Sunday, May 10, 2015

To all my blogging and quilting friends......
XOXOX, Carolyn                                       

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday!

 Snow started last night....
 .....and it's still snowing! We could receive up to 10 inches!
This is a great day to stay warm and cozy inside...maybe I should start planning a valentine project using old valentines cards. I will print them individually on cream fabric and frame them with my red and white fabrics.    
 I could knit awhile---however, 
Miss "Abbie" has my project and is keeping me in stitches! 
Snow, working on some projects, Super Bowl watching.... and making Chili... is perfect for today and tonight!
Hoping you are having a great day!
Hugs, Carolyn


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Special Time of the Year!

 The eve before..... 
and all is bright..... 
and the table is set---- 
with  the center piece too!

                                                            A letter to "Santa" written ....
                                           my mother Virginia Lee in 1919

We made Mildred's (mother-in-law) "Christmas Gum Drop" Bread.    
We awakened this morning--- light dusting of snow arrived just in time!
Wishing you and your families our "Special Blessings".

Monday, November 24, 2014

"Time for Thanksgiving"

Linda and Carol were "Elves" helping me with the Edgewater Christmas Boutique held a week ago. 
My two new friends ( Deb and Joyce) came to visit. They both live in our townhome area. 
I'm getting ready to be a vendor at the Market on 39th Street, December 6th and 7th, featuring over fifty vendors selling antiques, pottery, scarves, jewelry, art, baked goods and lot's more! 
We wish you a wonderful "Thanksgiving"!
We did a little decorating in our lower level with bittersweet and flowers we made from hedge apples. (Click on the pictures for a closer look).   

We also had fun creating a (fall) arrangement with a tree.  
 Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Vignette's Inside and Out!

'"Punkie" is greeting you with a smile as you enter! 

So is "Stella" our witch.
We had fun gathering  pumpkins and gourds for display.
Made this "Happy and Bad Jack's" quilt from a pattern featured  in a Fons & Porter magazine a few years ago.

"Scary" our scarecrow sits on our lower patio and greets everyone on the bike path---
------ so does "Chester!"
This is where I create and work on projects...I have been organizing---- 
----and tidiing up a bit
----where I sew!
Meet "Dee", my friend of 45+ years, who moved to North Carolina in 2011. She designs quilt and needlepoint patterns. Previous to her move she was magazine editor of 
 *makeability, Fons & Porter and  Love of  Knitting. In 2006 she wrote the quilt book
Applique at Play...Learn more about DeElda  by visiting her blog and website!
 Trees and bushes are starting to show their fall colors and---
----our front porch has been a delight! 

That's all for now----- 
"My eyes will be looking out for all the beggar's!"
Hug's, Carolyn 

Monday, September 8, 2014

How long, a month long, that long?????

New, old toy!
                               My friend, Deanna gave me this vintage quilt rack. It's all set up,
                                                   marked and ready to hand quilt.
Marking is finished and ready to quilt.
                                                  I have a long ways to go, who knows,
                                               I might have it quilted before next spring!

A month ago I found 45 Dresden Plate circles that were at a tag sale for $ 7.00. Couldn't pass them up. I have appliqued 35 plates and centers on 10 inch blocks.  
A few more to do and then must decide plan for construction, any ideas?

Marge knows I have a Dutch vintage collection and
                                     surprised me with this adorable hot pad holder!                                                  
"Sister's Choice" blocks are done, all 30 of them!
                                                         And--- it all started with this block.        
                                                    I'm finished with my nine patches-- total of 100!
The swap is now closed but you can visit Barb's blog for her wonderful tutorial.
Finished 2 more Santa's

                                                       Fall is for baking Zucchini Coconut bread....
...a friend gave me some zucchini's --- and these loaves didn't last long! If you would like the recipe, I will email it to you. 
A change of season is approaching--- it's time to start decorating for fall.  
Hug's, Carolyn