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Silk Ribbon Embroidery

A sweet blog reader sent some goodies my way.  In one of the boxes were some skeins of silk ribbon for silk ribbon embroidery.  I snapped it up right away.  It’s been years and years since I touched the silk ribbon but from house to house the ribbon has moved with me.  Years ago, I got rib on my old cross stitch stuff, but this silk ribbon floss I’ve kept right here in this old sewing basket.


I ended up down a rabbit hole.  I checked to see if I still had my books on silk ribbon embroidery.

I did.  Here is one of them… Continue reading

In My Mail…

My mail had slowed.  I barely had enough to start a blog post and then BAM!  I have enough to write two blog posts and am feeling really behind with it all.

First up, this came from Kayla.  It didn’t come via the mail but I just couldn’t resist showing you.  I know all of you quilters will think it’s cute.  It’s a Pioneer Woman tray for serving.  I just love it.  It would be great in a sewing room too.  I can imagine little squares waiting to be sewn together in each one of the little containers.

It is under $10 and can be found HERE.


Kayla also brought me a few of her sewing room cast offs.  She has these blocks made from Shot Cottons.


I already have these made into a quilt and will be sharing a pattern with them in the future.

She also had these projects started.  I guess I’ll add them to my UFO projects…I don’t mind.


She also sent me two other things…a baby quilt that needs a border and finishing and also a quilt that needs the binding tacked down.  I’ve already finished them and showed the to you.

Holly was so sweet and sent some goodies.  There are some vintage items that will go on the postage auction.  I’m hoping to have one of those ready sometime this month.


These fabrics were in the mix and … Continue reading

In My Mail…

Mail has come in quite heavily around here.  The first box came from Lisa.  What a treat.  Lisa had contacted me a while ago and asked if I wanted any fabric.  Of course…YES!

You might remember in the last installment of my mail post that someone had sent me a lot of Kim Diehl fabric.  That was Lisa.  Now she sent another.

It had some more Kim Diehl fabrics so I sorted those out to put with the other fabric.  I rarely make a quilt with a fabric line unless it’s purposely for a magazine.  This is going to be so fun to play with!!

Also in the box were these goodies.

These came at perfectly the right time.  The blues have all found their way into my True Blue quilt.  I am just going to love them in this quilt.  LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!!


I love seeing the differences in the fabrics.  It makes a quilt so much more interesting.

Imagine my surprise when Lisa sent another box of fabrics.  WOW!!  It’s been like Christmas around here getting boxes from Lisa and the fun bags from the annonymous donor.

These are again mostly Kim Diehl fabrics.  WHOOT!  WHOOT!  I thought I had a tote to fit them all in but it appears that my tote is going to need an upgrade.  HA!  I just love the fabrics.


These are exactly the types of fabrics I would pick it I were going into a quilt shop.  These vary from 1/3 yard cuts to one yard cuts.  These will be fun to dig into but first I have other projects to tackle.


I have been on both the giving and recieving end of fabric.  I have to say, I love both sides.  I love giving…but recieving is wonderfully fun too!!  Thanks Lisa.  I so appreciate it.


In the back and forth emails with Lisa she share a quilt she made.  It happens to be a quilt she made using one of our patterns, Pinkie Swear.  You can find the free pattern HERE.


I loved our version and love Lisa’s version in blue.
Thanks for sharing this Lisa.  It’s the highest compliment when anyone makes a quilt using your designs.

I especially love it when people make it their own.  You can see in our version, we did a pink and brown color scheme.  Lisa did all blues.  What a great variation.

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Thanks for sharing Lisa.

Amazon packages showed up on my doorstep the other day.  I couldn’t remember ordering anything.  It turns out I was reminded of the generosity of many of you.

I had wrote in a previous post that someone had asked me to put a link to my Amazon store showing things that are needed for Lutheran World Relief baby care kits.  HERE was that link.  Several of you purchased items and had them sent directly to me and that was awesome.  The only problem is… Continue reading