Monday, March 26, 2018

Yippie ~ It’s here!

Woo - Hoo !
Spring has arrived and I’m coming out of hibernation.
You’d think that I would have had plenty of time to blog throughout the winter but it just didn’t happen. I guess I’ve been busier than I thought keeping my parents healthy and entertained through the dreary winter months. When it comes down to it, that of course, is most important and a more precious use of my time.
After 3 years of residing back here in Wisconsin, and learning to embrace winter, I’m happy to see winter losing its grip. Spring is here at last, at least according to the calendar.
Just when I finally mastered tying my winter boots with winter gloves on! Not easy, LOL
My hubby and I are doing very well at snow removal. You get pretty good at it when your driveway is 300 feet long.

I am getting ready to finish up several quilts that I tinkered with over the winter. I must say, quilts for warmth and cuddling in are much more in need up here in Wisconsin than they were in south Florida.  In Florida, quilts tend to be more of an artistic decorative nature. No matter what their purpose, I love them all. My little snowman looks like he could have used a quilt.

I'd like to say that I finished all sorts of new quilt patterns this winter, I said I’d like to say it, but I can’t. Oh me, oh my.
I did finish a cute new pin cushion pattern that incorporates string piecing and some simple hand embroidery. It's called “Strings and Stitches” and you can order it on my website or my Etsy shop.
I used the Project Red fabrics by Sweetwater for Moda. I paired them with a natural linen for the front and back.
I do have several kits available on my Etsy shop, so hurry on by and scoop one up.

pin cushion pattern Strings and Stitches by Thistledown and Company
New Pincushion pattern ~ Strings and Stitches

Thanks for stopping by, I'll have more to share soon. Enjoy the Springtime!