The kids returned last weekend. While they were gone, we reorganized the house, so I did little sewing. Now that they are back, the machine has remained quiet. So I don’t have anything to share.

I am curious if you are doing Row by Row Experience? If you don’t know what it is, it is a pattern project occurring across the US. You stop in the participating shop to get the row they designed. I have collected a few rows and have hopes for more. My mother, sister-in-law, mother-in-law and aunt are also all collecting rows. It should be fun.


Fourth of July Parade

For the first time in I don’t remember, we were home for the Fourth. My kids are still with their grandparents and cousins, so I convinced my husband to drive Green Truck in the local parade.

For my guild!!!




My husband built an A frame to fit the back of his truck. I wrapped the boards in batting scraps and we pinned the quilts on.

The response was unbelievable. People were asking to buy our quilts, about joining the guild or if anyone would make them a quilt.  I wasn’t in the parade last year, but am told they didn’t get half this response last year. I think using Green Truck and the great display we had really made the difference.

After the parade, we just did chores around the house before joining some friends for a bbq. We opted for bed instead of the fireworks.

Late today our kids come home so I have one more day to get things done. I haven’t sewn much while they have been gone but since so many other chores were completed instead, I am happy.

Something new and something old

As part of the Pile of Fabric Skillbuilder, the current block had us embroidering.  I have not embroidered since childhood. 



I watched the video by Alyssa, propped my copy of Doodle Stitching open on the stitch guide page, grabbed some liquid courage and dove in. 



Isn’t it adorable? I love the final look so much I will be redoing this as a wall hanging for myself. This one is in my daughter’s quilt.

Pile of Fabric just added an Easy Stitch Sampler to her store if you were thinking of trying.

My something old to discuss is the Hexie Blog’s block of the months. To be honest, I have not been inspired by the blocks recently. I did April through June but realized I just don’t like them. I am going to take a break from this and see if future ones find my inspiration. If not, the first three will become wall hangings. I enjoy paper piecing enough to just do it when I feel like it!

So my question is when do you call it quits on a project?