Birdie

Birdie

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving...

Wishing you a terrific Thanksgiving Day... 


and many blessings for which to be Thankful for!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Welcome Hoppers....


Here is Vickie and the schedule for our HOP

Are you ready to Boogie?  I suppose you are and this is why you are here today...Thank you for stopping by!  I am so glad you did.  

Be sure to visit the other ladies who are Boogie-ing today!

November 26

Sew Mollie Sue, Quilt Much?  <-- You are here!

Let's give a round of appreciative applause to the two ladies who have brought us all together...  Madame Samm, Sew We Quit, and Vickie, More Stars in Comanache.  Thank you both for all you do!

Well, let's get to it!!

I have to share a story of when I first started contemplating which bird I would use for this hop...it wasn't an owl.  Never crossed my mind...never gave it any consideration...at all!  In fact...my focus seems to go towards chickens and roosters.  I searched Pinterest for inspiration...high and low...and nothing really struck me as...OMG...that's it!!  What I did notice was the number of owls Pinned...especially for crocheting.  Hmmm...that's interesting I thought.  

I did find a pattern I thought was too cute to pass up.  Head over to see Julie at The Crafty Quilter for the pattern I used for my project.  

Sew...with my materials list in hand...I headed to JoAnn's for some rooster fabric.  I searched and searched through the quilting fabric and none of them seemed right for my little project.  But AGAIN with the owls...what is up with all of the owls...and where are all of the roosters??  Frustration began to set in.  

And then... I saw this really cute owl print.  I thought I might just get a little of it to see what I can do with it...you know....for my stash.  So I pulled it and dropped it in my boogie buggy.  And then I saw the fruit print...colors matched so easily (love it)...and then the stripes (fabulous)...along with the floral (awesome)...this project was practically making itself!  

Thank goodness...owls are birds!! :)




And because I chose the owl print followed by the fruit print followed by the stripes and followed by the red floral print, I was able to complete my kitchen plan.   LOL!  Confused?...let me explain.  

You see, I had picked this wonderful color for the cabinets in our kitchen called Cinnamon Cake (new color is on the cabinets...no going back from that) and I wanted to paint the walls in a warm tone but I couldn't find a paint color I thought would compliment the cabinets...until this "owl" project.  

I was so inspired by the red floral...I am going to recover my chair seats in that fabric...make a few pillows...paint the walls an autumn color (very warm and inviting)...a new mirror...and add some curtains...DONE!  I am so excited. It seems like it just fell into place.

I can hardly wait to get started. It is going to be fabulous!!  And "whoooo-whooooo" gets the glory...why the wise owl, of course!

Again...thank you for stopping by.  Hope you have a lovely time "boogie-ing" the day away!

Visit again soon!

Until then...

~~Quilt Much!!! 


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Barn Quilts

Several weeks ago (yes, I am so behind on blogging), Hubby and I made a trip to Ashe County, North Carolina...for the sole purpose of looking at some of the quilt blocks.  Thought I would share some of the photos that we took.  





























Aren't they fabulous?  There are lots of the barn quilts scattered through out the county.  These are but a few!

Makes me want to drop my computer and go sew.  :)

Until then...

~~Quilt Much!






Sunday, November 17, 2013

Yes...it has been a while.  Life is busy and blogging tends to take a back seat when things get crazy busy. 

And too...for several weeks, I just didn't feel like being entertaining.  

We lost one of our family suddenly in mid October....a very sad time for our family.


Our sweet Jackson went to doggy heaven.  He was a great quilt buddy and I miss him dearly in the Quilt Room.  He was quite possibly the sweetest, gentlest dog I have known.  

~o~

A couple things to share...





Together...


Starting this week...

Here is Vickie and the schedule for our HOP

Until then...

~~Quilt Much!