Little Project Satisfaction

I have been rowing away below deck at my pays-the-bills job. On Wednesday night I just couldn’t stand it any more. I simply had to dust off my Bernie and do something creative (that video marketing strategy can be developed early Thursday morning, right?? BTW, if you have any ideas about how to implement same, hit me up!).

I’m always torn at this time of year about projects. I love the fall —pumpkins, drifting colorful leaves, trick or treating for Halloween, and Thanksgiving meal planning — but there is an inevitable tug towards the red and green of December.

If you’re feeling the same thing, here’s a little project to satisfy your urges. I call it a rustic tree. Here is the pattern.

This is a little bitty pillow.

I will be adding this project to the Fave Quilts Website  Be sure to check this site often for new holiday projects!

Enjoy the apple cider and donuts while you can — candy canes are just waiting in the wings. About that video strategy……

Quilts of Honor

Good morning!  It’s Cindy and Norma reporting in from Ohio today.  As you can see, Norma’s been “assisting” me with a special project.NormaMy guild is gearing up for Veteran’s Day.  We’ll be presenting approximately 20 Quilts of Honor to veterans in a special ceremony.

My job in the next few weeks is to tack down the hanging sleeves on some of the quilts.  Below is the first one I started.  SleeveEach quilt is unique, making our ceremony even more special for the veterans we will honor.  IMG_3051The quilting in the photo below really enhances the stars and stripes!flag I just love this star block!  How cute are these flags with the white tone on tone stars?  flag starI’ll be finishing up the sleeves on this stack in the next few days.  IMG_3075Stay tuned for more updates on our special ceremony!




Missing TAG

It’s Cindy reporting that I miss my TAG (Teen Age Girl), a neighbor and a beginning quilter.

I’ve been organizing and getting some projects ready to sew when I found TAG’s ‘stash’…a pile of neatly stacked 5 inch squares she cut out last spring.  Her organization skills are awesome, thanks to her mom!  AND she gained a lot of confidence with a rotary cutter while cutting out these squares.  Her plan is to make a quilt with rainbow colors.IMG_3010TAG has also started a yellow and green charm square quilt.  All the squares are sewn together in rows and she just needs to sew the rows together.  This is such a cheerful quilt, I can’t wait to see the finished project!  5 inch sewn

As we’re approaching cooler weather, I hope TAG will have time for quilting again.  It’s fun to watch her design process and to see her quilting skills develop.

My BFF is Back!

Hi everyone, it’s Cindy.

I am happy to report that my Best Friend Forever (BFF) is now back at home, safe and sound.  We were taking a break for 30 days and are now happily reunited.  My BFF is running smoothly after a few tweaks and a good cleaning.  Time to get to work!

Bernina picI am working on a new jelly roll pattern and some pieces are sewn together.  These colors are perfect for fall. IMG_2996For more fall color, I hung my pumpkin & patchwork wall hanging.Patchwork pumpkinHave a great week everyone!