When I look back on last week
I realize it was all about people sharing
their time and talent with me.
I finished putting together a pillow
made with the wool circles
and stitching ideas and instruction that Sue Spargo
shared for 90 days on Instagram.
Thank you Sue, for sharing your embroidery talent
with so many during an unprecedented quarantine.
A Kaffe Fasset backing
This project kept many of us uplifted as we
played with color, threads and stitched.
One of my favorite circles
was this beehive.
Maybe because of our own beehive in the backyard.
Our 50,000 little bee friends have been very busy
this summer. Flying from flower to flower, pollinating
and bringing back nectar and pollen to the hive.
That nectar becomes honey.
Thank you to our bees
for sharing with us your delicious honey.
I have been working on a
free wool Christmas sampler pattern
designed by Kathi Campbell of
These 4" finished blocks are so cute
and Kathi has incorporated lots of different
embroidery stitches into the designs.
Check out Kathi's website, Heart to Hand, if
you're interested. The pattern will be available until
Thank you Kathi, for sharing your talent
Running Man came in from his workshop the other day
with a little something that he had made for me.
A walnut french rolling pin.
Of course, I had to make a pie crust to
see how smooth it rolled.
Tomato Pie made with the tomatoes
fresh from the garden.
Thank you Running Man for the lovely
new rolling pin and making it just for me!
Earlier in the spring,
Susie Wright of
Fixer of Old Quilts on Instagram
drafted a pattern of an antique sunflower block
inspired by a 1862 quilt from the collection
of Cathy Erickson of quiltingcat2.
If you DM Susie she will email you the pattern.
I have my 4 blocks finished.
Now it will require some thinking and planning
to make them into my August small quilt.
A big thank you to both
Susie and Cathy for sharing this block
with those of us who love to applique.
It's amazing when you stop and think about
how you feel
when someone takes the the time and effort
to share something with you.
It can be as simple as a smile
or a thank you.
Thank you to all of you
who take the time to share a moment with me
on this blog.
I always appreciate you stopping by.
Until Next Time-