Sunday, September 30, 2012

Leaf's Me Happy


Many, many thanks to Madame Samm and to Cherry for organizing all of us, keeping us on schedule and creating such a fun Blog Hop.


The colors of fall "leaf" me happy so the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop is right up my alley.  Our instructions were to make fall blocks - not necessarily to finish them up, just make them to share.  So........

I worked on adding some fall colored New York Beauty blocks.



The blue is actually purple!!


They will be added to others that I have been working on to eventually make a quilt.  These are the new ones to which I added a few of the others so you can see where I am going with this.



Our neighborhood is invaded each evening by hundreds of black crows at this time of the year.  They come for the falling acorns that are run over in the street.  The caw-caw calling of the birds is deafening for several hours each night so in honor of the crows I created this.  It is hand quilted and embroidered.



A glimpse of our street with the birds.

What would autumn be without turkeys and the wonderful smells from the kitchen?  This will be my Tom overseeing the cooking of Thanksgiving dinner. 




Lastly, I made a block that Cherry designed.  This is a great paper pieced block in candy corn orange scraps.  One block does not tell the whole story though.  As you add more blocks to this the spinning illusion comes into play.  I'm not sure how big I will eventually make it, but I love it.



Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today.  As a giveaway for those who have made it down this far, I have a wonderful sponsor for my hop.  Thearica  has generously donated a  $25 gift certificate to her new shop.  By coincidence, her newly remodeled shop will also have its debut during this hop - on Oct. 3rd.   She has all sorts of terrific threads, ribbons, buttons and much, much more.

To enter to win please visit Thearica's shop and come back and tell me what you would buy if you won.  I will draw a name at the end of the hop.  Followers of my blog can have a second chance by leaving a comment that you are following. 

Don't forget to visit the other blogs participating in today's hop.   A full list for each day of the hop can be found at Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studios.
                                                  

                                                    Monday 1
 

188 comments:

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Swoon!!! Love all those blocks. You are amazing with the NY..

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What pretty blocks for fall Mary! If I won, I would spend the entire amount on the beautiful Czech glass buttons - the dragonflies are gorgeous.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

And I'm a follower of course!

Leslie said...

Fall colors always excite me. I love the swirly candy corn block!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all your beautiful blocks!!

Foolish Feathers said...

I am truly in awe of your blocks, what a delightful set of blocks you share with us! I just love the new york beauty blocks that you have done (the reason it is on my list to tackle!). If I were chosen I would choose some of the glass buttons since I am making clothes for baby girl..or maybe a little lace since I plan to tackle some girly slips and undergarments for her too.

Foolish Feathers said...

And I am a faithful follower!

Judy B said...

Love the NY beauties! I know what you mean about the crows. I am a follower.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Judy B said...

Thearica has some wonderful items. I would buy lots and lots of charms!
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Sunshine Girl said...

Great blocks - lovely picture of the crows too we dont seem to see that many here in the UK - thanks for sharing.

louzee said...

I love the New York Beauty! The black crow block is beautiful, too. In our Neighborhood many crows sitting in line of the roofs in the evening and some pick nuts on the street hope getting them cracked by the cars :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Beautiful NYB in the fall setting. I love crows, so that is delightful - and the candy corn buttons, ohhhh! The Snail Trail with Storm at Sea will make a great quilt - yes, lots of movement with great color. Thank you for sharing.

Thearica said...

Good morning Mary!

Look at those blocks!!

AND that view!! I bet you sit on your porch and just take it all in every day!

My site had a hiccup so the new version wont come out until Wednesday but it is coming! :)

Sharon said...

Awesome NYB blocks it is on my list of to do's and yours looks beautiful. Also love the blackbird block, very autumnyyyyy.

Sharon said...

I am also a follower of yours thanks again.

Kelli said...

Gorgeous blocks! Those NY Beauties are amazing. I'm a follower. :)

Theresa said...

Wonderful blocks, you really had a lot of fun with the autumn theme - they're all gorgeous.

Britt-Inger said...

Your blocks are sew wonderful and you must have had sew fun playing with those blocks.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Gill said...

I love your projects Mary! I think my favourite is the New York Beauty - a block I've always wanted to try!
If I was lucky enough to win I would choose some perle cotton

Gill said...

I already follow you1

Jayardi said...

• • • I could always use more pearl cotton for tatting. Thanks for the opportunity.

mahoo said...

I love your blocks! The NYB blocks look terrific in fall colours. If I was lucky enough to win, I'd love some perle cotton & some of those vintage buttons! Thanks for the chance.

