February 5, 2023

February 4, 2023

Stitching Tummies...

I took supplies with me on Thursday to stitch bear tummies while I was with the Sewcial Sisters. I do these freehand, so I never really know how it's look in the end.

I made the trellis, but my flowers are completely covering the details. I'm going to leave this, but add vines and a few more details. The second one will be in purples or lavenders. I won't make the teddies until after all my show sewing is done, but I'll likely stitch in the evening after I've been at the machines all day. Doing this restores me and makes me happy. 

What makes you smile? What brings delight to your day? I'd love to know, so share away, please. I'll definitely respond. Happy Weekend!

February 3, 2023

The Cardinals Are Home Again...

While I was at Primitive Gatherings yesterday for Sewcial Sisters, I collected my Winter Song quilt to bring home. In the package along with my cardinals and First Place ribbon, were two surprises...prizes I earned for first place in my category.

I earned a fat eighths full assortment of Red and White Gatherings from Primitive Gatherings, along with a $300 gift card for the shop!! When I realized what I'd received, my first words to Kathy D and the ladies were "I'm gobsmacked!" When Lisa Bongean joined our group after her live YouTube video earlier in the afternoon, I thanked her for her generosity. I'll be sending out a thank you card today. 

I've made and competed more than a few quilts (and my quilted elephant) in the past. They've been shown from SW Florida to southern Wisconsin - and even at the World Quilt Show - and I've earned beautiful ribbons, but this is the first time I received prizes, too. Generous prizes. I'm so very grateful.

I'll be hanging my ribbon with the others, and Winter Song will join Song of Spring in my studio. Every time I glance at them, I'll remember that 2022 was a quilting year to remember. Thanks again, Lisa!