Wednesday, January 25, 2012


If you live anywhere in the Seattle area, you know that last week was a snow week.
If you don't live in this area, you probably think we are 'snow wimps'. 
You might think that, until you try driving around in it!

I live 7 blocks down a hill.  It was plowed on the 6th day of the storm. My dead end street was never plowed.  So, as long as the power was on, I stayed home and did a little sewing!

I decided it was a perfect time to work on my Year of Schnibbles quilt.  Full House. I selected 2 charm packs from Benertex' Sweet Shoppe, Calico Candies.  Oh, these fabrics make me happy!!

I love a 'bright pastel'.  It might be a term I made up, but it makes me happy-so I'm using it!

One sweet little house finished!

Once I had the quilt top done, I was still snowed in.  I am not a machine quilter.  Just sayin'.
But, this seemed like a manageable task.  Love my Bendable Bright Light!

TA DA!  Just look at those Sinkin' Cute houses!  They remind me of Gum Drops.  And, my signature 'Schwerve' quilting around the border!

And, I love my Serpentine stitch!  I want to live in this neighborhood!

Several of the ladies in the shop are making this cutie pie.   Kay finished hers during the storm, also.  She used Moda's Hideaway.  So adorable!  I want to make another!

Then the power went off.  For FOUR days.  I have lost a little momentum, but I have a game plan! J

Sunday, January 15, 2012


This is what it looked like on my way to the shop today.

The parking lot has 6" of snow .

I am going home to sew!  I hope you are doing the same.

The shop is closed today, check back for tomorrow's forecast!  J

Monday, January 2, 2012


Did you play along a couple of years ago when

held a year long Schinbbles extravaganza?  I must admit, I did not.  But, I am planning on playing this year.
Hopefully, some of you will play along with me!

This years first pattern is Full House.

I am a sucker for house quilts, and this one is Stinkin' Cute!  It is 31"x36", the perfect size, don't you think?

So, here is how you play the game.  Each month the pattern will be posted on A Quilting life, and Pink Pincushion's Blogs.  They are all patterns designed my Carrie Nelson, from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.  A Schnibbles Pattern.  If you haven't caught the Schnibbles Fever, it is about time you did. 
The darling little patterns just beg to go home with you.  And, I don't think you can make just one!

So, start off with one, and maybe by the end of the year you will have 12!

Sounds like a Quilt-O-Rama to me!  J

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year!

2011 has been a great year for me, and I have enjoyed sharing it with you on my
little blog.  I love when you comment or stop by the shop encouraging me to continue.

I hope your year is filled with all that you can dream of!

Mine will include my wonderful family, my wonderful shop family, my favorite customers,
sewing, creating, sharing and dreaming.

Thank you so much for stopping by once in a while to see what I am up to!

Happy 2012!  J