Sue said...

I love your turkey with the dangling legs! He is so cute! I am a follower.

Sue said...

I think I would spend my money on thread. As I have been sewing more and more, I can really tell the difference when I use good thread. So I am ready to add to my collection!

Abbigail said...

Your blocks are amazing! You are very talented!

Abbigail said...

I'm a follower! I visited the shop and loved all the crazy quilting items. I would have to have some of the magazines though. I saw a bunch of them I'd like to have!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous blocks, I love your NYB!
Thanks for sharing!

Shari said...

Love your blocks and little quilts.

Of course my favourite thing from your friend's shop would be sold out - the silver seahorse charm. Oh well.

debbie said...

I am a follower of your blog. I love your fall blocks! The little pumpkin quilt with a crow is adorable, and my favorite.

Debbie

quiltingathome@earthlink.net

Fiesta said...

your project is beautiful. Makes me want to make more fall decor.
I love your friends shop. I dialoged with her alot when I worked on my crazy quilt. I have purchased cabachons from her friend Kathy Shaw. I need some pearl cotton so I would defienetly purchase some of those.

debbie said...

Wow, great shop! I would buy lace trims, thread, charms, and ribbon. Thanks for the heads up on this wonderful crazy quilt store.

Debbie

charlotte said...

First, I love your New York Beauty blocks. Love, love, love. I think the Viennese lace it the most beautiful thing she has in her shop.

Cindy said...

Love your blocks! Wow- what a great shop! She has anything and everything you could possibly need to finish a project! I especially love the embellishment section- I just love those little flowers! Thanks!

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

What great projects. I especially love the embroidery!

tink's mom said...

Love all of your blocks. My favorite is the crow. He really is a terrific symbol of fall sitting there on your pumpkin.

gpc said...

Your NY Beauty blocks take my breath away! Love them all -- we have crows, too, this year so I really love the crow block!

Debuko said...

Awesome!!! I love all of Your blocks!!! Thanks for sharing!
Ps.Congratulations. I saw You won a calendar from Debby Kratovil
and Ariane:)

Sheila said...

All beautiful blocks, you have been quite busy! Thanks for being part of the "Leaf me Happy" blog hop.

Terry said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love your New York Beauty blocks! And the turkey is too cute! The orange block is just amazing! :0)

Julie said...

Love your blocks! That swirly orange one is captivating! From the store, I love the glass buttons!

Barb N said...

Your New York Beauties are great in fall colors! I found the shop and love the vintage buttons! Many possibilities.

Barb N said...

I'm a new follower - great blog, and terrific quilting!

krislovesfabric said...

Lovely projects the last is especially beautiful! I would probably use the win for lace or pearl cotton :)

Lesley said...

Your blocks are all so wonderful! That crow block is my favorite...much nicer than the crows that visit your street...giggle. Well done!

JCnNC said...

Beautiful fall blocks and wonderful participation. I would definitely stock up on Czech glass buttons and just maybe some Perle cotton. Judy C

Sheila said...

Lovely blocks , your NY beauty blocks are gorgeous . I visited Thearica's lovely shop and wow , those glass buttons are beautiful I would have to have one with the dragonfly , just gorgeous,I also loved the silk ribbons and the perle cotton too , oh lots of yummy things to see .

B Greene said...

I would buy a rainbow Perle Cotton thread for hand quilting. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your creativity!

Kchabr55 said...

I would buy some pearl cotton. What a great price! Thanks for the chance!

Mommarock said...

I completely fell in love with the Czech glass buttons with the dragonflys in them.

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Mary..and yes by golly your blocks are striking too...one in particular...and by the way..sent an email to your addy...you MARY are one of the ladies who won the calendar from Debby..send me your particulars when you can...a special day it is for YOU>

Linda said...

Your New York Beauty blocks are gorgeous!!! Great job1

Linda said...

By the way, I'm a follower!

Vivian said...

I would buy the #8 perle cotton thread. I need a large supply for my first hand quilting attempt. She has good prices too. Vivian
sweetlildaisy5566@yahoo.com

Sallie said...

Beautiful blocks! I'd choose charms and trims from Therica's new shop. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and the little pumpkin with the crow is too cute! Your photo of the crows in your neighborhood reminds me of the movie The Birds! The glass buttons in Thearica's shop with the dragonflies are beautiful!

Connie said...

I am a follower.

Jeanie said...

Great blocks! Love your precision. My favorite is actually the orange block. Love the brightness and movement!
From the shop...I always need thread...

