Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Inspiration abounds . . .


Here is my inspiration for the week.

I was looking through some old Quilt Sampler magazines (I have them all!) and I kept coming back to this photo.  I love those scrappy stars!

What inspires you?  Colors, texture, patterns, fabric?  You know the feeling . . . the one where you just want to/have to start something new or doodle something on a piece of paper or take a picture of a page out of a magazine!  What stirs your brain into action?


I’m also a tiny bit inspired by all of these little Henrietta’s scampering around my sewing room right now.  They are so much fun to play with!  These Bunny Hill blocks are coming along great – just imagine there are only two more blocks to come . . . I better get stitching them down soon.


I’m also lovin’ these orange and cream pinwheel blocks . . .  which just may go with . . .


this happy little character.

This is only one of four and I love them all equally!  I’m having a great olde time putting this piece together . . . I never know what is going to strike my fancy next and where that little piece will end up.  Right now I’m thinking this will be my super, duper bestest Halloween wall hanging yet!


And then just to inspire myself some more, this wonderful bundle of fabric showed up in the mail yesterday.

Trick or Treat by Deb Strain – gorgeous!  Look at those rich colors . . . how could I resist?!?!  I do have a fabulous plan for these prints and will show you what that plan was on October 30th.


Oh and I had to drool some more!

This was also in the package . . . Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater.  No plans for this fabric line just yet but the wheels are always turning.

Let me know what inspires you . . . I could use some more pointers!  Vacation starts for me on Friday at 4:30 . . . I want to be super inspired so that I can get more done.  Help me out people . . .

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Creepy . . .

sticky, icky cobwebs . . .


everywhere I turn they are clinging to me!


So it got me thinking about . . .



Look at those adorable faces and bats . . . aren’t they sinister looking?!?!?  Wonder where they will end up?


We’ve got a party planned for October and I’m thinking wayyyyyyyyyy ahead here.  Lucky Halloween is such a special day for me and that I love to decorate for it.  I love the colors, the shapes and yes even the . . . mystery!!  Some of you will know what I mean by that :)


Here is a shot of a corner of the yard.  Did you know that this is called “Sipiweske” – definition is Light Through The Trees.  There are some wonderful photos out there that capture this beautifully.


Oh . . . I forgot to mention that it is super hot here right now.  This poor little hot, hot kitty is passed out on her princess blankets (I think there are 4 in the stack) with the fan blowing on her rear end.  Every time I wonder where she’s at I can find her here – age and heat just don’t go together very well - but she is finding a solution of sorts.

Hope you are staying cool wherever you are.  Have a great Sunday!