Friday, November 13, 2015

October and November sewing with Sandy


It looks like I’m a little late for the October show and tell and a bit early for the November show, so I guess we’ll just call it “even”.  


We only had 3 projects for October because I was gone on a cruise and a bit of other travelling on the East Coast for 3 weeks.  I took some projects with me to work on, but somehow they never made it out of the suitcase. 


Both Mr CnW and I caught nasty colds before we ever even made it onto the ship.  Mine ended in a sinus infection.  We powered through the trip tho.  


Anyway, I digress….now on with the show.     As always, Sandy’s are first and mine are second.   (I sound like a broken record, I know, but you never know when new blog readers might have just found me.)  


This is a Country Threads pattern called “Basket and Pumpkin”



And, finally, we have finished up a year’s worth of banners by Buttermilk Basin.  This one is “December”



And the last one for October is by Plays with Wool, called “Pumpkins”.




Now on to November projects. 

First up is one we did last year, but decided to do the whole series this year to put on the cute little wire hangers.  Sandy hasn’t gotten her hanger yet. 

It’s by Buttermilk Basin called “Sew” Simple BOM.  This one is January.


Here’s what the hanger looks like.  These little mats are 6 inches square.


Next up is a little stitchery from the book “Hollyberry Sticheries” by Kindred Spirits.“



And here’s another Buttermilk Basin design called “With thy Needle – Thy time is mine”.  It’s the one for December.



continuing on….the is a pattern from Quilts by Cheri called “Merry Christmas”



When I was pulling the patterns to get the names for you, I realized we really are huge Buttermilk Basin fan.   Another BOM from Stacy is the Basin Cotton Club.   This one is “January”.  Looks like Sandy and I were both thinking “fall” with our choice of colors.   It’s funny because we don’t talk to each other at all about our projects before the reveal.

Sandy added some cute little pumpkins on hers.



So, that’s it!   Who knows what December will bring?  It all depends on our free time.  So much going on at this time of year.  


Thanks for stopping by.  I know you all have busy lives so I just want you to know how much I appreciate you all.


Hugs, Anne

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September sewing with Sandy


Hey there,   Today is the first day of Fall and boy am I ready for it.   We’ve had a crazy couple of weeks, weather wise.  All the way from high 90’s to snow in the mountains and freezing temps at night here.   I have to say that I’m not ready for snow, but when it’s just in the mountains, I love looking at it.


It was my month to pick the patterns and since it’s fall, I’ll start with the autumn projects.    First up is the Buttermilk Basin Banners thru the Year, November edition. (It’s hard to believe we only have one more to do)


Like always, Sandy’s are first and mine are second. 




This next pattern was one we found while in Minnesota visiting Karen.  It’s called “Tiny Quilts” Thru the year, November by Front Porch Quilts.  

Sandy decided to frame hers.


And I stitched mine onto a towel.


Moving on to Winter, I picked a pattern by Country Threads Inc, called Frosty, itty bitty quilt.  


It measures 10 x 12, so I decided to hang it on a wire display.


And last, but not least, is a Springtime wool and stitchery called “Tall and Small” by Waltzing with Bears


I think mine will hang in my entry way on a cute quilt rack when spring arrives.   In the meantime, I’m just gonna leave it on my quilt wall to enjoy when the weather gets cold and I’m ready for spring.    Have you ever noticed how we are always ready for the next season to get here?   LOL


So, that’s it for September.   Come on back next month to see what Sandy picks for us to make.  

Hugs, Anne

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August sewing with Sandy

Well, we’re finally caught up after all the trips, family visits and just plain ‘ol summer shenanigans.  

You may have noticed that we have picked fewer and smaller projects this year.   That was intentional so that we could also work on other things that we have in our stash.  Sandy is managing to put a dent in hers…  Me?  not so much.   Not sure where the time goes.  

Anyway, here we go for August show and tell.   As always, Sandy’s are first.

This is a new pattern from Buttermilk Basin.   It’s part of a BOM called “Simply Words”.   This one is “September”.   It measures 6” square.

Next up is an old pattern of Buttermilk Basin’s called “A Collection of Flowers #1”.   We saw them stitched up at Karen’s house and both fell in love with them.  
We both love bowl fillers and when Cheri came up with these new ones, we both immediately ordered the pattern.  It’s called “Summer Gathering”.  The pattern also has a cute little quilt that Sandy did.  You can look on Anna’s blog from yesterday to see it.
And last, but not least, is another banner from Buttermilk Basin in the series we’ve been doing.  This one is “October”.   Now…this is where you will see a huge difference in our interpretation of the pattern.    Mine is exactly like the pattern, and Sandy’s isn’t.   Need I say more?   He he.
Quite a difference, huh?   Oh that Sandy is quite the creative one!  Looks like she’s not too wild about ghosts and pumpkins.   LOL

I’m so ready for fall to arrive.   We’ve had so much smoke here in Bend from all the fires in the Pacific Northwest.  They are burning all around us so it doesn’t really matter which way the wind is blowing.   Hopefully with fall arriving and the cooler temperatures, those wonderful firefighters can get a handle on them.  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Hugs, Anne 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

July sewing with Sandy

I didn’t do this post in July because Sandy played hookey from Woolies and went to Seattle to a baseball game.   Priorities!  So, anyway, we had our show ‘n tell this past Tuesday when the Woolies met.  
This was my month to pick the projects and they are an ode to Karen.  2 of the projects came from her nest.    Sandy and I visited Karen and her Red Farmhouse in May and had a wonderful time.   Her sewing nest is beyond believable.   Shopping in her nest was so much fun and we certainly did some major damage to our bank accounts!  
I’m going to have to gather all my pictures and do a post of our Minnesota visit.   The pictures don’t do her house justice at all.  It’s beyond gorgeous.  
As always, Sandy’s projects are first and mine second.  
This first one is a pattern that we both picked up on our Minnesota quilt shop hop that Karen took us on.   We got it at Gruber’s Quilt Store.   It’s called “Antique Churn Dash” by Grandma Shirley’s Quilts
I got this pink fabric from Karen’s shop and all the little churn dashes are using Stacy’s, (Buttermilk Basin) new fabric line called “Humble Beginnings”.   It’s darling fabric.  
Next up is a little gem from My Red Door designs called “Springtime”.   It was a little kit that Karen had made up and we both fell in love with it and had to have it.  
Karen loaned us the pattern for this next one because the designer is no longer in business.    It’s called “Blessings to Land of Free Angel” by Primitive Blessings by Twigs and Sprigs. 
Here’s Karen’s which got us both excited to add it to our list.  
This is Sandy’s
and here’s mine.
And last, by not least, is our monthly “Basin Banners Thru the Year” (Sept) by Buttermilk Basin.
So, that’s it for July.  We still plan to do our August show ‘n tell on the 25th, so I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.  
If you’ve asked me a question on my blog posts and I haven’t gotten back to you it’s because you are a “no reply” commenter.   Send me an email at and I’ll be sure and answer!  
Hugs, Anne

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sew Many Quilts–part 2


I hope you enjoyed all the pictures from yesterday.   Now on to the rest of them.






















So that’s it from here.   If you ever have a chance to come to Central Oregon for the Sister’s Outdoor Quilt show and even take classes while you’re here, you’re in for a treat.   The whole week is full of activities.   Put it on your bucket list and maybe I’ll see you sometime.   

Again, be sure and say “hi” if you’re in the shop this week. 

Here’s the linky to the shop. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Hugs, Anne