Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Easter Quilt and a Birthday

Would you believe I am still trying to figure out Blogger?  Yes I Am!  My main gripe tonight is that when I add my pictures, the text is supposed to wrap around the picture, but it’s not.  Here,  let me add this picture:

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And Oh Wow, I learned something!  See, I go and make a fool out of myself on my blog and all of the sudden it cooperates?  Ok,  forget all of that stuff I said up there.  Let me talk about this quilt.  This is my Easter quilt.  I finished it I think around Christmas time.  It is based on a pattern I found in the April 2010 American Patchwork & Quilting called Bunny Patch by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.  I Red heart everything she designs.  Here, let me try to get a closeup of that center…  These pictures are TMarch 30, 2011 013ERRIBLE, I know.  I need to get a new camera since the old one is, well, SHOT!  I took these with my phone.  Sorry….Sad smile.  Anyway, hopefully you can see them somewhat.  So, I made this quilt and originally it was just the center part with the borders around that had the hearts in the corner.  And that was it!   I decided I wanted more quilt than that ….. so I started adding borders of my own.    I added and I added and I added until I had a quilt that I could actually USE!  I don’t hang quilts on walls.  I put quilts on beds where they can keep you warm and make you feel like a princess all at the same time.  March 13, 2011 007

See, I even put some initials on the corners.  Do you ever get creative with  a pattern and kind of make it your own?  If you do, please leave a comment and tell me about it. 


Now, I’m going to change the topic.  For today is my oldest son’s birthday and I Evan's Family 005want to take this opportunity to wish him a very very special and happy day.  He is in the Air Force and stationed right now at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, DC.  I am very proud of him.  Happy Birthday, Baby. 


Hugs,  Prissy

Monday, March 14, 2011

Busy Busy Busy!

I know……… I’ve been gone a while.  But I’ve been busy!  See …..March 13, 2011 010my baby has a new dress!  And I have lots of other things to share with you, but I’m not going to share them all at once.  I need to have blog material, so I will haul one out every couple of days to share and that way you all will think I’m wonder woman!  LOL.  For today, let me just say that I’m so very glad that Spring has evidently arrived.  Fling open the windows and let in that crisp air to drive out all the musties that have built up in the house over the winter.  Chase them right out of the house!  It is still too early to wash down the front porch and get it ready for outdoor stitching, but soon!  And this year I think the porch could use some brand new cushions.  Spring 09 006  And maybe a coat of fresh white paint.  Some hanging ferns this year.  And maybe some pots of geraniums on the front steps …….Spring 09 022  Sadly, the azaleas will only last 2 weeks.   I have some lovely fabric stashed for the cusions.  Wait till I show it to you! 

But for today, I have a new embroidery project to share with you.


Easy Cooking I new kitchen towel all decked out in yo-yos!  I love it.  And you can have one to love too!  Just pop over to ‘Busy as Can Be and ask!  Debbie's button stitching  I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for hand work possibilities for my tv watching time (since I can’t sit with a sewing machine on my lap while I watch tv).  This will keep my hands busy for at least one evening.  Maybe I’ll make several.  You know, have some gifts on hand for that birthday that just jumps up and surprises you!


Happy stitching!

Hugs,  Prissy