Friday, June 21, 2013

Fabric Giveaway

Maureen and Jackie are giving away fabric to celebrate Jackie's birthday!
Lovely red Kona get over there and can't win if
you don't enter.
Happy 1st day of Summer :0), Kim

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New things

Can you see the tiny little  baby bird, it just hatched today :0)

The center of a newly opened magnolia blossom

Magnolia blossom with the leathery shiny leaves attached

Gardenia blossoms

The pedals just opening and they smell so lovely.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sew along

Second pieced border added to Lori and Randy's sew along.

some sweet pink roses from my garden

And a video visit with my granddaughter who is missing us .

I hope you had a good weekend too, Happy Sewing, Kim
I'm linking up with the linky party over at Lori's blog, come see how everyone's "Sew along" is coming along before we add our next border.  Happy Sewing!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Up to date on the sew along

I got all my pinwheels blocks in place, since all the edges are bias I had to be careful not
to stretch them or pull them out of shape.  Do you think the medallion police will get me for having my vase off center?  UH OH.
Even though I don't have a design wall yet I linked up over at Design Wall Monday why not come have a peek at all the projects :0).

Lori is having a linky party if you want to stop by and see the how the other medallions are coming along.

Happy Sewing,

Randy and Lori sew along blocks.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sew along part 2

How did I make these perfect  pinwheel blocks without cutting one triangle?
It's a new trick I learned from Lori who learned it from this You tube Video made by Jenny
at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

What did I change to make it even faster?  I matched up all  40 of my 3.5 inch
squares into pairs then ran them through the machine with a 1/4 inch seam allowance
chain style  on one side at a time.  After all all four sides of all 20 pairs were sewn together I  cut them into quarters on the diagonal just like directed in the video.  Give it a try :0)
( so instead of doing one pair at a time and going around the perimeter I just quick ran them
through chain style)

 What fun :0), now to add all the new blocks to frame up my  center applique block.
It's not to late for you to join  Randy and Lori's sew along........heck they are off
at quilt market having a great time and won't post another set of directions until next

Happy Sewing,

3.5 inch pinwheel blocks

step 2 of the sew along

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope you have a happy day and time to have some Happy Sewing too!  Kim

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wine bottle cover

We are going out to a friends birthday party tonight, now I always know what to take
as a hostess gift for a woman but men are a little more puzzling to me.  Last night I whipped
this up for the party :0) to cover a delightful bottle of wine from Chile.  Happy Birthday Richard!

Okay so it isn't a finished quilt but it is a project I finished this week so I am linking up with Amanda Jean :0)!

Happy Sewing, Kim
recycled  shirt

with a hand made mini-tie to close the shirt around the bottle :0)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I've been sewing :0)

Lori and Randy are having a sew along and I thought it would be a good first project to do in my new half set up sewing room :0) because I've been itching to stitch. You can come over and see what others are doing on the sew along here on Lori's blog.

 I've never tried machine applique  until this project so it is not a work of art but a darn good start if I don't say so myself :0)
I finished it just in time to link up over at WIP Wednesday why not drop by and see what everyone is up to ?

Happy Sewing, Kim

My first try at machine applique

A visitor in the back yard........I must be back in the South!

Friday, April 26, 2013

I joined a new group

Sea Trail Grandmas

I joined a new group that makes baby gowns for premature babies in our local community.
So far I have made 5 of these gowns, a teddy bear and a snuggy for a tiny baby.
Have a look at their blog and see all the good work they have done over the years.
Next, I'll be looking for a quilting guild to join in coastal North Carolina.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, April 6, 2013

C&O Canal in Washington County , Md.

One of the old locks along the canal

This is a state park now but use to be part of the canal system

My younger brother recovering from open heart surgery and the reason I am here in Maryland

An old barn we passed along the way.

A historical marker next to the dam
Yesterday the sun was warm and weather nice enough to take my brother for an outing, sowe went to one of the many historical areas in his county.  He can't drive for 6 weeks and is only 11 days
post-op.  He is having good days and bad days but since he nearly died in December he mostly
happy he is having any more days at all.  Life is good :0)

Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Living by the sea

We are just 4 miles from this beach now that we have moved south.

Sand dunes and beach grasses

The  night of the full moon we had a sunset walk on the beach, first the pink and turquoise sunset
then the full moon rose out of the sea a bright glowing red!  I am sorry I did not have have my camera with me it was a breath taking sight.

Happy Sewing and Happy Easter, Kim

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Everybody out of the box :0)

We're here!   I sure could use some help setting up this new sewing room.
I hope to get my sewing machine out of the box today and at least start doing some sewing in the next few days.

Happy Easter  and Happy Sewing,

Friday, March 15, 2013

Get in the Box

Time to shut down the computer to get ready to move..........
Everybody get in the box so I can take you with me :0).

See you soon at my new home!
Goodbye New York hello North Carolina   
Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring is in the air

The first day of daylight savings time and only 10 days away from the first day of Spring!

We are having a few signs of Spring and the birds are definitely staking out there
territories to get their families started.

snow drops in bud

I bet they bloom this week

Daffodils pushing up through the snow

Here is a picture of my DH 40 years ago with his professor, Joe Rosson, taking the electric car project for a spin around the campus of Cornell.

Friday, March 8, 2013

More Snow

Swim anyone?

Heavy wet snow

snow on the chain link fence

makes some interesting patterns

Only wet snow does this

My car is in there somewhere  :0)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Packing up 3-4-13

I packed up my sewing room this weekend, all the projects off the design wall, all the fabric, books and quilting projects packed up ready to go.  I'll post this design wall one more time over at
Design Wall Monday with Judy, I'll be back in a few weeks when I get set up in my new home. Happy sewing, Kim  
Last picture of my design wall before I pack it all up.

boxes and boxes of fabric

Goodbye New York

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Block 64 from "Just takes 2"

Block 64

Another block finished, while it is not perfect it is a finished :0) and any sewing getting done
while preparing to move is a reason to celebrate.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, February 11, 2013

Snow 2-11-13

Swimming anyone?  This is a picture of our diving board :0)

DH manhandling the snowblower.

A view down our street after the plow came by.

By now everyone has heard the news about our snow storm in the Northeast. We were really lucky it was a dry snow up here which kept the power lines from coming down.  We're all dug out but getting an icy mix this morning and the lights are flickering.  My last winter in the north is going to memorable :0).  Warm wishes and Happy Sewing, Kim 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday 1-30-13

I can't believe it is the end of January!  My goodness where does time go?
I have been working on these blocks for sometime now and look I finally finished all of them!
Now I am collecting ideas for ways to set them, if you have any  ideas feel free to share them with me.  I'm linking up over at   WIP Wednesday, come on over and see what everyone is working on.
Happy Sewing,

6 inch

The last red and tan block added to the sow along and now I am finished!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I'm linking up on Design Wall Monday to show off all my blue and gold
6 inch blocks, Yes I finished. :0)!  Come on by and see all the terrific work in progress.

All my blocks are done, now I have to decide on how to put these together

I also have all these blocks in reds and tans!  Two quilts I hope to finish this year.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, January 25, 2013

More six inch blocks

Four more blocks to make and I will have completed the Sow along by Randy.........I hope to get that done today!   I know it isn't a finish but I am so happy that I am making progress that I am going to show it off over at  Amanda Jean's   anyway!
 What are you working on?  Happy Sewing, Kim