Monday, August 22, 2016 and Colonial LaDy *UPDATE

Good Morning!
 I have been on hiatus for a little while, but now that school is back in session today I have a day of peace and quiet. I always get a little down on the first day of school. The reality of another year passing by and the kids growing up is getting harder to accept. I am the mom that has a little cry each year because my kids excitedly run back to school without much of a glance back.. and it kind of reminds me of the future as I know I will have to hug them and send them on their way out into the world...HOWEVER... do you know the perfect pick me up? Well... I do thanks to that amazing friend of mine Madame Samm! I have switched my focus to another Dish Dress! It is impossible to be sad making these adorable little beauties. Samm has the best ideas, and this one is so much fun.... let me show you mine.

Yep, here she is... I wanted to start with a small little black towel I had hanging around here. I plan to have at least two more by the end of the day and I know there are going to be many more to follow.
I did make another.... and another... and another! I had to add a bit of applique, and a peter pan collar. This little beauty has sparked a whole new collection of towels and I can't wait to show you them!! Stay in touch, because I will be showing them soon. I am a little obsessed with this pattern right now.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Welcome AUGUST Paper Lady

Another month is here, and quite a busy one as summer comes to an end and everyone is getting that last little get away in before summer fades. I think it is the perfect time for a picnic don't you?
Our August Paper lady thinks so too. She is dressed in the most adorable picnic dress, and being friends with Samm, well I am sure she has gotten some of the tastiest treats too!

Friday, July 22, 2016

What's holding YOU back?

I have been working on a few things this week. I have finished another Lucy and put her in the eBay shop.

She is so very much like Samm's Fob with her gingham skirt and all.
 I have been in an aqua mood the last little while. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Is Lucy YOUR cup of Tea?

Introducing Lucy...well another one. 
You may have seen Samm's key FOB over at her blog 
but here she is again if you missed her.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Samm and I have been playing with more Paper Ladies, and we have been tossing around ideas for months. We both have been missing our monthly girls so much that we have decided another collection had to make their way into our stitching plans. Many themes and ideas came to mind as you can imagine.... creativity is not a problem around here... and Samm inspires me like no other person I know. We both settled on a collection of ladies that would fit perfectly into a circle or square, and all of them are sitting. I am so excited to share with you the entire line. Each month a new lady will make it's way into your heart as they certainly have mine.
July, our first in this new collection, sits under an umbrella reading her book... exactly what I would love to be doing. I love this picture as you see the sun gently highlighting her nose.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Finished at last!

 Yeah! It's finally finished. My Paper Ladies Collection 2015 has made it's way to the finish line, and it sure is a beauty... at least I think so. I had to add a ruffle to the edge. A quilt of ALL ladies simply must have a few ruffles and bows! This one has presented some challenges... a couple stumbling blocks and a few tears later it has become quite a treasure that brings so much joy to my heart. 

I will be working on putting this quilt design into a pattern for you this week. If you are interested in setting your girls into this design too, the pattern will be available to those interested. Contact me through my website for more information about that.