Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tumbling Block Quilt

TUMBLING BLOCK QUILT

I love the tumbling block....
but
cant deal with the labor intense way of making this block.
So, I found an easy way of making the tumbling blocks in a lot less time....
using the strip piecing method.
This quilt that I am working on is small in size.
I have decided to make it little and sweet!
The blocks are made using lots of scraps and a neutral fabric
for the background.......not sure of the finished size yet
but
I will post a pic of the finished quilt soon!
I think this will be one of my favorites and a keeper!
What do you think?
Do you also love this old and traditional quilt block pattern?

HAPPY STITCHING,
Peg




Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Little Sewing Time



                                                       
Small Pincushions

I Love making pincushions, they make me happy!
I use hand dyed and textured wools, scraps of fabrics, selvages ,buttons and findings.
The strawberry is made from hand dyed wool, Valdani floss
and filled with crushed walnut shells ( one of my favorites)
The heart and 4 patch is made from scraps of leftovers
and
a selvage from a Marcus Brothers fabric..
Sweet little pincushions.....you can never have to many

HAPPY STITCHING,
Peg





Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cinnamon Rolls

JANUARY 1st, 2014
 
"WELCOME"
 
Today I decided to do one of the things on my bucket list...
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Yep...that's right!
Years ago I used to make cinnamon rolls for the family
but, it has been a long time
and
 I have been longing for the smell and taste of a homemade
cinnamon roll!
So, today is the day and I am hoping for the best.
They look good and smell good!
A little cream cheese frosting...yum...yum!
The hubby taste tested and approved..........
 
A great start to the New Year!
 
Peg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ....to all my Family, Friends and Customers!
 
Peg
 
 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Holiday Pictures

Hope you all are having a Merry Christmas! We had a great day.....all of the family was together and everything came together even with the living room re-model. We are just about finished with the living room, it seems that all of the details are taking the longest.
I did take some time to bake cookies for the boys. Their favorites ....Peanut Butter Blossoms and Cranberry Nut swirls. Hubby didn't get his favorite sugar cookies, but he has a Birthday coming up soon and maybe then.
As I was baking the cookies , I looked at my counter and thought...what a mess. I have to admit that I am a very messy baker, but isn't the saying the messier the better ( or did I just make this up)!
Anyhow something that you may not know about me is that I love to bake, I am messy when I bake and when I am sewing ( but I do clean when done) and also that I love to do dishes ( am I crazy)? It is so therapeutic putting my hands in the warm water and smelling the great scents of dish liquids.
AND.......
I have never owned a dishwasher! Please don't judge me...for I am weird!
So here are some pics of the past week of the days of my life...........
Making a cookie MESS.......

Cookie baking.....messy counter
Cranberry Nut Swirls....getting ready
Peanut butter blossoms and PB temptations..
forget to take a pic of the Cranberry Swirls...
These bowls have been with me since my
bridal shower 43 years ago.....
Very little decorating
Our little tree before Santa arrived
A little holiday decorating in the unfinished
living room....forgot to take the sheet off the sofa .
but you get the idea...........................................
This was our tree this year...everyone liked it.
Maybe a new tradition with a smaller tree.......
A gift from my friend ...Jan. I just love it!
Molly and Mia playing with their gifts from Santa
Mia sleeping in one of my baskets with her
sister Molly's pony....Oh No!....................
 
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL DAY!
 
Peg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Home Improvements

Husbands....you've got to love them, their brains just don't work like ours. When my husband decides to do something ...WATCH OUT! With this remodel before I knew it the sheet rock was flying and seriously just before the holiday! What is he thinking!
Al ( hubby) and I had talked about doing some updating in the homestead for awhile....but after the kitchen re-model we wanted a break. So a few weeks ago he said...so what do you think about doing some of the painting and  remodeling that we talked about?
My reply was.........Well, we aren't getting any younger and I say lets do it. So I assume that we will talk about our plan and start after the holidays.....Wrong! Right after this brief talk, I shuffle off to my sewing room for a night of sewing....when suddenly I hear something that sounds like a hammer and ripping sound!
I think to myself (OMG) is he really starting to rip apart the living room?
YEP!  I will say no more...we managed to get thru Thanksgiving and I hope that I can pull off Christmas! Here are some pics of our little nest in utter chaos.
 
Sheet rock replaces old paneling.....Molly supervising



 
Paint going on ...love the color ( Stoney Creek)
Below is bedroom....
 
Bedroom....new paint, crown molding and new ceiling.
The ceiling is made of wide planks...I love it
Still need to hang pictures, hang a window curtain .
I think that I will keep it simple
 
I will post more pictures as we progress....
and by the way...I have to say that I am so thankful that
I have a husband that can do almost anything even if he is a
crazy man when he get tools in his hands..........LOL!
 
Happy Stitching,
Peg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Decorating

Here are some pics of the shop decorated for the holidays...hope you enjoy!
First some pictures of Wednesdays snow........I was outside decorating during the storm.
Our huge pine tree in the front yard......so pretty with the snow.
Next I will show you pictures of the shop.
 
 
Snowman greets you at the door
New 2014 calendar from Primitive Quilts and Projects
Slim the snowman and Crazy Christmas flannel wallhanging
Front door with garland and snowball quilt
Lots of candles...Papa jars, snowman jars and small gift sets

Here is my featherweight ...her name is Frannie after my mother.
Seasonal wallhangings made from cotton and wool.

Outside porch decorations
 
 

 

Hope that you enjoyed!