Friday, July 24, 2020

The latest stitchery

Here's my latest block in the Psalm 23 Block of the Month offered by Jenny of Elefantz:

I like this one the best so far!

I love the flowers and the happy little bugs!

This has been a great way to slow down and stitch; it does my heart good to think about the verses as I work on the project.

If you'd like to find the patterns for this Block of the Month and join us, you can look on the right-hand sidebar of this blog for the graphic "Psalm 23." Click there, and you will travel through the cloud to Jenny's place, where you can find all the particulars!

Till next time!


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Some thirties fun!

My sis is having fun with thirties reproduction fabrics -- want to see?

She received some orphan blocks from friends and is adding to them with a beautiful stash of thirties scraps.

Isn't this gorgeous? (I want to be like my sis when I grow up!)

Here's the piano key border coming along:

We quilters are probably the best prepared to hunker down at home, no? (Grin)

I'll post a finished stitchery tomorrow; see ya then!


Monday, July 13, 2020

Don't forget! It's Christmas at Annies!

Don't forget to pop over to Annie's every day for the 10 Days of Christmas freebies!! Pardon my dust - I'm headed there now! Just click here or on the graphic on the right!!

See ya soon,

Saturday, July 11, 2020

It's Christmas!! (Well, sorta!)

Merry Christmas!
I always did think that Christmas in the summertime would be awesome! How about July?
I'm a southern girl, don't ya know, and the warm (read that "hot") weather is my favorite! Yes, I know, you think I'm crazy now . . . but in the winter, I can never seem to get warm. Or stay warm.

Give me the warm weather. I'm a happy camper. Humidity? Not a problem. You say you don't like all that humidity and sweat? We southern belles don't sweat. We glisten. Ha! Actually, when you live on a farm you just don't worry about sweat anymore, just get the fencepost set or the tree cut up or the garden weeded and carry a bandana! 

But I digress.
The real reason for my post was to alert you to some cool freebies! (You do like "free," right?)

Annie's is having a fun "Christmas in July" event, with TEN days of free stuff!!  

Just click on that logo up there, that green box, and you will magically be whisked away through the cyber clouds and land safely at Annie's Crafts!


Starting today, Saturday, there will be something new each day! Free! (I'm required to tell you that if you should see something you love (and I know you will, they have so much fun stuff!) that I will earn a small commission but your purchase price will NOT change!)

Yep, I signed up as an affiliate - and you know that means that I have ordered from them and been very happy with what I received, as well as with their service! I don't sign on with a company unless I have checked them out!


I hope you will click through using one of the graphics - either this one in the blog post or the one on the right-hand sidebar . . . you are going to find patterns, kits, and materials for all kinds of crafting. 
Whether you enjoy crochet, knitting, quilting, buttons for a doggie-themed project, or making couches for your kitties (yes, that's a thing) you will find what you need at Annies!

Go ahead! Click and scoot over there! And merry Christmas!!


Thursday, July 9, 2020

Keep up the good work!

Many of us have been hard at work creating masks for care workers, friends, family, and ourselves. We have used our stash of fabrics to give of ourselves in the effort to slow down the Covid-19 virus.

We've made masks in several shapes and in many sizes:

I had heard that good quality quilter's cotton was more effective than many other fabrics -- but the video below actually shows it in action!

Take a look and take heart! (If you want to skip to the cotton mask, go to about 1:50...)

Keep up the good work, y'all!

We can make a difference. The quilting and sewing community has always been one of creativity and of generosity -- we are certainly showing our care for the world around us, yet again!



Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Red, white, blue, and crafting

Here at the Lilypad, we like to keep things interesting! Crafting fun decorations is an easy way to make the house cheerful.
I enjoy the challenge of using what I have available and tailoring my decorations to each holiday during the year.
We have two tin men who stand guard on our hearth; my dear dad-in-law made these. He was a WWII veteran who spent three years serving in the Mighty 8th Air Force. (At the time, the Mighty 8th was a part of the Army Air Corps!)

A fat quarter of fabric makes a quick and easy outfit for a tin man - and with a flag in his hand he's ready for the Independence Day celebration! He's got no buttons, but they'd be popping off from pride, if he did! 

My three-dimensional quilted "fire crackers" really "pop" on the mantel. Or should I say, they are about to pop "OFF" the mantel! You can learn about how to make it and see the whole process at this blog post: click here and hold on tight!

Adding some stars to a store-bought garland makes it just right. That's the one new thing this year!

One of our treasures: my dad-in-law carved this eagle that flies for the Fourth. He was an incredibly talented and awesome guy!

Hope all of y'all had a wonderful Fourth of July and celebrated safely! America is truly a land of freedom and opportunity, and we thank all of the veterans and those currently serving, for keeping us free!