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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!!

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!)!!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

May - Lovely Year of Finishes Goal

It worked so well last month, I'm going to try do it again this month!  My goal this month is to finish the piecing on my Texas Teardrops quilt top.  I really love this pattern and I'm loving the colors I chose, but I really find it difficult to sit down and sew when I'm home.  I spend my time quilting, not piecing!  I am determined to get this top finished, so it is now my goal for the month!
This is what I have so far...only 30 more to make!  Because all the pieces are fused and I don't want to be locked into a specific quilting pattern, I am sewing every piece down with my sewing machine using a blanket stitch.  Takes time, but this is going to be a gorgeous quilt for ME!  I haven't made myself a quilt in a long time, so I'm planning on keeping this one!

I am linking up with Sew Bitter Sweet Designs again this month so I can continue to get my WIPs and UFOs under control and finished!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

April 2015 Lovely Year of Finishes

Yippee!!  I am so glad I finished my quilt this month!  This quilt was made by a group of quilters in my little town.  Our challenge last year was to make a row quilt.  We got to choose our own fabrics and make the first row to determine the width of the quilt, then passed it along to the other ladies for a month so they could make a row for our quilt.  I chose to try a low volume quilt using creams and tans with a pop of color using sage greens and burgundy.  It was made with a very special friend in mind, so it matches her living room. 
Here it is hanging in my local quilt show that happened last Friday and Saturday.  After the show was over, I took it to my friend to "show" her.  She loved it and then I had to show her the back and then had her read the label which showed that it was hers.  She was so surprised and cried.  Best reaction EVER!!! 
I am linking up with Fiber of All Sorts for this Lovely Year of Finishes!