Thursday, June 05, 2008


Well the heat has finally hit Virgina in a big way! I broke down and turned on the air conditioning, only to find out that one unit was totally devoid of freon. Luckily my repair man actually returned my call and came and fixed it. The problem was in my sewing room and office, so I would have had to call it something like, oh, "the sweat shop" or something original like that.

So I have been playing around and thought I would clean up my sewing space a bit, since it was nice and cool in there. What do I find but three little Tree quilts from last December. These were going to be gifts, but never got that far. (I did finish several of these!) Actually, one is for me because I ended up giving mine away. Darn cute, isn't it? I at least got all the loose ends sewn together and now they need a little quilting. This is smaller than the pattern on my website. I scaled it down so that the tree top is 3 inches. Many of you made one or more of these last year. If you are a new reader, this was my Christmas treat to everyone last year. The pattern is still available on my website for free, and Christmas fabric is flooding the shops-so what are you waiting for?

Cheryl at Polka Dots and Rick Rack has a photo of My Happy Place quilt at her site that her friend made. It is very cute and she made it for a good cause. Check out Cheryl's blog to read about it. I love that she used 30's prints in the quilt. They are always so cheerful!

I designed this quilt a couple years ago to hang above my sewing machine. So far that hasn't happened. It has been hanging at the LQS, What's Your Stitch 'N Stuff, since its creation, which, oddly enough, also happens to be my happy place! Plus, they sell all my patterns! That makes me very happy! The shop just recently started a blog called Heidi-Idy's Happenings 'N Stuff. I LOVE this shop! It is so in line with everything I do! Civil War, Primitive, plaids, wool, needle-punch--they have it all! And KITS, lots of KITS! Plus some kids fabric and brights, and minky for those who require it. If you come to visit Virginia Beach you need to check out this shop!

I mentioned last post that I was playing with wool. Well, here is the progress so far. I love wool applique and embroidery. This one is called Sweet Sampler, by Shawn Williams, and I got the pattern at the above mentioned shop! There is lots more to do on this, so come back again, but don't hold your breath. I am not known for my speed.



Libby said...

Oh those little trees were such fun to make . . . I did manage to keep one for me - but I'm pretty sure I will make a couple more to give as gifts this year *s* Your wool sampler is just darling. Why are there so MANY sweet patterns out there - someone needs to invent more time in the day.

Quilts And Pieces said...

My you have been busy! I have been to - but not with quilting!

Katie said...

We had a freon issue this week too. In the "living" part of the house. I was seriously contemplating sleeping on my sewing table! It's HOT out there. LOL

Liz said...

I love your little tree quilts, they just make me smile! Yes, the heat is on here in Greenville, too! It's going to be a long, hot summer!!

Snippen' Threads said...

I love the wool you are working on. I am a new blogger, and I give you all the credit. Your blog hooked me and then I started looking around in blogland. I love it!!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Well that's just great. I'm not known for my patience.

What a pair we make! Good thing I'm not in on this project. ;P

Early Morning Loco at LeeHaven but with Love, *karendianne.

Karen said...

That's a darling version of your My Happy Place pattern.

Mary said...

Glad you're A/C is working - I also was in working in a sweatshop this past week but mine is working now too!

Love the wool sampler.