Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thank you Jan

Oh boy look what I won !
Jan was celebrating her blogversary and lucky me I won her give away!

12 beautiful shades of Aurifil goodness!
Thank you so much Jan :0).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Progress on Flags of the American revolution

Lori's group  already posted their progress on her linky, go have a look,
but I am behind and did not make the post but here is my updated progress.

I think I am about half way through the hand work needed to finish the Jan Patek quilt.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Randy is looking for Love...........

Randy is having a give away if you are the 700th person to follow her.....
hey she is only 12 folks better hurry!
Her blog is lots of fun and you just never know when she will have another
sew along.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, February 20, 2015

A little of this and that

Making baby blankets for the local hospital

Sewing with Petey to put together a quilt for our guild

Rita showing the rows all together.....she ironed everything as we sewed 

Celebrated Valentines Day with 50 shades of pink roses.

working on Anne Sutton's sew along...this is FEB.

JAN. can find this free BOM at Bunny Hill

Bought a featherweight  made in the year of my birth :0)

Enjoying some beautiful sunset walks


Working on my " Flags of the American Revolution" blocks too. :0)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Feb. already oh my!

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I've been busy visiting with my daughter, not doing much sewing to show but here is a nice shot of my family :0).  Happy Valentines Day if I don't get back before then.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year

I don't often get to spend time with both of my kids at the same time but I did this New Years Day and it sure made it extra special.  The three of us have January birthdays too so we celebrated that as well.
Happy New Year to you!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Both doll quilts done :0)

Both doll quilts are done to take to my granddaughter.

One is from Lori's sew along and the other is a simple postage stamp quilt, both made from 1.5 inch squares that finish
at 1 inch in the quilt.  The pillow and case are from a pattern on Amanda Jeans blog with an inch added to all measurements for the larger dolls.  I am linking up over at Amanda Jean's blog to show these cute quilts.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Doll quilt

Backside of doll quilt in flannel with matching pillow.

Pattern for this doll quilt is on Lori's blog.  I'm linking up over at Lori's  where you can see all
the little dolly quilts that were make with her sew along.

Pattern for pillow and pillow case on Amanda Jean's blog, I added one inch to all her measurements for the 18 inch dolls.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, December 12, 2014

The house is decorated outside :0)

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Fresh greens clipped from the yard to a swag, love the magnolia leaves :0).

Yes Honey I am off to another Christmas function ( notice the word FUN is in there)
Merry Christmas, Kim

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nights of a Thousand Candles

strings of lights hanging from old oaks

reflection of lighted tree in pond

tree lighting ceremony

lights draped and reflected
A full moon in a 60 degree evening, perfect time to visit the gardens.

Brookgreen gardens has entertainment, food, and the beautiful gardens all lighted for Christmas

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas activities

Getting ready to board the boat to cruise the intracoastal water way to see the boat parade.

A decorated house along the ICW ( intracoastal waterway)

Another house as seen from the boat

decorated boat

decorated light house.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December already!?

this block is in progress

Blocks for the American Flags of the Revolution quilt in progress, this quilt is a sew along with Lori :0), we are already up to month 4!

finally got all the detail stitches on this one :0)
Happy Sewing, Kim

Thursday, November 27, 2014

walking on the beach

 While it is snowing back home in Poughkeepsie I am enjoying a windy but warm walk on the beach in NC, I am so happy we live here!  I picked up a dozen sand dollars and many beautiful shells while walking 5 miles with a friend.......Life is good :0).  Happy Thanksgiving where ever you are.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day 2014

Thank you to all who have served and to those who are serving today.
That includes my parents, my four brothers, my sisters husband, their son and his wife,
and all the rest of the service community that have allowed us to be free.
Give thanks to these men and women when you see them in uniform and
remember Freedom is NOT free.

My Canadian mother and American father during WWII

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I love the beach :0)

Shrimp boats out working

The little sandpipers running in and out of the waves

Sometimes they run very close by

Even though it was a cloudy day it was still 75 degrees  the first week of Nov.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Making progress

Making progress on my Flags of the American Revolution quilt.  I enjoy the slow pace of hand sewing and having a portable project to take along while waiting here and there. I'll be linking up with  Humble Quilts to show my progress, you can slip over there and see how everyone else is coming along too.  Happy Sewing, Kim

These buttons are just lying on top auditioning . 

And .....DH bought himself a new toy.