Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sewing Notions

We were on the road again to a business conference in Phoenix, but I had a few days to stitch before we left.  You have seen my sewing words quilt in previous posts.  When Brenda (IG brendaandblue) sent me her words she included a fabulous book with paper pieced sewing notion patterns.  I loved the book and like Brenda, thought they could be used in my word quilt.  Once I got going I couldn't stop.











 There are still a couple more that I want to finish - a thimble and a button jar, but I have had fun sewing these.

Speaking of word quilts....have you seen the QAL that is soon going to start at Elm Street Quilts?  I may have to jump in on this one.



While we were in Phoenix I continued sewing on my nativity cross stitch project.  I managed to stitch a sheep and start on my last shepherd as well as do some outline stitching.


 It doesn't look like much for a couple of days of stitching, but when I compare it to last week I feel better.  See the headless shepherd on the left side?



So.....it is Memorial Day weekend.  How did we get here already?  It's the kickoff to summer here in the northern hemisphere.  This weekend is also our 47th wedding anniversary.  How the years have flown!  I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

55 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy anniversary!

I love those notions blocks - how awesome!

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Your blocks are just adorable! Have a great weekend and Happy Anniversary!

Ramona said...

Happy anniversary!! 47 years! That's awesome. Your notion blocks are just adorable. They will go perfectly with your words. Safe travels.

Leslie said...

I have that notions pp book. It is great fun and like you said, it is hard to stop at one.

Jeanna said...

Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary and another 47 + blessed years of marriage, Mary.

I love those sewing notions blocks. How adorable. I'm going to find Brenda on IG.

The nativity cross-stitch is going to be a piece of art when you are finished with it.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the blocks and I did see the new QAL (NO). Happy Anniversary

Sherry said...

I love the paper pieced sewing notions blocks. Your cross stitch is beautiful, so much work involved. I just saw the quilt along at Elm Street Quilts and I think this is one I will have to join in. I am trying to get projects finished but this looks like a fun project.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Wow ! I love your notions blocks, especially rotary cutter.

Midlife Mom said...

LOVE all the notions blocks, so cute! The pin cushion one is so you as I know you like pin cushions! Will you make that up into a wall-hanging for your sewing studio? Your Nativity looks great, wouldn't you like to know the number of hours you have put into it?! It is just beautiful! Another full week and no sewing for me......I seem to go hot or cold but that's just how my schedule is around here. :o)

Caryl W said...

Great blocks....and background fabrics! I really like the background with the seam ripper....I may have to find that one. I like all your words in previous post too...fun. Happy anniversary!

Sheila said...

Happy Anniversary! Your sewing notion blocks are fabulous.

Quilting Babcia said...

Happy Anniversary! What fun little blocks, I especially love the rotary cutter, it looks positively three-dimensional.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy Anniversary! It is so nice to see people who have been married that long and state that they would do it again. Cute sewing notion blocks.

sunny said...

Happy Anniversary! Your notions are adorable.

OPQuilt said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are like young marrieds with all your energy and your full life. Your notions blocks turned out wonderfully--what did you make the rotary blade from? It looks like metal! Glad you are getting your stitching done--I only located mine, but haven't done much with it at all. Looks like I'd better get some good TV programs, or DVDs to watch!

Lara B. said...

First - I hope you have a fabulous Anniversary and Memorial Day weekend Mary!
You were a paper piecing whirlwind! All those blocks are so cute! I actually thought the rotary cutter was real. :)
Your cross stitching is coming along so beautifully!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh have a great Anniversary Mary!!! Your stitcher you is wonderful, but....I adore those quilt blocks!!!!! You know, I thought that rotary cutter was real!!! Lol

Mdm Samm said...

happy anniversary...x and your blocks of pp are perfect..the first one is so real I thought your cutting tool was laying on your fabric...and x stitch is coming along...Mary Mary Mary, stitch stitch stitch...my attempt of cheering you on..x

Carla said...

I love those blocks!! I can see why you had to just keep making them. Your cross stitch is incredible and I can't imagine the hours you have logged so far.
Happy Anniversary!

em's scrapbag said...

You share my parents anniversary! Happy anniversary! Love the paper pieced notions!

joan said...

How can you be married 47 years?! I was only 12 at the time and now I'm....35? You must have miscounted! Happy Anniversary!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

What a nice bunch of cute notions. I really like the wonky scissors.

