Tuesday, November 22, 2011


It's been a while.
First up...

After the bustle of Halloween, I took a little hiatus for a couple of weeks from my sewing machine and began working on some felt Christmas ornaments.  My sister actually started the cross-stitching on the mitten before she had to go back to Washington. 

There is still so much more to be done on these.  I'll post completion pictures as I get there. 

When I figured my sewing machine had a good enough break, I began the Princess Pea quilt for my 15 month old daughter.

I have used fat quarters before, but not many other pre-cuts; not having to cut all those strips for mattresses on this quilt sure is saving a lot of time.  I will give more info on this as it progresses.

Well, that's about it for now.  I got a few other Christmas gifts together but can not show those until after the holidays.

Projects in progress:

Kaleidoscope quilt (behind)
Skill Builder Sampler (same)
Daisy chain ABC's sampler (on the letter 'J')
Christmas gifts
Princess Pea quilt
Felt Christmas ornaments

No progress:

Bottled Rainbow quilt (sorting scraps)
Husband's shirt
Linking up to Freshly Pieced.

Log cabin quilt

Currently on hold:
Beatrix Potter quilt (working up design)
Barn quilt

This week's stats:
Completed: 1 (Christmas gift)
New projects: 0
In progress: 10

Linking to other great works in progress at Freshly Pieced.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tea for Two

Since my sister was visiting, I felt it necessary to take her to tea.  Just the two of us.  It's rare that I get anytime kid free or with my sister, so this was a special treat for me too. 

Courtyard leading to the tea room

My sister LOVES Beatrix Potter, so I reserved the Hilltop Farm (the name of Beatrix Potter's home) room for the two of us.  During our tea there was much excitement, much giggling...


"Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply..." ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814