A girl with a squirrel on her head



I’m missing a girl with a squirrel on her head for the middle block. I have fabric on order and am hoping it arrives by the end of the week. The finished size of this piece is going to be approx. 45″ x 36″, the “photos” are 7 & 1/2″ square, 10 & 1/2″ with the frames. I want to quilt the negative spaces but don’t want it to take away from the “pictures”.

Not much else going on, I just needed a little hiatus from sewing and blogging. 😀


Flower stars





I didn’t sew a stitch today but I did a lot of starching, pressing, cutting and rearranging for a new quilt idea. It will be made of Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill, some solids and maybe even some Tula Pink. Sewing tomorrow! This last one is my favorite so far…  Which one is your favorite?


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Real men like lavender too

DH never ceases to amaze me, he picked out our floral bedding, his favorite flower is the Black Eye Susan and he loves lavender just as much as I do! When I showed him the big bag of lavender I’d received in the post yesterday, he said he wanted a lavender pillow from the entire pound! Well, that’s not going to happen but I did make him a manly sachet.

I dug through my stash and pulled out a retro clock print in olive green (Ruby Star Shining by Melody Miller) then traced 1/2″ around one of the clocks and used that as a template to trace around another identical clock.

With right sides together I sewed around the shape leaving an opening large enough to stick my finger in with a little room to spare, about 1 & 1/4″. Turn inside out and stuff as much lavender as possible into the opening. I cut some cotton batting scraps into little pieces to cover the hole before sewing so the lavender wouldn’t spill out.

Using a tiny whip stitch, sew up the opening et voila, a funky, retro, masculine lavender sachet!



Here it is all done with my foxy little friend, I hope dh likes it. 😀


Sewing in Bavaria

Yesterday we arrived in Oberammergau, Bavaria and while strolling around found these fabulous creations.

Here’s a close view…


Love them both! Also found a durndle store, amazing but EXPENSIVE!


We’re back in the north of Germany today, I’m looking for a handmade leather bag for myself.