Monday, July 30, 2012

an inspiration and a bunch of links

I found some inspiration in posts for the Think Christmas blog hop starting today. Haven't been able to focus much with sewing lately so maybe this will help. (smile)
The first link takes you to the directions for the blog hop and the others link to the placemat and table runner ideas that were inspired by the block designed by Anita Grossman.  Hope these links work! It is a sweet idea for Christmas gifts.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Comfort in a Fur Coat

From the same rescue group who gave us Mosley, we have found a new girl to bring into our family. Let me introduce you to Sabra. She just turned four years old and is full of sweet life. Sabra is blending into our family and bringing us great comfort. She looks kind of serious here. I would take another picture but she is busy playing with Mosley and he doesn't want anything to do with a camera.

I have been able to do a little stitching and am working on a gift quilt using my favorite pattern from Back to Charm School. I'm using the leftover charms to make a little version for myself. I love this one block quilt look and thought of making a larger one for a table cloth. Then I started the hand piecing....I don't think I'm crazy  dedicated enough to hand piece anything so big. I'll stick to blocks and small projects for that.