Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Stitching~

One day I was stranded waiting for a car,
so went across the street to a cute little quilt shop,

The rental company ended up taking much longer,
so I had more time to wander ;-)

A few minutes turned into an hour...several hours, etc...
You know how it can be sometimes!

The kind folks ordered me lunch
with theirs, 
and showed me how to make 
a quilt pattern I had been looking at..

It was one of the nicest afternoons I have ever enjoyed!

I left with this easy little kit which included the dyed wool 

to continue the smile long after I left the shop.....

(and of course I bought the tools for the quilt I had been eyeing also!)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October's Project in A Lovely Year of Finishes~

At the beginning of the month I decided to finish a bag
from fabrics I bought last spring for 
my nephew.

He loves to bike like his dad and he 
began school this year so I wanted something he could
pack around.

This bag is big enough to stuff,
closes with a zipper on top,
and the crayons are six open pockets around the outside.
Inside there is also a hidden zippered pocket
for special treasures!

I made it soft, pillow-ee,
and washing machine friendly ;0) .....

If you want to see some great ideas for your project list, head on over to 

I am linking up here with this finish.....

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

September's Photo Workshop~

Yes, you read that correctly.
 This is September's assignment...
and, yes, we are at the end of October ;0)

This month we were given phrases or words
to illustrate with our pictures.

Things that make me smile

My style

Peaceful, relaxing

One of my all time favorites.....

Plum and June

I missed my link up date here,
but you can check out the others who were more timely! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Special Post~

I received this fun little package all the way from England!
I was the lucky winner on Susie's
Pin-it Blog Hop.
It has given me a lot of ideas of
new projects to make,
and I love the Merry cushion,
but I hate to cut into them!

Thank you, Susie!

I think I will enjoy their cuteness as they are for now.....

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October's Goal~

There is a little guy who has become a new big brother.
I plan to take this fabric and create a bag 
just for him.....

A Lovely Year of Finishes 

 Check out the links to see what others are planning to
finish in the month of October.
You may find inspiration for your holiday creating.....