Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Creative Cleanup

My quilt square from Mom's Quilt with my own pattern models, on a metal shelf from Home Goods.
Another Home Goods shelf with pincushions on it
Birthday Flower Pot with essential tools in it.
Some of my ribbon assortment is a Lowe's $3.25 three drawer roll around tower.
Antique spools with rick rack wrapped on them in bottom drawer with small rick rack wrapped on cardboard.

Oh the sewing room cleanup and neatness goes on.  A bit more progress has been made and that is what I am showing you today.  It is slow but coming along.  I decluttered the shelves of buttons and ribbons.  Now my cute things are where I can enjoy them.  I have removed the rick rack from the wall units and wrapped them around an old wooden spool and placed them in a drawer.  The ribbon has claimed the top drawer and is no longer on the wooden shelf.  Out of sight is peaceful.  I already find I can get more done.  As I took pics of the finish, I realized, I really was not finished at all.  The neatness continues with more drawers and less things to deal with . . . wish me luck

Happy Quilting,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sewing Room Rearrange

Photography can be such an embarrassment. It seems you see all you don't really see when there is a photograph to display everything.  I try to keep my space straightened up but sometimes, life happens and this is the result . . . chaos . . . so I am giving you an honest look at where I am currently stitching away. It isn't pretty or neat but it functions . . . I am opting for a larger surface for sewing, it will help with the quilting and a much smaller surface for cutting as I just pile things on this surface and make a big mess . . . so this is the before I rearranged and cleaned . . . I assure you it will function better in a couple of days with the new to me sewing table/desk and cutting table. Everything will be a better size for the space . . . all I need
to do is sand the table/desk and get it painted . . .

The current cutting table will go to the kitchen and the kitchen table will come to the sewing room and become a cutting table with a larger top on it but certaintly not as large as I currently have, which is huge.

The new to me desk with make a huge sewing surface not a tiny one like I now have.  It is a lot of work but will be well worth the effort to accomplish neatness again.

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Something New

I have decided to try a new pattern out and see how it is recieved by the public.  I am making Steering Wheel covers.  Here is an example of a couple that I have finished.  What do you think?  The black is a little dark but it is the shade that matters in AZ.  Love the red.  Would you perfer one that matches your personality or one that matches your car??  This is something I need to know.  Please leave me a comment so I can get an idea.

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sedona Villiage

This beautiful fountain is one of the center pieces of a quaint villiage in Sedona.  We ate Lunch at the Brewery as that was the only place to find pizza for the Grandchilren.

I found everything there just enchanting and beautiful.  It is a cross between the streets of Italy and Mexico if that is possible.  Balcony's with French Doors that open, upstair shops, fountains everywhere, flowers, statues and such beautiful trees that are so very old.

The lovely granddaughters that accompanied us on our journery.  They has not been to this area before and were anxious for an outing, it is Spring Break!  Mom came as well and did a bit of shopping in Sedona.  What a fun Day!!

Happy Quilting,

Oak Creek Canyon

This wood bench is priceless.  It weighs a ton, really!

Just look what we found in Oak Creek Canyon.  An enchanting little wayside stop that has been there forever.  Original windows and stone work are all evident as soon as you drive up.
This sign is priceless. We just had to find out what was there, besides there was a necessary stop to be made. It is made of stone and has real screen doors if you can believe that!
There were planters filled with Daffidols and Panseys.  It was just fun and authentic.
This tree was just across the highway from our wayside stop.
This is Me and Sweet Man by Oak Creek.
This show how full the creek is and how darling my grandchildren are, of course.

Happy Quilting,

Saturday, March 20, 2010


The images of the Red Rocks is stunning.  Everywhere in Sedona, AZ are red rock pillars and greenery.  This is just an example of what awaits you there.

Beautiful Jumping Cactus in bloom.
This is a small fountain we saw.

This is one of the many fountains we saw there.  There is an emblem of the chapel outline in the fountain foundation.

This bush almost looks like Bonzi.

This beautiful home is just below the Chapel built into the cliffs. A telescope opens on the roof so the owners can view the stars uninterupted. There is a waterfall at the end of the home by the trees that flows into a pool to the left of the photo. Just a lovely home to view.

Alas there was no stop at the quilt shop there but wonderful memories were made instead.

Happy Quilting,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Garden Flowers

I have been putting in a garden and fixing the rose/flower garden and time has just slipped away. I did make these two potholders and am working on a quilt top as well. The potholders are part of the Take No Prisioners I am doing. So far, not many scraps hanging around.

Black Magic is the name of this beautiful Valentine's Day rose from my Sweet Man.  It is the first bloom and is just beautiful!

I found this old fence that reminded me of my Grandmother's fence and just had to have it.  The peas are climbing up it and doing quite nicely.  I love the vintage look in the garden.

Can't wait for the peas to be ready . . . YUMMY!!!

Happy Quilting,

Monday, March 15, 2010


I just couldn't pass this up . . . I believe this is true

"Love isn't about finding someone you can live with…it's about finding the one you can't live without.”

Happy Quilting,

Thursday, March 11, 2010


This is David/Designer
This is Annie/ Designer/Green Thumb Goddess
This is Theresa Wilson/ Owner/ Editor/Designer
I stopped at the cutest flower shop today, Camelback Flowers.  Wow! There shop looks like a little flower workshop plucked right out of Paris.Their arrangements are wonderful and skillfully made.  I met the three designers that were there and they are amazing.  I love the orange door and the cozy feeling of the 1920's building.  The flowers they are working with are on their way to a wedding, doesn't it just make you want to get married?  Just kidding!  I love Sweet Pea's and Hydrangra's.  They are situated on Camelback in the 4200 block.  There are several of these quaint white buildings, each housing a unique shop with wonderful treasures.  Hope you enjoyed the tour of one of the amazing shops.  Stop by and drink in the beauty of this little shop of garden pleasures.

Happy Quilting,