Wednesday, July 6, 2011

~*A FUN Day!*~

Hello Dear Friends! Today was such a fun day! A crafty day! My dear buddy, Marianne, and I got to hang out together... shop, eat, stitch, and visit! We tried to stop by an antique store in Peabody... but unfortunately they were closed today. No trouble though... there were other fun places to get to. Our next stop was to Charlotte's Sew Natural in Newton. I quickly grabbed a few Civil War re~pro quarters for my stash... then on to Heart's Desire in Wichita. There, I picked up a skein of thread that I needed to complete a sampler model, some chenille trim, some linen scrap remnants, and a Blackbird Designs book, My Heart Is True... that I didn't yet have. Lunch was next at Panera Bread... and it was oh~so~yummy! Then we went back to Marianne's to share our current projects and stitch. Marianne designs beautiful works... and I was truly treated to see her upcoming works.

Here are my new stash pieces...

When visiting others... I try to always take something to gift them for their hospitality. I made this lil' box for her and also cut a few zinnias & sweet Annie from my gardens. Fresh flowers are always a treat! (I didn't get a picture of the flowers... sorry.)

***The pattern used for this stitch is a freebie offered by Appleseed Prim. Have you seen her freebies? Be sure to stop by her blog to take a look ~ you will be glad you did!***

I didn't get a picture of Marianne... but I did get a snap of her cute lil' kitty Dexter. He was excited to play with the tassels on my cuffs...CUTE!

Oh... and an update on the school girl sampler... no, I haven't forgotten about it or put it on the back burner. I am adding more to it... to the pattern that is. The frame should be in early next week. I'm thinking of releasing this one at market... which I believe is in August. I am also thinking of doing a couple more pinkeep patterns... with the inspiration & push Marianne gave me today.

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. I absolutely can't wait to see the sampler! Sounds like a wonderful day. I thumped (cane) my way around some of my favorite places today, getting ready for my quilt bee retreat this weekend. :)

    Have a wonderful evening...

  2. Fun day Betty! Lucky you! And lucky Marianne! I LOVE the little box you made her...and nothing is better than home-grown, hand-picked, flowers!! (You can come visit me ANYTIME!!) ;o) And Marianne's Dexter is adorable!!! What a cutie pie!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Betty, what a nice day. I like the stash colors. You gave me the name of a place to get Civil War repro fabric!
    And thank you for the mention of Appleseed Prim. I'm on my way over there now.
    Warm Regards,
    Susan B., Western MA

  4. Sound like you had a wonderful day!
    Great stash pieces ~ and oh my gosh what a beautiful box!
    Dexter is so tiny & cute ~ is he a Siamese?
    I'll have to check out Appleseed Prims ~Thanks for sharing.
    Prim Blessings

  5. Sounds like a fun filled day ! The fabrics are gorgeous .The little box you made her is precious! Sweet kitty !Hugs,Jen

  6. What a fun filled day! Love the goodies you came home with and the little box you made is prim perfection!

  7. Great stash and a fabulous gift. Sounds like you had a super day.

  8. What a perfect day! Those are some gorgeous stash pieces... and the gift you made for Marianne is so pretty! Looking forward to seeing your new releases! :-)

  9. Sounds like such a fun time.
    What a nice gift for a friend and I love the cute kittie

  10. We had such a fun time yesterday! Thank you for the lovely box! I treasure it! And the zinnias are beautiful! Dexter says thank you for letting him play with your tassels! hehe Loved brainstorming and can't wait for your sampler to release! Hope to see you again soon! And yes Robin, Dex is a blue point siamese and he was a rescue! Quite the little personality. Thanks for all the sweet comments about Dexter everyone!

  11. Betty the fabrics you purchased are yummy!!! Plus the little box you made is beautiful too!!!


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