Color Monday: Episode Vintage

Here are some of my favorite things
~Vintage Mason Jars~

These are things I love to collect
~Vintage Sheets and Aprons~

 I haven't actually made anything with them yet.  I'm still in that collecting phase.  

I do wear aprons.  All day long.  Everyday.  Upstairs in my sewing room.  Outside picking weeks, walking to my mailbox.  My neighbors must think I'm nuts.
I've even been known to get into my car to run errands with my apron.  Oops!  Without one I feel naked.    

Please visit Jennie.  I bet you have some of her things hiding in your cupboards.

A Modern Quilter's Pincushion

With all the talk about modern quilting and that how orange is the new black, I couldn't resist and made a bunch of these adorable pincushions.
I am changing my fabric preferences in mid-life.   I am just smitten with all the new bright florals, prints, geometric prints, quadfoils, and white background quilt patterns.  I don't think I will never tire of Flea Market Fancy and some of my beloved shabby fabrics though, but dang it! I don't like my fabric stash anymore.  

If you want a pincushion like this too, you can get it here.

Color Mondays: Episode Disney

There's not a lot of Disney happening around here.  Those days have long passed.  I do remember our Friday night specials from way back though.  Our kids would each stake out their favorite place on the floor in front of the TV with their bowl of popcorn and watch The Lion King.  Every night for years.  Oh, of course, sometimes we switched it up and we'd watch Beauty and the Beast.

Animation sure has changed.  When I look at the images from back then, they seem so boring to me now.   Since I didn't like the images I found, I thought I'd share the next best thing.

CANDY at Disneyland.

So Long Summer....

Yes .... Summer is drawing to an end.  To be honest, I've had enough of the heat and humidity.  The constant buzz of the cicadas in the trees.  I am ready for the cool crispness of fall, apples and pumpkins.

The only thing that I am not ready for is to put away my white capris, sandals and summer purses.  Wearing white is a no-no after Labor Day. It's a Southern thang!

Here are some of the last minute summer sips I am thinking of making this weekend.
Sangria is my favorite.  

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Other than cranking up the grill and cooking an amazing Montreal marinated roast for when my kids come on over,  I'm retreating and sewing all weekend.  

Have a lovely weekend whatever your plans may be.  

Color Mondays: A Favorite Picture

Quilters need thread. Right?  How about an abandoned warehouse full of shelves, work stations, cubbyholes and dust? 

This weeks Color Palette theme is a "favorite photo" It took me about two secs to fall in love with this photo. 

Take a look at Jennie's blog.  She sets the theme each Monday.
Here are two orange and pink cuties I made in the beginning of summer.

I Love these colors.

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Color Mondays: Episode Purple

I am joining along with Jenny  - She says:

"It's a new, fun linky party where you get to play with color. Mondays can be so blah, so boring, so overwhelming, that I thought it might be fun to brighten them up with color".

Try it.  It's addictive.

Find a picture, save it to your computer, upload it to the Palette Builder, play with the colors. Then save your picture, blog it and share it.

Thinking in purple today, one of my favorite colors actually, I dug out this quilt I made a few years back.  I used lots of Amy Butler and Kaffee Fassett fabrics.  It's super easy and really showcases large prints.  It's called Simply Delightful by Quilting Belle. 
We're having a bumper crop of eggplant here.  Basil and Hot Peppers too! In the spring, I saw this incredible planter at Whole Foods.  I asked if there was a way that I could get one.  They had no clue.  But it was definitely not for sale.  Someone from their home office just came, built it and left.   
(this is the one I saw at Whole Foods)
I knew I needed one.  Our backyard is pretty shaded.  Our deck gets the most sunshine.  Deer are constantly munching on my plants in the ground and my back hurts when I garden too long.  One of my friend's contractor son made this planter on wheels for me. 

Here's mine from start to finish. 

Anybody want to share what you are growing in your garden this year?

Summer Finishes

Pinwheel Stars in Aunt Grace Fabrics
Baptist Fan Quilting

Trail Mix
First UFO for the Year
A terrific way to use up a large chuck of scrappy scraps

 Just a few for now.  I am on a binding marathon

Quite Time from Miss Rosie
A Mini Double Hourglass


Spring in England

a teeny tiny town in a England where Spring has sprung

 Hi Mr. Cheese Man

Driving around a bit looking for thatched roof cuteness

Craziest snow photo I've ever seen

Just a few miles from my house.  
This photo has gone viral on the internet

found @twitchy

Hour by Hour

Just for the fun of it, I thought I'd document our snow event.
It started around 12:30 p.m.  My kids are stuck in gridlock traffic trying to get home from work.
(UPDATE:  it took them 4 hours to get to their houses)

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

 2:30 p.m.

As long as we have power and daylight, I'll upload a picture every hour.

I have a little work in progress for my Quiltville Hearts group to share with you.  These hearts a great fun to make and really only take up a teeny tiny bit of fabric.   This is a great free pattern from

3:30 p.m.  
I guess I needed to bring in my pillows from the screened porch

4 inches.  

4:30 p.m.
4 1/2 inches.  Ya'll gotta realize that's a lot for us Southerners.

Progress on my Hearts!

5:30 p.m. to 6:30

6 inches for this first round

A few kids are sledding down our hill.
We have the best hill in the neighborhood.
They seem to love it when its dark.  There will be no plows around here for a while, if at all.  That just doesn't happen here.