Pat Doyle

Sandra Fraenkel’s…Fresh Cut Daisies…this was a silent auction quilt.

Pamela Hintze’s….Garden of Stitches…

s…Sunflowers & Bittersweet.

Been working on lots of stuff….how about you? are you stitching?  I hope so…we all deserve it…Nick and I returned from Baton Rouge finally on Wednesday after being stuck in Atlanta again….had another airport nightmare that i don’t really want to discuss…every time i fly with Nick something happees and we end of spending too much time in airports and another unexpected night in a hotel….but we ran away for a long weekend and attended, Bayou Country Fest, went to the French Quarter…and visited with our friend Kathy and then onto a big Plantation…I want to live on a Plantation…I will work on turning The Gathering into a Quilting Plantation…

I thought I would get a lot more done this weekend.I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend…It sure went fast for me…we took a boat ride yesterday so that was a lot of fun and today, all day we put up a fence at The Gathering, so Mom can start planting our garden vegetables…she wanted to make sure  no critters ate her bounty…that meant a 4 ft high closed picket fence went up…now I usually hire people to do things that require a lot of work and carpenter skills, but with the boys and our friend Scott, Nick, I and an online video, we managed to get it all done today but the gate…17 post holes, then the garden was very uneven, so this meant a lot of trenching for the fence panels to be hung straight…it was hot, it was fun and we got it done!!!  Mom is very happy and that is the main point…but I will be very sore tomorrow and I learned some things…next time…Hire the contractor…

My last post I asked if anyone wanted to share one of my designed that they have tweaked and these are the replies I got…The first pictured is Pat Doyle’s….Sunflowers & Bittersweet..she lightened up the fabrics…and added flowers instead of my berries…

The second is from Sandra Fraenkel…this is a tweaked Fresh Cut Daisies from Summer Gatherings Book…

The last quilt is from Pamela Hintze…this is her version of Garden of Stitches…very lovely….we “tweaked” Garden of Stitches and it is now Petal and Pennies…see it here on our site click here

There are lots of new stuff on our website that has been added since returning from Quilt Market…lots of books and patterns…we will be listing on our website, the kits as soon as they become available for these great new projects we have found!!!  So look back often…NEW!! click here

Also remember our Summer Block of the Week starts this week, along with our”Freebie”…to qualify for the freebie you have to come in, or shop online with a $12.50 purchase to get all the great little blocks…see previous post…I have 10 of my SBOW blocks done, and 5 of my Freebies…i so wanted it to be all done before the first block shipped, but maybe the second week…I am working on our quilt for the summer’s State Shop Hop that starts on Friday, June 8th…so that put a halt to my SBOW…


The last photo was from the airport…Nick was so bored he wanted to learn how to blanket stitch and stem stitch…lol…

The other photos are my Nephew’s quilt, his Mother (Tina, our wool dyer)pieced it and I am quilting it…this is totally out of my box for me…but it is cool and Ty will love it…even though I can only quilt one row and then take a break…this is a weird quilting pattern for me…


13 Responses to “”

  1. 1 Kate
    June 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I LOVE that last photo! It is truly priceless! You’ll win them all over, one by one! 🙂

  2. 2 tammy whaley
    June 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I have to say…the picture of your hubby “stitching” is priceless! Did he finish his project he was working on?

  3. June 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I love the Garden of Stitches—do you sell the pattern for this done as shown?


  4. 4 Lynn
    June 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I can’t wait to show my hubby your hubby stitching. Mine is going to be retiring in Aug, think I can get him to do that? Love the quilts!


  5. 5 Nancy
    June 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I say you’ve got a keeper in Nick! Excitedly looking forward to starting the new SBOW too..

  6. June 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Your photo of NIck reminded me of army basic training when everyone had to learn to sew on a button! Let me know when you get your plantation…I

  7. 7 Sue Schultz
    June 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Love the photo of Nick. I can’t help but also love getting a sneak peek at what he is stitching on and hoping to see it in the sbow. Lisa if you ever get stuck in Atlanta you should call me. My husband and I could have picked up you and Nick and taken you to do something fun. We aren’t that far from the ATL airport, we could have had you back the next morning for your flight. Glad you had fun in Louisiana.

  8. 8 Becky
    June 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    so sorry you were stuck at Hartsfield–I know all about being stuck in airports, it used to be DFW for me. I could not fly through there without something happening. Fortunately that little dark cloud seems to have vanished in recent years. I’d say call me and I’d pick you up, but you couldn’t even get into our spare bedroom these days because of a certain 7 year olds Geotrax. love all the photos and the stuff you do. Becky in Georgia

  9. 9 Teri LaVoy
    June 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Your hubby looks so intense as he stitches. Love it. So looking forward to the SBOW in the mail. Going to have another fun project to do. yipee. Thanks.

  10. June 5, 2012 at 5:49 am

    hhhmmm…. your airport nightmare sounds like ours on the way home from Kansas City. I’ve been in the Atlanta airport … ALL NIGHT!! There were 17 of us!… all quilters. We were so freezing cold… we all covered up with the fabric we had purchased on our trip. It was quite a site… 17 women…laying in chairs with fabric all over them…trying to sleep! Why oh why did I NOT take a picture? Duh!!!

  11. 11 kathy
    June 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Lisa, tell Nick that if he sticks his tongue out, it helps for the stitches to come out even………….hahahaha 🙂

  12. 12 Mary Marge
    June 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Go Nick!

  13. 13 Terri
    June 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Received my BOW kit yesterday; can’t wait to get started this weekend!

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