These Girly Girl Aprons are for my daughters summer break get togethers she hosts for her daughter's friends. Aren't they just so cute! She is a bargin shopper and purchased these curtain valances on clearance and then we cut them up into aprons. Clever idea! Happy Quilting, Nancy
Finally Prairie Rose is finished and a photo taken. You will find this on the Website www.homesteadstationdesigns.com. I am please with the fun yoyo roses in the center of each square. The Wedding Quilt has arrived back from the quilter's and is beautiful. I have put the binding on and it proudly hangs on the family room wall. I made the top for our wedding last August and then had everyone sign it. I was a bit slow in getting it to the quilter but it is now finished and we are so pleased. Let me know what you think. Happy Quilting, Nancy
It is a beautiful morning, early but beautiful. The sun will be poking it's head up soon and the air is so still. The perfect time of day, in my humble opinion. No one else is awake and the phone is not ringing . . . just time for me and my thoughts. I always feel blessed when I arise early. Our cute but pathetic pepper has finally arrived. I don't want to be greedy, just want nature to do it's things, . . . please . . . I know it's not much but the cucumber has finally decided to grow just a wee bit. We had a huge tomatoe but the splits in it just made it spoil on the vine. I Hate when that happens. Our first ear of corn has been picked and it was Goooooooood! We have lots more coming, want to come to a B-B Q? We will have corn and burgers to our hearts content. I am off to make a fun table runner and perhaps a wall quilt. . . we shall see what appears when the day is done. Happy Quilting, Nancy
The Salvia's color is so deep blue with the pinks and whites of the garden, you almost want a hundred of them just to gaze at while you sew. That's not a bad idea, perhaps I will go and get a few more later today! My Shamrocks, both green and purple are in full bloom. I have had this plant for 30 years now and it still just keeps on blooming. I smile each time I look at it. This beautiful John F. Kennedy rose, bloomed for the first time today! It is a beauty. I have 2 pink and 2 white roses so far but the rose garden is far from done.
The flower bed is outside my sewing room window and it brings inspiration with each new blossom.
Just finished the Prairie Rose Quilt. I used Aviary and Simplicity from Moda. What a sweet quilt with the yoyo roses. I must admit I had another applique in the center of the block but it left the quilt dead so I redid it and this look is much better. Let me know what you think.
We as a family are recovering from my daughter's loss, one day at a time. Thank you for your kind thought and wishes for our family.
Life is meant to be full of joy so let's get on with some smiles!!
I am excited. I will have a booth at the International Long Beach Quilt Festival, July 24 - 25. We will be in the 1900 aisle. Tell us you saw this post and will will present you with a free gift. This is a great show with lots of vendors and great new stuff from us. It is a version of the International Quilt Festival in Houston. This is the second year and it should be better than ever. There were a few hiccups the first year but all that has been ironed out now. Buy your entry bracelet on line at www.Quilts.com and avoid lines. Don't miss it! Visit www.Quilts.com to see all the classes and events planned, you can go directly to our web site by clicking on our name. We have a wonderful tree that attaches to a ladder in our booth. Watch for it with all the purses hanging from it. It is a great landmark so people can find us. I think this darling fence belongs in my flower garden. I planted a bag of meadow mix in with the roses and carnations but it is a bust. I also planted zinnias and cosmos. They are great! My carnations are doing well and we just added statis, purple salvia and lavender. I want a perennial flower garden. It will be beautiful and easy to care for. Now for a bit of fun! I made this cute bag for my granddaughter's birthday. It is rommy and has just a bit of fringe. It is perfect for a 9 year old. She is busy carrying it everywhere.
I believe we can all have the home we dream of with a little work, searching and creativity. I am passionate about finding and redoing furniture and other great items I come across for my home and antique business. Treasures from the past give warmth and character to our lives and homes. I am the creater of Sweet Shabby Sale . . . come along and learn along with me, check out the things I have found that can make your house a home. I have a large booth, #104, in Merchant Square Antique Marketplace, in Chandler, Arizona.