Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hello to all and wish you a nice sunny Sunday , one day I had been reading LeeAnn's blog Nifty Quilts  she expressed her need of some vintage fabrics for a quilt that she wished to make ,and since we had corresponded previously about a fabric swap I thought about the bag of vintage fabrics that I had scored on e-bay over 8 years ago and had put aside for a vintage quilt one of theses days ,which I haven't gotten around to starting and there were plenty of each pattern leftover for myself ,so I picked out some and sent them to her  and just last week I go these wonderful goodies from LeeAnn . They are so pretty and colorful just what I like , thank you LeeAnn. 
And another day a while back I was visiting sheila at  Sheila's quilt world and she had made fabric post cards and had left a comment that I really am not to familiar with them and that I hadn't seen one,  and Sheila wrote to me and told me she was going to make one and send it ..... and here it is . 
 I wrote to Sheila and told her how beautiful it is the stitched tulips are so pretty thank you so much Sheila  .    I have it placed above an old photo of myself and my siblings at the beach it looks so pretty there and I look over and glance at it while at the computer which is right next to that wall .  It is amazing how generous quilters are , but I haven't sent Sheila anything back yet  ,I don't have the proper materials for a postcard Sheila had told me the name ,but I can't remember it now.   I might make something else,but I now like postcards and plan on finding the material so I can make in the future and maybe trade also.  I know it isn't Sunday ,but I started the post on Sunday and was to lazy to change it hahaha !!!! ,but I wish you all a wonderful quilty crafty day. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


 Well  Hello !!  I am star struck these days.  it's been a long time ,but I have been busy with various things.  I haven't had enough time to post ,but today I thought I've got to post something because if I wait to long I will have to many things to show ,so a little at a time.
 I have been working on some stars ..cutting and cutting and sewing and again cutting and some ironing in between. I keep pulling out more and more solids for a mix of pretty points that go around the center blocks which are some playful country scenes .

 And the second part of the title quilt happy  is because of this quilt that I had taken photos  while making and my son's used my camera and uploaded all of my photos on there computer ,I am just not going to bother to retrieve them on too new stuff I quilted this by hand using high loft you ask why? because it was free .. you see a friend of mine down the street which owns a clothing store, had bought it to use as snow for her window display , which she never did so she gave it to me... a big roll of it ,so lucky me .

 The pink rose is from a house coat that I cut up and used ,I love it in the corners , I just love to reuse fabric, I sometimes stare at the shirts that men wear walking passed my shop when I see pretty bright  colors , I really got to stop it though,it is a bad habit.
 I had taken a course in batik and we also did some stamping with leaves and I found this little scrap and stuck it in.

 This top I had made last year and finally got it quilted again by hand I used cotton batting.
And now I am quilting this little one with high loft batting ,as also the first one ,I am not really trying to make the stitches close together as long as they are evenly spaced . Well my friends I am going to do some quilting now,have a nice day and happy crafting and quilting.