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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reviving a Relic & Stitching Some New Things

Looking back over the past week or so here, those warm days of summer have past and we have been experiencing some cooler, crisp days that definitely feel like autumn is almost here.  I love the cool evenings and nights, perfect for sleeping with the windows wide open.

With the onset of autumn, it begins to feel like cosy quilt time.  From among my own relics, I pulled out a Friendship Quilt, which was started with a wonderful group of friends, in 1987.  Can you believe that   I had left it unfinished  in my quilting box?  I am kind of embarassed to say it!
The quilt group selected one pattern for the quilt and each of selected the fabrics of our own choice.  Then we would meet about every two weeks and pass our fabric on to a different person in the group, until all of the blocks were assembled, and each of us stitched one for ourselves.
                                      My Quilt Block
A Quilt Corner
Love this pretty leafy quilt design

Isn't this heart design wonderful on the border?

With the help of my very special friend, Ellen, who is an expert quilter, and super encourager, she assisted me to sew on the borders and to make the quilt come out evenly.  Without her, I don't know if I would have finished it.  Thankyou so much Ellen!

Have any of you stitched the adorable little 'Thimble Purse' designs from With Thy Needle?  I have fallen in love with them, and stitched two so far.  
               'Home Sweet Home' Thimble Purse
                'Birds and Berries' Thimble Purse

This is my newest start, 'Birds of a Feather' by The Victoria Sampler, which is a band sampler.  It is a delightful design, but oh my, there were so many color changes in those two little birds and flowers!  As you can see, I am now stitching 'over one' the title of the sampler.  This is going to be a WIP for sure!

Over last weekend, some special friends came for dinner and brought this delicious 'Strawberry Pizza Pie' for dessert! It consists of a sugar cookie crust, a light cream cheese and confectionary sugar filling, topped with thinly sliced strawberries and glaze. Melts in your mouth!

Miss Meggie was sitting on the landing, with her Teddy Bear, barking at the squirrels she could see out the window.  Such a cutie pie!

It is always wonderful sharing a little piece of my world with all of you, my very dear friends.  Thank you for all of your wonderful comments.  I love hearing from every one of you!

May peace and love surround you where ever you may be, and may the sun shine down warmly upon your face and bring a smile to your face.

Blessings in Stitches & Friendship!


  1. Wow, what a fun post! I love that quilt -- so glad you picked it up again to finish it! Baskets are always a favorite of mine. And the thimble purses! Wow! Were they hard to put together? So cute! Beautiful Victoria Sampler WIP too! That strawberry pizza pie looks delicious! And your cutie pie with her teddy bear -- love it!

  2. Love your quilt! Your thimble purses are gorgeous, I have to order one for myself! Your new start looks good, will follow your progress!


  3. I just love your basket quilt. I'm glad that you pulled it out and finished it. I'm thinking of making one similar when I get a few projects taken care of.

    Love the Thimble Purses also. I've got them on my stitching list, but like everything else, I'm slow in getting around to everything!

    That pie looks absolutely yummy!

  4. Beautiful quilting. My sewing skills stop when it comes to the actual quilting, the sewing all layers together with these wonderful motifs, like you did with the hearts. Admire it so much.
    Love your purses too. I have one, but didn't stitch it yet.
    Little Miss Meggie is a darling. :)

  5. hello deary, i really the warm quilt so much..it is so pretty..
    aww the little purse is so cute with the teddy..
    yummyyyyyy strawberry pizza..my mouth is watering too :)
    miss meggie is a darling..kisses
    have a lovely weekend deary x

  6. Your quilt is stunning. Congratulations!
    Your thimble purses are fabulous too
    OOH Miss Meggie and her toy are so sweet!
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Love your finished friendship quilt, it's really pretty . The little purses are so sweet , but I love the bears more ,lol .X

  8. What a wonderful quilt to finally have finished. Oh, very nice stitching. I just love miniature or over one projects. Yum, yum! Last, but not least, "Hi Megan!"

  9. Such a beautiful quilt Kathy!! So nice to have a friend to help you with the quilting. I would love to have a friend who knew how to quilt!! What a sweet little thimble purse! Love the pictures! Sweet little Meggie!


  10. Beautiful quilt, and wonderful thimble purse.
    Love your little doggie so cute.
    Always such a lovely post thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend hugs.

  11. Oh, those little thimble purses are adorable, Kathy! I just love anything tiny (as you've probably guessed from my blog!!). And how nice that you have a friend guiding you on your quilting--it is looking fabulous :)

    Hugs to little Miss Meggie--what a cutie!!

  12. Beautiful quilting, superb. The thimble purses are Devine, so pretty and delicate.
    Your furry friend is adorable.

  13. What a fun post! Love your quilt ~ better late than never I say!! Those thimble purses are adorable ~ as is your cute pup! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  14. Your quilt is great and I love those little thimble purses. Miss Meggie is so cute with her teddy bear. The strawberry pizza looks and sounds heavenly!

  15. Your quilt is beautiful and the thimble purses are lovely, congratulations

  16. What a beautiful quilt Kathy! So nice that you finally have it finished. Love your thimble purses and what a sweet picture of Miss Meggie!

  17. Your basket quilt looks wonderful. You must be very happy to have finished it. I haven't made a big quilt yet, only small quilted things. But I will make my first big quilt when I'll be retired. And as this will happen rather soon I'm already looking forward to it.
    The little thimble purse is so beautiful.

  18. As you can probably tell with how delayed this comment is, I'm very behind in reading blogs. As I was scrolling through them quickly in my reader, a couple of photos caught my eye. Your Miss Meggie reminded me of my own Princess Annie, and how much she loves her toys, and barking at people walking by. Annie's preferred spots are either on my bed or the bench under the window on the other side of the house, or at the side gate outside.

    Your thimble purses look lovely. I kitted up 2 of them with floss, but haven't started them yet. I'm trying to finish up a few things before succumbing to the lure of new starts!


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Consider the Lilies of the Field
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