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

Friday, September 1, 2017

August OPAM and Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade!

Well, here it is Labor Day Weekend in the US, the unofficial end of summer.  We've had a couple of cool days, and now we're expecting the remnants of Harvey tonight and tomorrow.  I'm feeling very blessed that we will just get a little rain, and it might be a bit breezy.  I can't begin to imagine what those in  south Texas and parts of Louisiana are going through.  I certainly pray that the next hurricane that is heading towards the US stays out of the Gulf!

My sewing machine had to spend a week at the spa, so I've been doing a lot of cutting and hand sewing.  I did, however, finish my Prairie women quilt before the end of the month.  I attached the borders with my Featherweight!  This is much scrappier than it looks in the picture.

Other OPAM projects include my Baltimore Album, and my RSC16 quilt, along with three place mats.

I've also quilted a few small charity projects for a friend, but I can't really count them since I didn't make the tops.

Beginning on Monday, you can enter the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade over on Ida's blog.  She's got some great prizes lined up, and anyone is welcome to join in the fun.  It runs until September 16, so round up your pincushions, or make a few new ones.

I'll leave you with a few wildflower and sunflower pictures from the last couple of weeks.

This flower makes me so happy!!

And now, back to stitching....... Sunny


  1. Hi Sunny,just found out our trip is still on,boy i didnt realize that there was another heading their way,hope everyone is safe.
    Lovely work as always my friend and i love those nature pics,hope you have a lovely weekend Sunny xx

  2. Hi Sunny, of course I love your quilts but the photos, especially the spider web are amazing! Remember me--501quiltblocks? I have this new blog now. Hope you'll stop in sometime.

  3. Love your quilts. The flower photos are fantastic! We just saw some fields of sunflowers a couple of weeks ago - so pretty! ~Jeanne

  4. Lovely finishes this month my friend.
    Yes those poor folk in southern Texas and Louisiana, just dreadful. It's good to see rally around and help.
    Myron and you have had some beautiful outings , just love seeing all your pics..

  5. Love love love those sunflowers! I still adore the sunflower wall hanging that you sent to me. Your quilts are so pretty; congrats! on the finishes!

  6. Hard to believe summer is coming to an end. It went way too quickly. Your sunflowers are so pretty - such happy flowers!

    I always enjoy seeing your nature photographs.

  7. Ohh--neat spider web--I am working with fabric today that has spider webs on it--yep-trying to sew a bit today--though I do have to rest a bit this afternoon kids are coming to dinner tonight!! and on my walk this morning I was amazed at the plans that have turned color here in FL!!! so guess Fall is here too--sure hope this big storm out there doesn't head to FL alot of the models though have it coming here--ouch!!!
    enjoy the moments, di

  8. Great finishes... I'll have to check out the pincushion linkup.. got a few I am in the process of making :) Beautiful sunflowers! xx

  9. lovely sewing projects.... I do love sunflowers - they are so happy...

  10. Sunny, it's definitely hard to imagine the scale of destruction & loss in Texas & Louisana; it's hreatbreaking to see it on the tv.
    Great finishes there.

  11. Not ce fi she's there Sunny. Living your photos too.

  12. Your sewing machine may be at the spa, but you have been a hard working girl. So many projects completed, that must feel very good. I love the garden photos especially the spider web. It looks like fine lace :)
    Connie :)

  13. Wonderful finishes Sunny..
    Isn't the pin cushion parade FuN... xox

  14. Your quilt is lovely and a great finish. Love seeing your projects. It is an inconvenience when machine need to take a break.
    Yes, we are watching the next hurricane as our SC family will need to make a decision in the next day or so about evacuating. Fingers crossed.


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