Patty D from NC said...

I enjoyed all of your blocks - thanks for sharing!

bethstrand said...

I would buy some purple butterfly fringe and decorate a lamp for my younger daughter's room...she just redid it all in purple and green! pbstrand@msn.com

Karen said...

I love all of your blocks. Just amazing what you put together! I would buy some pearl cotton thread because I've never treated myself to any before and it looks marvelous. Thanks for sharing!

Josie McRazie said...

Great deals on pearl cotton thread! I could really stock up! I LVOE your swirly block! Such great movement it has!!

SIMPLESEW said...

I can not just chose one thing, but if you say so, Clover Gold Eye Tapestry Needles 18-22, but there were probably 10 charms I would buy, the skeletons were great ! signed up for the newsletter..

SIMPLESEW said...

I have been a follower...... have a lovely day

Just Carol said...

Those are just gorgeous New York Beauty blocks--wow! Love them! Thanks for hopping with us!

Carrie P. said...

wow! great fall projects. love your pumpkin embroidery. thanks for sharing.
thanks for the giveaway. I would buy some perle cotton thread.

Lyndsey said...

Wow, such great projects. The New York beauty blocks are gorgeous.

Ellis2Roam said...

What beautiful work, I like your block. I have joined as a follower and will be interested to see your blocks finished.

patchouli moon studio said...

What fabulous blocks! Love the NY Beauties and the others are all equally as great too.

giddy99 said...

Love those NY beauty blocks and the optical illusion, especially. You do such lovely work! :)

Lyn said...

Wow your blocks are wonderful! Love all of them. Thanks for sharing. I love all the buttons but I think I would buy some of the thread.

giddy99 said...

I'm a follower! Via GFC.

Lyn said...

Yes I am a follower. Thanks

beaquilter said...

lovely blocks, do you foundation piece the ny beauty blocks, the last part as a template like drunkards path?

sew.darn.quilt said...

Stunning New York Beauties and your tribute to the neighbourhood crows is so cute, even if they are noisy.
I would dive into the thread, I need to stock up.
Thank you for the chance ;)

Quilted Rainbow said...

I would buy vintage jewelry and fabric from Thearica's shop. Thank you for the chance to win.

Quilted Rainbow said...

I am a new follower of your lovely blog.

deborah said...

WOW...all of your blocks are amazing!!!

deborah said...

I'm a new follower of your great blog!

Heleen Groot said...

I loved all your blocks (gobble gobble). But I must especially mention your NY Beauty....spectacular! Your points are so very, very neat. Beautiful work!

deborah said...

If I won the gift certificate to Thearica's shop I would most likely spend it all on those beautiful Czech glass buttons. What uniqe embellishments they would make!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Mary!! Your New York Beauty blocks are stunning! and Tom, what a cutie!

Katherine said...

love those mariner's compasses!
what pattern are they?
I'd buy czech buttons

MaryBeth said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. They have so many colors of perle cotton.

Maria said...

Love the NY beauty in the Autumn colours..
Cute little crow mini with your favorite candy corn.
Thanks for showing me why you guys always have crows on your Autumn things.
Your Orange block looks great.

Kathryn said...

Your New York Beauty blocks look terrific. What a quilt they will make. If I win your giveaway, Perle cotton would be on my shopping list. Thanks so much.

Chris said...

Wow.....great assortment of blocks. You really had fun getting into this hop :-) I visited Therica's shop and if I were to win the GC I would enhance my perle cotton stash - a lot!

Prima Donna said...

I love the blocks and the fabrics you chose for the New York Beauties.
Thearica's shop is so unique. I would have to look for a long time to decide what to buy. Thank you for sharing.

hueisei said...

I will buy some Perle balls

hueisei said...

Very pretty blocks! I love the colors you choose for this theme :) I'm a follower

Charlene S said...

I would purchase lots of pearl cotton to quilt my grandson's made by him quilt.

BizyStitches said...

A lot of lovely things at Thearica's, I would have fun shopping with the gift if I should win. Thanks.

BizyStitches said...

I'm a email follower and looking forward to more post. Love your blocks, and I like the crow mini. I don't think I would enjoy the crows outside my home. LOL

Susan said...

Loved the candles so much I ordered one. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Your blocks are so beautiful. Your New york beauties are perfect! Thanks for sharing, I am a new follower as well.

nhlady said...

I am a follower of yours.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bonnie58 said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

i love the buttons in the shop. they are great
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

andsewon said...

