January 15, 2012


W.I.P.  Works in Progress. Just a really nice way to say unfinished projects :) Here it is mid January already!! Wow!  We had our first snowfall yesterday that hasn't melted. I spent the day warm and cozy in the craft room working on some new and not so new projects.

First up is my Wonky Star project that I started this summer. I had no idea what this was going to be, but I think it is an awesome pillow sham! First attempt at hand quilting. Still needs binding.

Next is a Christmas gift from Becky.  Embroidery!!! YAY!! I haven't done embroidery in years, but I saw this darling sampler on etsy, and hinted that I would really love for Santa to leave one in my stocking. She actually gave me two samplers, but I started with the easier of the two.  ♥ it.

And finally...Dresden!!! Fun! This ruler is the best $5.00 I've spent in awhile. (50% coupon at Joann's). I have lots of projects in mind for this little guy.

I see a trend towards smaller projects. I like having small, portable projects, AND I am using up scraps and stash fabrics.  But I really want to make one of these like Trish at Notes of Sincerity. It really does make me SWOON!!!


  1. Hi,
    I'm your newest follower. I linked over here from Patchwork and Lace. I love all the pictures, and I was just making some dresden blocks and just love love love making them. they are so cheerful! I am looking forward to going through your blog and getting to know you better. So nice to meet you! Please come visit me someday when you get a chance!!

    1. Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by! Dresden blocks are so much fun to make and may be my new addiction :)

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  3. I have been trying to finish off projects too, lovely to see your quilt coming together!

  4. Note to self: learn how to embroider...

    You're so creative!

  5. Oooh! So much fun stuff going on over at your place! I love that wonky star pattern and I love that you did hand quilting on it. I have a thing for hand quilting-- I just love it!
    Isn't embroidering fun?! I picked it up again a couple years ago and I'm so lovin' it! I like how portable they are too-- and that I'm actually able to complete them! That sampler of yours is so adorable-- so cheery!

  6. Hi Kathy! :)
    I loooooove your wonky star project! I have a thing for stars. I love them!!!
    Your little stitch project is really cute too. I have one in a hoop going as well. They are fun to do in the evening with a cup of something yummy.
    I am like you...I love small projects. The big ones are just sooo overwhelming to me. And I get bored. Maybe they have a name for that? Who knows. :)
    Hope your day is sunny where you are. Mine is sunny with tons of snow. Sounds like January! :)
    Hugs and smiles,

  7. Hi Debbie,
    Really love your starry sham. I love the variations in the stars and colors. But I especially love the embroidery, it is so sweet and looks fun to do. I'm with you for smaller projects and portable. The dresden will be so lovely. That's a lot of work!
    I can't believe how fast the days go.....wish it would slow down....most days!!

    Have a great week, xoRobin❤

  8. Wow, Debbie, I loved this post! The starry quilt is just beautiful, love the colours and the effects. The embroidery is so pretty and textured. And you are doing a Dresden pattern too...gorgeous!! Lots to 'swoon' over here today!
    Helen x

  9. My goodness, I don't know why I haven't stumbled upon your oh so charming blog before, but now I'm a follower and I just love all the beautiful things you are working on. You work is beautiful! Oh so cottage charming!


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