Thursday, July 28, 2011


I want to sew this afternoon.  Really, I need to sew this afternoon.  My heart needs a good dose of sewing.  But, my head is spinning.  What should I work on?  Old or new?  Shop sample, wedding stuff, or something for me?

I am working on a couple of Red Work projects.  One for Christmas (probably a present), and one fabulous secret project for myself.

I have orange pinwheels in progress.  Just for me.

I could finish the binding on my Twister quilt.

I could dig into my Flower sugar stash.

I could start on  this new Block of The Month sample.

This is all embroidered.  I could put on the border.

Or maybe I should just read the brand new copy of Primitive Quilts in my back yard, and dream of sewing!

What ever I decide, I know it will be a wonderful afternoon of sewing and day dreaming.  The perfect way to spend a summer afternoon, don't you think?  J

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Wine Shuffle

This Saturday Country Village is having a Wine Walk.  Twenty shops are hosting 20 local wineries.  Keepsake Cottage doesn't usually have the opportunity to host one, because who wants wine sloshing around the fabric, Not Me!  But since it is in the summer, we will set up in the court yard.

If you buy your tickets in advance, they are $20, and $25 the evening of the event.  It's always fun when the shops are open in the evening, especially if they are serving wine!

We will be hosting a Columbia River Winery,  Ginkgo Forest Winery  They are near the petrified ginkgo trees, and have planted a crop of ginkgo's so we will eventually be able to enjoy their beauty.  Very cool concept.

If you are in the area, please stop in.  I will be working, hopefully sporting a new 'wine' apron.  And, will have a few wine related gift ideas for you.

broken glasses

Remember it is BYOG.  Bring your own glass!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy National Chocolate Day!

Yes, I have been told that today is a very special day, National Chocolate Day!

What a wonderful thing to celebrate.  Chocolate.

You might like yours in the form of a Kiss.

Or maybe a big bowl of M & M's.

A brownie would be delightful,  today, or any day.

How ever you choose to celebrate,  I hope that a few of you look as happy as this guy, at the end of the day!

Celebrate with gusto!!  J