NY Beauty blocks are awesome! Will be a striking quilt when done!All your fall things are so nice. DH hates those birds as they swoop in and clean out his feeders! If I won would buy some charms for sure maybe buttons too!
Lola

andsewon said...

I am a follower too!;-)
Lola

JanesQuilting said...

Your New York Beauty is perfect...I hope someday that I will be able to do paper piecing that good. I also love the small crow wall hanging. It is so cute. If I won, I think I would get some glass buttons. With all the lovely things to choose from, it is hard.

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow lovely work!!

Rhonda D. said...

Such variety in your blocks! The
New York Beauty is awesome. Thanks
for sharing. Thanks for the chance
to win.

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! WOW!!!! Love your blocks!!! Love the colors you used!!!! Love Love the photo of your view!!!! And your turkey made me giggle!!!! Sew fun!!!! If I won...I love the glass buttons with dragonflies!!!

Pamela said...

Your blocks are fabulous! I love the Candy Corn one. Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

I am a follower!!! Thank You

Sandy said...

I am a follower!

Sandy said...

I would love to have Thearica's Ribbons to make some roses! I love her Embellishments! I Love Your New York Beauty Blocks. The Batiks give them lots of dimension!

Maria Kievit said...

Love the colours in your New York Beauty! Thanks for sharing.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your NY Beauty Blocks. Your table topper with the crows is great. We had crows in our neighborhood, but I guess there are better "pickins" elsewhere as they have moved on. That spinning illusion block is intriguing. I would like to visit the shop you refer to in your block, but couldn't find a link. From NoCA, thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm totally in love with your crow and pumpkin! It's simple but striking and perfect for the season. blessings, marlene

Denise :) said...

So, so beautiful!! I love your NYB blocks!!! Her shop is lovely -- full of wonderful things, but the vintage buttons caught my eye -- there's a wooden "football" shaped button that really hooked me!! :)

Denise :) said...

And I'm a follower! :)

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
ummmm.... are those huge mountains in the back ground of your neighborhood?? Yikes that is lovely.
Okay, your blocks are stunning. I love the black bird. those birds are so funny/annoying. We get them here and sometimes I taunt them :-D
I love the illusion block, nice fabric choices

My favorite fabric is Kate Spain. I just love flowers and happy colors.

Thank you for sharing your creativity

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
I am following you now :-) <3

Farm Quilter said...

I love your blocks! NYB is on my list and yours are beautiful! Your crow block is perfect for autumn and the crows on your street certainly inhabit a beautiful part of the country!!! Lovely view. I love her glass buttons...oh the quilts I could embellish with them!!! Following you to enjoy your creativity!

MoeWest said...

Your blocks are all wonderful! I would order pearl cotton from Thearica's shop. Thanks for the giveaway.

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh my!!! I love your turkey..thanks for sharing with us

Cathy said...

Your New York Beauty blocks are quite wonderful. Great colors and pattern.

I would buy the Venise Lace, Grapes Of Wrath in Thearica's shope. She`s got a nice shop.

Lori said...

your blocks are wonderful. What a cool shop. I would go for threads, ribbons and some charm packs. Hmm ideas swirling here.

Shannon said...

You made a lot of cool blocks. I love your last one. Those blocks always make such beautiful quilts. If I were to win I would pick B-048. It is the big white/silver leaf. It is so pretty!

Sue at The Boar's Breath Ranch said...

I really like the swoon quilt. If i should win I'd get a wide back and some of those cute charms.

jmniffer said...

Your New York Beauty blocks are amazing! Love the tom turkey too. Fun! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

If I won your giveaway it would take awhile to finalize my order. The beads and threads are wonderful and I'm always looking for wide quilt backing...

I am a new folllower.

Marjorie Nath said...

If I should win, I would get some wide backing.

Gwen said...

What lovely things at the shop!! If I won I think I'd start of with a nice selection of Pearl Cotton!! And who could resist some of the beautiful Venise Lace!!?!! :-) Thank you so much for the generous giveaway!!!

Gwen said...

I am a follower!! Thanks for the extra chance to win! :-)

lil red hen said...

Your New York Beauty blocks are out of this world! Do you paper piece them?

Sandy D said...

Your blocks are awesome and I think Mr . Turkey is cute. Thanks for Sharing.If I were to win I would buy some charms and some Czech Buttons.

pinsandneedles said...

I love your New York Beauties...they are...well, beauties! What a beautiful view down your street...yep even with the crows! And your orange block...yum!

pinsandneedles said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks!

jules said...

