Monday, April 20, 2015

Latte Blog Hop Day 7...My Day...

                      
Have you enjoyed all the 
beautiful creations from this blog hop?
Joan of Moosestash Quilting has done such 
a WONDERFUL JOB!!!! 
Thank you Joan!
As for this BEAUTIFUL FABRIC...
Thank you Dan DiPaolo of Clothworks 
for making what is my new FAVORITE FABRIC EVER!!!!

Madame Samm...Not sure how you did it...
But this fabric you had chosen for this hop....
AMAZING...
Just like you...


Well here we go!!!
Got your coffee?
ME TOO!


This little bit is where it all started.
I wanted to do a little applique...and
so I drew out a few cups and the letters
and that was the beginning...YAY! for 
beginnings...


And then I remembered another quilt I had made
for my friend Patricia across the pond...
and then these began to appear...


And before too long...I had an idea
of how this was going to happen.

But the turning point was when my
sweet man came in and declared...
this was his favorite one I had ever done...






And there it was...
I knew I had a keeper.
I began thinking where I would place
it when I was done...
and then I realized...
This is the only place it could go....
Finally the sun came out today
but it was a mud field out there
so...


I just cheated a bit and let the sun
shine in...


and of course...I hung it on my favorite
wall in my kitchen that my sweet man
built for me last year...


and I believe it will stay...


Thank you for visiting me today...
I have loved this hop and all the
wonderful items made...


Please Join Me for the rest of
Today's Lovelies...

                  April 21
                 Sunshine Reflections
                  Words & Stitches
         It Seams to be Sew - You are here

Friday, April 3, 2015

Tea For Two...Day Three...My Day!

NOTE:
I am early...
we are going out of town for
the Easter weekend and not
coming back until Sunday night
and I didn't want to be late again...so I
decided to post early.
Hello!

Welcome to day three of
Tea for Two...
A special Thank you to
Mary from Needled Mom for all her hard work on
scheduling of us bloggers! (and for the extra time...)
and
Cori at Creativity Amongst Chaos who created
our beautiful vintage pattern to stitch
and of course,
our Dear Mdm Samm at Sew We Stitch who created
this hop...

You are all FANTASTIC!
Thank you for coming today...
Shall we begin?
I love all things VINTAGE,
probably because everything I grew
up with and loved then, is
NEW again now!
I wanted to try to do this pattern
a little different...
I call it Free Motion Coloring.


It started out nice enough...
I thought, this will be a breeze.


I was loving it!



Then, I realized oh...what to do with those legs.
Insert...
it was VERY LATE AT NIGHT
NEVER
MAKE DECISIONS
LATE AT NIGHT.



So...I thought,
I will just sew on another portion of it and
then go back to the legs...



But...
Then it happened.
At 2:42 AM.
Things went GREEN.
UGH.


So...of COURSE.
You need to make the skirt different too.
I think at  this point I was on CRACK.



But I KEPT SEWING.
Whatever. I had one more evening to finish.
Or I wouldn't make my DAY.



and going...


But with only about 2.5 hrs before time to get up to go to work...
OH YES>>>WORK,
I decided to Stop.


The last evening begun like this.
I just figured I would power through and see what
I could finish.
I didn't finish.
Insert...
email to Mary....
begging for another day.
Thank you Mary!

With the extension...I was able to settle down and go back to creating.




and so, that last night (Thursday) I was able to finish.





I was very excited when I found some DS Flea Market Fancy
material to finish this...
the ruffle and the back are this beautiful fabric.

Now, free motion quilting isn't easy.
I think I am BLIND now...
even with my readers...
my FOOL head was down right next to that needle and
my sweet little Janome was crawling slower
than a turtle...
but it really paid off...
I am very happy with this and
would do it again most definitely...
Just NOT ON A DEADLINE.






Thank you for joining me..
I REALLY enjoyed doing this one
and am GRATEFUL to have the
opportunity to share it...even if it was LATE.

Please join the rest of today's creations!


It Seams to be Sew   You are here!

I hope you all had a wonderful
Easter Holiday!
Hugs,
Lana

Thursday, April 2, 2015

In My Heart...






May you have a
sweet and wonderful 
Easter...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tea For Two....A New Blog Hop...Day Two!


Hello!
Welcome to day two of our newest blog hop...
Tea for Two...
A special Thank you to
Mary from Needled Mom for all her hard work on 
scheduling of us bloggers!
and
Cori at Creativity Amongst Chaos who created 
our beautiful vintage pattern to stitch
and of course,
our Dear Mdm Samm at Sew We Stitch who created
this hop...
You are all FANTASTIC!
Please join me in
hopping over to all of these 
talented ladies to see their creations!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dear Easter Bunny....


Dear Easter Bunny,
With your fur so white...


your gorgeous eyes
 and tiny height...



How sweet you are to call my own...
to watch you grow and grace our home...




But just as sweet as you are to me...
So many more are suffering...




Bought from a little farmland store,
for a child to play with then ignore.





Please Mom and Dad, remember this,
The best bunnies of all

give a CHOCOLATE KISS...



Just a gentle reminder 
from myself and my sweet 
little Cotton Patch...
Yes, they are cute and cuddly..

However...

Bunnies live LONG lives...

are WONDERFUL pets...

but REQUIRE a LOT of  Exotic care...

And should live FOREVER inside your home...

Please don't purchase real 
bunnies for gifts for 
children at Easter...

After the new wears off 
and they grow up...
Many are just "let go" and
do not survive in the wild...

or neighborhood street...

or highway...

PLEASE!!!!

GO CHOCOLATE 
THIS YEAR!

EVERYBODY WINS!!!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

And the winner is....

#21!!!
Stitching By The Lake
Marlene


Thank you for playing along!

Hugs,

Lana