Friday, August 23, 2013


I was preparing a post...finally...then saw the pictures.  I wasn't going to post until I retook the pictures but decided that I'd simply never post if I didn't just do it. 

Last week I took pictures of a couple of finishes then lost my camera.  Yesterday I tore my sewing room apart until I found it then looked at the pictures.  It's really not so fact it's possible nobody would notice.  So then I thought maybe I'd challenge you to see what I saw.  Then I decided I really wasn't up to that sort of critique.  What if you saw something I'd missed?! 

First, here is a little piece I stitched up in the spirit of fall...

This patriotic piece is July by Country Cottage Needleworks but I left the word 'July' off since I didn't want to be limited to just one month when displaying it.  I added some more fireworks instead. 

The little cake stand quilt blocks are on the picture to show what else I've been working on.  Unfinished they are 2 1/2 inches.  Tiny!  However it wasn't until I looked at the picture that I noticed how crooked the left hand stand was.  Oops.  I'll be taking that bottom piece off and fixing that!  Boy.  How did I miss that? 

Making these was part of a project posted here.  (I couldn't make the August 4th post open in its own window so you have to scroll down to August 4th to see the finished products.)  The idea was to make one block a day in July then in August lay out ideas would be revealed.  It was a fun and cute little project. 
My lay out plan is still a work in progress.  And, obviously, my blocks are still a work in progress! 
Last night this was the view out my front door.  It was even prettier 5 minutes before the pictures. 
Such a pretty end to a day. 


This has been a super busy, extra long week.  I am so glad today is Friday.  The weekend will be busy but I am keeping my eye on the starts soon and the summer people will go home and my work load will lighten and my sewing room will be a hive of activity. 
Happy Stitching. 


  1. Lovely projects and beautiful sunset!!

  2. Both projects are lovely. Your stitching is beautiful and I love the colors of the crown blocks. They look great with the patriotic stitchery.

  3. I love your stitched pieces! they are darling and now it makes me want to make those. The tiny basket blocks are too sweet as well!!

    Come over and visit me sometime.

  4. Sweet stuff! Are you using foundation piecing for your blocks or are you fiddling with those teeny-tiny pieces??