Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple pleasures

This week, my simple pleasure is a new-to-me thread shelf.  I'll be admiring all that color as I work!
Spools of thread have a special appeal to us, don't they?
What is it about them we love???
I can't put my finger on it. 
Maybe you can.  ;)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cozy camping quilt

Yeah! My cordoroy camping quilt is d.o.n.e.
I highlighted the vivid blue with yarn and binding.

The only turquoise blue cotton I had for binding has polka dots. It works. 
Flannel back was found at the thrift store (my favorite store) and seems too mimic one of the printed scraps of cordoroy. 
They were meant to be together. ;)

Believe it or not, the bag of cordoroy scraps is still full!
Guess there'll be more camping quilts in my future!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weaving in the wild

One of the great things about a table loom is the fact it can travel! No electricity is needed. Weaving is a soothing activity and weaving as the birds chirp make it one of my favorite camping downtime activities!

I packed my strips of fabric And my loom. 
IF the car is full of camping stuff....adding a loom can be a challenge.  ;) wink wink
I included whatever scrap came out of the bag and am quite pleased with this one!
It's 11" by 50". Long enough to add lots of color!
Just listed it in my etsy shop. :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summertime fun

I have a knight in shining armour. My camping trip lacked one very small.....important item.  A sewing machine needle.  ;)
Once my knight arrived.....needle in hand.....
I was able to sew cordoroy scraps together. This is my second camping quilt.  Using cordoroy and a flannel backing with NO batting makes the PERECT camping quilt!
I used lots of old cordoroy including a couple of old wrap around skirts. When were those popular?
Clothes at the thrift store make the most interesting quilts !

My trip is now perfect!
I was able to sew!

I've got about one more week of perfect weather, happy kids, and peaceful days.
Lots to be thankful for!

Monday, August 4, 2014


I've been doing a whole of nothing these days.
Watching the clouds float by.
Eating. ;)
Knitting by the pool......
While I watch the munchkins swim.
I'll check in here again when life speeds up. 
For now.....
I'm enjoying this slow summer.
Life is uncomplicated when you're camping!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Change of plans

I'm stitching lines today.

After I set this all up to make a new corduroy camping quilt.......
I realized.....
There's NO NEEDLE.

Oh yeah.
It broke the last time I used this machine.
When you're camping.....
You don't head over to the sewing supply cupboard.
You pull out another project!  ;)

Happy sewing!
I'll have to make another corduroy quilt NEXT time.

Friday, July 25, 2014


When my friend showed me this quilt top made by her grandmother.....
I told myself......"you have the right kind of friends!"   ;) the fabrics!
Can you see how strips were sewn on a thin muslin foundation?
That's my kind of quilting!
I am SO tempted to work on something like this......
Oh my! When am I NOT going to be tempted to BEGIN something?