Sunday, February 16, 2014

Low Volume Pillow and a Winner

I wanted to make a "soft" colored pillow to go along with my low volume quilt. These live in our guest room. I definitely need practice with my crochet but from a distance my mistakes aren't glaring(I hope). If I ever decide that I need to be perfect, I'll probably just sit on my hands!


Another ongoing project is this little wallhanging. It's made from the cut off corners from my 1930's snowball nine-patch. I'm 
going to hand quilt this one.


I also want to share some gifts I recently received. They are extra special because they are handmade and from true friends. 

Cindy made me this beautiful scarf in my favorite shade of blue.


And Vicki made this lovely mug rug.



Thanks so much to those of you who stopped by from 2 Bags Full! The random organizer picked Melissa from Missouri as the winner of the giveaway. 

Have a great week!!
Deborah xoxo

Friday, January 31, 2014

For the love of vintage........

I'm certain that I have a love for all things "quilty vintage" because of my grandmother. She was a knitter, a crocheter and a master quilter. She's been gone for a long time and of course, now that I'm older, I have so many questions for her!  I have a collection of 30's reproduction fabric and have started to remake a quilt I originally made about 12 years ago when I first started quilting.


My new quilt is made with 3.5 inch squares.




The original quilt(below)was made with 2.5 inch squares and gratefully, my sewing skills have improved!
Mr. White Socks says hi!


My grandmother made these Scotties for my sister in the early 1950's.
They are sewn completely by hand.
My grandmother's.
And I've copied her dogs several times. 
Mine
 These blocks are from my original quilt and I still have some of the fabrics. I'm using them in my grandmother's flower garden quilt.




Here's hoping that spring is just around the corner, especially for those of you who've been buried under snow drifts!


As ever, I'm so happy you stopped by.

Deborah xoxo

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog & Blog Anniversary Giveaway


I've been blogging about my sewing for two years this month and thought it would be perfect timing for a giveaway and to welcome new visitors by way of the lovely blog 2 Bags Full. My friend Ginger sells Jewel Kade Jewelry and has offered a scissor charm below to a reader. I have one of these necklace charms and it's a beautiful piece!  The catalog selection is lovely and best of all, the jewelry is made in the USA!

front and back

Ginger designed my necklace below. The possibilities are endless!


Also included in the giveaway are some stash building fat quarters and an Aurifil thread sampler.



To enter the giveaway leave a comment. International visitors are welcome to enter and I'll announce the winner February 15th.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social!

I'm so happy you stopped by!

Deborah xoxo

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