30 November, 2018

Kelsey's wool skirt ensemble

Kelsey is all ready for the cooler temperatures in her wool plaid, pleated skirt (the wool was a thrift store find). The knit blouse is a rich teal color, made from McCall's M7336 pattern and a dollar store t-shirt. Her mock-leather brown loafers are a perfect choice for this ensemble, aren't they? I made them last year from an Etsy store pattern, Miche Designs. All Kelsey needs to add is one of her felt purses. This ensemble is one of my favorites. The colors do look great with her auburn hair and green eyes, don't they?

26 November, 2018

Homespun Holidays 2018 giveaway

Good morning everyone. Yes, it is that time again- the annual Homespun Holidays Giveaway. This year, there is an 18" coffee-stained raggedy doll with rustic jingle bells for hair. Her eyes are painted, and her cheeks are blushed in the winter weather. She wears a burgundy color homespun dress and muslin pantaloons. In her left hand is a little quilt with her 1st Place blue ribbon from a quilt show. 'Forgot to attach that ribbon for the photo. It will be included though. Next, a burgundy homespun skinny stocking with green toe and heel has a hang tag with a green ornament stamped onto it, held by a rustic jingle bell and safety pin. Last, there is a little twig wreath ornie with a snow scene background and twine hanger. Primitive and festive. Would you like to be the winner? Here's how to enter:

♦ This giveaway will end at 10 PM CDT on 10 December, 2018. Winner will be selected by a random number and announced in the AM of 11 December, 2018.

♦ Due to shipping costs, you must reside within the contiguous US states, including the D.C. (Washington).

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22 November, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Sending happy Thanksgiving wishes to you all. This is an important holiday to our family, when we can all be together and visit while eating wonderful food. I am so very thankful for everything, and mindful of those in this world who have less or nothing at all. Praying that everyone will be happy and have plenty to eat today and all other days. The table runner quilt in the photo is from the Autumn Jubilee 2016 hosted by Carole of: From My Carolina Home- Autumn Jubilee 2016 . Here are the stats:

♦finished size: 12" X 36"

♦fabrics: 100% cottons from my stash

♦backing: cream with leaves print

♦binding: same cream with leaves print as backing, done by machine and hand

♦batting: Warm N' Natural© 100% Cotton

♦machine quilting: walking foot horizontal lines

♥ Completed WIP quilts in 2018: 19 ♥

19 November, 2018

Christmas Ornie Swap 2018

These are the three ornies that I received in this year's Ornie Swap, hosted by: Amy of Bumblebee Lane Cottage. From left to right: a blue pottery star from Amy, a mitten filled with Sweet Annie from Becky at: Ginger Creme Hollow, and a Santa with hang tag from Jessica at: Old Crow Homestead. These ornies are all adorable- sending many thanks to Amy, Becky, and Jessica.
Here are two of the ornies that I sent. Little crows in their night caps, each snuggled under a blanket. There were three + one for Amy to keep. Hoping that the recipients like these ornies. As always, this swap was a lot of fun. It is wonderful that Amy uses the excess postage to donate to a local charity. Prim blessings.

17 November, 2018

Pumpkins and Star quilt top

This quilt top was made from two blocks in this year's: Autumn Jubilee, the pumpkin and the star. As Carole suggested, we could use traditional colors or modern. Decisions decisions..., 'went with both! The white pumpkins are made of several white-on-white prints. The black background is a black-on-black damask like print. This is my first black background quilt, and I am really liking it a lot. Stay tuned to see it get all quilted and binded either this year or early in 2019. What quilting design would you do? Modern straight line, meandering, another design?

15 November, 2018

Another redo from 2016

Every year, I enjoy participating in the Autumn Jubilee, hosted by Carole of: From My Carolina Home. These little pumpkin and leaf blocks patterns were a project from back in 2016. Actually, I did finish and bind this little quilt and even blogged about it. Something never looked quite right, though. After removing the binding, the quilt needed squaring-up. It was then the decision was made to make it into a pillow cover. The mustard-color binding was used as a flange trimming this time. Machine quilting is all over meandering (the only style I knew how to do back in 2016). Batting is Warm N' Natural©. The envelope style backing is a beautiful mustard-color Fall leaves print 100% cotton fabric. This little pillow finishes at 14" square. Do you ever redo a project?

08 November, 2018

Lost quilt is found!

Every year, I enjoy participating in the Autumn Jubilee, hosted by Carole of: From My Carolina Home. This quilt pattern was a project from back in 2016. Well, it was quilted on a machine that began to break down. This resulted in many broken stitches. The quilt top was put aside to repair later with a new machine. Somehow, it got misplaced in the "finished quilts" collection. Finally, now this quilt is finished. Here are the stats:

♦finished size: 34" square (although it appears larger, doesn't it?)

♦fabrics: 100% cottons from my stash

♦backing: cream on cream floral print with a center strip of sashing blocks' autumn leaves fabric

♦binding: solid olive, done by machine and hand

♦batting: Warm N' Natural© 100% Cotton

♦machine quilting: all-over meandering

~Linking-up with Kelly at: My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday~

♥ Completed WIP quilts in 2018: 18 ♥

03 November, 2018

Winner of 8th Blogoversary Giveaway!

Thank you to all who entered the 8th Blogoversary Giveaway. Random Number Generator© selected #3. Since Carol asked to not be counted, this makes three entries. Congratulations to Mari of: The Academic Quilter Blog. Please: contact me via this form. Prim blessings to you all.