KimM said...

The notions locks are so sweet! Love them!!
xxx

Denise :) said...

Mary, WOW! Your nativity piece is really beautiful. The details and the shading are perfect. What an awesome finish this will be!! The notions blocks are darling -- my personal favorite is the pincushion with the pins -- how fun is that?! :)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I have a "notion" that you will find something fabulous to do with those paper-pieced blocks! I have to know what fabric you used on the rotary cutter! That blade looks real!

Raewyn said...

I love your notions! Perfect to go with your sewing words! Your nativity piece is lovely too - with those tiny stitches these sort of projects never seem t o grow as fast as we think they should! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend celebrating your Anniversary :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Your notions and words are going to be one amazing quilt!! Betcha it will "light up" Instagram!!

Brenda said...

So glad you are enjoying the notions blocks. I'm still amazed at how fast you cranked them out! I can't wait to see your entire quilt. I'd better get busy and decide what words I want come October.

Createology said...

Congratulations on your 47 years of marriage. That is quite the accomplishment. I adore your PP quilt blocks with the sewing themed pieces. I am amazed at how you can cross stitch while riding in the car. We have just returned from the Phoenix area...Whew! Embracing Creative Bliss...

Nat Palaskas said...

Your sewing notions blocks are gorgeous! Also your Nativity cross-stitch. Have a safe travels - Hugs Nat

Teresa in Music City said...

Happy Anniversary you young kids!!!

Mary, your posts never fail to inspire me! I had to go look up the sewing notions book, and of course I had to check out the new wordy QAL - you get me in more trouble girlfriend! But of course it's the best kind of trouble LOL!!!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Looks like you are having fun with the sewing blocks! I have seen that book before, great blocks! Oh you are almost there with the scene! I think you will definitely finish it very soon!! Happy Anniversary, Mary!!!

-Soma

Stephanie said...

I'm late in visiting this post. I can't decide which one of your sewing supply blocks I like the best...I love ALL of them! I hope you missed the Phoenix heat. Fat chance! It's so wicked there right now. I told my daughter she's in the same zip code as Hell.

Kathy said...

I love all those blocks but I think the iron is my favorite!

Lori Smanski said...

your blocks are so wonderful. I follow Elm St Quits. I love her blog. your cross stitch is lovely.
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Karen Rowland said...

Cute blocks

sam said...

Love paper piecing and your blocks are so cute.

anna brown said...

Love the black sewing machine..And your cross stitch is beautiful... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

Wow, your cross stitch is amazing. That is so much work. I can see the sewing machine as part of a cover for my machine.

Kathy H said...

Happy anniversary. I love those sewing blocks. Your cross stitch is beautiful. I haven't ever tried anything that big.

Martina said...

Happy anniversary! And great projects! I adore your crosstich!

Sara said...

Such cute paper piecing blocks. I've just started doing some paper piecing and can see how it might become addictive.

JanineMarie said...

Your notion blocks are adorable! I especially like how you are setting them off with the black and white prints. I can see why you couldn't stop making them. I hope you had a very happy anniversary!

OhioLori said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your day!!

Love your little blocks..the notions are so cool! :)

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Happy anniversary! Those sewing notions blocks are super cute! Will you be putting them together into a single quilt, or using them in various projects?

lauraluvsloons said...

I love your blocks and want to do the Elm Street quilt along too.
Thanks for sharing on Lara's book blog:)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Cute notions blocks Mary and of course your cross-stitch is beautiful! Happy belated anniversary!

Carol S. said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! I love those blocks, especially the sewing machine...so, so cute!

LJ said...

Visiting from BuzzinBumble. Couldn't stop!! lol I sure see what you mean. Love all those "sewing/quilting" blocks.

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

Those sewing notions blocks are gorgeous and I can understand you can't stop making them! Can you share what book they are made from?

Heide said...

What fun little sewing blocks.

Shelley E said...

What fun blocks to make.

Kathy's Korner said...

Really cute blocks. I have not paper pieced but these might be a good place to start.

Cut&Alter said...

Oh these are just so adorable ...... aaarghh I think I want to make some so will have to add to my ever growing to do list!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Your notions are FANTASTIC!!! I can see why you couldn't stop. Happy Be-lated Anniversary!