Sunday, April 18, 2010


I went to the Rosemont (Chicago) Quilt Show yesterday on the hunt for new thread for my wool crazy quilt blocks. WOW, who knew there was that much thread on the market and all so cool too. So many great varieties and I think I picked up a little of everything, including some trim, (A Girl has to have trim hey) and some fancy rick rack too. So here are some pics of my favorite finds. Don't ask me where I bought them, I wasn't keeping track of the store names, just interested in the THREAD.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Quilty/Stitchy Retreat

This weekend we have a retreat, about 20 of us go to a nearby motel and spend the weekend stitching, quilting, eating, laughing, shopping etc. COULD IT GET BETTER????? I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT. So I am hoping to work on a couple of my stitchery projects and some quilty projects too. When I get back on Monday I will post my progress. Everyone have a good weekend in the meantime.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Thought I would start a stitching blog, I love embroidery, crazy quilting, applique,  primitive, shabby chic, country etc. I intend to post some fun stuff here and meet some new stitchin' friends along the way. So pick up your needle, thread, etc. sit in your favorite rocking chair, get your favorite cup of tea or glass of wine and take a look around. Hope you find something you like here and enjoy your stay. I love comments so speak your mind.  Here are a couple of photos to start things off. I made this for one of our Daughters (Who Loves her Horses). I found this pattern at the Rosemont Quilt Show last year and she has alot of these, they are drawn from real Carousel Horses from Germany (I think that is what it was) she has most of the collection, so I think I might pick up another one this year when I go. I love them. I am an AVID THRIFT STORE SHOPPER and I got this frame (Which I think is quite fitting since it has gold leaf~~~CIRCUS LIKE) at the local thrift store for $1.00. What a find hey????