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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Will it ever be Spring?

It's still cold and rainy here.  At least everything is green and lush!  And I think Spring green is just the prettiest color, after the drab grays and browns of winter.  Any day now . . . .

I've had some luck with blog drawings lately, scoring two wins!  Yesterday this beautiful package of luscious wool arrived from Cathi at Shakerwood Woolens.  You can also find her on Facebook.
My other prize was from Pam Buda at Heartspun Quilts.  I got to choose my own pattern, and I chose this beauty.  I love 'old fashioned' patterns, and can't wait to get started on this.  I think I already have the perfect fabric in my stash.
My green scraps for RSC16 have been cut and will be put together into blocks in the next day or two.
Gifted Gorgeousness is progressing nicely.  I hand stitch with a group two afternoons a month, and this is the perfect project to take along.  There are nine stitcheries, and I hope to get a little ahead so I can assemble the quilt before Christmas.  THis was a kit I won from Kaaren at  The Painted Quilt a couple of years ago.
If you haven't been over to visit Kaaren for awhile, you may have missed out on this SAL.  I loved the quilt so much I rushed out to buy fabric and get my top sewed.  Then I spent half a day looking for just the right backing fabric.  I hope to get it sandwiched and basted today, and then I'll start quilting on Thursday.  No pictures just yet, so hop over to see Kaaren's.
I debated over making mine in another color, but the yellow just called out to me!

I went to a friend's house this past weekend for a mini retreat.  She is hand quilting a quilt that was pieced by her mother for a grandchild's graduation.  DK has never actually finished a quilt before, although she started a couple of small items years ago.  She is making fantastic progress, and I helped her make the binding, which will be attached very soon!  I took hand projects to work on, and made some progress on my GFG.  My goal is to work on it daily, and perhaps have it finished this year.  I started it in 2010, so it's time.  Many of the hexies are from One Flower Wednesday and from a monthly hexie swap.  I loved making the hexie flowers, but I do NOT like sewing them all together.

I guess that sums up the month so far.  With all the rain and dreary weather we've been having, I have plenty of time to stitch.

Hoping for Spring....... Sunny


  1. Thanks for taking part in GG this month.
    Lovely stitched sheep!

  2. I love, love, love Kaaren's quilt. When I first saw her inspiration and initial posts on the sew along, I thought I would make mine in a different colorway if I ever made it. But when I saw her finished quilt, I fell in love with the lovely combination of that yellow and white ... it's such a warm yet soothing lovely yellow. I can't wait to see yours!

    It's cold and windy here. It looks like spring when I look out the window, but when I went to chemo this morning, it sure didn't feel like spring! Ugh

  3. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those GREEN scraps!!

  4. Hi Sunny i hope you get you spring and sunshine soon,congrats on both your lovely wins ,those wools are gorgeous as is the pattern,enjoy your day my friend :)

  5. Congrats on your win. Good luck with GFG. They are a lot of stitching x Hope Spring finds you soon.

  6. Congratulations on your prizes! That wool bundle looks gorgeous! Lots of lovely projects on the go.... looking forward to watching your progress! Hope your weather warms up soon! Christine x

  7. I've been wanting to do Kaaren's yellow quilt too. It looks fabulous.

  8. Fabulous wins there and the sheep is lovely

  9. Great wins Sunny.. Enjoy.
    Nice stitchery you are working and I look forward to see your Yellow quilt and the hexie one.

  10. Talk about rain--we got a few hours of it yesterday here too--but today it is hot and muggy out--even too hot down on the dock!!
    love all your projects in progress--keep on working--they will get done soon--
    love and laughter, di

  11. I like old fashion patterns too. I think you will love making this one. I love the wool - it just calls for a special project to be made into. I see why the yellow was calling you. Your yellow is a great shade can't wait to see it as you work on it.

  12. Wonderful that your friend is finishing up the quilt!! I have seen Kaaren's yellow and white quilt and I LOVE it. I need to make a baby quilt for a little girl and am now thinking of using those colors! I hope spring has finally sprung for you!

  13. Hello Sunny, you won some lovely goodies, what will you make with the wool. Hope you get some warm sunny days very soon.
    Love Leanne xx

  14. Great wins. The wools look especially lovely.
    I look forward to seeing your quilt all made up.

  15. It's rainy and dreary here too... spring is a long way off for us!!! I'm thinking winter has arrived a bit early! Congrats with your wins!! It's always fun to get parcels in the mail xxx


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