Tuesday, April 17, 2018

An Apple a Day

Good Morning friends!  How are you?  Things are perking along here.  Last week Bret, Frankie and I took a quick trip down to SoCal for a visit to Disneyland.  We spent one day park hopping  between Disneyland and California Adventure and it was a fun and exhausting day.  I took hardly a picture the whole trip.   On our second day we headed over to the City of Orange to my favorite antique shop Country Roads Antiques and Gardens.  Then we headed over to Studio City to Bonjour Fete, a delightful little shop that Frankie had been following on Pinterest and Instagram for a while.

Back in PamKittyVille I'm still trying to get back in the groove. Yesterday we had a rainy day which was perfect for sewing. I've been unable to focus on a project but when I saw these scrappy apples on @abrightcorner 's Instagram feed I knew I had to make one. 

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They're so cheerful, so thanks Andy for the happy inspiration.  The apples are from Lori's Spelling Bee Book, made scrappy by exchanging a solid print apple with 4 prints.  So clever.
 
That's it for me, what are you up to?

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Saturday Spelling Bee


Morning friends!  It's Saturday Spelling Bee  time again here in PamKittyVille !!!  This sew along has been so much fun. I really admire Lori and how she manages to keep coming up with more and more adorable things for us!

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My letter today is uppercase U!   Like all the letters, U comes together quickly and instructions are available it two sizes.  U won't be sorry you started this project.

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Don't you love how this book lies flat. I'm not good about keeping my sewing area cleared off so being able to fold the book in half with my instructions next to my machine really is convenient. 

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The illustrations are perfect and make it easy to follow along with  just a glance.

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I sure had a good time with this sew along and I appreciate Fat Quarter Shop and Lori for including me.  It was a lot of fun! Be sure and hop over and see what Charise is up to. She's making lower case u and I know everything Charise makes is amazing. 
 
To see all the fun Spelling Bee sew along photos be sure and check out the hashtag on Instagram #sewingbeesaturday .

Monday, March 26, 2018

Something Cute!

Morning pals! How are the days treating you?  We've had a lot of rainy days lately and it's been wonderful.  Yesterday Bret and I went to the nursery and picked up some flowers for my wire basket on the back step.  The sky was blue and filled with puffy white whipped cream clouds.  He planted the basket up for me and put on a string of new fairy lights (on a dusk to dawn timer) so my back porch is sorted for now.  It feels like spring, cheerful and fresh.
 
Speaking of cheerful, how cute is this pincushion kit from HollyHill Quilt Shoppe? I think it's SUPER CUTE.  I follow HollyHill on Instagram and had seen the wonderful Mother's Day Celebration Brunch that included this cute project and was so envious of the attendees. 



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ENVY. But luck was with me and in January I saw that they were offering kits.  I knew that I wouldn't be able to work on it immediately, but it would be something to stash away (but not too far away) to make later. (FYI Since Jan hand-paints the pitcher for you and the kits require time to prepare, it does not ship immediately.)   

Hollyhill Quilts pin cushion

What a fun project.  I loved making all the adorable pins.  Each little pin is packaged separately so you don't need to worry about using the right beads for each pin.  And it's all labeled to go with the great instructions. 

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It was so fun. It's a dainty little pitcher.  Couldn't be sweeter.
 
I'm at the bottom of my coffee cup so time to start the day!  If you feel so inclined, tell me what you're up to!  Happy Monday friends! xop

Monday, March 19, 2018

Coffee time.

Morning friends!  How are you?  I'm trying to get back in the groove around here. I love this space to spend time with you.   Its been a rough year for us, but we're slowly getting back to our regular routine.  

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I received a great treat in the mail, look at these great new Splash Olfa self healing mats and the new Splash rotary cutter.  They're sure going to sewing a lot more cheerful.  Thanks to Olfa for sending them to me. 

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Do you know Olfa has a blog?  You can check it out here. They've started a brand Ambassador  program and they have a new Design Team.  Be sure and check them out .  There should be a lot of great new content coming our way. 
 
I hope to be back here on a more regular basis soon.  I miss hanging out with you!  Tell me how things are with you!!!  xop

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sad times


Yesterday we said goodbye to  mom.  We're sure going to miss her. 


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Lorraine Vieira
1925-2018
 
 
 

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Spelling Bee Saturday

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Good Morning and welcome to Spelling Bee Saturday! Today is brought to you by the letter "N".  Jody from Pleasant Home is showing off her uppercase N and I'm showing you my lower case N.  We're both using Lori's cute Spelling Bee book to make our blocks.  And are they ever cute!



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Spelling Bee Sew Along


N is for nice, and that's what this project is!  The blocks come together in a snap and you'll be done before recess!  I'm using the cute 30's Playtime by Moda that I had left over from my tablerunner project, these blocks are perfect for scraps. 

