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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My PFATT Offerings for April

Some quilty goodness in the form of a table mat:
Table mat 16" by 13"
This is a great piece for a primitive home! The lovely confederate blue print dominates, and the patchwork is done in a variety of reproduction prints. It was hand quilted using the primitive "big stitch" method-so cool!
Big stitch method

This is great as a table mat or tucked in with your primitive dolls!
 Next I have a pattern model, Folk Art Flowers.
Folk Art Flowers framed piece, 9" by 6".
This has been professionally framed.
It is the pattern model for my cross stitch chart by the same name. 
There is no glass, as that always interfered with the photo session! LOL!
For more information and to purchase please visit

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sew Something I'm Giving Up OnYou...

I" m sorry that I can't seem to fix you!
 Your tension is off, I've struggled and struggled.
Even hubby (also known as tenacious "G") has tried.
 But after 25 years, you don't seem to have the energy to try and stay on the straight and narrow!
O how sad that I am going to have to give up on you...
I am going to have to start looking around at the other fish in the sea, for I am one of those girls who cannot live without the sewing machine/woman relationship.
I know, I am weak.
 Forgive me!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Funny!

Ha! Ha! Ha!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


So far I am really happy with the way this is coming out!
 I m rusty in my quilt-making, that is for sure, but it is all coming back to me as I go along.
 I forgot how to make vines, for instance, and had to refresh my memory.
I like how they are coming out.
Nice and raised up from the fabric.
There will be a border using the taupe gingham fabric, with more stitchery on it.
Someone at my quilt guild asked if it is a wall-hanging or what?
 I guess it could be, but I am going to use it as a table topper.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Center medallion finished!

I am loving this project. The center motif, which features stitchery and appliqué is complete, and now it will be appliquéd into the middle of the four block quilt. I am adding rick-rack around the circle. Then there will be a wide border which will also feature stitchery and appliqué.

I think I will also do some appliqué flowers and vines over the pieced blocks.  What do you think?


Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Project sneak peek!

This is an original quilt I am working on. It features LOTS of stitchery, as you can see. I am hoping to have it finished in time to put in my quilt guild's quilt show, which is this September. 

I am really excited about this project. It is one of those that has just been flowing out of me. It's the best when that happens!


Monday, March 10, 2014

New Offerings at PFATT Marketplace today!

Here is what I have for the month of March:
Tulip Needlebook

This is actually worked in blue thread. There are 2 wool felt pages inside to park your needles and a special little pin too!


Includes a handmade pin and a pearly corsage pin
A mini Raggedy Annie Angel:
10" Raggedy Annie Angel
And a new little mixed media painting entitled "Sisters":
Sisters, 5" mixed media painting in wooden frame

Hope you have a chance to click over to PFATT and see all the wonderful offerings for March!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I have put this girl on Etsy at a reduced price!
She is one of a kind and based on the newest folk doll pattern, Ruby and Opal.
Here is the link!
Thanks for reading my blog!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Taking a short break...

To work on an ABC quilt for my little grand daughter Amy.

I love stitchery and appliqué together, don't you?
This is a block of the month by my sweet friend Jenny of Elefantz.
 I love her patterns, they are always super quick. 
We are having a crazy day of rain, thunderstorms, fog and sleet. So I am happy to be home and cozy, stitching with cheerful fabrics and threads!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thoughts turning to Spring!

After yet another snowstorm in the Chicago-land area on Monday,
 today we have lovely spring-like weather!
The sun is shining!
Everything is beginning to melt.
People are cheerful!
Its such a relief!

Wool Felt Applique Pincushions~Coming Soon!

And I am realizing how much the weather,
and time of year, influence my color choices!
Punch Needle Design coming soon!
I started this cute punch needle sheep in the dead of winter.
When the weather is snowy, primitive colors always make me feel cozy and warm.
 But then spring hits, and like clockwork,
I want cheerful pastels and shabby chic-ness!!
It happens every year!
Do your color choices change with the seasons, or are you primitive all year?
 Or country all year?
Or shabby chic always!
I always wonder, is it just me?

Friday, February 14, 2014

New in my Etsy Shoppe

Floss bobbins printable!
Folk Art Floss Bobbins!
Just print them out on heavy cardstock, cut out and they are ready to use!!
Aren't they cute!!
To find out more
Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Two Hearts is ready!

Please visit my Etsy Shoppe to purchase!
Two Hearts Punch Needle Pattern
 And also new in my Etsy Shoppe 3 Angel paintings!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Almost Ready!!!

Another new pattern almost ready!
Two Hearts Needle Punch Design
I am SOOO excited!
I will let you know the minute it is ready!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Punch Needle Designs!

 I've been punching away, and working with some wool too!
I have a new pattern for two punch needle hearts all written up, just waiting for some *light* to have a photo session!
This has certainly been the longest, coldest, and darkest winter I can remember in a loooong time! And we're not done yet I fear! We are supposed to get 2"-4" more snow tonight!
Keep warm!

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Doll Pattern! Yay!

Ruby and Opal Folk Doll Pattern
Ruby and Opal is available at my Etsy Shoppe!!
Here are more pics:

Opal, isn't she cute!

Thanks so much for lookin'!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

My next pattern...I promise!

I know some of you have been waiting a long time for this one, and I apologize!
Sometimes I am just a victim of my own muse, and I lose my mojo for a project.
 But I have been working on this one and it is almost ready to publish!
The pattern is written, all that is left is the formatting!!!
Ruby and Opal

Coming Soon!!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Almost Ready!!!

Folk Heart Needle Punch Design
This should be in my Etsy Shoppe tonight!!
 Barring any unforeseen earthquakes or natural disasters!!
I will post a link when it is ready!

Yay! Its ready!!

Here is the link!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Some of the Best Prim Patterns on Etsy!

I love perusing Etsy, don't you?

I have made a treasury of some of the best primitive patterns I have seen, most of which are available for instant download-I love that!
To see my treasury click here!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Working on a new needle punch design

In between pattern writing I am working on this:
Love punching with the Valdani threads!