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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Tattered Pioneer Quilt



I've started a new flannel & denim quilt.


It was inspired by this wonderful
quilt made by Kyle of
Timeless Reflections
if you have never visited her charming blog
you are in for a treat.
You can find her here:

This lady is an amazing quilter:)


I'm going to make mine with the 
"Quilt As You Go" method, 
like an old fashioned pot holder quilt.
It will be a queen size bedspread
for our 5th wheel camper.



I'm just getting started but I am adding
a little bit of denim along with
a canvas bag from a gag gift of 
"Fartless Chili" that Steve's sister 
glad him many years ago :)


Before I say good-bye . . .
look at my finger.
I cut it on the rotary cutter,
wrapped a piece of quilt batting around it
so that it wouldn't bleed on the quilt
that I was making . . .
stuck a straight pin in it to hold it
and kept right on sewing :)

That's determination, LOL.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Heart Banner



Valentine's Day
is right around the corner . . .
so like everyone else I have had
 thoughts of hearts
dancing through my mind.


So I decided to make a new banner.







Have you had thoughts of hearts
dancing through your 
creative mind?

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Seed Starting, Mailbox Surprise & Goodwill Finds.




 This is the time of year when 
our mud-room turns into a 
seed starting station.

I started 150 cells with these flower seeds.
I'm waiting two weeks to start my peppers
and then another week to start my tomatoes.


 This sweet package arrived as a 
complete surprise from 
Connie of:
Connie's Crafty Creations

Connie makes wonderful
paper crafted greeting cards.
I will treasure this one 
and will put the gifts inside to good use.
Thank you, sweet blogging sister :)

 Before I say goodbye  . . .
look at this great platter that I
found at the Goodwill :)
After my senior discount $4  :)
It's perfect for my farmhouse kitchen.


Then I spied this delicate plate . . .
Isn't it lovely?

This is stamped on the back.
$3

I was a happy camper . . . 
I didn't need them and I know that this
totally goes against my plan
for simplifying and getting rid 
of unneeded stuff,
but I couldn't resist.

Do you know the feeling?

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)