Great blocks. I especially like the paper pieced swirl block.

Michelle said...

Do those crows make you feel like you're living in a Hitchcock movie? :-)

Ariane said...

I love all your blocks!! They are gorgeous!! I took a peak at the shop and there are so many wonderful items!! I love the vintage jewelry, the charms and the pearl cotton!! I would purchase a variety of these items if I won!!

evelyn said...

Love the NYB blocks. The storm at sea/snail trail is totally awesome. I can see movement in just one block. Thanks for sharing.

Tangos Treasures said...

WOW!! All your work is impressive!! NICE!!

em's scrapbag said...

Love Tom's legs and your storm at sea block is fabulous!!!
I would love some thread and pre-cuts if I won. Thanks for a chance.

Debbie said...

OMG. Your blocks are beautiful. Love all the colors. Thanks for the giveaway and I will look for her debut on Oct 3.

vshaynes said...

This time of year it's not just crows but Canada Geese and an assortment of water fowl that are starting their annual trip south. At the same time there are many birds that start arriving from the Arctic region so there is a lot of noise, especially at dusk and dawn. They're scavenging for the last of the berries and the nuts.

LJ said...

I have just become a new follower.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your blocks are soooo beautiful!!

I would buy the Czech glass buttons if I'm the lucky winner...thanks for the chance!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm a new follower (via email)

LJ said...

I love your blocks. Your crow on the pumpkin is my favorite esp. the little patchworks on the sides. We have acorns, too, but it's flocks of blackbirds that descend in our neighborhood.
I did visit Thearica's shop. OM goodness, I loved everything I saw! Cloisonne Heart buttons, charms, Czech Glass Buttons, tiny fabric flowers, and Beaded Cabachons were just the beginning. I'm going back to thoroughly enjoy the experience. Thanks for the heads-up!

Material Girls said...

I love your blocks!! It looks so hard! yikes! I am definitely going to have to polish up my paper piecing skills!
Nadine

Emily C said...

I will get some of the lace motifs.

Sewgirl said...

If I were picked as the winner, i would get the charms. i love adding things like that to my quilts in funny places that tickle my viewers up close. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Sewgirl said...

I am a follower too!

Quilt n Queen said...

Mary, your New York Beauty is stunning. Great job!! Love the embroidered pumpkins honoring the crows....and the paper pieced Candy corn block is awesome. Thanks for sharing in the hop and for the chance to win the generous giveaway! Happy stitching, Pauline

Nat Palaskas said...

Am I seeing this right? 148 comments, wow! I love you NY beauty blocks. Your points are perfect and the color, yummy!
Have fun - Hugs Nat

Jeanne Gwin said...

Mary, you are one of the busiest women I know. Your work is outstanding and I love the blocks, they are so awesome. And now you have got me intrigued by that spinning quilt block. And the crow stitching, love it. I am a follower of your blog and signed up for your emails. You keep me inspired for sure. I visited Thearica's shop, now how sweet is that? What did I like the best, Czech glass buttons, no wait the lace motifs, no no the vintage jewelry, no that isn't it, it is the whole darn shop!!! Thanks for turning me on to the shop. :) Come see me Wednesday the 3rd!

Quilt n Queen said...

I am a follower and will be checking out Thearica's shop. I am follower of Pigtails and Quilts too. I'll be checking out her shop on Oct. 3rd. Have a wonderful week, Pauline

Annette said...

looks like you have had a lot of fun with this hop. I still have not tried a New York Beauty .... I'll have to put it on my to do list.
thank sfo rsharing
in stithces

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful NYBs.

I really liked the Czek buttons

sewgratefulquilts said...

Awesome fall NY Beauty blocks. You're so talented.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love that orange block ... I can't wait to see the top completed ... to see the spinning illusion!

The detail and precision of those NYB blocks are amazing ... I definitely do not have the patience to make one of those. I'm in awe.

Rosa said...

Love all your gorgeous blocks.Thanks for sharing!!

Kate Brown said...

Your blocks are beautiful!! I so want to learn to make those. I would definately spend it on pearle cotton!! I love the colors she carries.

Tricia said...

Wow what pretty blocks!! IF I was lucky enough to win, I would have to buy a little bit of everything to add to my own crazy quilt blocks that need just a little extra something added to them. Thanks for sharing & the chance to win!
Sincerely,
Tricia

teresamnj said...

Your blocks are amazing! New follower here!

Barbara said...

