Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hello Friends

I missed the first day of spring posting in my blog. Hope everyone is enjoying sunshine by now.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 
Matthew 6:19-21

Here are some flowers from my garden. I posted the yellow ones that are just like the red ones here in the last post. I don't know what they are called. They grow from bulbs and I just love them. 
I think the purple flowers are daisies. 

spring flowers

I just noticed last night that there is a spider on the smaller purple daisy. Eek!

Today is just gorgeous here in Northern CA. 

I made this little quilt a few years ago and its perfect for the Easter spring table. 
I need to make or purchase some flowers to put in my blue vases. I have had these vases for quite awhile but never put them on my table. If I had the time I would make some pom pom flowers made with yarn.
easter table with blue vases

I have been working on my living room redecorating it here and there for about a year. I am done now with the purchase of this new couch my husband bought from LazyBoy. The Urban Collection and the commercial with Brooke Shields she shows the Urban Collection. My husband is very good deal shopper and got $500.00 off this couch. Now a days you can't even hardly get a couch for less than $1000.00 but he got it way under. Good job DH.



I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

I might add we don't sit here unless we have company and then the family spills over into this area. Our living room is long and narrow and on the other end of this area is where we sit in a comfy Lazyboy recliner couch and have several comfy Lazyboy recliner's and of course a TV. 
I think I have some photos of when we remodeled this house where we removed the fireplace to make the room bigger. It was so weird before with a fireplace separating the two rooms and you could only fit like 6 people on one side and 6 on the other and you could not visit with the others. It was driving me insane. So my father in-law had it removed for us. 

I'm taking a break from quilting and I am making a garment (top) and just finished crocheting a shawl. I still have to attach the little roses and clovers. I love this shawl, Irish Rose Shawl. In this photo I had just stared, that was the first day of work. Such a beautiful color. I'll be sure to post the finished garment and shawl soon. 






Blessings to you and your family.



Monday, March 13, 2017

Finished My Camping Quilt by Lori Holt March 2017

Happy Monday Sweet Friends!

I finished my camping Quilt. I wanted it done it 2 weeks, but it actually took 2 weeks and 5 days. I guess I better guess that the one I am making Kirsten, the dress quilt also by Lori Holt will take about 3 weeks. That will be my quilting project for April.
I'm going to take a few weeks off from quilting and sew a few other things, do some paper crafting and work on my Crystal Suncatcher Shop.






That was a lot of work! The car and trailer were a lot of pieces, as well as the word and cutting all those squares. I added 2 pine trees that I appliqu├ęd onto the quilt. I Love this quilt. It's going to look so cute in our trailer.
There it is all folded up and the back is pretty cute as well. I did not show a full photo of it. I may have to come back and add another photo.


I forgot to add a quilt I finished last year for Steve using the fabrics he chose while we were in Alaska at an adorable quilt shop, he loves it! and since we don't put the quilt over us at night I purchased from JCP last year or maybe the year before, he puts that on at night. I can't wait to get the Quilter's Patch quilt finished by Edyta Sitar, that one is going on my bed.



It's so pretty out and gone from rain to spring! 

It's almost another Saint Patrick's Day! I love that day. I will be celebrating by making out corn beef, red potatoes and cabbage and whatever I come up with for dessert that is green. 

My Shop on Etsy




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tea Time with Rylan 2017

Hello Sweet Friends,

I'm going to try and make a blog post via my smartphone. We'll see what happens. Ha!

I had a little tea time with grandson Rylan. He enjoyed our tea time very much with Grammy. We used tiny tea cups and tiny tea pot, which made it extra fun. I did my English accent and he loved that  as well.





Ok...well smartphone and blogger not easy. I did use the app awhile ago and it was not a good app at all.
Hope your week is fabulous! Hugs and Blessings -Kat

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fun Making My Camper Quilt with Family 2017

Happy March 1, 2017

I had so much sewing this past week with my mom and Rylan. I should be done with this quilt on Saturday. That will be one week. If for some reason I fall behind it will be finished on Sunday. Yesterday I had to call around to get the navy blue around the Trailer and Car. I had to call around to quilt shops and I found the exact fabric I needed and drove to get it. I cut out all the parts to the car and then that was all the time I had to work on the quilt and it was time to get dinner ready.


Moving right along the trailer was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. I think that is really cool though. Love it.
This pattern is by Lori Holt


The darling trailer, this took a long time to cut out and put together. I am pretty happy with it.


This is what the fabric scraps look like. I used all Lori Holt fabrics, scraps I had from the Cozy Christmas Quilt Sew Along and the Bloom Quilt Sew Along and some other fabric I had of hers.



My Helpers...Effie


Mom helped by sewing a row for me


Rylan helped by making a row of different colors, no two can be the same next to each other.


I think he is so cute


Counting to be sure he had the correct numbers

All finished and proud



The quilt shop I found that had the fabric I needed.
Thistle Dew Quilt Shop Fair Oaks CA

I'm working on the car today. Yay!

As I said in my last post I was going to start posting all the quilt shops I visit, with photos of them as well.

Have a Blessed March! I love March...The Weather is Drying up Here. How is for You?

Blessings to you!