"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Friday, October 16, 2015


Tonight is FNSI, and DH is away, so I’ll be stitching like crazy.  I plan to work on my GG cross stitch project, in an attempt to get a month ahead.

I missed posting the September installment because I was on vacation, so here’s September and October.  I’m finishing one each month, but not necessarily in the order they were released.  My hope is to finish the final two by November 15th GG posting, so I can take the month of December off for Christmas projects.  GG is Gifted Gorgeousness, where we work on projects that were gifted to us.  This was my Christmas gift in 2012, for the 2013 BOM.  Jo has a linky each month, and I’m hoping she will continue this in 2016, because I’m thrilled to be getting this finished, and I have already chosen a project for next year. 

I got off to a slow start with my brown scraps for RSC, but here is my monthly Dresden Plate.


I’m working on cutting out two more small projects, so stay tuned.  I’m also starting to prep some projects for Retreat in a couple of weeks.  And I just found out that our LQS is having a sit-n-sew tomorrow night!  I might just have to check it out.

Keep on stitching……Sunny


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Beautiful Finish

I just love this little quilt!  This is Val Laird’s BOM for this year.   You can go to her blog and scroll down the the individual posts.


I had most of it assembled after the 8th block, and even had the binding waiting.  As soon as I returned from vacation, stitching the final block was my top priority.  On a few of the blocks, I appliqued one of the larger designs rather than embroidering it.  Can’t wait to get this one hung.

A couple of years ago, I was gifted an orphan block – a basket.  It got buried in some fabric, and I unearthed it in January when I was sorting my scraps.  It’s now a spring wall hanging. 


oops – I still need to give the bunny an eye!  I worked on this last week while sewing with a friend. 

Today was a beautiful day, so DH and I had a play date.  We went for a short hike on the Appalachian Trail.  That wasn’t our plan when we left the house so I didn’t have my hiking boots, and my feet paid the price.  It felt so good to be outdoors though!  I don’t like to hike when it’s hot out, so we’ll start doing more as it cools down.


Back to stitching now . . . . Sunny


Thursday, October 1, 2015


Because of vacation, September was not a terribly productive month in the sewing room. Fiona Pfaff went to the spa while I was away, so she’s ready to do some serious sewing in October. 

  I’ve already shown the orange doll quilt for RSC.


I also finished Jenny’s Vintage Kitchen BOM.  I’m going to look for a long wooden spoon to use as a hanger!


This was a fun little project, and I’m really pleased with the result.

That’s about it for September.  But I do have a stack of basted quilts ready to be quilted.  There’s rain in the forecast for the next few days, so I’ll be spending my days in quilting mode.

Keep on stitching…Sunny