Just in case you haven't been keeping up, here's a list of everyone stitching along with us!  Happy Sewing friends! xo



Monday, January 01, 2018

2018

Wishing you the best for this new year! Thanks for your friendship and encouragement!  I'm looking forward to what this year may hold. Xo

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS!

Merry Christmas
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
xop

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bee Happy

Morning friends! How are you?  Knee deep in holiday plans?  Chaos? Fun? Everything going as planned?  Low key here.  Our tree is up, Bret put it together and Frankie put all the ornaments on it and it looks better than it has in years.  We went through our boxes of ornaments and she pulled out all hers, and we edited out some of the things we didn't love anymore and our tree looks better for the update.  I love Christmas lights and I love that with this fake tree I can have the lights on whenever I want for as long as I want.


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Finished this bee FINALLY .  I'm not great at embroidery but I had a lot of fun doing it.  I was inspired by Bits of Stitching, seen originally on IG but here's her post on her blog. You can find the pattern at Colonial Patterns here.
 
Frankie has been having some fun making wreaths, you probably saw some already if you follow me on IG, I love them so much. 

Frankie's Wreath

Frankie's Wreath

Frankie's Wreath
 
It's fun to see the combinations of colors and patterns and those fancy blown glass ornaments!!!! OHMYGOSH!  I just want to keep seeing combinations!  It's crazy. (video tutorial she used  here)
 
Ok,  crossing my fingers everything is going well for you friends! xo

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sew Time

Morning!  There's no time like SEW TIME around here.  And I do mean no time.  Or almost no time.  When Margot released her Potted Pines block pattern, I tried to resist it, knowing I'd have no time to devote to making a potted pines quilt.. but resistance was futile. 

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I indulged myself in making one block.  That's all I'll get to this year I'm afraid, but already I'm thinking maybe pink and aqua? Kind of a vintage Christmas feel?  Or maybe black pots and green with an English topiary garden feel.  I'm not sure.  But thinking about sewing is almost as good as sewing to me. 
 
I hope the holiday season is treating you well. There's always so much to be grateful for this time of year, as in all times of year. xop

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Your long lost pal

Good morning friends!  It's been so long since I stopped in here.  I've missed visiting with you of course, but family first, right?  So that's what I'm up to these days. 
 
I've had this baby quilt ready for it's applique for quite a while, I mean face it, I'm a procrastinator of the highest order.  But yesterday sweet little "A" was born a couple of weeks early  so I needed to kick it into high gear.  I'm ready for machine quilting later today. 

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A week or so ago  Roseann's Facebook memory reminded me of my Aurifil Christmas ornament. You can download this little embroidery design here if you want a fun small project to work on!  I think the little covered button makes it!
 
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Today after my visit with mom I'm headed next door to do a little dog-baby-sitting.. or is it baby-dog-sitting.  Either way Pyper is one adorable pooch and I'm happy to check in on her.  There's nothing like a puppy smooch to cure what ails you.
 
Hope the holiday season is treating you well friends.  xoxo

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving


Good morning friends!

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Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'm thankful to all of you for spending time with me over these last ELEVEN YEARS!  You all have enriched my life so much and I am grateful for your friendship!   Be happy and safe!  xo

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Spelling Bee Saturday!


Good morning! It's Spelling Bee Saturday here in PamKittyVille!

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I'm so in love with these 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet I grabbed my leftovers and chopped right into them. 

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 F IS FOR FUN! AND FRIENDS!

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F is also for flowers! And how cute is this little flower from  the Spelling Bee book!  I had to make it!
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And who could resist making an upper case F to go along with my little f?  NOT ME. These blocks are so easy they practically make themselves!

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For more Spelling Bee sew along fun check out Heidi's blog !  And don't forget to check in with Lori, and the Jolly Jabber!  And to see all the fun Spelling Bee sew along photos be sure and check out the hashtag on Instagram #sewingbeesaturday .
 
Happy sewing FRIENDS! xo

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Quitmaker 100 Blocks


Exciting news arrived in the mail this week, the latest copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  Volume 16 should be on newsstands now! I'm excited to be included in this magazine for the 16th time!

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My block is a combo of my favorite tulip shape, kind of curvy and old fashioned and strawberries, in a simple basket shape. It's machine appliqued using the blanket stitch in matching thread.  You know how I love blanket stitching.

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These shapes are pretty simple, long curves, just a few points, so perfect if you're a novice at this kind of machine applique.  Pair this block up with some chaining blocks and you'd have yourself a pretty cute quilt. 
 
My sad news here is that I missed the deadline for Volume 17, so this is my last consecutive issue.   End of my long run in this great publication.  I can't thank the editors enough for always including me!
 
Hope you grab up a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 16! 
xop
 
 
 
 


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