Sep 27, 2010

Button Tree


This little Christmas tree will be staying up all year long.  

I found the pattern by The Drawn Thread in a little stitchery shop while we were in Victoria Canada last year and just got around to making it.   


There 23 very tiny little pearl buttons.  All different.

I have a pearl button collection kept in a glass jar in my sewing room.  They are pretty to me and I love looking at them and playing with them. 


And now a few are sweet little ornaments on my tree.


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Sep 15, 2010

I can see clearly now…

new sewing light

My sewing room was once a bedroom.  The minute the kids left home it became mine….my own wonderful space where I can create to my hearts content.

new work light

But I’ve been noticing it is harder and harder to see little stitches. And then there are colors…they are one thing during the day and change when working in the evenings with the light fixture on.  I got my glasses adjusted….still frustrated.  I moved in some lamps … still frustrated.  Then it dawned on me…this is a work shop…not a bedroom.  I still had the light fixture from when it was a bedroom.  I immediately replaced it with a more functional…yet really pretty…light with higher wattage capabilities and more bulbs. 

Now in the evenings when I flip the switch, it looks like the sun is shining all over my room.


I even got a better type of bulbs that don’t change the colors of things.  They shine nice and bright and clean. 

It’s a world of difference and I’m loving it!

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Sep 8, 2010

I love this old yellow quilt


You know I love yellow…


and I love hexie flowers…


I really like reproduction prints…but these are the real thing.


I love this quilt!


It’s all hand stitched and hand quilted.


My daughter and son-in-law were cleaning out stuff when they came across this old quilt that no one wanted.  They gave it to me and I am thrilled!  I’m hoping I can find out a little about it’s history.  That would be fun but so far no one knows where it came from.

In the meantime, I’m still working on my own hexies. I have 22 flowers complete with more ready to go. 


And they mean just a little bit more to me now.  Perhaps, if I finish it, one day my quilt will be found, old and worn, and someone will appreciate all those tiny stitches and the love that went into it.  That would make me happy. 

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