Category Archives: Pieceful Stitches

Perseverance

How was your weekend and 4th holiday? Did you get a lot done? I’ve been running in circles some but I have managed to persevere and finish up a few more things. Week before last, I had plantation shutters ordered … Continue reading

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Bennett and Daddy

Yesterday was Bennett’s 2nd birthday; we drove to Tyler Friday night after I closed the shop for his birthday party Saturday morning. Bennett has a new best friend, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. He had a swimming pool party and had … Continue reading

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Arbor Day in LaPorte

I got my True Blues, Vintage Revival finished on Monday! Wahoo! It was sure tricky getting all those points matched up but while working with the rows, I finally figured out a little trick that eased the trouble of those … Continue reading

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It Got Hot!

Well it sure got hot rather fast, a lot faster than it does this time of year. Maybe it is a little payback for our lovely spring we had that lasted longer than 1 week. Ha! Our plants at the … Continue reading

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Vintage Revival

I got all 42 blocks done last night. It was a lot a sewing but worthwhile. Today was getting the blocks in place and making rows. Look at Connie’s cutie from her sit and Sew. This evening David came to … Continue reading

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At Long Last

This project was in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, February 2013 issue.  Yes, 2013!  Needless to say, I’ve been working off/on (mostly off) this project for some time now! Yikes – another case in point of just exactly where does … Continue reading

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My Hop in the Shop

I’ve decided a shop is somewhat similar to having “a stash”. Fabric accumulation of any kind is still fabric accumulation and when push comes to shove, one has to make changes! At the shop we received a major shipment of … Continue reading

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On a Roll

Did you all have a nice Mother’s Day? Mine was very nice; Saturday we drove up to Tyler to be with Mom and it ended up that ALL 4 of us kids were able to spend Mother’s Day with mom. … Continue reading

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Lakeview Quilt Show 2018

The first weekend in May was the Lakeview Guild quilt show that was to honor and celebrate the life of Sue Garmen. I have yet to complete one of her patterns but I do have several on my bucket list … Continue reading

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Squirrel-ville

We got to have nice retreat last weekend. I had several projects planned and bounced around on different ones. I worked on my Red Crinoline Quilt, Bristle Creek Farmhouse block of the month. 4 of my blocks! After that I … Continue reading

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Fly Away Geese!

The weekend of April 21st we had Denise Green of HollyDee Quilts come from her shop in Luling to teach us, at our “Quiltworx Pick Your Pattern” class retreat, as she is a certified Quiltworx instructor. We had some working … Continue reading

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Beaumont 2018 Quilt Show

Don’t faint! I’m trying to catch up on my “newsy” stuff, therefore another post! I was asked by one of my favorite groups to look into and try to vend at the Beaumont quilt show. I put it off too … Continue reading

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Hello there!

I just wanted to say I’ve been missing you and thinking of you, but it’s the mere fact that things are going by faster than I can keep up is a huge understatement. I’ve done a few updates at the … Continue reading

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The Big Thaw

We are finally thawed out here on Friday. When I left the shop Thursday the ice was finally melting from Tuesday’s sleet show, it was sure strange for the past few days to have had ice on the roof tops … Continue reading

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Miter Me Please

Back in November, I ordered some Old Sturbridge Christmas Village fabrics designed by Judie Rothermel from Marcus Fabrics and after I received them, I was itching to sew them up. I looked around at the different Christmas patterns/books and decided … Continue reading

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Twenty Eighteen!

Another year, it is hard to believe but it is here! I for one am glad to see 2017 “in the books”. There were a lot of things that happened last year, some good and some bad and that is … Continue reading

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Live a Simple Life

Look at just what was delivered! I’m thrilled to have these to offer, but I only have 5 kits to sell. Price is $280 and the adorable box is a bonus. Contact me if you want to reserve one. Happy … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

One of the sayings that I have enjoyed since my children were little was saying ” Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve”! The day has arrived! I have sure enjoyed my sewing themed Christmas tree this year, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Wordplay

Look what we got in the shop today! We also received a “sweet” gift from Primitive Gatherings wholesale. Come by and I’ll be happy to share! Thank you Primitive Gatherings! Cutest boxes too! It’s beginning to look a lot like … Continue reading

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Is Your List Getting Longer or Shorter?

Hello, I know it has been some time since I’ve written, just too many things to do and not enough time to get it all done. Some days my list gets shorter and then there are the days my list … Continue reading

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Caught by a Squirrel

I’ve been trying to work on a quilt that I’ve had cut for a while but I always seem to get distracted or pulled off into working on something else. It is a relatively easy project using Windham, Riverbanks fabrics … Continue reading

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I Seem to Have a Pattern

A project I’ve had my eye on doing is from a book called “The Blue and the Gray” written by Mary Etherington & Connie Tesene. I really like several of the little quilts in this book, but I love the … Continue reading

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Antiquing and Sewing

Antiquing and sewing, I think that is the perfect combination! I got to go to Warrenton antiquing a few weeks ago with Mary. Oh my, we had a great time, but it was crazy hot! I thought I would show … Continue reading

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For the Love of Fabric!

Sorry it has been so long, I’ve got a lot to catch up on! I guess we all have a special admiration for the touch and feel of fabric. I know I sure do and I really enjoy folding it … Continue reading

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Weekend Happy Dance

I stuck around Sunday and finally got section one done, two more to go! I wanted to share our Quiltworx weekend with our certified teacher, Denise Green of HollyDee Quilts in Luling, Texas. We had a smaller group this year, … Continue reading

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Maybe Back to a Routine

How are things in your corner of the world? Hurricane Harvey has certainly left its mark in so many different areas of Houston. I know some of you didn’t fair so well with Hurricane Harvey and then some of you … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New Again

Hello, if you are still out there! I know it has been a long time since blogged but things have been crazy, I guess more so than my usual trying to get the store ready and do samples, etc. I’ve … Continue reading

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My Fake Wall

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Several months ago, we had the opportunity to buy some Ikea storage closet units from one of David’s coworkers. They have great storage ability, but they did not have any … Continue reading

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The Best Rain Day

I’ve been working towards getting all the notions placed, but it is harder than I thought I would be. Trying to organize it and make it look pretty is a little bit of a challenge, but I keep chipping at … Continue reading

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Finally a Finish

Tuesday afternoon I met my friend Mary over at the retreat house for lunch and while we were there the inspectors came to do the final walk through. We got approved and I have to say I was very excited … Continue reading

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Incentive

It is nice when incentive equals deadline or maybe it is the other way around. Friday I got in some sewing time and worked on my half-squares for Miller Manor, I got them all stitched and cut, David was kind … Continue reading

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