Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Hmmm, that title could mean a few things, couldn't it?  LOL     

Today it means that I got my Alphabet Sampler finished and framed.   The sampler is a kit that I got from Primitive Gatherings.  I also ordered the frame from them too and then framed it myself. 

I don't have much wall space and the only place it looked okay was in the dining room.

And I also figured that it was time to change the wood box display to something a bit more "spring-like".   Right now it looks quite Easter-y, so I'll add a bit more color next month.  

We finally got a rug,  so I think it's a room that is almost finished.  

That's it from my neck of the woods.  Hope you are all doing well and anticipating the beginning of spring tomorrow.   

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Another monthly project

Have you seen the Wool & Needle Handwork BOM from Buttermilk Basin?    They are a series of 12 small monthly mats that attach to a crazy quilt background.  

A few of the Woolies are doing them as a challenge.   Our deadline is the last Tuesday of each month and then it's "show and tell" time.

This is JoAnn's background mat.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for a background UNTIL.....Sandy (no blog), brought her project in to share.  Once we all saw it, we begged her to make us one too.  It's a 12 x 12 board that she painted black and distressed.  Then she Mod Podge'd burlap onto it.  There are two small old looking nails in the upper corners of the burlap on which to hang the mat.   

This is the January mat.   


Here are all the ones done by the Woolies for our February reveal.   

This one is March.   My background on this one is too similar in color to the burlap, so I'm going to have to be careful when I'm picking them.

Marla decided to make hers into a pillow.    She will then rotate the mats and have a cute seasonal little pillow to set out.

I better get started on the April mat!

Hugs, Anne

Friday, March 1, 2013

Good Fortune

I think that is a great name for a quilt.  

I had the "Good Fortune" of having Karen attend a quilt show last year and find this kit.   She loved it, so knew I would too.  She texted me a picture of the quilt hanging in a vendor's booth and asked me if I wanted a kit.  Since we have such similar taste in projects, I trusted her and knew I would love it too.

I usually have so many hand projects going on that I wanted to make a pieced quilt with no applique on it.   Rarely am I drawn to pieced quilts without applique.   But, I love the colors of this quilt and the fact that it is scrappy just added to the appeal.  

The backing is flannel.  I wanted a cozy quilt to cuddle up in.  

Right after I got the binding finished, I tried cuddling up in it but it was really stiff.  (I don't prewash my fabric).   So, I threw it in the washing machine, and voila, a soft and cuddly quilt it was!  I always love the "old" look that washing gives a quilt.

It's home will be my nest where I can stay warm and stitch away on all those hand projects I have to do.   :)

I don't remember the shop that offered this quilt, but maybe Karen will comment and let you know.  

Hugs, Anne