Archive for July, 2010

25
Jul
10

week #8 freebie

Wow, the summer is going fast…I wish it wasn’t but we are already on week 8 of our summer adventure.  I hope you are all stitching away…you probably need more steam-a-seam 2 light, by now!  Remember to use the light steam-a-seam now.  I am loving it.  It does not separate like the regular SAS2 does.  Here is the next basket block…Are you just loving these free blocks!   Ok…I was just checking to see if anyone really looks at these blocks…here is the real #8.  I am home from Long Beach…it was a great show…talk about it soon…LB

21
Jul
10

new tablemats from Jules

I am on a plane headed to Long Beach CA, when this will be published, but I wanted you to see the great new wool projects we have along with us that we will be displaying in Long Beach.  Jules has made some simple but darling mats, she is a school teacher and is spending her summer sewing projects for the shop and gets tons done for us.  THANKS JULIE!  We publish her patterns for her under our Primitive Gatherings line….here they are:

PS. Judi will have them on the website soon…

Taupe Everyday Tablemat- 11" Kit/pattern $14.50 Pattern only $7 Inspired by Japanese fabric???

Blue Hydrangea Tablemat 14x16 Kit/pattern $25 Pattern only $7

Multi-flowered tablemat 14" Kit/pattern $25 Pattern only $7

21
Jul
10

new garden photos…

what can I say….at least the roof is still on the house…I only have a little water in my basement…my neighbors had big trucks over today sucking the water out of theirs…and that is before this last storm…my siding, roof and window trim are damaged and that can all be fixed….the flowers will also grow back…at least it all looked glorious for a few days… I have proof and good memories..and I will not have to worry about the watering while I’m away in Long Beach….LB

a whole new look....

20
Jul
10

2010 GARDEN WALK

Well it finally came…the long anticipated garden walk…it was a beautiful day.  I accomplished all my projects I wanted to get done the days before: re-painting signs, making the garbage can lid bird bath, taking out all the tall daisies that the Wednesday night storm layed down and all the final deadheading and weeding.  There are about 50 pictures here for you to enjoy.  We had 570 guests come through the garden on Saturday.  That makes me feel good about sharing our house and garden for the benefit of those who have fallen on rough times.  The Emergency Shelter also helps families get a new start on life along with the life skills to attain permanent housing of their own.  CLICK ON THE PHOTS TO MAKE THEM LARGER IF YOU DESIRE.


19
Jul
10

I have neglected you all for awhile…

WOW! Time really flies fast.  It has been over a week since I last blogged.  The weekly feebie blogs don’t count as I sometimes do a few at a time and schedule their release for Mondays…isn’t that cool…but now I actually feel like I can take some time and let you all know what is going on.  First-we are packed and Nick is on his way to California for Long Beach.  Second- Saturday our garden was a host garden for the Fox Valley Emergency Shelter’s Garden Walk .  It was a beautiful day, and Third–“The Gathering” has had a lot going on.  I will blog about all this later…                                                                                                                                                                              So I have a few today, and tomorrow to get my sewing stuff together for the trip to Long Beach and hopefully time to get some much needed personal pampering done, like hair and toes and nails…before the plane takes off with Carole and I on Wednesday at 6am.

I was still buying flowers on Friday before the walk and stopped in a new little shop on Racine St. Downtown right before the bridge.  It is called Inspiring Interiors.  I found some hand made dishcloths for the Gathering and a few other things.  They have new, old and hand made items for sale. I think you also could sell your projects there if you are looking to do so.   Check it out if you are in town visiting Primitive Gatherings.  A mother daughter team owns it!  Ok….there is that hotel card I was supposed to give Nick before he left!!!Tomorrow I will blog the garden walk… and oh, one more thing…here is a peak at the rest of  freebies ( i hope this doesn’t ruin the surprise-maybe it will help motivate you all to keep up with sewing them and to come in and collect them all!…notice all my nine patch blocks are  done…those are the last 4 weeks..so all I have to sew are the freebies and I can start putting them all together…one of my favorite parts…my table is always a mess of stuff…but it is a “pretty” mess to look at anyway…

19
Jul
10

Week #7 Freebie

Look what is next for this week!  I think they are actually getting better each week.  I know we all have our favorite flowers so that might decide which we like best but I am loving all these basket blocks.  Threads used are: #12 Valdani 1645, o519.  3 Strand Floss- (remember to use one strand only) O519, P4 and O154.  You can see close detail of how they are sewn in these pictures…

11
Jul
10

week #6 freebie

Here are some little sunflowers….Threads used #12 Valdani:1, O548 &1645–3SF-O154.  Notice the long blanket stitches using the O154 on the sunflowers.  Stitch right to the center  brown ovals.




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