You are so clever Mary and I loved seeing your street and the mountains behind.

Don't know how you manage to get through 160 comments though!!

Leah said...

Love all your projects. Your candy corn block is wonderful. Can't wait to see more of them put together.

Michele said...

Your blocks are all amazing! I can't even pick a favorite. But I do love how your NY Beauty blocks look 3D. Oh, the crow is adorable too......so many nice things :-)

Jacquelin said...

Soy seguidora y tengo que pensar con más calma en qué me gastaria esos 25$. Hay muchas cosas bonitas.

Pam said...

Hiya! I am an email follower, look forward to getting your posts. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Hiya! Love your blocks, especially Tom, but aren't his legs a bit skinny for Thanksgiving??? LOL
I love Thearica's shop. I would be tempted by the lace motifs and the buttons. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Michelle May said...

They are all so fun and so very different. Contemporary to folk art. Love them all!

Wendy said...

Wow, your NY Beauty blocks are stunning!

I would have loved to visit the shop, but the link doesn't work and I can't find a link anywhere else :0(

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

nancygrayce said...

169 comments before mine! Yes, I may be officially jealous.

The crows need to come to my house and eat the acorns before they fall on my pool deck.......it makes the biggest mess AND stains.

PEA said...

Hello dear Mary:-)

Such fun projects you've been working on and I'm loving the Fall colours on them!! This morning I was going through my Halloween stuff and took out the little mug rug you had made me, I so love it:-)

We sometimes get quite a few crows here as well so I know what you mean about the noise they can make, it can be deafening! LOVE the crow on the pumpkin piece you made. Your Tom block is also adorable!! It's our Thanksgiving next Monday and I haven't even bought my turkey yet!

I hope you're having a good week, my friend. xoxo

Karen said...

I like the wide quilt backing fabric that Thearica has in her shop. Your New York Beauty blocks are lovely.

Robin said...

All your projects are great but those New York Beauties make me drool! They are just stunning! As soon as I conquer my fear of curves, I'm gonna give that block a go! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Hi Mary, your pictures sure give me the inspiration to get back to sewing. Maybe this winter. Having a blast with my other blog decorating. Thanks for stopping by. Linda

becky said...

I am a follower love your n.y. beauties blocks they scare me personally.Thanks for the give away chance.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

becky said...

Hard to say what kind of damage an extra $25.00 could help me do at her shop Thanks.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Suze said...

I'm a new follower. It took a few minutes to become one because I was reading your entire blog. It's interesting. I didn't know there's a Swoon Along. Nice! I learn so much reading these blogs and my to-do list is becoming too long.

Suze said...

If I won the gift certificate, I'd probably buy thread. Wouldn't it be nice to have perle cotton on hand for a stitching at a moment's notice? Those Czech buttons were calling my name, too!

Katherine said...

Stunning New York Beauty blocks. Wow. They kinda took my breath away... then you had me smiling with the whimsical crow TT and the delightful turkey. Then there's that lovely block in yummy oranges... brilliant job on each and every block. Lots of inspiration!

Thanks so much for sharing!

PS. I would buy some of those gorgeous Czech glass buttons in Thearica's shop. Swoon... ;o)

Cherry said...

Your New York Beauty blocks are just gorgeous... your fabrics are perfect... I've always wanted to make a NYB quilt and you've inspired me... and Tom overseeing the cooking, he he! what fun... I need one of those in my kitchen!!! Thanks so much for joining the hop and sharing your beautiful creations!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I didn't know you were creating a New York Beauty quilt. Love the colors!! That is on my 'some day' list of things to create. How do you like working with the curves?
Your little crow creation is adorable! I can only imagine how noisy it must be. I usually see them flying west in the morning and then heading back east to roost for the night. I have no idea where they land.
Your turkey is adorable with his dangling legs :)
And, last, but definitely not least, your orange block is amazing!
I checked out Thearica shop and would probably purchase some of the wide quilt backing fabric if I am the lucky winner.

nicolesender said...

Visited Thearica's shop and would buy White Floral On Beige quilt backing. Your quilt block is lovely.
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Lynne said...

That block looks like two hands reaching out towards each other -- or maybe that's just my renewed "first love"!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness - those Fall NY beauty blocks made me swoon!

Helen said...

So Love Your Bolg. So happy I joined this Blog Hop. I became a follower!

Melinda Cornish said...

the new york blocks are stunners!

Barbara said...

I can imagine the noise. We have a few crows on the roof tops and they are so noisy in the morning though not so much now that it is darker.