the BOM bags.  I finally found all of them and have started the first two blocks.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Out of my box

I saw this quilt pattern in a magazine about three years ago and for some reason it talked to me!  I was surprised because  most of the quilts that I am attracted to are much more traditional.  This quilt is also paper pieced which I have done before but not to this extent.  There are nine blocks and I can't even get them laid out in my sewing room until I move some things around.  The blocks are huge, about 30 inches square.  I started this quilt shortly after finding the pattern, three years ago, today I finished the last block, now to get the rest of the paper off of the back and get the blocks sewn together.  I have three of the  blocks together, I couldn't wait wanted to see how they were going to look.  

Monday, July 20, 2015

A finish, finally

 This is definitely outside of my box.  It is a baby quilt for a fellow teacher, in grey, orange, and lime green, it is  a Moda Bakeshop pattern.  It turned out ok.  The background is grey with foxes on it, another nursery item.  Can't believe that I was able to find grey fabric with foxes.  The last item was a label.  I always put a label on my quilts, this one was an iron on one.  Hope that Sophie and her dads like it!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer time busy

 This summer has been extremely busy with work and gardening.  Our garden has produced a lot of green beans, I have canned over 40 quarts of green beans and put some in the freezer.  It saves money in the long run, but it is lots of work.
 Also lots of cucumbers, I have made bread and butter pickles, sweet pickles and spicy sweet pickles.  I have never known  any one else who made these,  I got the recipe from my former sister in law, they are really good.  I know it sounds strange but Cinnamon spicy pickles are pretty good.  
I have also anxiously been waiting for the delivery of  my book, Go Set a Watchman.  To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite all time book and I have been anxious to read the "prequel" to it.  It just came, can't wait to get started on it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Working on Wool

 Just finished Garden Row by Ties that Bind, love the way that the flowers go in either direction.  Great table runner.
 This one is prepped and ready to go.  The pattern shows the crocks in brown, I decided to do mine in different shades of blue.  Can't wait to get started on the hand work on this one.

If you need to add to your wool stash check out my store at PiginaBlanketwools for a full 32 ounces of wool scraps at only 14.95.  This is a great buy, the colors and textures will vary, but you will get a great selection and some fairly large pieces.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Winter Wonderland + freebie

 Just picked up Winter Wonderland today from Leisa, she did an outstanding job as usual.  Have to get the binding on it this weekend.  Love it.  I have so enjoyed reading all of the comments that were left on my Pig in a Blanket Blog for  my give away.  I love to know what other people enjoy doing in their spare time.

If you go over to Pig in a Blanket and place an of at least 25.00 you will receive a free Patriotic Woolie Bullie,  2 reds, 2 blues, 2 golds, and 2 whites.   Great way to add to your stash.  Each piece is a 5 inch square.