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Enjoy your stay under the variable skies of Eastern Washington and watch the seasons change, from planting to harvest here on the farm...be sure to wrap up in a quilt during the winter, it's cold!!

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes July Goal Accomplished!

No internet at home is a real pain...and so is Windows 8 - I can't find any pictures I load onto the computer!!  So bumming internet in town, using my old computer with Windows 7 (I understand it and can find what I am looking for!)

So, I did finish my blocks for my step-son's wedding autograph quilt and this is the layout that his fiance liked the best:
So, once again I am linking up with Sew BitterSweet Designs, declaring my July goal MET!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes, July Goal

Another wedding is in the future for my family - my step-son is marrying a lovely young lady in October and she requested a wall hanging with signature blocks, so I need get all the blocks finished.  I am linking up with Sew BitterSweet Designs with this as my July goal!  I love the way it makes me get a move on and I'm not trying to finish something the night before!!

This is what I am making for her - dark blue and light pink are her colors!
I am really looking forward to seeing how this quilt turns out...definitely different from my daughter's wedding autograph quilt, even though I am using Majestic Mountain blocks again!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - June 2016 Finish!

Whew, I made it!!  I am linking up with Melissa at Sew Bitter Sweet Designs with a finish for June.  Even though I helped my daughter get her home ready for an overseas move (can you say Oahu!!) where the Army is sending her for the next three years, ran home for a week the went back to her house (only 5.5 hours away from me now) and got her, along with her cat and dog, to drive them to Reno, Nevada, where I'll be putting them on a plane (along with her hubby) on July 6.  I will miss her so much - I have enjoyed getting to pop over all the time!  I did get her Autograph Quilt from her wedding last August quilted, labeled and bound...ready for Hawaii!!!
I have better pictures, but right now I'm hating Windows 8 - I haven't a clue how to get pictures where I want them and how to retrieve them or edit them!  She took this picture of the quilt on her blow-up bed :)  I love that she is already using it!!

Did you have a finish this month?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FREE Hexie Template

I am NOT a fan of hand work (it hurts!), but I need to do some and decided hexies will work the best.  I didn't want to have to spend a bundle on hexie papers, so I did a little research (so easy to Google!) and found hexies that can be cut with a rotary cutter (yep, I'm gonna figure out how to do all the cutting with my rotary cutter), thanks to Sew Quickly.  If you are interested, hop on over and download the free templates to your computer...you never know when you are going to need them!!!  No pictures yet, but now you'll just have to wonder why I would need hexies!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - June 2015

Well, I tried to put this on my list for a finish last November...failed miserably!!  However, I am under the gun with this quilt now since my daughter and her hubby are moving to Hawaii on July 7...do you think that it motivation enough to get this baby quilted, labeled and bound before they leave?  I obviously work better under pressure, so here goes!

I am linking up with Melissa at Sew Bitter Sweet Designs for the A Lovely Year of Finishes -- June Goal Party with my daughter's autograph quilt from her wedding last August.
I WILL get this quilt finished...I don't want to have to mail it to her!!! 

How about you...are you up for finishing a UFO or WIP??

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Texas Teardrops - A Lovely Year of Finishes May 2015

Whew, I made it!  Between my computer dying and thunder storms that dumped a bunch of rain and took out the power, I got Texas Teardrops pieced!  I just love this quilt!!!  I am linking up with Sew Bitter Sweet Designs again...for a finish of my declared goal!!  So excited!!
Now to declare a goal for June...I have a perfect choice or two!!  I love this challenge - it really keeps me accountable to keep me on track...have you joined in yet?

*EDIT*  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the pattern for Texas Teardrops, it can be found here.  Thanks, Dani, for asking about it and I'm sorry I forgot!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

So Blessed!!

I was so blessed to win a giveaway at mycreativedays.com where Lindsay can DIY anything into something fabulous!  Look at all the goodies she sent me
Some Homemade Body Scrub - Brown Sugar and Honey - made by From Scratch Farm, two soy candles - Blueberry Pomegranate and Falling in Roses - made by Love in a Jar Candles, Lavender Vanilla Homemade Healing Salve made by From Scratch Farm, Peppermint Chapstick also by Farm Scratch Farm, and a darling pink cake necklace from Bakery Charms.  As if that wasn't enough, she included this amazing tote from Backroads Textiles with Live, Work, Create on the front - LOVE IT ALL!!!  Thank you, Lindsay, for this incredibly generous giveaway!!!  I definitely feel very pampered and blessed!  And she included the sweetest note (handwritten, y'all!)!!!